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27 SEP

NEXT EVENT VOL 150

Don't miss our September edition of inspiring and creative bonanza, taking place on Wednesday, September 27 at SuperDeluxe. 

Doors open at 19:00 (7pm), presentations begin 20:20 sharp! (8:20pm) Entrance is ¥1000 -- no need to pre-order -- just come down on the night!

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.

プレゼンターの顔ぶれはイベント約10日前から発表します。Facebookページツイッター東京ブログをチェックすることもお忘れなく。

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Art with a Sense of Peace

BY YOSHINORI SAKAMAKI A.K.A. SENSE
@ VOL 149 ON JUL 26, 2017

Artist Yoshinori Sakamaki a.k.a. sense focuses his artistic expression on conveying peace and calmness where it's most necessary. During his 15 years of professional experience, he dabbled in many medians of artwork with collaborators with the goal to create a more beautiful and fun world. 
アーティストの坂巻善徳さんは、個人としての作品発表だけでなく多くの他のアーティストや企業等とコラボレーションを積極的に行い、プロデュース含めたクリエイションを国内外で展開しています。これまでの活動や近作、そして将来への展望を、魅力たっぷりに語ります。

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A Different Point of View

BY YOICHI YAMAMOTO
@ VOL 149 ON JUL 26, 2017

建築家の山本陽一さんは、建築や内装、インスタレーションそしてグラフィックなど幅広い分野で活動し、受賞歴も多数重ねています。プレゼンテーションでは、これまで取り組んだコンペ、インスタレーション、建築などのプロジェクトを通して、いつもと少し違う視点から見える新しい景色を私たちに見せてくださいます。

Architect Yoichi Yamamoto has been active in a wide range of fields such as architecture, interior design, installation and graphics, and has won many awards. In this presentation, he shows us a new landscape from a slightly different point of view through his experience in competition, installation and architecture projects.

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Keep Calm and Knit On!

BY SAKI CHIKARAISHI
@ VOL 149 ON JUL 26, 2017

編み物をコミュニケーションメディアとして捉え、 街や空間に関与するインスタレーションやプロジェクトを展開しているハイパーニットクリエイターの力石咲さん。人と人、人と街をつなげるプロジェクトを展開しているご自身のこれまでの活動と、現在進行中のプロジェクトを紹介してくださいます。

“Hyper Knit” creator Saki Chikaraishi sees knitting as a communication medium whereby she exhibits installations and large scale knitting projects towns centers and open spaces. She introduces how her activities have connected people to people, and people to places.  Her unique offbeat projects are bound to impress!

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DIY your DNA - Genetics for Everyone!

BY PHILIPP BOEING
@ VOL 149 ON JUL 26, 2017

Philipp Boeing wants to do for genetics what Arduino has done for electronics, making it open to everybody. As co-founder of Bento Lab, he’s helped create the world’s first easy-to-use DNA laboratory. Boeing will tell us about his journey to date with Bento Lab – and what the future holds for citizen science!

Philipp Boeing さんは初心者でも簡単に扱うことが可能なマイコンボード、Arduinoが電子機器の世界に貢献したことを遺伝学にも応用したいと考えています。 Bento Labの共同設立者として、Philippさんは世界で初めて使い勝手の良いDNAラボの創造に貢献しました。 ボーイングは、Bento Labとの今日までの道のりについて、そして未来が市民科学にとってどう歩んでいくことになるかをお話してくださいます!

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The Art Aquatic with Miki Tomioka

BY MIKI TOMIOKA
@ VOL 149 ON JUL 26, 2017

ペイントユニット『MiL』の富岡美紀さんは金魚をモチーフとした作品を展開し、国内外で多数の企画展やアートパフォーマンスを開催しています。これまでの活動の紹介やさらに最新の作品・アクティビティについて披露してくださいます!

Painter Miki Tomioka from the painters’ unit "MiL" regularly hosts exhibitions and art performances both in Japan and abroad using goldfish motifs in her work. She presents some fascinating past works and shares with us where her creativity has been flowing recently!

