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28 MAY

NEXT EVENT VOL 125

Don't miss our May edition, taking place on THURSDAY, May 28 at SuperDeluxe. 

The lineup of presenters will be updated over the coming weeks, and make sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, or our Tokyo blog for all the news, and more info on the presenters.

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Yukiko Kuroda

Master of Kintsugi in Tokyo

金継ぎ職人の黒田雪子さんが語る、金継ぎによる器の修復事例と日本の伝統美。

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Camouflage: The New Plaid

BY SJEF VAN GAALEN
@ VOL 124 ON APR 22, 2015

Researcher & Designer, Sjef van Gaalen, is fascinated with camouflage and the history of how it has become deeply ingrained in popular fashion culture. He deconstructs the ironies associated with fashion being at odds with the military, pointing out that the armed forces are now more concerned with the image that camouflage conveys to new recruits than with its original tactical use. 

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The Audacity of Tokyo in Photos

BY SCOTT POPULAR
@ VOL 124 ON APR 22, 2015

Pro Wrestler and photo enthusiast, Scott Popular, donned a luchador tiger mask for this entertaining presentation. Using black and white photos, he enthusiastically shared with us his unique perspective and love for all aspects Tokyo life; the new and the old and "the audacity of it all." 

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The Push 3.0 Revolution

BY NEIL VAN WOUW
@ VOL 124 ON APR 22, 2015

As a pioneer in the fleld of digital signage in Japan, Neil Van Wouw lays out the next stage in its development - the Push 3.0 revolution. He lays out the how the sending and receiving of digital content quickly, easily, and cheaply, over internet through the digital signage will become ever more ubiquitous in our lives. 

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Its Not What You Ride, But How You Ride

BY MATTHEW ROBERTS
@ VOL 124 ON APR 22, 2015

Matthew Roberts of Speedtractor Industries, a custom motorcycle and design studio in Tokyo, shares his passion for the true essence of motorcycle riding. With custom motorcyle design becoming ever more accessible, Matthew discusses how he guides clients to design the bikes that are just right for them. 

Images: Bikeexif.com, Mottomucci, Speedtractor, Brian Scott Peterson, Autofabrica, Old Empire Motorcycles, Hepcat_624, Iceblock Films.

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Waking up in Bangkok

BY JULIE LAVOIE
@ VOL 124 ON APR 22, 2015

Photographer Julie Lavoie brings us along on a photographic stroll through her Bangkok as it stretches its earily light across the morning and over the faces of all its early birds. 

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All the World's a Square

BY BERND KESTLER
@ VOL 124 ON APR 22, 2015

Repeat PechaKucha Presenter and Yokohama Knit Artist, Bernd Kestler started an initiative called "Knit for Japan" in repsonse to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Originally aimed at providing knitting supplies for people of Tohoku, the project evolved into the "Granny Square Project” in which Bernd collected 20cm X 20cm knitted squares from all around the world. Little did he know he would receive so many that he was able to create the worlds largest crochetted blanket. Check out how this creative project became greater than the sum of its parts. 

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No Idol x No Design

BY TAKAMASA NAKOSHI
@ VOL 124 ON APR 22, 2015

名越敬真さんは、東京芸術大学デザイン科出身のwebデザイナー。熱いデザインのプレゼンと思いきや、アイドルオタクとして日々アイドルに「認知」してもらうために励んでいる、オリジナルのアイドルグッズとその制作裏話を披露します。

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日常の軌跡ーTrajectory of Day-to-Day Activities

BY SEIYA KATO
@ VOL 124 ON APR 22, 2015

加藤聖也さんは設計事務所勤務の社会人1年生。建築学科の学生時代から取り組んできた、岩手県田野畑村の震災復興プロジェクトを紹介します。生活という「日常」に着目した数々のプロジェクトには、ユニークかつ私たちに気づきを与えてくれるアイデアが満載です。

 

TOKYO Blog

All the World's a Square

"We wanted to make the world's largest crochetted blanket."In All the World's a Square, from Tokyo, Vol. 124, repeat PechaKucha Presentor, and Yokohama Knit Artist, Bernd Kestler started an initiative called "Knit for Japan" in repsonse to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Originally aimed at providing knitting supplies for people of Tohoku, the project evolved into the "Granny Square Project” in which Bernd collected 20cm X 20cm knitted squares from all around the world. Little did he know he would receive so many that he was able to create the world's largest crochetted blanket. Check out how this creative project became greater than the sum of all its parts. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Don Kratzer

    A creative director based in Tokyo, he also produces vinyl toys and collaborates with artists through his Fig-lab brand. His latest project is the "Finger Five" series, made up of short vinyl figures that you can place on your fingers. He also helps run the PechaKucha Night series in Tokyo, which is held on the last Wednesday of every month.

  • Johnny Linnert

    Johnny is always thinking of new ways to help PechaKucha grow -- both online and offline. He manages, edits, and curates content on PechaKucha.org, PechaKucha Global's social networks, and dabbles in IT for both the PechaKucha Global organization and Klein Dytham architecture. He works as a liaison to over 800 PechaKucha City Organizers -- assisting them with licenses, content, and general inquiries. Johnny has also helped to cultivate partnerships with organizations, and develops campaigns to mobilize and leverage the PechaKucha network in new and exciting ways. --------- For PechaKucha's Global Night 2013, in collaboration with Google Japan, he lead the technical production of a nearly 20-hour-long Global Hangouts event, where the PK founders and team got together with over 75 City Organizers in every timezone to chat about their City, PechaKucha Night, and the Global Night theme "Hidden Heroes". --------- In Winter/Spring 2014 he worked to partner PechaKucha with the New Cities Foundation. The goal was to reach out to the PechaKucha global creative network to locate talented "Urban Innovators" -- those working in their local community to enact social and technological change. The selected innovators from this campaign were flown to Dallas, TX for New Cities Summit, a gathering for world leaders, to speak on how their projects could be implemented, promoted, and scaled to benefit the urban landscape of any city, worldwide. --------- Johnny is currently at work planning for PechaKucha's first ever "Pow Wow" -- a conference aimed at bringing PechaKucha City Organisers out to Tokyo to discuss the state of the organisation, the global proliferation of creativity, and the direction of PechaKucha going forward. --------- Like many Americans native to California, he has a weakness for avocados, burritos, and a well-made cheeseburger. Photo: (c) Michael Holmes

  • Brian Scott Peterson

    Brian Scott Peterson is a one of those jack-of-all trades kind of characters who re-invents his entire world every few years. He's worn a load of different hats, from writer and photographer, to musician, to entrepreneur, to NPO founder. He's happily funnelling his imagination into PechaKucha at HQ in Tokyo. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, he's travelled the world extensively. Since 2004, Brian, with his wife and two children, call Tokyo home.

  • Mariko Yokogi

    My background is studying architecture and I love multidisciplinary creative fields! Through experiencing many projects of space design, graphic design, publishing, coordinating, and so on, I have joined PechaKucha Global HQ. Really excited to meet awesome talents all over the world!

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