In celebration of Emily Carr University of Art + Design’s 90th anniversary, and to show how creativity drives our fair city, the good folks behind PechaKucha Night Vancouver have curated a collection of influential and emerging artists and designers (many of them Emily Carr alumni) for the 38th edition of PKNV. It goes down this Friday night at the Vogue Theatre. Tickets are $10.50, and you can snag yours here. Rejoice in the awesome mix of the following speakers…
Ricky Alvarez – Artist, Designer and Founder of Tinto Creative
Tinto Creative is a design house that creates spatial interventions for private commissions, site-specific installations and interior design. You may recognize their work ‘Nails’ – a map of the world in iron oxide nails at Revolver.
Germaine Koh – Artist
Germaine Koh is an internationally active Canadian visual artist. Her current projects include League, which gathers people to play invented sports and games as a practice of creative problem-solving, and Home Made Home, an enterprise for building innovative small dwellings.
Jennifer Cutbill – Architect at DIALOG and co-Founder of Vancouver Design Week
Jennifer is also a YWCA Women of Distinction Award Nominee, on the Board of Directors for Laboratory for Housing Alternatives and a decorated Muay Thai figher.
Justin A. Langlois – Assistant Professor, Emily Carr University of Art+Design
Justin is also the co-founder and research director of Broken City Lab, an artist-led collective working to explore the complexities of locality, infrastructures, and participation in relation to civic engagement and social change, and the founder of The School for Eventual Vacancy.
Pamela Rounis – Designer at Rethink and SAD Mag
With a bachelor’s of fine arts from Emily Carr University and other programs and training under her belt, Pamela works design magic at celebrated creative agency, Rethink and designs SAD Mag, a quarterly magazine of stories, art and design.
Ben Skinner – Artist
Ben Skinner holds a BFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Art from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and an MFA in Art & Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to his artistic practice, he is a Visual Display Developer for Aritzia.
Dave Humphrey – Product Designer, Chief Product Officer at wantoo and President of the Emily Carr University Alumni Association
Dave holds a Masters in Interaction Design from Emily Carr University and has been recognized as part of Canada’s Top 3 Digital Design Teams. He is also the president of the Alumni Association and co-founder of wantoo, a project using mobile technology to predict what’s next
Bruce Grenville – Senior Curator, Vancouver Art Gallery
With a curatorial specialization in contemporary art and visual culture, Bruce has produced several memorable exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery including Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life; KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art, and Massive Change: The Future of Global Design, a survey of contemporary design, conceived and presented in collaboration with Bruce Mau Design and the Institute Without Boundaries. And many more.
Adelle Renaud – Fashion and Graphic Designer, Founder of Peau De Loup Clothing
Adelle is a fashion and graphic designer with a strong background in ethical sourcing and manufacturing overseas and domestically. Together with her business partner and Team Canada’s goal keeper, Erin McLeod, she founded Pea De Loup, a women’s button down shirt line that was the official suit supplier for Team Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, teaming up with Musqueam artist Debra Sparrow.
Jon Winebrenner – Founder, Hurdler Studios Inc.
A venerable industrial designer, Jon heads Hurdler Studios, the designer of The Clug, the world’s smallest bike clip which was awarded the Industrial Design’s Society of America’s top honours in its international design competition and raised over $100k on Kickstarter. Jon is an elder statesmen in industrial design and has moderated Core 77 discussion boards (one of the biggest resources for the international industrial design community) and has instructed at Emily Carr and Kwantlen University.
And our musical guests – Mu
Francesca Belcourt and Brittney Rand embrace the cutting wavelengths of electronica, enveloped in the comfort and softness of organic sounds. Their debut self-titled EP is a proper introduction to the world of Mu, as it tactfully marries evocative story-telling and electronic instrumentation and production. Their unique and exotic sound, draws on the emotions and experiences of twenty-somethings in a jaded, yet still hopeful world. Have a listen.