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PechaKucha Presentation

Project BABEL

PRESENTED ON NOV 28, 2012
IN TOKYO @ VOL 97

Yusuke Iguchi talks about his latest project, BABEL, the biggest model he has ever produced. He is also trying to raise money for his next project -- you'll find more info on his website. (in Japanese and English)

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From Japanese Graffiti to Drain Spotting

BY REMO CAMEROTA
@ VOL 71 ON MAR 31, 2010

Remo Camerota takes us through his brilliant book on Japanese graffiti, and on to his follow-up release (which wasn't out at the time this presentation was done) on Japanese manhole covers, titled Drain Spotting. Remo currently has a Kickstarter campaign for a new project.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 9, 2013. 
 
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KGU Building Workshop 2012

BY KGU BUILDING WORKSHOP 2012
@ VOL 94 ON JUL 25, 2012

Students from Kanto Gakuin University do a group presentation about a building project and workshop they undertook over the past year. (in Japanese)

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Necomimi

BY TOMONORI KAGAYA
@ VOL 94 ON JUL 25, 2012

Mixing Japanese "cute culture" with high-tech know-how, Tomonori Kagaya presents his Necomimi neurowear project, in which a pair of cute cat-like ears respond to the wearer's thoughts. (in Japanese)
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What's Wrong with Japanese Big Corporation's Product Design?

BY BOB SLIWA
@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

As the title declares, this presentation by the Yo!jimbob duo is a call to arms for what they find lacking in that particular field. This presentation was part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. (in Japanese/English)

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UJINO

BY MUNETERU UJINO
@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

The always inventive "tinkerer" Muneteru Ujino shares some of his projects, and takes us on a wonderful trip. This presentation was part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on June 19, 2013.

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Real Japanese Gardens

BY JENNY FEUERPEIL
@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

We love Japanese gardens, and we want the world to know more about Japanese gardens. Japanese gardens can teach the attentive observer a great deal about Japan and Japanese design, from design concepts and careful material selection to Japanese history, culture and religion. Learn more on Jenny's site.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 31, 2013.

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Found Object Translation

BY YOTA KAKUDA
@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

Yota Kakuda (YOTA KAKUDA DESIGN) talks about how he takes second hand objects, which he finds at flea markets, and makes something new with them. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

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Runs Within - a Motif Project

BY KARYNA WALLACE
@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

This is a poem and a story that revolves around the prints she developed under the theme "Vampires," as assigned by her professor. She offers up a new interpretation, and instead of drawing bats and bloody black cats, she analyses a vampire's needs and wants, and then compares it to us humans. She notices that what runs within us -- our needs and wants -- takes us through several stages of emotions throughout our lives, as we grow spiritually and physically. We all experience them, and the point is when -- and if -- we can reach our ultimate goal. (in English)

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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.