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                    INTRODUCTION

PechaKucha Goa is a casual networking event concept where Speakers from various professional fields are invited to share their unique stories & present their work to a packed hall of like-minded people of Goa’s creative industry.

PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where one shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and the speaker talks along through the images. The total presentation time is 6 mins. and 40 seconds each.

The first PechaKucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein & Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture, was held in Tokyo in February 2003. PechaKucha Night event is now held in more than 1300 cities across the globe. In 2004, cities in Europe began hosting PK Nights, followed over the years by hundreds of others. More than 3 million people have attended a PK Night.

The first edition of PechaKucha Night Goa was held on 18th October 2018 in Panjim by the PechaKucha Night Goa license holder agency ‘Festivalists’, run by its organizer ‘Ravi Kambhoj’.

 

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THE AMAZING SPEAKERS LIST
 
SAIWYN QUADRAS-  STRUCTURAL ENGINEER FOR FILMS
Saiwyn has been a writer for almost 2 decades. His debut film as a screenplay writer was Mary Kom which released in 2014. Since then has has been the screenplay writer for films like Neerja (2016) and Parmanu (2018). His next film, due to release in June 2022, is Maidaan. Goa’s energy and vibe has played a huge part in his creativity  since 2016 and now has been living here and calling Goa home since 2019. 
I think I would like to speak about WHY I WRITE! . 
P.s I think this is the idea I am toying with for now but it could change as we approach the date. But will surely let you know what i final well in advance to the date of the event.
 
DARPANA ATHALE - VISUAL STORYTELLER
Darpana is a dreamer and storyteller, traversing the world through design, photography, urban sketching and poetry. She leads Sarvasva Designs Pvt Ltd a multidisciplinary design firm, and In.Kaa a hub for the Arts and Crafts. Founder member of the Association of Designers of India, and Pune Design Festival, she’s a practicing architect, product designer and educator. Also a passionate photographer and urban sketcher.
Founder of Urban Sketchers Goa, she’s going to be taking us through the nuances of Urban Sketching, one sketch at a time. 
 
PAKHI SEN - VISUAL ARTIST
Pakhi is a visual artist and illustrator based out of New Delhi and Goa. She has exhibited at Goa Open Arts Festival, India Art Fair with GallerySKE, the Indo-Pak initiative 'The Pind Collective' and is working on a film on a fellowship with Film South Asia.
 
MANJRI VERDE - SASSY SAASU
Bandra Chick, now, Mumbaikar in Goa!
Studied Applied Art at Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai. Passionate about painting. 
Created AumAkshar because I wanted to write  profound words of wisdom in English. I write shlokas, mantras, poems, couplets on my canvas. 
Turned some of the paintings into wearable art and had a blast. Travelled to the US and Dubai and sold sarees, stoles, scarves and more. 
The pandemic created it's own artist and along with my DIL we started some fun home cooking shows. SassySaasu was born. Giving Gyan became a fun thing. Dressing up became showtime. The camera found a new friend. 
So 66/67 have seen the rise of dramatic, nautanki sass!
 
CHAITALI MORAJKAR - CREATIVITY REVEALER
Chaitali Morajkar, is a freelance artist and art teacher, been in this line of work for almost two decades and participated in multiple, group and solo shows across India and beyond. Since receiving her Masters in Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Hyderabad, she worked with watercolours and acrylic colours on multiple surfaces including canvases. As an artist and painter, painting as a medium and language helped her express her views on social issues, thereby revealing herself better.
As per Chaitali "As artists, our work style always changes, with each artist finding their own technique. I focus on being creative, figurative and surrealistic. I always use women protagonists in my work tackling subjects or issue relating to them"
Chaitali, will talk about a few works as an artist, journey from artist to art educator, work and experience as an art teacher, focusing on teaching and creativity aspect more . what I learnt - motivation for others ...
 
