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Inspire Japan Channel

Just 4 weeks after the events of 3/11 in Japan, the worldwide PechaKucha community came together to "Inspire Japan." Over $85,000 was raised for Architecture for Humanity and ArchiAid during a non-stop 24-hour PechaKucha event that circled the globe.

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ArchiAid Channel

ArchiAid was formed soon after the devastating events of 3/11 in Japan. Many of Japan's leading architects joined forces with students of architecture to help design and rebuild some of the hardest hit coastal areas.

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Tokyo Designers Week Channel

PechaKucha Nights at Tokyo Designers Week are where audiences can catch presentations by some of the brightest and most interesting design talent in Japan (with a few welcomed guests from abroad). Each year's event fills up the TDW Dome venue where it is held.

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Powered by PechaKucha Channel

"Powered by PechaKucha" events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, and that are usually held as part of festivals and conferences, but can also act as standalone events. These events include presentations that use the PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds format.

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BitSummit Channel

BitSummit is a new conference in Western Japan for indie developers to showcase ideas and meet with publishers. For this year's BitSummit MMXIV (March 7-9) the festival has expanded in size, length, and quality, with three days worth of guest speakers and musical guests, combined together in an event unlike anything ever seen.

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Kosice @ Tabacka
Apr 16, 2011

PAST VOL 1

Heraklion @ Heraklion Chamber of Commerce (Εμπορικό Επιμελητήριο Ηρακλείου)
Apr 16, 2011

PAST VOL 2

Kathmandu @ Attic Bar
Apr 16, 2011

PAST VOL 3

Genève @ Club Alpin Suisse
Apr 16, 2011

PAST Inspire Japan

Tokyo @ Tokyo City View Roppongi Hills 52F
Apr 16, 2011

PAST VOL 15

Marseille-Provence @ "Les Grandes Tables" Restaurant Friche de la Belle de Mai
Apr 16, 2011

PAST VOL 16

Nagano @ Gishodo - Suwako watch and clock museum
Apr 16, 2011

PAST VOL 1

Rotherham @ Imperial Buildings
Jun 21, 2012

PAST VOL 7

Raleigh
Apr 16, 2011

PAST VOL 6

Lublin @ Dom Kultury
Dec 12, 2013

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Berlin -- Inspire Japan

BY ULESHKA
IN BERLIN

Creative networker and author Uleshka starts her Berlin INSPIRE JAPAN event with a passionate presentation about her life and family in Japan -- now seen from a different perspective.

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Texture Color Material

BY HEIDI SCHAEFER
IN BERLIN

Heidi Schaefer talks about the beauty of her found objects and invites us to experience texture, color, and material.

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My Country Japan

BY HIROSHI TSUNADA
IN BARCELONA

A very personal and honest view on Japan by a Barcelona-based Japanese designer.

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Arquikids: Japanese vs. Catalan Architecture

BY SOLANGE ESPOILLE
IN BARCELONA

Japanese architecture versus Catalan architecture through the eyes of children.

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Volunteering & Rebuilding in Fukushima

BY EVGENY LATYPOV
@ VOL 84 ON JUL 27, 2011

Russian student Evgeny Latypov offers his take on the aftermath of the Fukushima meltdown, and compares it to Chernobyl. He discusses his struggles in finding an organization to assist in the recovery of Japan's most seriously radiation-affected region.

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PechaKucha Global Events

BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 90 ON MAR 28, 2012

PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham gives a presentation about all of the global events that have helped bring the PK network together three times now, first for Haiti, then for Japan, and recently to celebrate each PK city. This presentation is in English.

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Rebuilding a Village in Tohoku

BY DAISUKE SUGAWARA AND MASAYUKI HARADA
@ VOL 92 ON MAY 30, 2012

In this presentation, architects Daisuke Sugawara and Masayuki Harada describe a reconstruction project they've been working on, to help rebuild in the Tohoku region. As you'll see, they've been trying to rebuild villages, to keep the community together. (in Japanese)

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ArchiAid (Part 1)

BY SHOKO FUKUYA
@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

Shoko Fukuya talks about the reconstruction work performed by ArchiAid in the Tohoku region, in a presentation that is then followed by this presentation by Atelier Bow-Wow's Yoshiharu Tsukamoto.

