Pecha Kucha Night #24 on ‘Anything is Possible’

Hello everyone!

Pecha Kucha Night Delhi is back with the Pecha Kucha24, the first one for 2014. The theme for this time is “Anything is Possible”.

There are no limits to human imagination. The more we know, the more we imagine. The more imagine, the more we want to explore. And the more we explore, the more we discover that anything is possible.

We look forward to our great line up of speakers sharing their stories of imagination, inspiration, and exploration.

When:  4-5pm, 15th of February, 2014 (Saturday)

Where:  NSIC Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi


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Here is presenting the list of our speakers for the night.

Our first speaker : Peter D’Ascoli

Driven by curiosity and inspired by a passion for historic decoration and exotic cultures, Peter D’Ascoli’s career has led him around the world studying arts and crafts and working with artisans and production managers to create products for interiors & fashion. In March of 2006, after Globalization swept most product development to Asia, and after more than twenty years of designing and directing studios in his hometown of New York City, Peter established Talianna Consultants Pvt., Ltd., a creator and manufacturer of high-end fabrics for the home furnishing Designer & Decorator trade, whose philosophy is that Design and Quality drive manufacturing.

Our second speaker: Pradeep Sachdeva

An architect and urban designer, Pradeep Sachdeva is the principal architect of PSDA Studio, a design studio based in New Delhi, India. He has an extensive body of work primarily focusing on the hospitality sector, public spaces and streets. He has designed some of India’s most well-known public spaces including the iconic food and crafts bazaar – Dillli Haat, and The Garden of Five Senses, both in Delhi, and the Godavari riverfront in the town Nanded. He is also involved in the planning of heritage and cultural precincts in Kolkata, Varanasi, Guwahati and Delhi. He has also designed award winning properties for India’s major hotel companies all over the country. His work draws inspiration from the rich craft traditions, architecture, and history of the surrounding regions.

He is passionate about promoting the use of bamboo for construction and was part of the team that designed the India Pavillion at the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. The pavilion is one of the largest bamboo domes to be built in the world.

Our third speaker: Martand Khosla

Martand Khosla is the owner of Romi Khosla Design Studios. Khosla graduated from the Architectural Association in 2001 and jointly set up RKDS the subsequent year. He has designed and built projects throughout India and other parts of the world. He has participated in several exhibitions and had his first two solo exhibitions in 2012 in New Delhi.

Our fourth speaker: Sonali Bhagwati

Sonali Bhagwati is co‐founder of Spazzio Design, which was recognized internationally as one of the leading Indian contemporary Design firms. After the merger of Spazzio with Designplus, she has taken over as President of the company. She graduated from CEPT, Ahmadabad with honours in 1986, and during that period was a recipient of a Scholarship from L’Institute Francaise D’Architecutre to work in Paris for a year. She has been member of the Conservation society of Delhi.

She has recently been appointed as one of 3 members of Delhi Urban Arts Commission, one of the most prestigious organizations in the Country. Her experience and expertise in architecture and Interior design has been recognized by way of numerous awards and accolades including the Zee Business “Architect of the year”, and one of twenty Best Architects of India in the magazine ‘Reflection’s’ besides numerous coverage’s in various National and International Books and Magazines. She has also been awarded “Architect of the Year – 2012” by Indian Home Awards.

Our fifth speaker: Anthony Lopez

Anthony Lopez specialized in graphic design from the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad. With experiences from established advertising agencies and a stint with a collaborative design start-up, Lopez branched out independently in 1997 and started Lopez Design. Anthony Lopez’s commitment to his ideology of quality, timely delivery and excellence in design defined the success of his venture. Lopez Design in Delhi is a frontrunner in brand identity with international standing and has a reputation for surpassing customer expectations.

Anthony Lopez has won several accolades for his work and is the recipient of the American Design Award and The Business World Design Excellence Award. He was one of five designers selected to design wallpaper for Nokia and one of twelve designers to represent India in the Netherlands in 2009. In 2013, Lopez launched The Big Shit Project merging his team playing skills with creative thinking in uncharted territory for a social cause – to end open defecation in India. For Lopez, design has always been a way of life and it defines how we live.

Our sixth speaker: Amit Mehra

Amit Mehra has been photographing for over twenty-five years. In addition to editorial and advertising work, Mehra has specialized in documentary & architectural photography as well. Recipient of the award, Best Photographer of the Year – Asia in 2009 by the Sagamihara Museum, Japan for his book, India, A Timeless Celebration, Mehra has time and again demonstrated the ease with which he traverses different genres of photography. Photographs from this series are part of the collection of the Gabbaron Foundation, Spain and the Sagamihara Museum in Japan.

Amit’s photographs have been widely exhibited in, London, New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Madrid, Milan, Melbourne, Dhaka, India. His work has been published in Time, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, Elle Decor, Condensate, Financial Times, London and National Geographic. His latest photo book Kashmir published by Penguin and he is currently working on his next book project, Sufis: Messengers of Peace.

Our seventh speaker: Himanshu Dogra

Himanshu Dogra graduated from the National Institute of Fashion Technology with degree in Fashion Design. In 2008, he founded Play Clan with the first store in Delhi. Awarded the EDIDA for Best New Talent in 2009,recognized as ‘Talents of the World’ by Messe Frankfurt and Top 5 Design Entrepreneurs of India by British Council, the label has collaborated with some leading names like Sir Paul Smith, Maharaja of Jodhpur, Gwalior Museum, Absolut and Levis, amongst others. Play Clan has 10 self-run stores across India and an online store for worldwide delivery.

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