Past Tokyo Event: Brazilian Lifestyle Powered by PechaKucha

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Brazilian Lifestyle Powered by PechaKucha

September 16, 2015
@ Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Photo: Leonardo Finotti

Brazilian Lifestyle [ブラジリアン・ライフスタイル] Powered by PechaKucha 

From the sensuous curves of the architecture of Oscar Niemeyer to the sweet taste of caipirinha, PechaKucha fans and Tokyoites are invited to discover the contemporary Brazilian lifestyle. You will hear interesting and amusing stories about how Brazilians face the challenges of everyday life with a unique combination of love of nature, openness to other cultures, warm hearts and indefatigable optimism.

ぺちゃくちゃファンと東京人のみなさん、オスカー・ニーマイヤー建築の官能的曲線からカイピリンニャのスイートな味まで、コンテンポラリーなブラジリアン・ライフスタイルを発見しにいらして下さい。ブラジル人がいかにして、自然への愛、他文化への開放性、温かい心、不撓不屈の楽観主義を独自に組み合わせて日々の難題に立ち向かうかという面白く愉快な話が聞けます。

What are the most surprising things being done in Brazilian architecture, design, food, drinks? How do they relate to Japan? Come discover at the Brazilian Lifestyle powered by PechaKucha special event at MOT.

ブラジルの建築、デザイン、食べ物、飲み物のもっとも驚くべき成果は? それらと日本との関係は? MOTのスペシャル・イベント「ブラジリアン・ライフスタイルPowered by PechaKucha」でその答えを発見しましょう。

 

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Project Andarilha

BY ANA LUIZA GOMES PEREIRA
@ BRAZILIAN LIFESTYLE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 16, 2015

"Design is an instrument to tell stories, connect people, and to translate the everyday."

In Project Andarilha from Tokyo's Brazilian Lifestyle Powered by PechaKucha, graphic designer Ana Luiza Gomes Pereira dedicates herself to researching Brazil's traditional art and culture and in doing so, she launched a project called Andarilha, a content research and curating online platform that aims to register, preserve, and disseminate the stories of rural people who create inspired-by Brazilian culture. The goal is to identify modern "Andarilhas", artists who are inspired by their own rode's life story, those who look at culture and heritage with very contemporary eyes. Having herself lived all over rural Brazil, she believes these people and their stories have the ability to unite creative manifestations from all corners of Brazil.

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The Great Coffee Caper

BY ANDRÉ CORRÊA DO LAGO
@ BRAZILIAN LIFESTYLE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 16, 2015

"Help us find the last [missing] Fujita panel so we can rebuild the Brazil Cafe in Ginza!"

In "The Great Coffee Caper " from Tokyo's Brazilian Lifestyle Powered by PechaKucha, Brazilian Ambassador to Japan,  André Corrêa do Lago shares his piqued curiosity when, as a teenager in Sao Paulo, acquiring a peculiar book of Brazilian architecture that had been published in Japan, it's last page stunning him with images the "Brazil Cafe", a coffee house in a posh corner of Tokyo for its most chic denizens, inside which was decorated with contemporary furniture, its walls adorned by a magnificent mural painted by Japan's most famous artist of the time, Léonard Tsugouharu Foujita.

Ambassador Lago's interest in the book, and in the cafe, never wavered and when appointed to his position in Japan, and in an effort to re-capture Japan's shared love for Brazilian coffee, he commissioned his staff to research the cafe's history, uncovering a caper of a tale, which has led to the quest for a missing painting and a restoration of Tokyo's once legendary "Brazil Cafe."

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, Octoberr 23rd, 2015.

