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Public amenities: what elements make spaces public? Powered by PechaKucha


Thursday 27 February 2020
18:30 - 20:30

Toilets, water fountains, benches, wi-fi spots and bus stops. An evening of quick-fire presentations from London’s most innovative and creative thinkers on the often-unnoticed small fundamentals that make spaces truly public.
The format, Pecha Kucha (ペチャクチャ), was devised in Tokyo in 2003 by the English architect Mark Dytham and has turned into a massive global celebration of design, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. The format makes presentations concise, keeps things moving at a rapid pace and holds its audience. 


James Brown

Principal Consultant, Steer

Rosemary Waugh

Corporate Responsibility Manager, Thames Water

Alice Tow

Head of Brand & Marketing, Thames Water

Gail Ramster

Senior Research Associate, Royal Collage of Art

Maria-Chiara Piccinelli

Director, Architects

Patrick McEvoy

Architect, Prewett Bizley Architects

Clarisse Tavin

City of London, Group Manager, Major Projects and Programmes

Laura Georgescu

Urban Design Advisor, Transport for London

Alpa Depani

Placemaking Lead, LB Waltham Forest

Benjamin O’Connor

Director, New London Architecture


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