Daryl Mitchell talks about the mission of COTONOHA, which is to encourage more artists to display their work publicly in Okinawa. He also explores the tradition and modern art culture of Okinawa.
NEXT EVENT VOL 18
Born in Tokyo 14 years ago, “Pecha Kucha” – Japanese for ‘the sound of conversation’ – is a unique show-and-tell social event where local creatives from all disciplines present 20 slides for 20 seconds each – an exhilarating kaleidoscope of inspirations, ideas and work.
It is an opportunity for people in their communities to express their opinions and share their observations. The experience encourages presenters to work out ideas with a crowd that is diverse, broad and provides a casual supportive social environment, much akin to an intellectual happy hour.
Since it’s inception, the presentations of PKN have covered a broad range of topics and media. PKN Ginowan# 18 will fill the same expectation. We look forward to your enthusiastic participation!
Asayuki Ooyama - Woodblock Print Artist
Hiroshi Kuwamura - Photographer
Akiko Shinzato - Designer
Satsuki Nakasone - Graphic Designer & Illustrator
Tetsu Oyakawa - Office Worker
Hako Tamura - Photographer
Naomi Horino - Glass Art Designer
PKN #18 Project Team:
Coordinator: Yousuke Mizusawa
Coordinator: Jun Iha
Music Curation: DJ Mutsu
Technical Support: DJ Mutsu
Host: Morijiro Ishihara
PKN in Ginowan
BY MAKI NISHIMURA
@ VOL 19
ON OCT 10, 2015
People tend to remember Okinawa as just Okinawa, but there are actually cities there. PechaKucha Night Ginowan organizers Maki and Daryl talk about the unique challenges and benefits of having the event in their city, as well as they dream to build a more vibrant art community. This was at the special PechaKucha Night Huddle held in Kyoto in October 2015.
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About the City's Organizers
Daryl Mitchell is a musician, an events producer, and creative director of Cotonoha - an alternative space that serves as a venue for performing and visual artists throughout Asia.
私は、音楽やアート、斬新な試みやオモシロイ事に興味があります。創造することが大好きで、趣味が昂じてオルタナティブスペース COTONOHAを創りました。2016年、8年目突入中です。 私の夢は、皆さんと一緒に、豊かなクリエイティブシティー・オキナワを創り沢山のインスパイアーを頂きながら未来を創造し続けることです。
Shoka Arakaki is a Okinawa-based photographer. 2005 Canon New Cosmos of Photography Award.