WATCH

PechaKucha Presentation

Presenter_bw_255371_10151118569587813_1836251702_n_edit

Jesper Larsson

Creative Advisor, Double Happiness in Shanghai

The World's Best City When It Rains

PRESENTED ON FEB 20, 2013
IN TOKYO @ VOL 100

In 2021 the city of Gothenburg, Sweden turns 400. Preparing for this, the city invited different people to come up with ideas regarding how Gothenburg could make an international mark in the years leading up to the anniversary. This is the idea that Jesper Larsson brought to the table.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 28, 2013.

PechaKucha Night GothenburgオーガナイザーであるJesperさんのご出身都市の魅力をぜひお聞きください。

APPLAUD THIS!
Thumb_1_2351724d82eced65dcf1978f7c5794fd7ab84e000d4c

Goteborg for Japan

BY KOTOI ASAYAMA + KUMIKO UCHIDA
@ VOL 25 ON APR 12, 2011

Support from the city of Gothenburg in Sweden for Japan, coming from a group of exchange students.

Thumb_13_42413c1a44b55c7c1f52d858fc650eb9a635687cba20f

Marking the City

BY NICK BRUSCIA
@ VOL 92 ON MAY 30, 2012

An impromptu and ad-libbed Tokyo fiction deriving meaning from a mundane observation -- street annotations and mysterious tags, both written and physically placed. It is imagined that these tags embed another layer of information into the city by casting invisible perimeters within which encoded experiences are left behind and felt by others through ubiquitous mobile / augmented-reality devices. Tokyo is remapped through visual and physical sensations that overlap, fade away, and are activated by the weather or proximity, and offer an ephemerality akin to Tokyo's ever changing urban fabric. (in English)

Thumb_14_49714761fe6e3c1ff0b5585095f3ac389627852824ae5

A Day in Tokyo

BY JEAN-PAUL TOONEN
@ VOL 94 ON JUL 25, 2012

Jean-Paul Toonen is the organizer of PKN Maastricht, and in this presentation done in Tokyo, he walks us through one of his days spent visiting our dear city, sharing funny observations about the way that Tokyo (and Japan) can appear to a foreigner. All photos were taken the day before the PKN. (in English)

Thumb_pk_bernd19

All the World's a Square

BY BERND KESTLER
@ VOL 102 ON APR 24, 2013

The Granny Square project is an initiative asking crocheters from around the world to crochet and send one or more "Granny Square" motifs to Japan to make the world’s largest ‘Granny Square Blanket’. Bernd needs at least 7,150 squares of 20 x 20 cm. Once completed, the blanket will be submitted to Guinness World Records. But the best is that, after, the blanket will be divided back into regular size afghans and donated to temporary housing facilities in Tohoku, Japan, to support victims of the March 2011 earthquake.

You'll find more info at the "Knit for Japan" website.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 1, 2013.

Thumb_jesper_larsson_005

The World's Best City When It's Smoggy

BY JESPER LARSSON
@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2013

Jesper Larsson applies his previous ideas for turning Gothenburg into the best city on Earth when it rains to Shanghai, asking how to turn the city’s smog problem into a benefit. He looks at using lasers and UV lights to put a unique spin on everything from tai chi to punk rock, and suggests that using plants and urban gardening could turn parts of the city into clean air havens.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 25, 2013.

Thumb_slide5

Creativity Loves Constraints: Improvisation, Always our Very Best Alternative

BY GERT POPPE
IN MAASTRICHT

In business as in life, we try to control the future by making (business) strategies and (marketing) plans. But most of the time, things turn our differently, don’t go as planned. And then we fall back on improvisation.

Improvisation always is our very best alternative. We improvise when something unexpected happens; we improvise because we have forgotten to take certain influences into account; we improvise when people behave differently than we expected.

The best leaders, the best managers, the best professionals are not those that excel in analysis and making plans and strategies, but the ones that fully master and exploit their improvisation skills.

And, by the way, improvisation is also a very useful approach to living one’s life.

Thumb_chris_20kirkland_20125.009

The Best Things in Life are Cheap!

BY CHRIS KIRKLAND
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

"Our mission is to dispel this myth that Tokyo is this crazy expensive place." 

From humble beginnings, tech entrepreneur Chris Kirkland's website, Tokyo Cheapo, a travel and culture guide dedicated to life in Japan on a budget, has grown to a monthly readership over 150,000. From getting to and fro, to staying in rock-bottom-priced accommodation, even to finding love, Tokyo Cheapo covers it all on life in Tokyo on the cheap!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June, 26th 2015. 
Enjoy!

Thumb_slide12

When I Grow Up

BY ANNE BAILEY
IN CAMBRIDGE

Anne Baily explores how we decide what we’re gaining to do when we grow up, why the usual way we go about it is wrong and what we need to do instead.

Thumb_slide7

Dog: Man’s best tutor, man's best friend

BY IVY GLORIA MUSORA
@ PECHAKUCHA EVENT AT MSM ON JAN 28, 2016

Often, human beings have developed soft spots for pets and plenty have been misunderstood for the immense fondness and attachment they have towards their pets. This relationship has also been deemed as a one way affair, where pets are fully dependent on their owners whilst they are only expected to give back companionship. But wait a minute !!!!!!!! There is more to companionship that one can get from their pets – in particular – DOGS!!! Speaker Ivy Gloria Musora discusses these priceless life lessons.

Without undermining the importance and relevance of attending management training sessions or counseling sessions, this presentation focuses on the importance of dogs to mankind – how they can teach you important life lessons - only if you pay attention when they make the effort to teach you.  

Friends of PechaKucha