PechaKucha Presentation

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Pedro Brancante

head of cultural affairs, Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo

An Architectural Connection: Brazil and Japan

PRESENTED ON MAY 31, 2017
IN TOKYO @ VOL 147

In a Embassy-wide effort to promote a "Brazilian Lifestyle" idea in Japan, and to strengthen cultural ties between the two countries, Pedro Brancante and his wonderful team has been promoting a series of cultural events - from musical concerts to graffiti interventions. He takes on a grander scale, sharing with us the amazing experiences and stories gathered from organizing four fantastical Brazilian architecture shows in Japan.

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Inspire Japan Update

BY JEAN SNOW
@ VOL 82 ON MAY 25, 2011

We take a look at what the Inspire Japan events have meant so far for reconstruction efforts in Japan, what we've accomplished so far (with 48 cities reporting, we've raised over $70,000), and what's next. We also invite you to continue to support our efforts by donating on the Inspire Japan site, or by pre-buying the Inspire Japan ebook.
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Japan Love Story

BY PATRICK REYMOND
@ SWISS PECHAKUCHA NIGHT ON FEB 07, 2014

Patrick Reymond, founder of Atelier Oi, relates his love for Japanese simplicity and beauty into his architectural designs. Whether experimenting with different materials, scale, landscapes, or roofs, he promotes his initiative for ingenuity with his love for Japan. 

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Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil

BY ANDRÉ CORRÊA DO LAGO
@ VOL 118 ON OCT 29, 2014

André Corrêa do Lago is the Brazilian Ambassador to Japan, as well as a curator and critic of architecture. Representing both of these roles, Ambassador Lago's presentation covers Brazil's amazing diplomatic links to architecture, with a final focus on the World Cup 2014 installation that was produced at the Brazil Embassy in Tokyo by esteemed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 18, 2014.

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Shadows and Light - Architecture, Abroad in Japan

BY WOODBURY UNIVERSITY
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

In referring to Japan's intrinsically and simultaneously traditional and futuristic duality, Woodbury University architecture students on a Japan study away trip ask, "are the shrines and neon places separate from each other?"

They draw attention to architectural examples they discovered in their time in various Japan cities that highlight the focus of their studies, shadows and light.  

 Come and find the correlations with them!

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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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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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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。

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The Architecture of Japan House London

BY HIROYUKI ISOBE
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 22, 2017

In this extra special PechaKucha given at the Media Launch of Japan House London on 22 May 2017, Hiroyuki Isobe, unveils the design for the interior of Japan House, and what a delight it is!

Located in the heart of central London, Japan House will be a living window into Japan’s culture of excellence and beauty expressed through its traditions, modernity and appetite for the new.

We can't wait to visit!