"Beer Break"

Our friends at Heineken played a big role in our presence at the London Design Festival last month, and will again be offering support next week for our big PechaKucha Night at Tokyo Designers Week -- you can bet that our traditional "beer break" will be taking place.

Tokyo Designers Week 2014

PechaKucha started in Tokyo, and considering our love of design, it's been important for us to take part in Tokyo Designers Week, with what ends up being our biggest events for the year in Tokyo. Don't miss this year's edition, taking place Wednesday, October 29.

TDW Channel

It will be the 3rd straight year that we have a big PechaKucha Night under the Tokyo Designers Week Dome, and you can watch all of the presentations from the previous edition on the TDW Channel -- or go directly to the 2012 and 2013 event pages.

Presentation of the Day

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Megan Cooke

Horticulture, Permaculture, Educator, Director at Garden to Table Permaculture and Horticulturist at Forster Community Garden in Forster

Megan Cooke, director of Garden to Table Permaculture has a combined 20 years experience in horticulture, permaculture and outdoor education. For the past seven years Megan has managed Forster Community Garden, working with indigenous and local community volunteers to produce healthy chemical free food. Megan is passionate about teaching people the joys of growing and cooking their own organic food and sharing the knowledge she has learnt from her sustainable living journey.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Custom Character Culture for Causes

BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 117 ON SEP 24, 2014

Don Kratzer is mad about indie toys. He not only admires and collects them, but also puts together art shows for artist all over the world to get together to cusomize their own toy ideas, and share art. 

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Building M+

BY ARIC CHEN
@ VOL 19 ON JAN 21, 2014

Aric Chen, Curator of Design and Architecture at the new M+ Museum of Visual Culture in Hong Kong, takes us on a tour of their introductory exhibition at Artistree (Jan-Feb 2014) - "Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection" which includes an overview of the collection as well as models of the shortlisted entries for the competition to design the M+ Museum building (scheduled to open 2017).

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Providing Safe Water

BY SHILPA ALVA
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 03, 2014

1 in 9 of us do not have access to safe water. 9,800 of us die each day as a result of water-borne diseases; most of these victims are children less than 5 years old. Shilpa Alva talks about educational and awareness programs that reach thousands of people in our community their global impact.

 

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I Want to Talk about Sex

BY KATIE COWAN
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Penny Hall's SOS project has frank and open discussions about sex, most porbably like you have never had them before. www.sosproject.info

Going into the depth of human relationships with one another, and allowing the idea that sex is a good thing, and not something to be scared or ashamed of. 

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