Speaker: Xander Peppelenbosch

Founder of TrashLab and with a background in theatre, we decided on inviting this very unique builder of small robot-like creatures.

“A ‘Trashure’ is a electronic creature made from tech-trash (discarded CD’s, mobile phones, computer parts and more). It lives on sunlight and communicates with it’s environment. Kids creating a trashure experience that what some classify as trash, others can classify as a true treasure.”

 

For more info check out TrashLab.

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Speaker: Miguel Meljaro

Has worked for several Mexican companies generating innovation and developed his own products, which are retailed in different museums and boutiques in Mexico. His is work has been published and exhibited in several countries around the world.

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Founder of TOCTOC, a community of creative people in Monterrey, México, which has the main goal of creating a place where ideas, projects and networks meet and share for the pure pleasure of creation.

He is currently doing a Master in Strategic Product Design in TU Delft.

For more info and his portfolio check out Miguel’s website.

Speaker: John de Weerd

Graduated cum laude in Fine Arts at KABK and after that… Well, what didn’t he do?

After being active at MAMA Rotterdam and artist initiative Paparazzi, John became active as a programmer at Theater aan het Spui. There he founded Bij Herman, a small space within the foyer of the theatre focussing on smaller performances. Aside from this, he is curating and running production for the recently re-opened TAG.

For more info check out his website, the blog for Bij Herman and TAG.

PKDH#6

December 8th

Filmhuis Den Haag

Doors open at 20:20.

First speaker starts at 20:55.

See you there!

PKDH#5

One gap in an international festival’s programming, one room, one bar, 14 speakers, 280 slides and tons of energy. We had fun last Saturday. Now let’s look back at our one year anniversary edition of Pecha Kucha Den Haag, at TodaysArt 2010.

When we first heard TodaysArt would give us the opportunity to host our fifth edition at their 2010 edition and we would be able to approach speakers through them, we immediately broke out in enthusiasm over the international character we could give the one year edition of our beloved PKDH. After four editions at Pip, we felt it was not only time to move to a different location, but also reinvent the direction we would take with our local Pecha Kucha. And it was great, it felt fresh and the talks were more versatile than ever!

First of all, thanks to all the speakers (in order of appearance)

Willem van der Sluis

Thomas McIntosh – [The User]

Akinori Oishi

Martin Bricelj

Chris Kuhlen

Alexis O’Hara

Marc Boumeester

Adrian Woods

Ergün Erkoçu

Luka Ivanovic

Justus Bruns

Hicham Khalidi

Peter Zuiderwijk & Onno Dirker

Cornelius Harris

Once again, our “house” designers Dayna Casey and Tanja Busking did a great job on making the visual outlet of this edition a true feast for the eye. So a big thank you to them! Also, Steef and Lucy for making some delicious food and managing to get this to Filmhuis on time! Let’s not forget the lovely Anna Czyzewska for the beautiful pictures you’re looking at. See the rest of the pictures either on our Facebook or our Flickr.

Two organisations who deserve our gratitude; Filmhuis Den Haag for the location and very sleek production setup, and of course;  TodaysArt. Thank you so much for all the support we received for not only making it happen, but also have the most powerful line-up we could possibly hope for.

We had fun, we were inspired and we were intrigued by the talks. We hope you were too, thanks for all the people attending this legendary edition of PKDH! We hope to see you for our next edition, which will take place somewhere in December. Check our twitter, Facebook and this blog to stay updated on all announcements!

Speaker: Peter Zuiderwijk

Not a first-timer at PKDH, but within the context of the TodaysArt festival, Peter has promised to give us some interesting perspective in modern developments in city development. Peter was responsible, together with partner in crime Karin Mientjes, for the Conflict ID-campaign of 2009’s TodaysArt.

After leading the “Right to the City” debate, he will run over to Filmhuis to present us the outcome of that meeting. See his website for more projects!

Speaker: Martin Bricelj

Martin Bricelj Baraga is a visual and media artist and cultural activist. His works, audiovisual performances and several collaborations research the relation between man and machine, social aspects of contemporary pop culture, future monumentalism and political dimensions of our mediated realities.
He is author of interactive works based on creation of new situations in public space, a term he interprets very broadly: comprising anything from actual city spaces to virtual worlds.
In his works he positions time as a key element, as his works are often time-based and processual. He aims to engage a broad audience, even masses in creation of the work. The materialization of the work -the actual object- is often only the trigger which initiates the project, which is then evolving in interaction with its users. His work is marked by a fascination with media and technology combining it with concepts of science fiction- as an author, he defines his language in relation to contemporary everyday life, politics and pop culture. In this sense all his works can be understood as social experiments, which research artistic representation and production in extraordinary contexts as well.
He has exhibited in many galleries and spaces worldwide. He is the director of Spring Festival in Ljubljana (an open air festival of electronic music and visual arts) and started artistic-curatorial initiative MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art, which is the first AiR programme in Ljubljana and a network of foreign artists, curators in the so called ‘East’.
(from www.martinbricelj.com)