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Miguel Perez-La Plante

Head of Public Affairs and Culture, Embassy of Switzerland in Japan in Tokyo

DADA

PRESENTED ON JUN 29, 2016
IN TOKYO @ VOL 137

"The story [we're] telling you tonight is about the first global art movement which started right here, 100 years ago, in the old town of Zurich, in a place called 'The Cabaret Voltaire.'"

Just over 100 years ago, the Dadaists used poetry, prose, parody, and provocation to confront and question the WWI society that brought so much destruction. This "nonsensical" art movement was perhaps the most decisive single influence on the development of twentieth-century art, and its innovations are a continuing source of inspiration to artists today -- Hear from Swiss Embassy Public Affairs head Miguel Perez-LaPlante and curator Yukiko Shikata speak on this radical movement in DADA from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol 137.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday July 13th, 2016. 

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Two Wheeled Tomorrow

BY MATTHEW ROBERTS
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL X MINI @ BMW GROUP TOKYO BAY ON JUL 20, 2016

In Two Wheeled Tomorrow from PechaKucha Night Special x MINI @ BMW Group Tokyo Bay, Matthew Roberts makes the case that raw, gritty, internal-combusting motorcycles are here to stay. Roberts argues that custom motorcycles are one of the last outlets for the human desire to be daring and adventurous.

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The Future of Self-Driving Cherry Trees

BY JOSEPH TAME
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL X MINI @ BMW GROUP TOKYO BAY ON JUL 20, 2016

In The Future of Self-Driving Cherry Trees from PechaKucha Night Special x MINI @ BMW Group Tokyo Bay, Joseph Tame shares on his many wild wearable machines. Tame uses the latest technology to break down social barriers through performance art. In his presentation, he will share his vision for a future in which artistic ideas can blossom anytime, anywhere.

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Hyperloop - Your Everyday Roller Coaster

BY DAVID CHEW VEE KUAN
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL X MINI @ BMW GROUP TOKYO BAY ON JUL 20, 2016

In Hyperloop - Your Everyday Roller Coaster from PechaKucha Night Special x MINI @ BMW Group Tokyo Bay, David Chew Vee Kuan shares how he and a team of students is trying to build the prototype of a futuristic transportation system called the Hyperloop. They are bringing their micro version of Hyperloop to compete with other teams from US and Europe in Space X HQ, LA this year October.

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Bringing Art to Unexpected Places

BY D.H. ROSEN
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL X MINI @ BMW GROUP TOKYO BAY ON JUL 20, 2016

In Bringing Art to Unexpected Places from PechaKucha Night Special x MINI @ BMW Group Tokyo Bay, Creative Director D.H. Rosen talks about his art-driven Journeys in Japan from his Art University escapades to the Artist Caravan project where he leads a group of artists to places in need every year.

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Airy Architecture

BY TETSUO KONDO
@ VOL 137 ON JUN 29, 2016

建築家の近藤哲雄さんは、 妹島和世建築設計事務所/SANAA を経てご自身の設計事務所を設立しました。家具、建築、インスタレーションなど様々なプロジェクトに従事し受賞暦も多く、今後の益々のご活躍が期待されます。 プレゼンテーションでは、国内外でこれまで手掛けた作品や、現在進行中のプロジェクトも披露してくださいます!

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Glittering Sneakers as Musical Instrument

BY TAKAHARU KANAI
@ VOL 137 ON JUN 29, 2016

金井隆晴さんは「IoT x music」をテーマに、 これまでにないパフォーマンス向けのインタフェースを開発し、 新たな音楽表現の場を創出する、no new folk studioを仲間と共同設立しました。デザインやアートの領域を超えた多くの分野で話題の、光るスマートフットウェア「Orphe」についてプレゼンテーションしていただきます!

