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Greeting from 700


As we just posted, it was indeed a fantastic Tokyo Designers Week event, with close to 700 in attendance -- and here's a little greeting from that audience, beautifully captured by photographer Michael Holmes. We'll be sharing more photos sometime next week, as well as all of the presentations, and they'll be posted on the official event page.


Our big PechaKucha Night at Tokyo Designers Week 2014 was an amazing one, with a terrific lineup and close to 700 in attendance. We're also really glad that The Verge agrees, as it included us in its list of "37 awesome things" it saw at Tokyo Designers Week.

Mt. Fuji casts its shadow over Japan — it has inspired generations to take up the challenge of climbing it. Will you accept?

PechaKucha's own Johnny Linnert tells his story of climbing Japan's tallest mountain/active volcano: Fuji-san. In “Conquering Mt. Fuji” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 117 he shows us that, from his experience of climbing up with the mountain with his friends, there is much excitement and trials to endure while on such an adventure.

Who wins when chess pieces made of ice melt?

Justin Charles Hoover is a Chinese-Russian-American working on time-based art. In “Time-Based Art” from PKN Santa Cruz, CA Vol. 8 he speaks about how he always wanted to be a stunt-double but settled for Kung Fu master. He shares a few of his fascinating projects and talks about why he loves performance art.

Standing on the edge of the cliff, looking at the possibilities. Jump, live with the boundaries you land in.

Painter Nichole McMinn shares stories of facing fears and pushing herself to do what she loves. In “Possibilities” from PKN Knoxville Vol. 12, she discusses the trials of creativity, the struggles she’s faced as an up-and-coming artist, and realisations she’s reached while in pursuit of her dreams.

Alison Beste uses light to examine the relationship between artificial and natural constructs.

Artist and photographer Alison Beste’s work explores the boundaries between the built and natural world through the use of light effects on the ocean horizon. In “Shedding Light on Paradise” from PKN Honolulu Vol. 20, Alison speaks about light from cities, vessels, and beacons as powerful metaphors for the ways we interact, manage, and attempt to control our environment.

With a lack of funds and while refusing to take out loans, one man built a beautiful weekend getaway home for his family.

Architect Bob Clayton takes us through the construction of a home from start to finish. In “From Image to Realisation” from PKN Townsville Vol. 5, he discusses his intention to build a weekend cottage in the mountain rain forest, and his fascination with building hyperbolic paraboloids.

“I learned early on that nothing was wasted and everything was a resource.”

Horticulturist Megan Cook educates us on the concepts and tenets of permaculture. In “Permaculture: A Food Growing Revolution” from PKN Forster Vol. 2, Megan shows us that this design system for creating sustainable human environments that mimic natural ecosystems, and how it can be applied to any space.

“I’ve really become interested in doing custom toy shows and donating the money to good causes.”

Figure and toy expert Don Kratzer speaks on Indie Toy Custom Culture. In “Custom Character Culture for Causes” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 117, Don discusses the discrepancies and crossovers between creators, characters, and figures, as well as goes into depth on the custom figure culture.


Mexico City's PechaKucha Night Vol. 37 was held last month, and here's a look at the wonderful poster that was produced by illustrator Alejandro Magallanes. You should also note that Vol. 38 is set for November 27, with more details to follow.

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