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Both presentations were part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. You can offer support by donating through the button above -- money raised goes to the "Core House" project.

建築家、福屋粧子さんが「アーキエイド」主体の東北地方支援プロジェクトについて発表してくださっています。

塚本さん、福屋さん両者のプレゼンテーションは2012年の東京でザイーナーズウィークにて行われたPechaKucha Night東京のものです。プレゼンテーションでも話されている復興プロジェクト「コアハウス」への募金活動を行っております。ぜひ上のボタンからご協力ください。

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ArchiAid (Part 2)

BY YOSHIHARU TSUKAMOTO
@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

Atelier Bow-Wow's Yoshiharu Tsukamoto talks about the reconstruction work performed by ArchiAid in the Tohoku region, specifically a house model project, in a presentation that follows this presentation by Shoko Fukuya.

Donating to ArchiAid
   

Both presentations were part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. You can offer support to ArchiAid by donating through the button above -- money raised goes to the "Core House" project.

「アーキエイド」が行っている東北支援復興プロジェクトをアトリエ・ワンの塚本由晴さんがプレゼンテーションしてくださいました。次の福屋粧子さんのプレゼンテーションがその中でも特にモデルハウスについて詳しく説明しています。

塚本さん、福屋さん両者のプレゼンテーションは2012年の東京でザイーナーズウィークにて行われたPechaKucha Night東京のものです。プレゼンテーションでも話されている復興プロジェクト「コアハウス」への募金活動を行っております。ぜひ上のボタンからご協力ください。

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Build Back Better Tohoku

BY MICHAEL STEINER
ON FEB 19, 2013

In this special presentation, Architecture for Humanity's Michael Steiner offers up an update on the work the organization has accomplished in Tohoku so far -- following the devastating earthquake/tsunami of 2011 -- and on what is needed next.

You'll find more information on Architecture for Humanity's current projects here.

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PKN Rostov + Inspire Japan

The city of Rostov will also be participating in the Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan event on April 16. Because of technical issues the city page appears to be down, but please have a look at the poster above for all the details.

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PKN Funchal + Inspire Japan

Funchal will be a part of the Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan event on April 16, and the event will take place at the University of Madeira's "Pátio dos Estudantes," a square with an inner garden. It will also stream live on the Inspire Japan site.

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#inspirejapan

If you live on Twitter -- like many of us do -- we'd like to encourage the use of the #inspirejapan hashtag when referring to the Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan event. Makes for an easy way to follow the global discussion.

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PKN Madrid + Inspire Japan

Madrid will be taking part in the Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan event tomorrow (April 16), with the city's Vol. 10 taking place at the ESPACIO UTOPIC_US, from 20:00. See the list of presenters on the poster above.

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Raising Funds for Construction of the "Core House"

