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Brazilian Lifestyle [ブラジリアン・ライフスタイル] Powered by PechaKucha 

From the sensuous curves of the architecture of Oscar Niemeyer to the sweet taste of caipirinha, PechaKucha fans and Tokyoites are invited to discover the contemporary Brazilian lifestyle. You will hear interesting and amusing stories about how Brazilians face the challenges of everyday life with a unique combination of love of nature, openness to other cultures, warm hearts and indefatigable optimism.

ぺちゃくちゃファンと東京人のみなさん、オスカー・ニーマイヤー建築の官能的曲線からカイピリンニャのスイートな味まで、コンテンポラリーなブラジリアン・ライフスタイルを発見しにいらして下さい。ブラジル人がいかにして、自然への愛、他文化への開放性、温かい心、不撓不屈の楽観主義を独自に組み合わせて日々の難題に立ち向かうかという面白く愉快な話が聞けます。

What are the most surprising things being done in Brazilian architecture, design, food, drinks? How do they relate to Japan? Come discover at the Brazilian Lifestyle powered by PechaKucha special event at MOT.

ブラジルの建築、デザイン、食べ物、飲み物のもっとも驚くべき成果は? それらと日本との関係は? MOTのスペシャル・イベント「ブラジリアン・ライフスタイルPowered by PechaKucha」でその答えを発見しましょう。

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Lucas Bremond

Spacecraft Developer, Axelspace in Tokyo

"Nowadays we have new tech. Everybody has an iPhone and actually these are more powerful than any of the satellites now in space. And thats the idea. We are basically using them to produce space stuff that is way more powerful and much less expensive."

After spacecraft developer at Axelspace in Tokyo, Lucas Bremond catches us up on the accomplishments of the space programs of past and present, reminding us that many of historical cosmic triumphs were achieved with less computing power then that of our smartphones, he then turns our imaginations to the future, proposing a new age of space exploration where the playing field has been levelled, the barrier of entry lowered, an exciting new era of new inexpensive tech in space, which we can all potentially participate, and for the benefit of all.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, August 21st, 2015. 

 

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Made in Brunel 2011

BY DUNCAN SHOTTON
IN TOKYO

"Be prepared to take risks, work hard... switch your phone off, don't fall off the stage."

In 2008, Duncan Shotton graduated from Brunel University, West London, with a BA in Industrial Design and technology. On the 9th June 2011 at the bargehouse, London, Duncan was invited to present in pechakucha style to an audience at an event organised by madeinbrunel.com. In this presentation Duncan recounts his early experiences as a fresh-faced graduate.

 

 

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Living with Horses at Nambu-Magari-Ie

BY YOKO TAKAIKE
@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

建築家の高池葉子さんは伊東豊雄建築設計事務所勤務時に、 震災復興支援施設「みんなの家」プロジェクトに奔走されました。当時のプロジェクトを進める過程で目覚めた建築と地域のあり方について実現すべく、独立後の現在は、岩手県釜石市でその地域独特の建築「南部曲がり家」の再生を通じて、馬と人との共生文化の復活に力を注いでいます。馬と住む曲がり家が、地域活性化の拠点として果たす新しい可能性について語ります。東日本大震災から4年を経た今、意義ある必見のプレゼンテーションです。

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Architecture and Seeing People Part 3

BY TAKUMI HASEGAWA
@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

長谷川匠さんが昨年パリで出会った数々の世界的著名人。 建築家、ファッションデザイナー、ミュージシャン、フォトグラファーなど、彼らとのセルフィーで綴る飽くなきシリーズ第三弾。 思わず笑ってしまう中にも、クリエイターとして必要な「攻め」とは何か、に気づくことができるかもしれません。

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SuperDeluxe for July 2015

BY RYU KONNO
@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

SuperDeluxeでの最新のイベントを紹介!

SuperDeluxe's creative director Ryu Konno takes us on his monthly tour of events at the venue, reviewing the last few events, and offering up a preview of what's coming up. As always, he kicks things off with a few images describing what he's been up to of late. (in Japanese)

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Mountains of Support for Nepal

BY ROBIN LEWIS
@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

"The media has long since moved on from Nepal...but if I can get one thing across to everyone here today it would be that if do want to do something, you haven't missed the boat."

In Mountains of Support for Nepal from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 127, International Disaster Relief Coordinator for NGO PeaceBoat, Robin Lewis, shares his passion of being a humanitarian aide worker, hoping to raise awareness through his experiences working in areas hit by disasters, most recently Nepal. Here is discusses the situation on the ground in Kathmandu and in the outlying rural areas, highlighting the various response initiatives he and his team have conducted, and the challenges still faced by the Nepalese people living there.

To learn more about Peace Boat's efforts in Nepal, and to get involved yourself, visit their website.

This presentation will be added to our PechaKucha Inspire Nepal Channel. Have a look and be inspired to share your story of Nepal!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, August 7th, 2015.

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Ordinary Arts

BY YOUSKE OSAWA
@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

日々の暮らしの中で感じる事象を 絵画で表現している、おおさわようすけさん。webデザイナーから画家への転身後、絵を描くことで実直に自分や社会と向き合っています。真摯な姿勢で描かれたこれまでの作品からは、おおさわさんが考える社会での人のあり方、関係性などが言葉として伝わってきます。

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Multidimensional Sustainability

BY NAOMI C. HANAKATA
@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

"Truth is, sustainability can only ever be a wish, or a hypothesis. It can never be a definition of a product, or a design, or even a city and why? Because first to know whether or not something is sustainable it actually takes some time so we can observe whether or not that prediction holds true."

Architect, Planner, Researcher, Consultant … Idealist and Futurist, Naomi C. Hanakata from FUTURE CITIES LAB, ETH Zurich in Singapore explores the notions of sustainability and our shared future on earth, by first taking a step back from the now ever so ubiquitous and increasingly hollow word itself in an effort to persuade us to re-imagine the idea for a truly better future together. Hanakata touches on a multi dimensional sustainability index that would allow humanity to make decisions based on a more holistic and comprehensive idea of sustainability.

This presentation looks far forward and runs deep and positions us to better tackle the challenges of a shared future.

 

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Covered in an Art

BY KIYOSHI TAKIZAWA
@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

インスタレーションを中心に、場所性を意識した作品を展開する現代美術作家の瀧澤潔さん。 日常的に身近な材料を使用しあっと驚くような「非日常」な作品を制作されています。 越後妻有トリエンナーレ2015で展示中の作品、美術教科書に掲載されている作品を含め、紹介されるこれまでの作品の全容は圧巻の一言です!

 

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Multidimensional Sustainability

In Multidimensional Sustainability from Tokyo Vol. 127, Architect, Planner, Researcher, Consultant … Idealist and Futurist, Naomi C. Hanakata from FUTURE CITIES LAB, ETH Zurich in Singapore explores the notions of sustainability and our shared future on earth, by first taking a step back from the now ever so ubiquitous and increasingly hollow word itself in an effort to persuade us to re-imagine the idea for a truly better future together. Hanakata touches on a multi dimensional sustainability index that would allow humanity to make decisions based on a more holistic and comprehensive idea of sustainability.
This presentation looks far forward and runs deep and positions us to better tackle the challenges of a shared future.
 

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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!

  • 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

    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. --------- 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!

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