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Culture 7:30pm 20 yuan

PechaKucha Night #1: Cross pollination


SOLD OUT - some tickets still available at the door tonight so come early.

PechaKucha Night is coming to Kunming!

PechaKucha Night, now in over 1,000 cities, was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

PechaKucha is 20 x 20: each presenter shows 20 slides and has 20 seconds per slide. So it's fast, fun and always an inspiring surprise. There will be a bar and time to meet and mingle.

During this event six creatives will share their vision of 'cross pollination': how has intercultural exchange influenced their creative work?

19:30 Walk in bar, networking
20:20 Kick off

20:25 3 speakers
20:55 Break. Bar & networking
21:15 3 speakers
22:00 Final words. Bar & networking

The event will be in English and in Chinese, depending on the language of the speakers. If you can't understand the speaker, you can still enjoy the pictures, as it is a very short and visual presentation.

Mamur Ahsan Mahtab (Bangladesh)

graduated with honors from the Fine Arts Institute of the University of Chittagong in 2011. During his studies, he participated in various exhibitions in his home country and abroad. He has taken part in master classes on drawing, Mithila (Nepalese folk art), script writing, woodcut, water color and serigraphy. In 2014 Mamur moved to China, and continued his art education at Yunnan Art University. Recently his first solo exhibition opened at the Wake Cultural Center: “In me, past, present, future meet”. The exhibition will be on show until 30 August.

Maya Wen (文小诺 ) (Kunming)

graduated in fine arts. After finishing her studies, she spent three years working as a professional before returning to the art industry, which is her destiny. In 2016, she began to make films, hold exhibitions and perform concerts. In 2018 she founded the Wake Cultural Center together with her team. The collective is committed to becoming an artist, community, and urban art service provider.

David Lingerak (Netherlands)

is based in Shanghai. He is a creative director and made a one-hour documentary "Urbanisation in China" in 2010, about how Chinese citizens experience the quick changes in their surroundings. Apart from making documentaries he has produced more than 300 car racing video's all over Asia for Sportauto and brands like Audi, Red Bull and Porsche.

Efat Razowana Reya (Bangladesh)

holds a Ba in Fine Arts and a Ma in Fine Arts in printmaking, both from Dhaka University. She is currently continuing her arts education in New Media at the Yunnan Arts University in Kunming. Her multidisciplinary art practices are inspired by exploring the local and global context of modernity, post-modernity in terms of her own experience, place and history. She has explored several ways of expression through print, installations, performance, video art. Efat has participated in many group exhibitions, workshops and site-specific art projects.

Ming Fengxian (明奉贤) (Kunming)

is the founder of the CCG design company. He is a young architect and interior designer who is passionate about national architectural culture. In his 14 years of experience he has continuously studied and explored the art of ethnic minority architecture. In the face of the continual loss of national architectural culture, Ming Fengxian has been active in projects protecting the heritage in ethnic areas. From the respect of traditional construction methods to the use of materials, he aims to persuade investors to increase their investment in cultural characteristics and explains to owners the importance of cultural protection. His architectural design works can be found all over Yunnan. At the same time, he has introduced international diversified design concepts to local Yunnan designs, and cooperated with international design teams on several Yunnan projects. A national cultural project realized by Ming Fengxian was highlighted in an international design competition and has won various design awards. A series of awards has proved the recognition of Yunnan national culture on the international stage, while also proving the value to investors.

Adam Roberts (UK)

has a traditional background in Animation Production, complemented with self-study, travelling the world, advising and creating artwork for many companies and clients within animation, film, gaming and events. As a designer and illustrator he is a visually optimistic content creator. His media are drawing, painting, cinematic and conceptual thinking and graphic design. His travelling mindset is adventurous, and passion and dedication enable him to mix both his love of creativity and exploring the world, all the while culturing himself and adapting to many new life experiences. "The creative life is a journey" and mine is full of colour!

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