Next Event

25 JAN


Join us WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 at 20:20 for the very first edition of PechaKucha Night Tokyo in 2017! As is customary, we have ten amazing presenters lined up to share their passions. All this and more at the world-famous SuperDeluxe event space in Roppongi.

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Featured Presentation


Haruka Misawa


グラフィックからプロダクト、 空間計画等、多分野でデザインを展開している三澤遥さん。 デザインオフィスnendoを経て日本デザインセンター原デザイン研究所に所属後、2014年7月より三澤デザイン研究室として活動を開始しました。 今回のPKNでは、重力と浮力の作用を意識的にコントロールし、水中に棲息する生き物たちの生態環境をゼロから探り直す「waterscape」プロジェクトを披露されています!


Bob's Sleigh

@ VOL 142 ON DEC 14, 2016

"Bobsleighs can get up to speeds of 160 kilometers per hour, and going around one of the tight curves, can get up to 5G's just like in a fighter jet!"

PechaKucha co-founder and half of the dynamic duo that makes up Klein Dytham architecture, Mark Dytham delivers his annual holiday season presentation in 20x20 fashion. Past years' topics have included "Snowflake-ology", Un-average Sleighs, Ski-Jumps of the World, "Yuletide Shrubbery" (read: Christmas Trees) and more. This year at PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 142, he takes on "Bob's Sleigh" and the fascinating and little known world of bobsledding, elucidating on the sport's rich history, the technical intricacies of track and sleigh, and some of the sport's best stories. Question Mark: Who's Bob? (Hint: Watch and find out!)

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, December 16th, 2016.


What Would I Do?

@ VOL 142 ON DEC 14, 2016

建築家の須磨一清さんはコロンビア大学建築修士科を卒業後、 2010年にご自身の設計事務所SUMAを設立されました。 建築ユニットBUSとして地域再生に携わり、 2016年にはヴェネチア・ビエンナーレ国際建築展に出展し審査員特別賞を受賞されました。お母様の終の住処として2015年に設計した「JIKKA」は多くの国際メディアに取り上げられ、今ますます世界の注目を浴びています。プレゼンテーションでは「JIKKA」が完成するまでの、そして須磨さんの建築家としてのこれまでの壮大な10年の歩みを披露されています!


Blooming Brilliantly and Flutteringly in the Night

@ VOL 142 ON DEC 14, 2016

建築家の菅原大輔さんとライティングアーティストの島田正道さん。 PechaKucha Nightで出会ったお二人が、 冬の夜長と気温そして自然の雄大さに着目し、 モノ・コト・ヒトが漫然一体となった新しい牧場体験ついて、たっぷり紹介してくださいます! 幻想的な光のインスタレーションの制作工程に思わず唸ってしまいます!


People Make Places

@ VOL 142 ON DEC 14, 2016

Writer and entrepreneur Charlie Spreckley shares stories about the humble geniuses who make Tokyo endlessly explorable: the chef and his restaurant, the designer and her boutique, the barista and his coffee shop, or the art dealer and her gallery. His self-published book about these inspiring characters, 'People Make Places', came out this year.


Proximity and Distance - Human Bodies in Movement and Stillness

@ VOL 142 ON DEC 14, 2016

Visual artist Bettina Hoffmann works at the intersection of photography, film, sculpture, contemporary dance and theatre to examine and challenge the underlying mechanisms of social relations, conflicts and communication.


Full Ashtrays & Bananas

@ VOL 142 ON DEC 14, 2016

CG artist and director Alessio De Vecchi explores the late night creation process of personal content during the downtime between commissioned projects. His work explores the intersection of physicality and the ethereal using textures, the human form, and puffs of otherworldly smoke throughout. 


Puppets in Wonderland

@ VOL 142 ON DEC 14, 2016

誰もが親しんだことがある 人形劇の世界。 それは決して子供達だけのものではなく、大人こそその素晴らしい芸術に魅了されてしまいます。 おなぎたみこさんは人形劇団プークに入団以来、40年以上に渡り人形劇を制作し世界的に活躍されてきました。 国際人形劇連盟UNIMAの副会長や評議員など、人形劇界の重要ポストを歴任されてきたおなぎさん。世界中の様々な華麗な人形劇の魅力を披露してくださっています!


Make & Find & Make

@ VOL 142 ON DEC 14, 2016

プロダクトデザイナー・コピーライターとして活躍する高橋良爾さん。 早稲田大学で建築設計を学び、写真やデザインにも熱心に取り組んでいた2011年、エンジニアの田中章愛氏とデザインプロジェクト「VITRO」を結成しました。 照明装置や万歩計、電子基板などを次々に発表し、グッドデザイン賞を始め多くのアワードで高い評価を受けています。 建築というマクロな分野をバックグラウンドにする高橋さんが、なぜ電子基板というミクロな世界に足を踏み入れたのか? 産み出した新しい電子基板「8pino」とともに、ご自身がデザインした様々なプロダクトも必見です。



Bob's Sleigh


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!