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The Roost Movie Project - Japan's Custom Moto Culture on Film

BY MATTHEW ROBERTS
@ VOL 149 ON JUL 26, 2017

Motorcycle builder and film producer Matthew Roberts (aka Speedtractor) lives, breathes and dreams custom motorcycles from his Tokyo based studio for some of the icons of the industry. In 2016 Roberts and his collaborators, Iceblock Films, decided the world needed its first feature length film exploring Japan's Alternative Custom Moto scene. Now, 10 months of filming, 6200kms and many, many lost races later, as the project enters its final phase, Roberts treats listeners with some behind the scenes glimpses of custom motorcycles as a lifestyle.

SpeedtractorとしてPechaKucha Nightではお馴染みの、バイクビルダーで映像クリエイターのMatthew Robertsさんは、東京のご自身のスタジオでバイクのカスタマイズに夢中になって取り組んでいます。 2016年、MatthewさんとそのコラボレーターのIceblock Filmsは、日本のオルタナティブカスタムバイクシーンを探求する長編映画が世界から求められていると決起しました。 10ヶ月の撮影、6200kmsの道のりを経て、そして多くのレースが後に続く中、プロジェクトは最終フェーズに入りました。Matthewさんが今回のPechaKucha Nightで、ライフスタイルとしてのカスタムバイクシーンを覗いた舞台裏を、熱く語ってくださいます。

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Tokyo on the Psychiatrist's Couch!

BY LAYLA MCCAY
@ VOL 149 ON JUL 26, 2017

Director of the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health, Dr Layla McCay, is passionate about how urban design can affect a city's mental health and wellbeing. If you are just as curious as we are on how sane and conducive to a living environment our labyrinthine metropolis Tokyo, you do not want to miss this urban-scale psychiatric session!

Centre for Urban Design and Mental Healthのディレクター、レイラ・マッケイ博士は、都市デザインがどのように都市のメンタルヘルスと福祉に影響を与えるかについて、熱心に取り組まれています。 迷宮的な巨大都市・東京の生活環境を整えることに興味がば湧くなら、この都市スケールの精神医学的な見地からのセッションは必見です。

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Re-Unify through Architecture

BY HAMID SHAHI
@ VOL 149 ON JUL 26, 2017

Canadian architects, Erin and Hamid, have spent many years examining the powerful effect of architecture over local communities and around the world. This PechaKucha night, they have flown all the way across the Pacific ocean to share with us how architecture can unite communities and incite positive social changes!

カナダ人建築家のErin and Hamidさんは長年にわたって、世界各地のコミュニティで建築が地域に与える効果を検証してきました。 今回のPechaKucha Nightでは、彼らは太平洋を越えて、建築がいかにコミュニティを結びつけ、積極的に社会変化を後押しできるかを教えてくださいます!

 

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A PhD in Surfboards




"When I'm at the factory, I'm completely switched on. I'm almost not thinking about anything... I'm almost like a man possessed until I can reach that image that's in my head..."
In 
"A PhD in Surfboards" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Summer Party - Curated by MINIBen Wei (Wavecraft) shares his unique hybrid surf and skateboard designs which stem from his lifelong passions of surfing and skateboarding.
Ben is a surfboard shaper, artist, and musician originally from Oceanside, California now residing in Chiba. After falling in love with the country and its people, he decided to move from California to stay in one of Japan’s professional surfing meccas Ichinomiya, 8 years ago. Growing up in a surf shop, Ben basically earned a PhD in surfboards and Wavecraft but after becoming dissatisfied with traditional board designs, he taught himself to shape so that he could bring a new breed of board into the market which he sells in his own shop in Tokyo. Check out his daily surfing updates on Instagram: benwei5050
カリフォルニア・オーシャンサイド市出身のBen Weiさんは、サーフボードシェイパー、アーティスト、ミュージシャンと多彩な顔を持ち、現在は千葉を拠点に活動しています。日本を大好きになり、故郷のカリフォルニアから日本のプロサーフィンのメッカである一宮市へ8年前に移住されました。サーフショップで育ったBenさんは、サーフボードとウェーブクラフトの”博士”ですが、徐々に既存のボードデザインに物足りなさを感じ、ボードシェイプを独学で習得、そして今や東京のご自身が経営するショップでの販売などサーフマーケットに斬新なボードを展開するまでになりました。サーフィンを毎日アップデートしているinstagram (@benwei5050)は要チェックです!

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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 too 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!

  • 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.

  • Netta Egoz

    Spreading the PK love across the globe!

  • 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!