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Dancing in the Office

BY YULIA SKOGOREVA
@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

"For me, dancers represent freedom, while salarymen represent something opposite. I like to create this interaction."

In Dancing in the Office from PKN Tokyo Vol. 136, photographer Yulia Skogoreva found herself on an interesting and unexpected path that took her from linguistics, to dance, to photography. In her latest project she juxtaposes two completely opposite elements of society, busy salarymen and dancers, and the results are delightful. Have a look! 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, June 17th, 2016.

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Striving Way of Her Own Music

BY YUKI ISHIWATA
@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

インディーズで活躍するミュージシャンの石渡悠起子さん。 レーベルにも事務所にも所属せずに自分たちの音楽を追求して完成したCDの、 全国発売までの奮闘ドキュメント。 素敵な歌声は必聴です。

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Urban[e] Objects

BY WOODBURY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

A cohort of Architecture Students from Woodbury University elected Tokyo to conduce fieldwork studies by the theme  Urban[e] Objects. The research proposes new residential strategies through the translation of objects that can exist simultaneously in multiple scales: as a tea-cup or as an urban building. Their research deploys the use of isometric drawings and urban transects and inspiration derived by traditional Japanese drawing techniques to investigate questions of authenticity, translation of vernacular making methods, and interiority and apply them to contemporary challenges of shelter.

 

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From Skyscraper to Onigiri

BY TOMOO NITTA
@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

建築家の新田知生さんは、 公共建築からオニギリパッケージまで、 様々な空間をデザインされています。 海外のデザインサイトも注目の、折り紙をコンセプトにオニギリをつくる「オリ・ニギリ」プロジェクト。 今年の本格的世界展開を視野に入れた、プロジェクトの全貌を披露します!

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Creative Life with Mobility

BY SHOGO JIMBO
@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

神保匠吾さんは、 ご自身の高い感度と車への惜しみない愛情を活かすべく、 オンラインモーターマガジン 「DRIVETHRU」を 2014年に創刊しました。 おしゃれなキャンピングトレーラーでの宿泊サービスや、 未来仕様にアップデートしたヴィンテージカーのカーシェアリングなど、 車を通じて新しいクリエイティブライフスタイルを発信している神保さん。車に興味がある方もない方も、必ず虜になってしまう素敵なプレゼンテーションが今からとても楽しみです!

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What's Ultra Cialthon?

BY NORIAKI YAMAMIYA
@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

走ることが大好きな山宮徳晃さんは、 これまで東北地域でなんとトータル 580km 以上の距離を走ってきました。 でもストイックに走るのではありません。 各地での出会いや美味しい食べ物、ともに走る仲間とのゆるく楽しいコミュニケーションを通じてこその気づきが生まれる、 ユニークなランニングプロジェクトのUltra Cialthon。 笑いたっぷり、 エネルギッシュにプレゼンテーションされています!

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House for Stroll

BY SHIHCHENG LU
@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

4年間の京都生活を経て現在は武蔵野美術大学で建築を学ぶ、 台湾出身の呂司政さん。 過剰に発展したが故に環境が破壊された東京・渋谷に対し、 川と建築が共存できる新しい提案を行いました。 建築家を目指す呂さんのプレゼンテーションは、 将来の大きな可能性を感じさせます。

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You Can't Draw, But Nobody Can Draw Like You

BY KARAN SINGH
@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

"I found out that it was so much more interesting in doing everything wrong and developing a style and aesthetic that way, rather than getting things right the first time."
 
Karan Singh is an Australian artist, illustrator, and animator and living in Tokyo. In his presentation "You Can't Draw, But Nobody Can Draw Like You" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 136, he shares some of this vibrant and impactful works, representing a modern interpretation of optical art, conveying pattern and depth through minimal palettes. Despite having a decade of work under his belt, he confesses that he doesn't know how to draw. Have a look, and join us in begging to differ on that point.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, July 24th, 2016. 
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Intuitive Surrealism

BY AUGUST VILELLA
@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

“I have a very strange, particular method of painting. I call this method intuitive surrealism.”

In Intuitive Surrealism from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 136, Barcelona-based artist, August Vilella shares his oil paintings, creatied by means of a surreal-intuitive method. Thanks to this method and without using any previous sketches or ideas, he tries to give shape to his past and future through the subconscious mind. As a figurative work of art, the result of this practice evokes a dreamlike aura and philosophical language, which invites the observing visitor to reflect.

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Memory Walks - Is This The Way I Went?

BY ARTHUR HUANG
@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

"I have over 1500 eggs in my studio at home [and] a very understanding wife."

In Memory Walks - Is This The Way I Went? from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 136, artist and scientist Arthur Huang talks about the evolution of his Memory Walks Project which he began in 2012.  This project draws influences from his research work in neuroscience and delves into ways of visualizing everyday memories, on all of all things, eggs.  His solo exhibition of the same title is on display at HAGISO from May 17 - June 5, 2016.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" On Friday, June 10th, 2016. 

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Welcome to Fascinating Suribachi Town, Roppongi!

BY NORIHISA MINAGAWA
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

六本木の裏通りには、 名もなき「スリバチ」が潜んでいるという。 凹凸地形が奏でる東京・六本木の魅力をスリバチ流に紹介します! 東京スリバチ学会会長の皆川典久さんがお送りする、地形とまちづくりの歴史がクロスオーバーする、感動のプレゼンテーションです!

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Tremors from Kumamoto

BY MARI NASAKI
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

"As we attempted to escape our crumbling buildings, the electricity cut out, and we were left scrambling in the dark."

In Tremors from Kumamoto, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, PechaKucha Night Kumamoto team member Mari Nasaki recounts the days and weeks following Kumamoto's largest earthquake in centuries. She speaks of destruction, lack of sustenance and supplies, but also of hope. 

The was "PechaKucha of the Day" Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016.

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