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Disturbing Objects

BY SARA SJOBACK
@ VOL 59 ON MAY 18, 2017

Sara Sjöbäck, designer, tells her story from her childhood in Sjöbo to her current life. She recently graduated from Beckmans College of Design and was in Milan in April, during the design week there, to participate in the Prototypa workshops arranged by For Us with love.

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Sveriges Formhus

BY FANNY JISEBORN & LOVISA ROEGIND
@ VOL 59 ON MAY 18, 2017

Fanny Jiseborn & Lovisa Roegind, architecture students, present their grad project from Lund University. It's about a design center in Stockholm and it's beautiful. Their ideas will inspire many!

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Inspiring Meeting Places

BY EWA KUMLIN
@ VOL 59 ON MAY 18, 2017

Ewa Kumlin, Managing Director at Svensk Form has a long history of both PechaKucha and inspiring meeting places. She has lived in many parts of the world and her 20 slides show some of the places she finds the most interesting and creative. Let's go to Tokyo, Helsinki, London and many more!

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Design and Public Life

BY KIERAN LONG
@ VOL 59 ON MAY 18, 2017

Kieran Long just started his new job as the Director of ArkDes (April 2017) and his PechaKucha is all about design and public life. His 20 slides portrait his idea of what public life is. ArkDes is Sweden's national center for architecture and design

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Button Masala

BY ANUJ SHARMA
@ VOL 59 ON MAY 18, 2017

Anuj Sharma is the fashion designer who invented the technique Button Masala. Button masala is a simple joinery system designed for clothing. The technique uses only buttons and rubber bands. His PechaKucha shows many examples of this innovative technique – enjoy the ride!

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Sweden's first design museum

BY SVANTE HELMBAEK TIRÉN
@ VOL 59 ON MAY 18, 2017

Today Stockholm is unique in not having an independent design museum. In the late 19th century however, there was a museum project intended to become something like a Swedish V&A. It was the Applied Arts Museum of Svenska Slöjdföreningen (today known as Svensk Form), started in 1872. Art historian / curator Svante Helmbaek Tirén takes us through the history with 20 slides…

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From Tokyo to the World

BY ASTRID KLEIN
@ VOL 55 ON FEB 09, 2016

Astrid Klein & Mark Dytham, PechaKucha Founders, special guests from PechaKucha HQ, Tokyo

Mark and Astrid introduce the concept of PechaKucha  - in ten years this format of seminars has spread to over 900 cities. They have about 120 events every month, and around 500 000 people attend these events. 

PechaKucha is about being positive. Mark and Astrid speak about the positive outcome of the horrible earthquake in Tōhoku in 2011, where a million people were dislodged and 7000 people lost their homes. To help restore the community, architect Toyo Ito built a new kind of community center called The Home For All – a place where people can meet each other, a place to hang out and a place for kids to play. 

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The Snail - and all it entails

BY SONIA CHOW
@ VOL 55 ON FEB 09, 2016

PechaKucha Hong Kong's Sonia Chow wants to step away from work and be seduced by the mundane and the unexpected things in life. Her PechaKucha is about snails, the enemy of gardens everywhere.

She found some snails in her newly planted garden that she decided to keep in her home. Sonia gives us a lecture in basic snail care, what not to do and how to keep your snails alive and well.

For instance, Chows PechaKucha informs us that snails are hermaphrodites. Both partners get pregnant, and their act of love lasts about 15 hours. This piece of information came across Chow as she found herself with tons of new snail babies.  

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The difference between smart and intelligent

BY TOBIAS BERNETH
@ VOL 55 ON FEB 09, 2016

Tobias Berneth, Founder of Things to Be, discusses the question "Why can't smart technology be smarter?" he challanges this question by comparing technology. What is the difference between smart and intelligent products? We have smart products – products that can store, and deliver information. The intelligent product would be able to recognize redundancies and patterns of information.

Smart products await your input. Do you loose time by using smart products? By using intelligent products, would you be given time, as the product is constantly changing after your needs?

Berneth compares these intelligent products to making new friends. He asks, "How do you design something that collects your data?”. It’s like making friends, make products that people can communicate with in a human way and that can understand how you do it.

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100 days of need and greed

BY KRISTINA SCHULTZ LINDBERG
@ VOL 55 ON FEB 09, 2016

Kristina Schultz, Designer, 100 days of need and greed

Kristina needs us to change things and step up for the planet.

Schultz speaks about the material dream we're upholding, not knowing what our actual human needs are. She challenges this and makes a groundbreaking change in her everyday life. By emptying her apartment she starts to produce material things, driven by the need for them. By doing this she makes room for reflection - reflection over needs and greed. 

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The randomness of nature

BY JIN KURAMOTO
@ VOL 55 ON FEB 09, 2016

Jin Kuramoto, Design director of Jin Kuramoto Studio, tells us about some of his furniture project. He calls them Udon-furniture. “Udon” comes from a traditional style of Japanese boat making - the Udom-boat.

His new project Phantom, launched on the 8th of February, is a what Kuramoto calls “a small-things organizer” or “vide poche” meaning empty pocket in French.

He also introduces his new project of for OFFECCT, where he uses organic shapes as an oath to the beauty and randomness of nature. 

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