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_17_35417a697656e03ab509c10253956e482549fc366560b

The City of Tallinn

BY LIISA PAKOSTA
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 22, 2012

Liisa welcomes everyone to Tallinn and especially to the Fish House (Kalamaja) area, known for its wooden architecture and special atmosphere. When old houses meet new ones with high building standards, it raises many questions about the value of living, space, transport, etc. (in English)

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_17_56417946085a804923026f5cabde292cba26ef3e964d3

Improving Our City Streets

BY BARRY WILSON
@ VOL 11 ON JUL 29, 2012

Barry Wilson is a landscape architect, and in his presentation he hopes to show how we can work to make our city streets function in a better and more efficient way. (in English)

Thumb_16

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)

Thumb_vol_205.094

Dundee as City of Culture

BY BRYAN BEATTIE
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 26, 2013

Bryan Beattie, the director of Creative Services Scotland, talks about the city of Dundee, and the process of creating the proposal for Dundee’s bid to become the UK City of Culture 2017. He looks at how to reveal the most and the best of the creativity and culture in Dundee.

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.