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Perspective on Architectural Aesthetics from an Engineering Standpoint

BY SHUN OSHIMA
@ VOL 137 ON JUN 29, 2016

大島駿さんは、建築を学ぶ大学院生。 東京理科大学では工学的アプローチによって、 そして現在在籍する武蔵野美術大学大学院では美学の視点から建築を追求しています。 渋谷にあえて排他的な建築の提案を行い、近年の建築群への新鮮な批評も行います!

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The Firefly

BY MATTHEW ROBERTS
@ VOL 137 ON JUN 29, 2016

"Please don’t ever look at a ramen delivery bike the same way again."

In The Firefly from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Matthew Roberts shares how he reinvented the Honda Super Cub. With more units sold than any other motorised mode of transport in human history, accepting the challenge of creating a Honda Super Cub that would wow the world (and win a few races along the way) was a brave move indeed. Speedtractor Industries' Creative Director, Matthew Roberts, talks through the challenges, design journey and end results of hot-rodding this 49cc automotive icon.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, July 15th, 2016. 

 

TOKYO Blog

 

About the City's Organizers

  • Mark Dytham

    Little did we know that a one off event in Tokyo, based on a simple format we came up with to stop architects from talking to much, would grow into a truly global celebration of creativity - if we did we may have named the event something a little easier to pronounce and spell!

  • Johnny Linnert

    As PechaKucha Nights reach a total of 1000 cities represented and the year 2020 approaches, the overarching mission of PechaKucha to bring out and unite creative peoples of all backgrounds becomes ever refined. It is Johnny's responsibility to always be thinking of new ways to help PechaKucha grow, and then find solutions to allow for these ideas to become reality. Johnny works to to cultivate partnerships with organizations, corporations as well as small businesses globally, and develops campaigns to mobilize and leverage the PechaKucha network in unique and exciting ways. --------- As the winds of change blow, so changes the dynamic of the PechaKucha HQ team. In April 2015, HQ welcomed two fantastic new team members -- Mariko Yokogi and Brian Scott Peterson -- and said a fond farewell to Executive Director Jean Snow. Johnny has since taken on Jean's role, and is since focused on cultivating relationships with global "Friends of PechaKucha", building out new and exciting features and experiences for the PK community, and assisting in the management of this new dynamic team! --------- Back in March 2015, along with team members Yuko Yoshikawa and Jean Snow, Johnny planned and executed PechaKucha's first ever "Pow Wow" -- a global summit 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. Seventeen cities were represented, with over 30 City Organisers and team members in participation. PechaKucha worked with Airbnb to provide accomodation for those coming in from out of the country. The three-day event was a great success, and the next PechaKucha Pow Wow is planned for March 2016. --------- He has managed, edited, and curated content on PechaKucha.org, PechaKucha Global's social networks, and still dabbles in IT for both the PechaKucha Global organization and Klein Dytham architecture. He worked as a liaison to over 800 PechaKucha City Organizers -- assisting them with licenses, content, and general inquiries. --------- 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. --------- 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". --------- Like many Americans native to California, he has a weakness for avocados, burritos, and a well-made cheeseburger. On his bucket list is the goal to become a certified helicopter pilot. Photo: (c) Michael Holmes

  • Astrid Klein

    Astrid Klein was born in Italy to German parents, schooled in France, educated in Britain, and since 1988 has lived and worked in Japan. She is, therefore, thoroughly international, right down to her bones. Traversing disciplinary and cultural boundaries has been a way of life for Astrid. An artistic family background has ballasted her sense of identity, while the compass of design has guided her professional career. A Masters degree from the Royal College of Art in London exposed her to the diversity of creative endeavor and developed her talent. A thirst for the exotic led her to Japan, a hunger for the new kept her there. After working for Toyo Ito in Tokyo, she and her partner Mark Dytham established KDa in 1991. The work of KDa has been the subject of numerous publications and an exhibition of their work was held at the Architecture Association in London in 2005. Astrid is a frequent guest at international conferences on design and architecture and has lectured or held teaching positions at universities in Japan, the UK, the USA, Australia and throughout Europe.

  • 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!