From how public realm is funded to accessibility improvements, this NLA event powered by pechakucha, looked at what fresh thinking is currently being explored to ensure London is offering the best public spaces to all.
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.
Architects, engineers, and planners were given the pechakucha challenge – to present for just 6 minutes 40 seconds each on new, innovative approaches in design for the public realm.
This event was part of the programme of events which compliments the current NLA exhibition, Public London, and installation Never Mind the Bollards. For more information on the exhibition and supporting events, please click here.
View photos from the event via our flickr page here.
Gareth Summer, Principle Urban Design Advisor, TfL Urban Design Team
Mak Gilchrist, Director, The Edible Bus Stop
Ian Freshwater, Regeneration Projects Manager, Argent
Giles Charlton, Director, Spacehub
Ross Atkin, Director, Ross Atkin Associates
Carl Turner, Founding Director, Carl Turner Architects
Scott Carroll, Associate, LDA Design
Luke Greysmith, Founder, Greysmith Associates
Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA (Chair)