PechaKucha Presentation

How a Cafe Can Change a Community

PRESENTED ON NOV 22, 2017
IN TOKYO @ VOL 152

Architect Osamu Sakai along with his wife, also a designer, helped save a public housing complex from demolition last year in the town of Sakura, Tochigi Prefecture. They’ve since established a cafe and community center in a corner of a housing complex that, after renovating, they are now tasked with activating by curating gatherings, activities, and workshops to harmonise with local environment and community. In this presentation Osamu will suggest how projects such as their cafe can help to find solutions to problems many rural cities in Japan face, such as population reduction, traffic congestion, and beyond.

建築家酒井理さんはデザイナーの奥様と一緒に、栃木県さくら市の団地集合住宅の一角をリノベーションして、地域の交流発信基地となる素敵なカフェを運営しています。自然や生活に溶け込むカフェのスタイルや活動には、人口減や交通問題など、地方都市だけでなく将来の日本が向き合う課題への解決ヒントが隠れています!

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Cafe Wakakusa

BY HIRO NAKANISHI
@ VOL 100 ON FEB 20, 2013

Hiro Nakanishi is the organizer of the PechaKucha Night series in Nara, and in this presentation he talks about what led him to want to start the series, as well as how he started his own cafe (where the events are held).

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Medical Herbman Cafe Project

BY SOICHIRO ARAKI
@ HEINEKEN STAR LOUNGE ON MAY 15, 2013

Landscape designer and project director Soichiro Araki of the design firm EARTHSCAPE speaks of his organization's mission to bring together humans and nature, in particular, the MHCP (Medical Herbman Cafe Project) a means of connecting with local communities through botany and herbal remedies. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on July 3, 2013.

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Rooted to Kensington

BY POURIA LOTFI
@ VOL 25 ON SEP 20, 2013

Pouria Lotfi recently bought a building in Kensington and started his own cafe. Since then he has gotten to know his community and the unique surroundings that define its character. He argues that as Kensington residents move away and companies from other cities move in, Kensington is losing the qualities that make it great.

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Death Cafe

BY HAYLEY WEST
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Hayley West introduces the discussion group Death Cafe: where people can talk about death in a relaxed and confidential environment and eat cake too! There is rarely discussion about post-death plans, and Hayley encourages people to think about all post-life possibilities, which she has learned from Death Cafe talks.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 23, 2014.

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Simple as ABC, Art for Behavioural Change!

BY SHYAMA RAMANI
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

“Somehow as we grow up, art disappears out of our lives. This is the story of how art reentered mine.”

In "Simple as ABC, Art for Behavioural Change!", from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Prof. Shyama Ramani addressed the major problems of Indian villages - open defecation and littering of public spaces. Policy makers are helplessly wondering how to bring about behavioural change. Shyama proposed that communal art forms can be used as an instrument of behavioural change. How? Listen to this talk to find out.

Prof. Shyama Ramani of UNU-MERIT has been voted one of the #100 Women Achievers of India in the category of ‘Hygiene and Sanitation’.

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Everyone Is Lonely. We Can Change That.

BY BEN SZOBODY
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

"The irony is: we all live on top of each other and everyone is lonely." 

In Everyone Is Lonely. We Can Change That. at PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 25Ben Szobody shares his observations as a "lonely migrant" and asks: How does one battle loneliness? How can one form enduring relationships and build a community? Ben has constructed a plan and he's taking the initiative to make a change within his community and bring people together. 


This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wenesday, February 8th, 2017. 

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Change Your Mindest, Change Your Life

BY ANTONIO MOUZON
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 30, 2017

Antonio Mouzon showes us how a change in your mindset can dramatically change not only your life but the life around you. 

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The Inequalities of Climate Change and why the International Community is involved

BY KATERINA TRIANTOS
@ POLICY SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES ON APR 19, 2017

In her presentation, Katerina Triantos talks about the risks attached to global climate change at the regional and local level. 

The increasingly severe risks that occur as a result of global climate change cannot be mitigated by current practices and are offsetting more local attempts of controlling for risks.

It becomes apparent climate change and its risks cannot be resolved by the risk community alone, but will require innovative practices and collaborations within multiple levels and across multiple sectors.

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Theatre Can Change The World

BY JENNY BALLARD
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

Jenny Ballard believes the Arts are our best chance of changing our world for the better, and theatre is her art of choice. This presentation will examine theatre's positive effects on society, and its ability to change our society for the better, even if it's just one audience member or artist at a time.