City Focus: Nagoya

With its diverse history, abundantly beautiful natural surroundings, and the groundbreaking Nagoya Castle architecture, Nagoya offers plenty of grand landmarks for both residents and travelers. This incredible city will be hosting its 34th volume of PechaKucha Night on November 17th and we are all excited to see more amazing content from them soon. Hope to see you all there!

PKN Poster Spotlight

This adorable poster for PechaKucha Night Nikko Vol. 4 spotlights the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac, one of the most celebrated cultural traditions of predicting fortune in East Asia. People born in a specific year are believed to attain certain attributes of the zodiac animal. Perhaps, these party animals are predicting the next year's fortune as they huddle around the warm bonfire in the lively textile forest. As the year of dog is coming to an end, the year of boar awaits us!

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Presentation of the Day

British designer, and Royal College of Art Alumni, Bethan Laura Wood will capture our imaginations with an exploration of some of the award-winning designs that have emerged from her multidisciplinary practice. Her work, characterized by material investigation, artisan collaboration, and a brilliantly colourful passion for detail investigates the relationships we make with objects in our everyday lives, and questions how they can become cultural conduits.

Bethan Laura Woodはイギリスのデザイナーにして、名門Royal College of Artの卒業生。豊富な経験を活かして生み出された素晴らしいデザインは、これまでに数多くの賞を受賞してきた。彼女の作品には、絶え間ない素材の研究、職人さんとの協力、色彩への繊細な心遣いが反映されている。彼女のプレゼンテーションは、私たちと日常の小物との関わり、そして文化への関わりのヒントを教えてくれるかもしれない。

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Past Presentations of the Day

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The Human Lighthouse: A Beacon of Connection

BY ANDREW BENEDICT FISHER
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 15, 2018

The Human Lighthouse: A Beacon of Connection - Andrew Benedict Fisher is a local musician and singer in the Southwestern Michigan area. As lead singer and founder of The Andrew Fisher Quartet, a fusion jazz group, he has performed predominantly in the area for many years. While creating concert staples like the former concert series Sunday Night Jazz and the annual Stevie Wonder Tribute Concert, Andrew also shows his love and passion for music through private instruction as a Voice Teacher and Coach at the Citadel Dance and Music Center. Beyond the music, Andrew has a passion for the mind through philosophy, psychology and general mental health.


Andrew's talk will be on the subject of connection. While inherit to the human experience, it is something that we all, at times, struggle and deal with. In this discussion he offers a different way of thinking when it comes to connecting with others. From a firm foundation to bright and unique light that shines for all; be human lighthouse.

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Dogs & Other Animals

BY JOHN BOND
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 15, 2018

In this presentation, illustrator and author John Bond tracks his inspirations for his illustrated characters. From children's shows to his numerous furry friends, John's childhood experiences have shaped who he has become as both an adult and artist. His inspiring story captivates the audience, all sharing laughter, and smiles.

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Under the Radar

BY ELAINE MOLINAR
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 21, 2017

Based in New York City, Elaine Molinar has been an architect with Snøhetta for over 25 years. Snøhetta is an interdisciplinary design studio which takes an integrative approach to architecture, landscape, and interior architecture.  Originally from El Paso, Elaine began her career as a designer of the Alexandria Library in Egypt after participating in the initial conception for Snøhetta’s winning competition entry.  Throughout her time with Snøhetta, Elaine has held key positions in major cultural projects and competitions in the Middle East, Europe and the United States.  She currently leads general management, strategic planning and business development as a partner and managing director at Snøhetta.  Tonight Elaine presents, Under the Radar which shows works from or destined for the attic, or are unusual enough to actually happen one day.  Never published or never realized they represent the place where designers most like to be - under the radar.

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Posture/Gesture: Paintings of Laurie Lisonbee

BY LAURIE LISONBEE
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 25, 2018

Laurie Lisonbee shows artworks of the human figure in yoga postures as metaphors for states of being. Depictions of bodily contortions and mudras of the hand are crafted into relic-like objects.  From art historical sources, junk piles, and yoga practice, Lisonbee derives a painting process akin to devotional meditation.