Pecha Kucha Night Manila Vol 3

Here we go again! It’s Pecha Kucha Night Manila on September 2, Thursday at the Cineplex 4, Shangri-La Plaza Mall. Organized by social design studio Ideals Creatives.

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What is Pecha Kucha Night?

Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

But as we all know, give a mike to a designer (especially an architect) and you’ll be trapped for hours. The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.

Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. This is a demand that seems to be global – as Pecha Kucha Night, without any pushing, has spread virally to over 340 cities across the world. Find a location and join the conversation. Make it MANILA, of course! 😉

Presenting, our speakers for v3:
MARK NICDAO is an acclaimed  photographer well known for his portraits of high profile personalities and  fashion spreads for some of the biggest brands and magazines in the country. He set up Wildbunch MN, a photography company that assembles stylists, art directors, production designers making each photo unique.

WAWI NAVAROZZA is a multi-awarded fine art photographer and visual artist based in Manila. By night, she is the front woman for the Late Isobel, an alternative goth rock band.

ELECTROLYCHEE is a design studio by Marcus Nada and Bru Sim, merging design and illustration creating works in their signature quirky style. Aside from their art works, the studio produces their own Electrolychee-branded Strange Creations merchandise.

BY IMPLICATION is the creator of Wildfire, the winning entry to the 2010 Microsoft Imagine Cup . Comprised of students from the country’s top schools, they led the Philippine team to victory by designing a game inspired by the volunteerism Filipinos showed after Typhoon Ondoy flooded Manila in 2009.

TULDOK ANIMATION STUDIOS is a non profit organization that champions Filipino talent. With more than 30 visual artists, animators, storytellers, and voice actors working under their name, Tuldok showcases the potential of Filipino creativity, not only as a resource for international companies but as an illustration of what the Filipino artist can achieve.

AJ DIMARUCOT is a full-time freelance t-shirt and apparel graphic artist with works sold at Urban Outfitters, Hot Topic, and Karmaloop. His designs are wildly popular at t-shirt design competitions like,, and

CARL JAVIER is a writer, critic, and indie publisher. A fellow at the UP and Dumaguete National Writers Workshops, his short stories appear in anthologies and publications such as the Free Press, Philippine Graphic, and Fudge.

MARK MEILY is an award winning director with works shown at various international film festivals. His third film, “Baler”, won 10 awards at the Metro Manila Film Festival and was exhibited at the MoMA in New York in 2009. His new film “Donor” won 5 awards at the 6th Cinemalaya Film Festival including Best Film.

IRENE SARMIENTO is an author and therapist for kids with special needs. As a writer, her stories have been awarded two grand prizes from the Palanca  Awards, as well second prizes from the Philippine Free Press Literary Contest and the Philippine Graphic/Fiction Awards. Her first book, “Spinning” (Anvil, 2009), is a children’s story about a boy with autism, available at National Book Store and Powerbooks.

NIñA TEROL-ZIALCITA is a creative soul whose passion lies in advocating causes, evangelizing ideas, working with civic groups, blogging and social media, performing poetry, and enjoying the performing arts. Her writings appear in publications such as MEGA Magazine, Entrepreneur Philippines, Cosmopolitan Philippines, and the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

PEACHIE DIOQUINO-VALERA has been a spirit questor since she was 19 years old. Spirit Questors Inc. is a group of young, psychic volunteers, who communicate with human and non-human entities in the service of peaceful co-existence and unconditional love. They investigate cases of different matters like hauntings, energies, elemental issues (kapres, tikbalangs, diwatas, etc), doppelgangers, and chakra imbalances.

PAULO ALCAZAREN is an architect and landscape architect based in the Philippines with projects abroad. He is the editor-in-chief of BluPrint, a publication on architecture, design, and urban planning. He is a columnist for the Philippine Star, writing on architecture and heritage conservation.

“Few things—except, perhaps, Apple computer products and Moleskine notebooks—have been embraced by designers of all stripes so quickly and universally as Pecha Kucha Night has.” ARCHITECTURE Magazine (December 2007)

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