Saturday, April 23, 2011

Recent Event: PechaKucha Night @ V.I., Lagos

Pecha Kucha Night, created by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in Tokyo in 2003 as a place for  designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. I was really inspired by the presentations delivered at the event this past Tuesday.

The line up was a cornucopia of talent and creativity. Among the speakers are
Seun Oduwole - architect
Furo Sikoki - product designer  
Gerald Chukwuma - artist
Andrew Esiebo - photographer 
Karo Akpokiere - graphic designer
Adolphus Opara - photographer  
Taiwo Idahor - sculptor
and lastly, my humble self.

The audience was excited and involved. The event was held at the Terra Kulture and the program was hitch-free. It felt like a little renaissance of creative expression. I really look forward to such an event in the future. Kudos goes to Gozi Ochonogor for coordinating such a lofty event with the aim of benefiting the victims of the natural disaster in Japan. Every little bit of goodwill counts.

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