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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Culture Factories and the Contemporary Production Line

BY PETTER FROST FADNES
@ VOL 150 ON SEP 27, 2017

Improvising musician Petter Frost Fadnes talks about his fascination for cultural factories, DIY spaces and the underground art scenes. As an active performer in these spaces, he explains how his music is affected and inspired by these culture-infused surroundings.

即興演奏家のPetter Frost Fadnesさんは、カルチャーファクトリー、DIYスペース、アングラアートシーンの魅力について語ります。 こうした場所を拠点に目覚ましく活躍する演奏家として、Petterさんに音楽がどのように影響を与え、彼自身がこれらの文化が吹き込まれた環境からどのようなインスピレーションを受けているかを披露します。

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The Cardboard Artist

BY CALDER GREENWOOD
@ VOL 150 ON SEP 27, 2017

Director, writer, production designer, props-maker, set builder, modelmaker, and VFX artist Calder Greenwood lives in downtown Los Angeles with his guard dog, A1334462, among his many creations made mainly out of recycled materials. Come experience a lifelong synthesis of recyclables and art!

ディレクター、ライター、プロダクションデザイナー、小道具メーカー、セットメーカー、モデルメーカー、VFXアーティストと多数の肩書きを持つCalder Greenwoodさんは、主にリサイクル材料で作られた多くの作品に囲まれながら、番犬A1334462と一緒にロサンゼルスのダウンタウンで暮らしています。リサイクルと芸術の生涯にわたる融合を体験しに、ぜひPKNに遊びにきてください!

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Reconsidering the Value of Things

BY SEIDO KINO
@ VOL 150 ON SEP 27, 2017

ここ数年ドキュメンタリー写真のジャンルは、これまでと異なる表現手法を取り入れることで注目を集めるようになってきました。写真家の紀成道さんが撮影取材した「森に囲まれた病院」も、従来の暗く重いイメージを覆すべくまとめ、そそいて写真の「物としての価値」を問いかけます。

In recent years, the genre of documentary photography has been notable in surfacing new expressions of representation. By questioning the “value of things”, Kino Seido’s photographic account of "The Hospital amongst the Forest" is one such example, where the photographs strive to overturn the traditional somber image of documentary.

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New Air France Lounge at Bangkok Airport

BY MARTIN VAN DER LINDEN
@ VOL 150 ON SEP 27, 2017

A design project journeys through ideas, technical challenges, and fruition. Through the newly opened Air France lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Architect Martin van der Linden promises to shed light on this curious world where creative thinking collides with reality.

アイデアや技術の挑戦を通じ実を結ぶまで、デザインプロジェクトの旅は続きます。タイのスワンナプーム空港に新しくオープンしたエールフランスのラウンジでは、建築家のMartin van der Lindenさんが、クリエイティブ思考を現実に見事に落とし込んだ、興味深い世界に明かりを灯すことを約束します!

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Elektronikos · Fantasticos

BY RYOICHI KIYOMIYA
@ VOL 150 ON SEP 27, 2017

古い電化製品を使って様々な電子楽器や音楽を産み出してきたアーティストの和田永さん。現在は、多くの協働を通じて、新たな楽器を創作し合奏する祭典を目指すプロジェクト「エレクトロニコス・ファンタスティコス!」に燃えています。今年で活動3年目を迎える本活動は、11月に家電楽器の展示および体験型コンサートを開催します。活動の魅力とイベントにかける想いを協働メンバーの一人、清宮凌一さんが、皆さんでたっぷり語ってくださいます。

Ei Wada uses old electrical appliances to make electronic musical instruments and music. His latest gig will be at "Elektronikos · Fantasticos!", a festival solely to celebrate the creation of new kinds of instruments. In its third run this November, "Elektronikos · Fantasticos!" promises a whirlpool of houseware-turned-instruments and music concerts. Join in, as Ryoichi Kiyomiya presents aboout Ei Wada and his posse and their idiosyncratic genre of music making.

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George's Haiku Adventure

BY GEORGE NELSON
@ VOL 150 ON SEP 27, 2017

ニュージーランド出身のGeorge Nelsonさんは、早稲田大学への留学を機に驚異的な成長で日本語を習得し、ついには絵と五七五調の俳句(川柳)による創作表現まで行うようになりました。Georgeさんのシュールな詩と絵からは、ある意味テクノとファッションのが融合するような化学反応を感じられます。思わず笑みがこぼれハマってしまう世界観をお楽しみに!

George Nelson from New Zealand zealously picked up the Japanese language during his education at Waseda University with an earnest intent to create satirical poetry known as Senryu. Senryu, otherwise known as human haiku adheres to the format of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. Combining that rigor with George Nelson’s surrealistic sensibilities and electrifying personality, this PechaKucha promises 400 seconds of cheeky quips and non-stop smiling.

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Hilarious Shibuya Station

BY KEISUKE TAMURA
@ VOL 150 ON SEP 27, 2017

Having invested time and energy into understanding and analyzing the complex spatial structures of Shibuya, Shinjuku and Tokyo stations, Architect Keisuke Tamura decided to express his studies in the form of physical models. The fruits of his labor having been summarized in books and exhibitions looks past the stressful nature of these gigantic train terminals to showcase their brilliance and fascinating appeal.

田村圭介は建築家としての活動のかたわら、渋谷駅の複雑な空間構造とその変遷過程を研究し、それらを模型の形で表現をしてきました。その成果は展覧会にて発表され書籍にまとめられ、対象は東京駅、新宿駅まで及んでいます。プレゼンテーションを聞けば、いつも使っているストレスフルな巨大ターミナル駅がとても面白く見えてくるでしょう。

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Purely Wood!

BY TAKAO NISHIZAWA
@ VOL 150 ON SEP 27, 2017

建築家の西澤高男さんは、木の肌理の美しさをそのままに立ち上げた建築「みやむら動物病院」を通じて、まちの中に建てる木造建築の可能性についてお話しします。素材の美しさが際立つ素晴らしい建築の世界をお楽しみに!

Architect Takao Nishizawa designed an animal hospital showing the beauty of wooden texture. He will talk about the endless possibility of building wooden architecture in cities. Looking forward to the wonderful architecture world that highlights the beauty of materials themselves!

 

TOKYO Blog

City Focus: Tokyo


As the city's design and art platform, the
DESIGNART festival has gathered over 70 local and international designers in 70 locations around the main creative areas of Tokyo proper from October 16th to 22nd! Overlapping with Tokyo Fashion Week, it will be an amazing melting pot of creativity, giving Tokyo the international design event that it deserves!

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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!