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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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DEJIMA AGAIN

BY RYUICHI WATANABE
@ VOL 147 ON MAY 31, 2017

出島築造から382年、 片側だけで橋長38.5mを支えつつ、 桁に無数の開口が開き、 風景の中に消え去るユニークな現代の橋を設計し架けられました。 建築家で構造デザイナーの渡邉竜一さんは、設計と共に、最先端の現代の橋の架橋を街の大きな祭りごとにするムーブメントをソーシャルコミュニケーションの中で実現した。平日月曜の朝、各局テレビ、新聞の報道、地元の5000人以上の人が見守る中、出島表門橋は架橋されました。構造デザインとコミュニケーションが融合した他にはないデザインプロセスを紹介します。

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Inspired Adaptation - Making Love from Walls

BY PETER GRASSE
@ VOL 147 ON MAY 31, 2017

Whatever your position on Donald Trump, it's fair to say that he is a veritable fount of creative inspiration. Back in February, his bluster about building a boundary between Mexico and the US led Diesel Headquarters to launch a campaign called ‘Make love not walls’. Trump’s intolerance was a chance for the brand to mark itself as a supporter of inclusivity in characteristically colourful style. Trump's wall has less meaning in Japan. But the country does have figurative walls of its own, and as Japan is Diesel’s largest market, the company opted to create a fully localized interpretation of the theme. In particular, while Japan is a world leader in terms of fashion and subculture, society as a whole has been slow to open up to the LGBT community. ‘The walls’ urges a removal of the barriers that prevent open expression of love and affection between people of all sexual orientations. Peter Grasse shares. 

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An Architectural Connection: Brazil and Japan

BY PEDRO BRANCANTE
@ VOL 147 ON MAY 31, 2017

In a Embassy-wide effort to promote a "Brazilian Lifestyle" idea in Japan, and to strengthen cultural ties between the two countries, Pedro Brancante and his wonderful team has been promoting a series of cultural events - from musical concerts to graffiti interventions. He takes on a grander scale, sharing with us the amazing experiences and stories gathered from organizing four fantastical Brazilian architecture shows in Japan.

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Pavilion of the Sardine

BY TARDITS MANUEL
@ VOL 147 ON MAY 31, 2017

The Setouchi Triennale 2016, a contemporary art festival held every three years on several islands in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan and the coastal cities of Takamatsu and Tamano, aims to revitalize the region which has suffered from depopulation in recent years. Tonight, we will be centering in on one of the islands, Ibukijima, and its recent addition, “the sardine pavilion”, built entirely out of locally sourced recycled materials. Manuel Tardits from Japanese architecture firm Mikan, along with students of Meiji University, share with us this magical collaboration between a carpenter, a tile maker, ten students, staff, and friends.

 

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Spirituality in Art Puppets

BY NENGYOSHI IEMOTO KENTARO SUNAGA
@ VOL 147 ON MAY 31, 2017

 "念形(ねんぎょう)と象麟(ゾリン)"  ヒトガタのようで人形にあらず、 架空の精霊 "念形"と、 不可思議な音を奏でる"象麟"のご紹介。

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Redesigning the times

BY ANDREW LEE
@ VOL 147 ON MAY 31, 2017

Andrew Lee, art director of The Japan Times, talks about creating the JT's new logo and what it took to revamp the print version of the newspaper for its 120th anniversary.

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Canada Goose × EEPMON: Start to Finish

BY ERIC CHAN
@ VOL 147 ON MAY 31, 2017

Digital Artisan Eric Chan a.k.a. EEPMON will talk about his exclusive collaboration with outerwear fashion brand Canada Goose. From concept to worldwide distribution of the rare yet iconic Synthesis Parka will provide invaluable insight into the process bridging analog/digital, heritage/modernity and the handmade with digital design.

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Design Our Own Space

BY GEN KUMAGAI
@ VOL 147 ON MAY 31, 2017

熊谷玄さんはランドスケープデザインを中心に、 デザインを通した人の居場所づくりを生業としています。 商業施設や公共空間で熊谷さんが仕掛けるデザインはグッドデザイン賞をはじめ高い評価を受け、居心地の良さもピカイチです。 居場所づくりのメソッドをプレゼンテーションで披露してくださいます!

 

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 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

    From Lyttelton, NZ to Tokyo. Ex-lawyer now working for Pechakucha HQ- 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!