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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. 

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New Life and Society Cultivated by Japanese Herb

BY LYIE NITTA
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

「薬草」を使ったことはありますか? 日本の在来種の植物をハーブティ として楽しむという暮らしが、 あなたのからだを慈しみ、土地と人を結ぶ素敵なつながりを生みます!足下にあった素敵な植物に目を向けてみませんか?

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Floating Underworld

BY JESSE LIU
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

In Floating Underworld from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, Taiwanese master’s student of Japanese modern architecture at Musashino Art University, Jesse Liu shares a creative proposal to implement an exciting 24-hour community installation in an unsuspecting and under-utilized corner of Tokyo's trendy Shibuya distict.

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Bartkira - The Ultimate Mash Up

BY JAMES STACEY
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

In "Bartkira - The Ultimate Mash Up" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, curator James Stacey talks about the the Bartkira collective, a worldwide project involving 500+ artists redrawing,in entirety, Otomo Katsuhiro's manga opus 'Akira' using the characters and settings from Matt Groening's, 'The Simpsons'. For no particular reason then, why not ?

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Modular Sustainable Living Systems

BY JACOB REINER
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

In Modular Sustainable Living Systems from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, Architectural designer and agricultural specialist Jacob Reiner discusses how developments in high-tech farming and prefab building systems are combining to create a new paradigm for sustainable living in the 21st century.

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Earthquake at the Equator

BY FRANCISCO X. MEJÍA
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

Ecuador: A country that held each other tight enough that it never shook again. 

"This sums up the Ecuadorian fraternity and solidarity during difficult times. [They] unite and continue to inspire each other to help rebuild their country and overcome this tragedy."

In Earthquake at the Equator from PKN Tokyo Vol 135, and as part of PechaKucha's Inspire Initiative, steaming live from Ecuado, PechaKucha Night organizer in Quito, Ecudaor, Francisco X. Mejía and Glo Fren presented about their country, the current situation in response to the recent devastating earthquake at the coast, and solidarity and resolve of the Ecuadorians in this time of crisis. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, 29th, 2016.

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Two Color World

BY CHIYUN YEH
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

In "Two Color World" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, Illustrator Chiyun Yeh explains the counterintuitive artistic freedom of restricting her work tools to just 2 color simple ballpoint pens to draw the beautiful people and places and share the imaginative stories inside her immediate world. 

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Different Rhythm of Life

BY ASAKO HIBI
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

In Different Rhythm of Life from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, entrepreneur Asako Hibi shares about Tabica, a collaborative consumption service that enables farmers and artisans in rural areas of Japan to connect with those looking for off-the-guidebook experiences. Tabica advocates simple, sustainable lifestyle and wants to support the repopulation and development of local communities throughout Japan.

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Huh? Who's Ale?

BY ALESSANDRO BIOLETTI
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

イタリア生まれのイラストレーター、 アレッサンドロ・ビオレッティさんは、 子供の頃に祖父が持っていた70年代に出版された日本の写真集に衝撃を受けて以来、まさに日本にどハマりしています。2015年12月に小学館より絵本「みつけてアレくん!せかいのたび」を出版。幼少の頃から影響を受けた日本文化と独自の視点が融合して生まれる、豊かな世界観をプレゼンテーションされています!

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Building Bridges, Not Walls at the US - Mexico Border

BY WILLIAM HELM
@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

"We hope whoever becomes president builds more bridges instead of walls [because] we are sister cities, divided only by the river."

In Building Bridges, Not Walls at the US - Mexico Border from PKN Tokyo Vol 134, PechaKucha Night El Paso City Organizers (and acclaimed architects) William Helm and Edgar Lopez describe the symbiotic relationship of the sister cities of El Paso and Juarez. The residents of the two cities activate a third space of the US/Mexico border, called "Pass of the North"  which produces a rich milieu of creativity, art and culture. In this place which was historically known as "Paso del Norte" along the Spanish road from Mexico City to Santa Fe, the two cities have come together to use the PechaKucha conversation to bridge across the border. 20 x 20 x 2 cities = building bridges not walls.

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Going Beyond Kansai Stereotypes

BY TOMOHIRO NAKAYAMA
@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

「大阪といえば?」と聞かれて、イメージするものはなんでしょうか。PechaKucha Night Osakaオーガナイザーの中山智裕さんが、真っ先に思い浮かべるコテコテな「大阪」ではなく、ちょっとニッチで、関西人はつい合いの手を入れたくなる大阪の一部をお見せします。個性的なプレゼンターが揃う、PKN Osakaの紹介もお見逃しなく!

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