TONY KORDOLIA - THE MAKER
Armenian by blood, Iranian by birth, Indian by experience is what I tell people when they ask where I am from. A confused accent with a rich culture blend. We moved to India in 1993 to a small hill station called Panchgani with my Mother and 2 siblings. Life took us to Pune where at an early age I got involved with motorcycles and customizing them and then onto Bombay for a while to live a life of TV and being a motorcycle stunt man for Bollywood. I always wanted to study design so finally at 26 I moved to Malaysia where I studied Industrial design and launched my carrier in Manufacturing.
Journey of a Firang Maker in India
My topic is going to cover how one bed started my career in furniture manufacturing in India. From a small workshop to a medium scale factory in a span of 5 years. One offs to making 100s, Learning and teaching on the go. Problem solving everyday in design and manufacturing and trying to find a common language between the two. A good friend and master carpenter once said. “its like you have seen the carpentry book, ripped it apart and did your own thing, and it works”
 
 
ANU MALHOTRA - TIME TRAVELLER
Anu Malhotra is one of India's most acclaimed filmmakers, having won 16 National and 2 International awards for her insightful documentaries, trend setting television programming and revolutionary awareness campaigns.
Over the past decade, Anu has established herself as an multidisciplinary artist of repute, exhibiting her vibrant paintings, sculptures, photographs and light Installations in several solo shows, group shows, museums  and Art Fairs in India and abroad.. She is represented internationally by the Bruno Art Group.
 
SAFFRON WIEHL - ARTIST/ILLUSTRATOR
Saffron Wiehl is a local artist in the true sense of the word. Born and bred in Goa, with mixed European and Asian ethnicity, Saffron takes her inspiration from the nature, architecture and views that she has grown up with.
Working with watercolors and fine-liner gives her style a delicate yet distinct feel.
Saffron’s work can be found at her charming gallery Studio Arpora.
She also works on bespoke commissions which have included wedding invitations and monograms, fabric design & prints and one of a kind paintings.
My artistic journey from childhood till date.  ( what i will be speaking about)
 
RHEA GUPTE -  VISUAL ARTIST & WRITER
Rhea Gupte is a multi-disciplinary artist, photographer, writer and poet. Across her different bodies of work, human emotion and exploring its vulnerabilities and strengths forms a common thread. The aspect of being a storyteller and starting a conversation are important to her work. Generating minimal waste and living mindfully are values which inform her ideas and resonate in her creations. She resides in Goa and enjoys practicing the creative process in her quiet home studio.
About the talk: Being a beginner ten times (and for life) 
 
HEENA SINGH - MURALIST
Heena Singh (b. 5th January 1988) belongs to a small town called Udhampur, in Jammu and Kashmir. Currently she is based in Goa. She received her Master of fine Arts in painting in 2012. She has 8 years of combined experience teaching in schools and colleges. Huge spaces have always been an inspiration to her, which helped her begin her career as a Muralist in 2014. She is still a practising muralist and plans to paint more streets, restaurants, resorts, houses and offices. Her Street Art named ,Goa Survived, in Vagator, Goa got light during the pandemic by the locals and tourists of Goa and by the Goa Times. Some parts of the State of Goa have been painted with her vibrant style of work. When not painting she organises Mural workshops and art tours in the upper Himalayas of Northern India ( eg. Spiti and Ladakh are a few places she began). She plans to hold more workshops in and around Goa and India. She involves street kids to paint when on the streets of Goa, as they enjoy it just as much as her.
When Heena paints she visualises a layout instantly, providing her mind with a composition so unique and aesthetically pleasing to herself and the viewers. The wall is her canvas giving her the opportunity to showcase some of her bright ideas. “Painting is therapeutic for her.” – Says Mrs. Singh.
 
ARKO SAHA - VIGILANTE/ARCHITECT
Arko is not an aspiring architect, but he likes to call himself a multidisciplinary artist. He landed in Goa last year for a two month project, but the pandemic had other plans. Now he finds himself deeply settled in the susegad bliss of this joyful city. His practice roots from an amalgamation of art, architecture and technology. Under the studio alias of Otherworlds, he desires to create other unique spatial and visual experiences that occur not just in the real world but also in the virtual and the speculative. He loves his feline daughter and truly believes that the world can change with an army of cats.
 
UPASANA - DESIGN & STORY HUNTER
Upasana Nattoji Roy, also known as Oona, is a multidisciplinary designer based in Goa and Mumbai. She is a graduate of the National Institute of Design, a trained Bharatanatyam dancer, founder of a motion graphics studio and lab - Switch & Roy.Studio - a design and innovation consultancy. Her background in performing arts, profession as an animation director overlaps with her design practice to explore issues of identity and culture and its interaction with new emerging technologies. Her current experiments with storytelling crafts and new media will be presented through a documentary as an open-source process of working at this intersection.