Pecha Kucha Dubai snapshots

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Clockwise from top left: Louis Vuitton’s corporate communications manager Ruth Bradley (in black) enagaged in conversation with a friend; gorgeous girl checking out the Pecha Kucha guide; aaUAE board member Kashani Wijetunga in a reflective mood; Rasha Shaath presenting Nadine Kanso’s work; two jolly fellows chillin’ on bean bags; Laura Trelford of art Dubai; two very cool people; Pecha Kucha in full swing.

It’s taken me a week to write this post about the Pecha Kucha night in Dubai that was held last Wednesday at The Third Line Gallery, who are one of the organisers besides Traffic design gallery, Architectural Association of UAE (aaUAE), S*uce and 9714. The well-organised event was a great success and the superb attendance probably surprised the organisers as well.  Dubai’s hottest and the hippest turned out in full force and it was also a night to spot trends. White-tees, chunky jewellery, big bags, skinny jeans, funky scarves and sneakers et al. Audience were seated on the supercool Konstantin Grcic designed chairs (courtsey Traffic gallery) and the bean bags were brought in when the chairs couldn’t accomodate the enthusiastic attendees.

The speakers were great too. Hani Fallah, Huda Smitshuijzen Abifares, Lamia and Ahmed Bensouda, Mark Pilkington, Manabu Ozawa, Mohammed Somji, Nadine Kanso (who got last minute stage fright and had her friend Rasha Shaath present on her behalf instead, but Rasha did a great job), Noah Alireza, Wael Hattar and Zahed Sultan.

The sushi that they served prior to the event was great too. The next event will take place in March and the call for entries will be announced soon. Stay tuned for more information. You could be the next Pecha Kucha speaker!

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