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Reconstruction Projects in Oshika Peninsula


Shoko Fukuya from the Tohoku Institute of Technology speaks (in Japanese with English subtitles) about a long running project (since last summer) in which universities around Japan are getting together to support the Tohoku region. 

Donating to ArchiAid

This presentation was part of a special "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" event, and you can still offer support by donating through the button above -- money raised goes to the "Core House" project. 


PechaKucha x ArchiAidの特別なPechaKucha Nightイベントからのプレゼンテーションになります。東北地方支援プロジェクトの「コアハウス」への資金を募集しております。ぜひご協力していただける方は上のボタンを押すと募金につながります。ぜひよろしくお願いいたします。


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.


Reconstruction Projects in Oshika Peninsula

Shoko Fukuya, from the Tohoku Institute of Technology, discusses her long-term efforts to pool the efforts of architecture students from all over the Japanese nation to rebuild the Oshika Peninsula, Miyagi Prefecture. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from the special PechaKucha x ArchiAid fundraiser), she addresses the complications found in building in this area -- the geography isn't what anyone would call "flat". On the bright side, she also goes over the richness of this coastal region: the delicious wakame seaweed, the oysters, the deer, and of course the fishermen who live and work there.