In the wake of devastation wreaked by natural disasters globally, PechaKucha seeks to assist in the re-development of all affected regions via the INSPIRE initiative. The road to recovery is a long one, and YOU can help inspire regrowth by sharing your stories here. Get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org to begin.
Home is Where the Heart is
BY RIMIKO YANAI
ON APR 28, 2017
Rimiko Yanai shares gives an facinating and highly informative glimpse into life in the modular temporary housing provided for residents in Kumamoto who lost their homes to the 2016 earthquakes. Her creative inginuity of using available materials and goods in unlikely ways shows how she has transformed a temporary house, into a temporary home.
BY JAMIE EL-BANNA
@ VOL 13
ON JUN 04, 2016
Jamie El-Banna shares his stories of volunteering that don't quite fit the norm. According to El-Banna, the standard image of a volunteer is that of hippy-minded slacker who can't find a "real job". El-Banna is the founder of NPO It's Not Just Mud that has provided disaster relief in Tohoku and Kumamoto. Jamie proves that volunteers come in all shapes, colors and sizes.
Tremors from Kumamoto
BY MARI NASAKI
@ VOL 135
ON APR 27, 2016
"As we attempted to escape our crumbling buildings, the electricity cut out, and we were left scrambling in the dark."
In Tremors from Kumamoto, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, PechaKucha Night Kumamoto team member Mari Nasaki recounts the days and weeks following Kumamoto's largest earthquake in centuries. She speaks of destruction, lack of sustenance and supplies, but also of hope.
The was "PechaKucha of the Day" Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016.
Earthquake at the Equator
BY FRANCISCO X. MEJÍA
@ VOL 135
ON APR 27, 2016
Ecuador: A country that held each other tight enough that it never shook again.
"This sums up the Ecuadorian fraternity and solidarity during difficult times. [They] unite and continue to inspire each other to help rebuild their country and overcome this tragedy."
In Earthquake at the Equator from PKN Tokyo Vol 135, and as part of PechaKucha's Inspire Initiative, steaming live from Ecuado, PechaKucha Night organizer in Quito, Ecudaor, Francisco X. Mejía and Glo Fren presented about their country, the current situation in response to the recent devastating earthquake at the coast, and solidarity and resolve of the Ecuadorians in this time of crisis.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, 29th, 2016.
Safecast: Real-time Hyper-local Information
BY PIETER FRANKEN
"It's a little bit like Google Street View, it's the same idea ...with radiation."
From PKN Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future" Pieter Franken Presents Safecast: Real-time Hyper-local Information. In our technologically saturated age, it is hypothetically easy to share data instantaneously with others. After the Tohoku Earthquake, Pieter and what would eventually become the Safecast Team realized that information about the radiation levels couldn’t be spread as it didin’t exist. After connecting to minds, companies, and volunteers – both in Japan and abroad– an open-source system was developed that could quickly collect, record, and share radiation level information.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, March 11, 2016.