Pecha Kucha Night Brussels is launched and organised by Alok Nandi, Architempo.

Partners include Crosstalks/VUB, Best of & Design September, Convergences, Ebuco, Flanders Fashion Institute, Quinze & Milan …

The executive production is done by Point of View vzw/asbl, as part of the {creativity*conversation} series [hybrid scape about transdisciplinarity (Pecha Kucha), about design+cuisine, about typography, about arts+sciences].

Partners of Pecha Kucha Brussels premiere were :
Best of & Design September
Flanders Fashion Institute
Quinze & Milan
New Alternative
Cafe Belga

Architempo is a cross-media experience design bureau. Alok Nandi is active in a wide range of media, from exhibition design to web design, from scenario and conception to mise-en-scène. He has worked in publishing (Casterman, Flammarion), for festivals (lille3000), as well in several R&D programs exploring storytelling with technologies. His installations have been shown internationally and he is a regular speaker (MIT, Transmediale, Georgia Tech, New York, Tokyo, Paris, Le Fresnoy, …)

Namahn is a user-centered design consultancy based in Brussels, Belgium, helping clients design digital products in a user-centered way (as opposed to a technology-centered way). Their clients’ aim is to deploy a product that is a pleasure to use, appropriate to the context of use, and leads to error-free operation.

Crosstalks, the industry and university network of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, was launched in 2003 aiming to discuss policy-probing issues through an open and interdisciplinary platform. Crosstalks manifests itself by interweaving practices from various scientific disciplines, different innovative companies and the art world. Marleen Wynants is a freelance publicist. She wrote copy and articles for the major media groups in Belgium and oriented her focus on interdisciplinary networking and science projects and even more on the people behind these. Wynants is the operational director of Crosstalks and reports on art and science in <H>art and Janus Magazine.

Best of is active in the areas of publishing and events organisation. Jean de Gheldere has launched several publications and events, ranging from Internet to mobile tech. to design. Design September is amongst his recent activities.

Convergences. Combining professional processes, extensive experience and its original Creative Knowledge Management (CKM) platforms, Convergences helps multinational groups to capture and identify the best ideas and most innovative experiments implemented by their local teams and subsidiaries, and to spread these internally accross borders. Pierre Portevin is director of Convergences.

Ebuco is a digital tv production house based in Brussels and active in two areas: making/recording, and webcasting or any digital diffusion channel.

Flanders Fashion Institute (FFI) is a non profit organisation, established in 1998 with the support of the Flemish Government. FFI is the knowledge centre for fashion in Flanders and aims at enhancing employment in the fashion industry. FFI also stimulates and promotes fashion designers from Flanders.

Quinze & Milan, design company. Arne Quinze has a.o. set the “Cityscape” installation in Brussels Louise.