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Shimpei Kimura

Cultural Curator, UltraSuperNew   in Tokyo

What the Dama?

PRESENTED ON SEP 24, 2014
IN TOKYO @ VOL 117

Shimpei Kimura introduces the new subculture of the Kendama, a children's toy introduced to Japan in the early 1800's. However, people of today have re-invented the kendama, and made it a popular sport around the world. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 17, 2014.

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In Vogue

BY DANIELA MONTOYA
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

Mixed-media artist Daniela Montoya conducted her master's thesis on the ballroom community dance known as "Vogue". Daniela's research work on this subculture revealed a unique heirarchy and kinship system including titles like "mother" and "sister" and she exounds upon the influence the vogue subculture has had upon pop culture.

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Russia Laws and Prison Subculture

BY DARLY TIMOHINA
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2013

Lawyer Dariy Timohina discusses various features of creation and execution of legislation in Russia. She shares her opinion on how these features led to the creation of a very specific prison subculture that became prominent enough to develop its own slang and rituals. (in Russian) 

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La Carmina's Underworld Trips and Offbeat Travels

BY LA CARMINA
@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

La Carmina is a travel TV host and blog writer, who travels the world seeking out the off-beat subculture of each city she visits. However, Tokyo is her favorite city because she finds something for everyone- from monkey taverns to Victorian dollhouse cafes, come and check out what La Carmina has discovered within Tokyo!

"Presentation of the Day" on September 26, 2014.

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International Art & Design Festival 2014

BY DR. TOMAS KAISER
IN LOULÉ

Doctor, Family Medical Centre in Algarve

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Sibiu International Theatre Festival

BY MAYUMI TANIGUCHI
IN TOKYO

Mayumi Taniguchi talks about her and her student experience with Sibiu International theatre festival and the town of Sibiu. She also talks about how this festival has positively impact this small town.

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Here, Just Now

BY DEUCE DEUCE
@ VOL 27 ON APR 12, 2016

Deuce Deuce is a nomadic curatorial collaboration between Elizabeth Murphy and Amy Jones, occupying retail and exhibition formats to explore the cross-over between art, apparel and the absorption of sub-culture into the mainstream. 

Deuce Deuce is keen to support emerging practise, often working with recent graduates giving them their first commissioning opportunity. For HERE we have merged this ethos to include more established practises, giving these artists a space to explore an alternate aspect to there making. Having a print basis in the practise is not a pre-requisite for us when approaching practitioners, we know this project is unusual so we work closely with the selected artists to adapt and develop ideas for production.

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This Is BLITZ

BY TOMAS KUTINJAČ
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 25, 2016

Tomas Kutinjač, the Artistic Director of BLITZ International Performing Arts Festival presents BLITZ and what inspires him to organise this unique festival.

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The Importance of International Service

BY DR. NARKETTA SPARKMAN-KEY
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

You may think that the importance of international service is giving and providing for others, but after you hear Dr. Narketta Sparkman-Key give this presentation, you will realize that you can receive as much education, insights and enlightenment as the services you are providing.

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#conlife: Toy Conventions around the World

BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 143 ON JAN 25, 2017

"The toys are amazing but the best part is meeting all the people."

Don Kratzer has been involved in the Indie Toy Scene for over a decade and has spent the past year traveling to Toy Conventions all over the world. In #conlife: Toy Conventions around the World, from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 142, he shares his insights into the idiosyncrasies of each local scene and how they relate to the global Art Toy movement.