Next Event

14 DEC


Join us WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 at 20:20 for very merry edition of PechaKucha Night Tokyo. As is customary, we have ten amazing presenters lined up to share their passion for viral hip-hop movements, architecture, city stories, puppeteering, sculpture, and a cup of good cheer. 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!


Origin of Towns and People

@ VOL 141 ON NOV 24, 2016

加藤孝司さんは、 生まれ育った浅草にものごとに対する感性やデザインの感覚を養われ、 現在はデザインジャーナリストとして建築・デザインの分野を横断的に探求し、多数のクリエイティブメディアで執筆活動をされています。今晩のPechaKucha Nightでは、街と人との関係性から生まれるものごとについてお話してくださいます。


What Data Visualization Tells You

@ VOL 141 ON NOV 24, 2016

グラフィックデザイナーの中野豪雄さんは情報の構造化と文脈の可視化を主題に、 広告からブックデザイン、 展覧会の空間デザインなど、さまざまな領域でグラフィックデザインの可能性をロジカルなアプローチで探られています。 今回のPechaKucha Nightでは、震災から4年間で報じられたニュース記事のアーカイブデータを用いて制作した実験的な作品をベースに、データヴィジュアライゼーションが語るものとそれによって広がる想像力についてお話ししてくださいます。


Activities and Future Plans of Morioka Shoten

@ VOL 141 ON NOV 24, 2016

週替わりで1冊のみの本を取り扱う森岡書店。 世界でもこの森岡書店のみと言われるこの試みは海外でも注目され、 世界中から多くの人がこの銀座の5坪の店舗に足を運びます。 店主の森岡督行さんがこの取り組みと今後の展望について、熱く披露してくださいました。 工芸専門の美術館は、ぜひともつくらなければ!


Me and the World

@ VOL 141 ON NOV 24, 2016

建築家の会田友朗さんは、 都市や地域を問わず人々が集まり交流する「居場所」の設計など、 様々な空間デザインに多く携わり、国内外の受賞歴を重ねられています。 近年各地でホステルあるいはゲストハウスと呼ばれる新しいタイプの宿泊施設が数多くオープンし、 日夜多様なゲストで賑わっています。 会田さんが設計された海外でも注目を集める東京の2つのホステルの空間を手がかりに、人々が何を求め、なぜそこに集うのかを丁寧に披露してくださっています!


Dreaming of Sleeping

@ VOL 141 ON NOV 24, 2016

Party people Calum Salmond & Steffen Yoshiki offer a unique perspective into the Tokyo nightlife. Dreaming of Sleeping is a collaborative effort to influence the Japanese music scene by showcasing local and international artists.


Soleful Living

@ VOL 141 ON NOV 24, 2016

Rob Nugen gives us a look at his a barefoot lifestyle then apparently confuses the spelling of sole and soul. Soleful living.


Simple, Playful, and Interactive

@ VOL 141 ON NOV 24, 2016

Purin Phanichphant’s creations are often simple, playful, and interactive. They combine his fun-loving Thai roots, his obsession with knobs, buttons, and screens, and his training as an interaction and industrial designer.


Bilingual Improv: Connecting with Everyone

@ VOL 141 ON NOV 24, 2016

Owner and Founder of the Pirates of Tokyo Bay, Mike Staffa will highlight the history of the group and how it is getting recognized around the world for connecting with audiences, regardless of their cultural background. The group's mission statement is to make audiences laugh, regardless of their language. Mike has lead the Pirates in performances in 10+ counties around the world and is excited to share his story at PechaKucha.



Back to Origin

“I use free diving as a tool to share the beauty of connecting with the water, nature and myself.”
In "Back to Origin" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139, by representing the aquatic realm in a way that the world has never seen, Ai Futaki highlights the meaning and expression of the human–water connection. As the winner of Guiness World Record for the longest distance swam in cape with one breath, she uses freediving as a tool to be the bridge between the underwater world and the human world.

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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 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!