Presentations We kick off the week with a few presentations that were part of last week's special "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" charity event here in Tokyo. The goal of the event was to raise funds for the building of the "Core House," that is described (in English) in this presentation by Atelier Bow-Wow's Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (and pictured above). It's a production system to build a small house at a cheap cost, that can later be enlarged, adding more rooms, etc. The target date for completion is Christmas day, and you can contribute by making a donation through the PayPal button at the top of our Inspire Japan site -- $80,000 needs to be raised to complete the project. For the other two presentations we share today (both in Japanese), the first one explains what ArchiAid is all about, and the reconstruction efforts it has been doing in the Tohoku region. The second one takes a look at a project to construct shelter for ArchiAid vounteers in the Tohoku region, in the Ayukawa area. They renovated and rebuilt homes for both ArchiAid volunteers and local residents. Posters During our post hiatus we've continued to update the Tumblr blog, and so there are lots of posters to take in you haven't checked lately, coming from the following cities: San Jose (Costa Rica), Logrono, Granada, Ekaterinburg, Chicago, Kitaskyushu, and more. Above, the poster for Thursday's PKN in Seattle, which will mark the city's 40th edition. Photos We've got a lot of photo galleries to share, so for the next few days we'll run through a few of them. Above from top, Dusseldorf, Ekaterinburg, and Maribor.PKN Dusseldorf Vol. 1 [Flickr]PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 7 [Flickr]PKN Maribor Vol. 10 [Flickr] Calendar It's been our biggest month yet with close to 120 events. Today we have the first PKN in Rio de Janeiro, as well as PKN Aalborg Vol. 10, and tomorrow sees the following 7 PKNs: PKN New Haven Vol. 14, PKN Kathmandu Vol. 7, PKN Tokyo Vol. 97, PKN Providence Vol. 44, PKN Glasgow Vol. 12, PKN San Jose (Costa Rica) Vol. 4, and PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 8. 

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PechaKucha in Charity Mode, Public Housing in Oshika, and the Pattern Book Project

Presentations Today we share a few more presentations from last week's "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" event, and we're also very pleased to announce that at the event itself, over 350,000 yen (US$4275) was raised for the "Core House" project, which we described in yesterday's post. There's still a ways to go, and you can contribute directly through our Inspire Japan site. PechaKucha co-founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham cover (in Japanese and English) the global charity events done under the PechaKucha banner, including "PechaKucha for Haiti" and Inspire Japan. Makoto Watanabe and Taketo Shimohigoshi share (in Japanese) a case study for public housing in the Oshika Peninsula. Momoyo Kaijima talks (in Japanese) about a pattern book project to help reconstruct people's lives, aimed at those who live close to the coast, in the Oshika area. Posters Ostrava will soon be celebrating its 10th edition (on December 15) with a huge event, and above you can see the series of posters that has been produced. For more PKN posters, you can of course visit our Tumblr blog, which has also been updated today with the flyer for tomorrow's PKN Salzburg Vol. 15, as well as our latest PKN Tokyo flyer, pictured below, designed by Luis Mendo from a photo by Michael Holmes. Tokyo's Vol. 97 happens tonight. Photos Today we share another three photo galleries from recent PKNs, with PKN Toronto Vol. 18 -- part of the DesignThinkers 2012 pre-party -- pictured above.PKN Augsburg Vol. 2 [Facebook]PKN Dornbirn Vol. 1 [Facebook] PKN Toronto Vol. 18 [Flickr]Calendar Here's a look at tonight's (November 28) PKN lineup: PKN New Haven Vol. 14, PKN Kathmandu Vol. 7, PKN Tokyo Vol. 97, PKN Providence Vol. 44, PKN Glasgow Vol. 12, PKN San Jose (Costa Rica) Vol. 4, and PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 8. Tomorrow, it gets even bigger, with 11 events on the calendar: PKN Salzburg Vol. 15, PKN Madison, WI Vol. 4, PKN Miami Vol. 19, PKN Huddersfield Vol. 8, PKN Cologne Vol. 13, PKN Seattle Vol. 40, PKN Kolding Vol. 19, PKN Skovde Vol. 10, PKN Varberg Vol. 4, PKN Kitakyushu Vol. 8, and PKN Logrono Vol. 8.

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More from ArchiAid and the "Core House" Project

