About us

WELCOME TO PECHAKUCHA PALMA

So many Creative people in one place, on one night of fun.

Anyone who lives in Palma knows what an incredibly vibrant place it is, so full of life, history, beauty, culture and diversity. Whether you were born Mallorquin or come from somewhere else, we are sure you’ll agree that it’s a very real privilege to live in this pocket-sized world-class city.

Memphis Holland – City Organizer and Lead Sponsor

Founder of Affordable Mallorca, Memphis is honored to organize Pecha Kucha Palma de Mallorca.  She believes in the mission of PechaKucha – to support  and build a network to showcase the creative class locally.  Working with a great team on the digital magazine – www.affordablemallorca.com – Memphis meets a wide range of creative members of the local and expat communities.

As Founder of Affordable Mallorca, Memphis launched the digital magazine to serve an audience of global citizens who have cross-border residences and seek to live an authentic lifestyle.  Memphis has lived and worked on the island both full and part-time since arriving in 1984.

Beginning her career in 1985 as publisher of special supplements on global economic sectors, Memphis learned the impact of thinking globally and acting locally.  The artists of every medium from paint, photography, sculpture, written word and more activate a sense of place.

While topics of our supplements covered industries, true value is shown by learning about the people that make that place come alive.”  Memphis Holland

As the lead developer for mixed-use real estate projects from 300,000 sf to 15 acres in gateway cities including Washington, D.C., New York, London, Madrid and Tangier, Memphis integrated art and architectural to preserve the architectural integrity of a place.   Much work has been done on the island to preserve the Mallorcan heritage and much more work needs to be done to help activate support for the artist community on the island so that every artist has opportunity.

By sponsoring PechaKucha here in Palma, our goal is to offer a venue for people to explain their process, to showcase their works and to help others understand the unique contributions that artists make to our sense of place.  PechaKucha is a community event, not driven by one person or one ideal.  While each event has a character and flavor under one major theme, our goal is to have presenters and co-sponsors who support our efforts to enjoy all that the creative community on Mallorca offers.

If you have an interest in joining our growing community, please email to [email protected] 

 

Rosalinda Much - Curator

Rosalinda Much – Curator

Rosalinda’s career spans film production, creative consultancy, writing, radio presenting, the charitable sector, publishing, festivals, advertising, sustainability and, most recently, creating community.

Work has taken her to every continent except Antartica.  She first visited Mallorca on a production for actor/producer Michael Douglas.

In collaboration with Schumacher College, the world’s first educational establishment devoted to sustainability, Rosalinda co-produced and presented radio special Earth Jurisprudence.  She has also worked with the family of rainforest activist Chico Mendes in Brazil.

Rosalinda has written about the Balearic Islands’ progressive sustainability policies for The Ecologist, the world’s leading platform for environmental matters.  Currently, she is working on a series of articles about UNESCO’s Global Ocean Observation System prior to the launch of the UN Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development in 2021.

Among the events she has designed and hosted on Mallorca are literary workshops including Memoir Writing with Allegra Huston, the novelist and scion of the legendary film dynasty, held at Deia’s Belmond La Residencia.

Internationally, she has overseen productions around the globe, working for clients such as Ridley Scott’s RSA Films and Chiat Day/TBWA of Apple Advertising fame.

For Britain’s Channel-5 TV, she executive produced Vision5, a competition for short films on how to change the world, which was screened at MoMA and UNOPS in New York.  She is the co-founder of Britain’s The Knowledge Film Production Guide.

A founding committee member of Zanzibar International Film Festival, she is involved in developing the IACC Festival, an international art, culture and cinema festival that will take place this October in Jaipur, India.

During 2020, Rosalinda is launching a new podcast series as well as collaborating on a variety of joint ventures, both on Mallorca and internationally.

More than anything, I love to co-create new projects by working as part of a team. Exploring Palma’s Creativity allowed us to discover and bring together some amazing talent from the Indigenous and International communities of the island.” – Rosalinda Much

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