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ブラジルの民衆に自由な空間をプレゼントした建築家 リナ・ボ・バルディ

BY ETSUKO WATARI
@ BRAZILIAN LIFESTYLE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 16, 2015

ブラジル人建築家リナ・ボ・バルディ(Lina Bo Bardi)の作品や生涯、日本との縁を、ワタリウム美術館館長の和多利恵津子さんが魅力いっぱいに紹介します。

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Beautiful Bounty

BY MARI HIRATA
@ BRAZILIAN LIFESTYLE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 16, 2015

様々な人種が集う移民大国ブラジル。 一般市民が親しむブラジルの食材とストリートフードを、シェフのマリ・ヒラタさんが紹介します。
Photography by Sergio Coimbra

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PechaKucha Loves Brazil!

BY MARK DYTHAM
@ BRAZILIAN LIFESTYLE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 16, 2015

"It just proves what a fantastic network we have."

In PechaKucha Loves Brazil! from Tokyo's Brazilian Lifestyle Powered by PechaKucha, PK's founder Mark Dytham shines a spotlight on all the ways the 20x20 format is celebrated in Brazil. From presentations on Oscar Niemeyer's iconic architecture, to talks on Brazil's exquisite and diverse street art, to one of the counties most enigmatic individuals discussing what it takes (and costs) to become transgender, Mark shares the broad spectrum of PechaKucha in Brazil both as a creative import, and an inspiring export. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, Octobern 30th, 2015. 

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The Streets Belong to Us

BY MATEUS BAGATINI
@ BRAZILIAN LIFESTYLE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 16, 2015

"We can take over the streets. We can have fun there because the city belongs to us."

In "The Streets Belong to Us" from Tokyo's Brazilian Lifestyle Powered by PechaKucha, content creator Mateus Bagatini shines the spotlight on Brazilian street party culture, but not the carnival kind with which we're all familiar! Exhausted and bored with the exclusive and over-priced club scene, a new generation of partiers have decided to take the club to the street, hosting DJs and dancers under bridges, in the parks, or even in once-abandoned commercial spaces, bringing with them more people, cheap booze, the authorisation of the city, and well ... what looks like a damn good time. Not just simply focussed on cutting loose, the parties have taken on numerous forms, often with a social message and have successfully demonstrated being an agent of change for the betterment of cities. As a citizen-driven culture, at parties in Brazil's public spaces everyone is invited ...after all the city belongs to us!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, November 6th, 2015. 

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The Art of Drinking

BY ROGERIO IGARASHI VAZ
@ BRAZILIAN LIFESTYLE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 16, 2015

"The bar is a great place to learn about geography because it has bottles from all over the world."

In "The Art of Drinking" from Tokyo's Brazilian Lifestyle Powered by PechaKucha, Bartender Rogerio Igarashi Vaz shares a facinating perspective on how the collision of Eurpoean, African, and aboriginal cultures of his native Brazil, informs much of his mixology philosophy and many of the drinks he serves up in his century-old-motiffed 12-seat bar in fashionable Ebisu, Tokyo. He talks about the more emphemeral duties of a Bartender while ellaborating on his shared love for twisting old world cocktails into re-imagined modern versions, sometimes even using the most unlikely of incredients, from bacon to seaweed, often substituting a classic drink's base with Brazil's distilled sugarcane spirit, Cachaça!

He signs off by saluding "Bartenders are tring to make a better world ...through Cocktails!"

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Brazil and I

BY RYUE NISHIZAWA
@ BRAZILIAN LIFESTYLE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 16, 2015

ブラジルやブラジルの巨匠建築家Oscar Niemeyerと縁の深い、プリツカー賞受賞の建築家・西沢立衛さんが語る数々のブラジリアンエピソード。

Mark Dytham
Architect & PechaKucha Night Founder, Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo
Ryue Nishizawa
Architect, SANAA in Tokyo
André Corrêa do Lago
Brazilian Ambassador to Japan in Tokyo
Etsuko Watari
Director of The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo
Mari Hirata
Food Coordinator in Tokyo
Mateus Bagatini
Content Creator, BREW Inc. in Tokyo
Ana Luiza Gomes Pereira
Researcher/Designer
Rogerio Igarashi Vaz
Bartender, Director, Bar TRENCH in Tokyo