Presentations Today we share the last batch of presentations from last week's "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" event, and remind you that you can help the "Core House" project by donating on our Inspire Japan site -- US$80,000 is required to bring the project to completion by its target date of Christmas Day. All of today's presentations are in Japanese, but you can watch Atelier Bow-Wow's Yoshiharu Tsukamoto's English presentation for more on the project. Senhiko Nakata from Team A Book talks about support activities in the Nagashizu area, in Miyagi-ken. Kumiko Inui talks about her project that offers up a variety of new plans for kids to enjoy school life, and the reconstruction of a junior high school in Shichigahama, Miyagi-ken. Ippei Takahashi shares a project to reconstruct a nursery in Shichigahama. It features a large interior garden (patio-like), and is made to look like a large village. SANAA's Naoto Noguchi talks about a reconstruction project on the island of Miyato with the goal of maintaining the traditional lifestyle of the locals, and to preserve the sights and island nature. Osamu Tsukihashi talks about a project with 22 universities (500 architectural students) to work on a model (at 1/500 scale) of the cities in the Tohoku area. Shoko Fukuya from the Tohoku Institute of Technology talks about a long running project (since last summer) in which universities around Japan are getting together to support the Tohoku region. Posters No new additions to the Tumblr blog today, so instead we highlight the poster for tonight's PKN Logrono Vol. 8.  Photos Here's another set of photo galleries to share. Above, a look at the recent PKN Tehran Vol. 3. PKN Tehran Vol. 3 [Flickr]PKN Aalen Vol. 12 [Flickr]PKN Guimaraes Vol. 4 [Flickr]Calendar Another big Thursday (November 29) with 11 events: PKN Salzburg Vol. 15, PKN Madison, WI Vol. 4, PKN MiamiVol. 19, PKN Huddersfield Vol. 8, PKN Cologne Vol. 13, PKN Seattle Vol. 40, PKN Kolding Vol. 19, PKN Skovde Vol. 10, PKN Varberg Vol. 4, PKN Kitakyushu Vol. 8, PKN Logrono Vol. 8, and PKN Granada Vol. 1. Tomorrow we have PKN Bangor Vol. 6, PKN Ferrol Vol. 8, PKN Nagoya Vol. 13, and PKN Tampa Bay Vol. 12.

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ArchiAid's "Core House" Project

Late last year a special "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" event was held to help raise funds for the organization's "Core House" project -- US$80,000 is required to bring the project to completion. On top of the funds raised at the event, we have also been accepting donations online, which you can do by clicking on the PayPal button below (to make a donation of 1000 yen or 10,000 yen). This donation button has also been added to individual presentations (all recorded at the special event), and so we encourage you to share the presentations to get support. 昨年末に行われたPechaKucha x ArchiAidイベントでのプレゼンテーション「コアハウス」への募金のご協力を募っています。小さく建ててその後増築していくスタイルの板倉コアハウスを完成させるのに700万円が必要であり、イベント会場で集まった募金に加えてオンライン上でも引き続きのご支援をお願いいたします。下のPayPalボタンから千円または一万円の募金をしていただけます。このボタンはArchiAidのプレゼンテーション全てについておりますので、ぜひぜひ他のプレゼンテーションもご覧になってください。よろしくお願いいたします。 Most of the presentations are in Japanese, and we do hope to add subtitles over the coming weeks, but in the meantime you can watch Atelier Bow-Wow's Yoshiharu Tsukamoto's English presentation for more on the "Core House" project. Donating to ArchiAid ¥1,000 JPY ¥10,000 JPY    

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3/11 and ArchiAid

Today marks the anniversary of 3/11 -- the earthquake/tsunami disaster that affected the northern regions of Japan in 2011 -- and so we will be featuring presentations all week that relate to the topic. We will also release an updated version of our Inspire Japan ebook later this week, with new presentations (you can download it for free from the iBookstore).We kick things off with this reconstruction project by SANAA on the island of Miyato, with the goal of maintaining the traditional lifestyle of the locals, and to preserve the sights and island nature (as with most of the presentations on the ArchiAid Channel, it is in Japanese, but with English subtitles). It was part of a special "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" event, and you can still offer support by donating through the button you'll find on the presentation page -- money raised goes to the "Core House" project.

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Photohoku

"Returning to the PK stage at our Vol. 101 this Wednesday is Photohoku, with an update on their latest photographic adventures in Tohoku. PhotohokuのBrianさんが最近行われているプロジェクトについて水曜日のPechaKucha Night東京でプレゼンテーションして下さいます。"