PechaKucha Night Istanbul vol.16 “Creating A Character” Speakers Announced


PechaKucha Night İstanbul Vol. 16 will take place at The Building Information Centre (YEM) on January 31st, 2013. In this first event of the year, we would like to give the ground to creatives from all walks to present around ‘Creating a Character’.

 Tunc Topcuoglu, designer from El Turco Digital will start the Night as his virtual pop star character named “Kurak But”. Following him, Director Emre Koyuncuoglu will analyze Hedda Gabler’s complicated soul, after staging the play at Istanbul City Theater. If you have a second life as a digital character what could happen to you? Burak Aydogan, founder of Tekjeton, will take the ground next to open up his character in World of Warcraft. Directors are the ones who revive the characters written in scripts on screen. Aylin Unsal, director of the movie, “The Wind”, will show us how. ‘Sir, could you make a character out of me?‘ You could be the lucky one. Baris Atiker, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Beykent University   might choose you as his next character.

And what about characters in the ad world, faces of brands? Can Yucel Metin will bring “Atarli Taylan” down to the stage tonight. All fashion designers have their ‘man’ or ‘woman’ to design for. Elif Ece Er will tell us how hers become visible in her collection. Some characters are stronger, even if they not exist. Photographer Dilan Bozyel will make her character come true in her shootings. We all have our favorite characters in fiction, stories, novels, literature… Script advisor Mehtap Akdeniz will take us through making of a character by asking reasonable questions. Character Animator Aziz Kocanogullari will share the hints  of creating an animation character via human behaviour. We will be closing the night with  presentation by musician Hediye Guven.

 You can start listening her now to get a glimpse of PechaKucha Night Istanbul Vol. 16 and join the discussion starting from 19.30, on Thursday, January 31st. For details and registration please  contact


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