In 6 Minutes, 40 Seconds: How to Design a Sustainable Future
Pecha Kucha is a method of presentation developed in Japan based on a simple idea: 20 images, 20 seconds per image. This method is a way of bringing several and diverse leaders together for quick, concise and interesting presentations.
We’re bringing together designers, business leaders, tech giants, poets, scientists and politicians to solve one of the most important issues of our time: How do we build a sustainable future? Join us.
Max Schorr, Co-Founder and Publisher, GOOD Magazine
Bryony Schwan, Executive Director, Biomimicry Institute
Rob Forbes, Founder, Design Within Reach; Founder, Public
Paul Jamtgaard, Founder, Pecha Kucha SF - MC
SFMade was conceived by Mark Dwight, a San Francisco entrepreneur, business owner and resident. Mark is the founder and owner of Rickshaw Bagworks, which he started in 2007. The company recently began manufacturing and shipping its first products from its San Francisco factory located in the historic Dogpatch neighborhood. Rickshaw sells directly to consumers via its own web site, and select specialty retailers. Prior to founding Rickshaw, Dwight was CEO of Timbuk2 Designs, another San Francisco-based bag manufacturing company.
Dwight is a Bay Area native, with 20 years experience in high-technology and consumer marketing, product development, and manufacturing operations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Dwight is also involved in the efforts to create a Community Benefits District in the Mission/Potrero district. Dwight formerly served on the board of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and on the Backstreets Business Advisory Board at City Hall. He remains an active participant and supporter of the SFBC citywide initiatives. Dwight has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering ('82) and an MBA ('89), both from Stanford University. Dwight lives in the SOMA district of San Francisco.
Rob Forbes is the founder of Design Within Reach, “a source for enduring, purposeful and innovative furniture and accessories.” He is also the founder of Public Bikes, and the author of "See for Yourself: A Visual Guide to Everyday Beauty."
Nikki Henderson, executive director of the People's Grocery, an organization dedicated to promoting the availability of healthful food in West Oakland, describes some of the initiatives that her organization has undertaken. "If we want to 'do' sustainability, really, we have to rebuild social networks. And one of the best ways to do that is through food," she says.