Past Tokyo Event: VOL 155

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VOL 155

February 28, 2018
@ SuperDeluxe

Don't miss our February edition of inspiring and creative bonanza, taking place on WEDNESDAY, February 28 at SuperDeluxe. 

Doors open at 19:00 (7pm), presentations begin 20:20 sharp! (8:20pm) Entrance is ¥1000 -- no need to pre-order -- just come down on the night!

The lineup of presenters will be updated over the coming weeks, and make sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, or our Tokyo blog for all the news, and more info on the presenters.


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@ VOL 155 ON FEB 28, 2018

Cody Ellingham explores the future of massive public housing in Japan in his latest photography series, DANCHI: Dreams of Modernity.DANCHI housing projects range from 3 and 4 story blocks on the edges of cities, to massive complexes housing tens of thousands of people.

The architecture of these new concrete communities replaced the wood and dirt of Old Japan and brought with them the promise of a bright future, but what do they mean today?

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Balloon Couture

@ VOL 155 ON FEB 28, 2018


Actress Emi Jingu became fascinated by balloons about 5 years ago. Since then she has been creating fashion with balloons as the material for her designs and now she has received many awards at international and domestic balloon contests. This January, she won the first prize at the national competition of balloons held in Las Vegas. 

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Drumming Around the World

@ VOL 155 ON FEB 28, 2018


Taiko performer, Mr. Ichitaro has performed over 2,000 times in various parts of the world. He has produced, composed and played in various collaborations not only with shamisen, shakuhachi, but also with flute and other Japanese music instruments, orchestras, jazz and rock musicians. 

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How Urban Farming Can Change The World

@ VOL 155 ON FEB 28, 2018

Urban farming/sustainability consultant Jon Walsh outlines how urban farming is increasingly being used as a tool to improve personal health, create more sustainable families, communities and cities, maximize urban self-sufficiency, increase disaster preparedness, and fight climate change – simultaneously. Jon will also delve into vertical and rooftop farming, and outline the exciting future of urban farming.

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My Jogging Course

@ VOL 155 ON FEB 28, 2018

Renown illustrator Mariya Suzuki walks you through her jogging course with her drawings. She's not a sports person, but lately, she does jog sometimes since she's more aware of her age. At least she lives in a pretty cool neighborhood.

イラストレーターのMariya Suzukiさんは、ドローイングをしながらジョギングをしています。Mariyaさんはもともと体育会系ではないものの、年齢を気にし出してからは最近時々走っています。ドローイングからは、彼女が住む街がとっても素敵なことがわかります。

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@ VOL 155 ON FEB 28, 2018

妹島和世建築設計事務所 / SANAAを経て2008年にmiCo.設立した建築家の今村水紀さん篠原 勲さんは、ヴェネチア・ビエンナーレ国際建築展日本館特別表彰はじめ、数々のアワードを受賞している今注目の建築家ユニットです。今回のPKNは、現在TOTOギャラリー間の凱旋展覧会に参加されているお二人が生み出すクリエイティブな建築の魅力を、さらに深く味わうことができる絶好の機会です。

Mr. Imamura & Ms. Shinohara established miCo. in 2008 after working at Kazuyo Sejima Architectural Design Office / SANAA. miCo.has started gaining attention lately after having received a special award from the Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition Nihonkan and several other awards in the past. This is a great chance to enjoy the creation of miCo., who is currently participating in the homecoming exhibition at TOTO Gallery MA.

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Africa Starry Sky Cinema

@ VOL 155 ON FEB 28, 2018


Photographer Naoko Sakuragi is doing a traveling cinema under the starry sky of Africa to deliver 'the first movie experience' to children. She will be presenting on the theme of "the possibility of another way of life" , which she wants to tell those children through the screen.


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Prepared for What?

@ VOL 155 ON FEB 28, 2018

"This is a story about how one can never be fully prepared for the future". At the 155th edition of PechaKucha Tokyo, Architect Richard Wang introduces his firm, WZWX architecture group by sharing personal narratives tracing his entire career to date. He takes us on journey us across time and geographical barriers, from his growing up years in New Zealand, to the education & formative years of his architecture training in Europe, and finally to his current collaboration with his brother and old classmate in China, where they continually adapt to survive, striving to share their visions for the future.

建築家のRichard Wangさんは、ご自身の会社のWZWX architecture groupを紹介します。ニュージーランドでの成長や兄弟や同級生と働くことが、彼らのデザインアプローチにどのような影響を与えてきたか、そして会社の将来のビジョンをお話してくださいます。


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An Architect's Sketchbook

@ VOL 155 ON FEB 28, 2018

Apart from Architectural designs Sebastian Seyfarth uses his Sketchbook as a tool to explore and reflect on his life and journey through Europe and Japan.

建築設計を本業とするSebastian Seyfarthさんは、ヨーロッパや日本での生活や旅で体験し感じたことをスケッチブックに残しています。Sebastianさんのドローイングの世界を堪能しましょう。


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Crazy Architecture

@ VOL 155 ON FEB 28, 2018


Young architect Yuto Handa has established his own studio after graduating from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and designing a wide range of fields not only in architecture. Netlike materials are often used for his works, and he is putting up his power into moving hands and improvisation with the theme of diversion and flaw. At PechaKucha Night Vol. 155, you will see a lot of creation of Mr. Honda who was able to glimpse the reality show "Terrace House" at the time of appearance.  


Mariya Suzuki
Illustrator in Tokyo
Cody Ellingham
Art Director, CBJE in Tokyo
Yuto Handa
Architect, DELICIOUS COMPANY in Tokyo
Naoko Sakuragi
Photographer, Director of "cinema stars" in Tokyo
Emi Jingu
Balloon Designer, p0p0balloon in Tokyo
ichitaro wadaiko
Japanese Taiko Drummer, ichitaro Japan in Tokyo
Mizuki Imamura + Isao Shinohara / miCo
Architects, miCo. in Tokyo
Sebastian Seyfarth
Architect, Designer, Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo
Jon Walsh
Urban farming and Sustainability consultant & instructor, Business Grow in Tokyo
Richard Wang
Architect (founding partner), WZWX architecture group in Taipei