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Featured Presentation

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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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HOUSE VISION 2016

BY SADAO TSUCHIYA
@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

くらし研究家の土谷貞雄さんはこれからの理想の暮らしについて、 アジア各地で地域に根付いて考え続けています。 その活動のひとつ、2010年から始まった HOUSE VISION プロジェクトは、日本を代表するグラフィックデザイナーの原研哉氏を代表とし、建築家をはじめとする多くのクリエイターや企業と素晴らしい未来の暮らしのあり方を提案してきました。今回のPKNでは、2016年7月末からお台場で開催の展覧会 HOUSE VISION 2016 から、選りすぐりの内容を紹介してくださいます。

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Tokyo Interior Tour

BY RYOKO ANDO
@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

インテリアデザイナーの安藤僚子さんと建築家の浅子佳英さんは、 2013年から3年間に渡り、東京のショップのインテリアをツアーをしてリサーチしてきました。消費スピードが速いインテリアデザインを通し考現学的に研究した大都市・東京について、素敵な味あるイラストと共に紹介してくださいます!

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Innovation, The Traditional Arts and Crafts

BY NAGOMU OGURA
@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

染色クリエイターの小倉和さんは、 日本の伝統技法である染色を、 新たな表現で発信するアーティスト達の集うテキスタイルブランド 「TSUNE」 を立ち上げました。染色の様々な見せ方や発信方法、アートとテキスタイル、芸術と文化の暮らしとの交わりについて、たっぷりお話ししてくださいます。

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KGU Building Workshop 2016

BY KGU BUILDING WORKSHOP
@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

関東学院大学の建築・環境学科の ビルディングワークショップ を受講している学生有志メンバーが、今年もPKNにやってきます!初々しさと有り余るエネルギーで、ダイナミックな空間を誕生させました。元気溢れるプレゼンテーションは、夏の暑さも圧倒します!

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Apartment House

BY KAZUYASU KOCHI
@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

建築家の河内一泰さんは、 東京藝術大学 / 同大学院を修了し、 建築家難波和彦氏の事務所で「箱の家」プロジェクトを3年間担当した後、独立されました。 国内外のコンペでの受賞歴も豊富な河内さん。今回、古い木造2階建アパートを1戸建にリノベーションした作品についてプレゼンテーションを披露してくださいます。カラフルに細かく分割されたグリッドに広がる豊かな空間に、皆さん惹きこまれてしまいますよ!

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Play Time!

BY HARUKA HAMA
@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

映画祭のコーディネーターを勤め、 文化庁新進芸術家海外研修員として中南米での滞在経験も豊富な濱治佳さん。 現在は、あいちトリエンナーレ2016で映像プログラム部門のキュレーターとして活躍されています。開幕まで秒読みに入った本芸術祭に、世界中から集結する映像作品の見所を紹介してくださいます。

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Audio Distortion Does Not Distort Matter

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

アーティストやパフォーマーの枠を超え、 常にオリジナルな作品を生み出している宇治野宗輝さん。 富山県の発電所美術館で2016年9月4日まで開催の個展「

Audio Distortion does not Distort Matter

」での、ご自身の独創的な自動車アートプロジェクトを中心に、たっぷりと語っていただきます!

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Tokyo Smart Driver

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

「東京スマートドライバー」 をご存知ですか? 悪い運転を叱るのではなく、良い運転を褒めよう!と呼びかけ、楽しみながらの安全運転をモットーにセイフドライバーの輪を繋げるソーシャルデザインプロジェクトです。従来の交通安全運動から、大きくリ・デザインされたこのプロジェクトは、いま交通安全業界に新たな潮流を生み出しています!ディレクターの真田武幸さんと一緒に、これからの交通安全を楽しみましょう!

 

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!