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Akira Sakano

Co-founder & Communication Director, RDND LLC. in Kamikatsu, Tokushima

Japan's Small Town Solutions

PRESENTED ON DEC 19, 2014
IN NISHINOMIYA @ VOL 23

Akira Sakano introduces various projects in Kamikatsu, including their Zero Waste declaration. These projects help spread awareness to Japanese rural villages and help reduce waste.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 11, 2015.

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Small Town Influence

BY RÔMULO CASTILHO
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 26, 2011

What is it that influences a designer? The Arts? Movies? Music? Oddly enough, designer Rômulo Castilho explains how his little town and politics in general ended up having a strong influence on his work. 

 

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The Charming Town of Aalen

BY THOMAS MAILE
@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Thomas Maile talks about the culture and lifestyle of the small town of Aalen in Germany. He also speaks about his passion and discovery for Pechakucha.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 24, 2015.

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My Work With A Small Khmu Village

BY MALI CHAYAMARIT
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

Speaker Mali Kamonrat Chayamarit is a cultural officer at UNESCO by day, a professional florist at her shop Malibarn Flower shop by night, and a village development and poverty reduction advocate by heart. "I talk about the importance of doing things with love and passion, and how important commitment is in life. I will share my story of how I began working with a small Khmu village in Luang Prabang six years ago, that is now the basis for my flower shop, Malibarn.”

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Printing in Rural India

BY DENISE KARABINUS
@ VOL 26 ON MAR 11, 2016

Denise Karabinus will share several innovative collaborative projects generated during this first ever community art residency in rural India. Gram - means - Village. and the Art Residency aimed to promote cross-cultural exchanges by providing a meeting point for artists in diverse fields to work side by side with artisans, children and residents in rural India with the purpose of creating small lasting changes in the community.

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Hardcore: Japan's Extreme Underground

BY MATT KETCHUM
@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

“Japan is not just about video games, anime, sushi..but it is incredibly diverse, progressive and colourful.”

In "Hardcore: Japan's Extreme Underground" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139Matt Ketchum speaks about his enthusiasm towards Japan's extreme underground life as a musician. Japan's well known for its robots, anime, sushi, and ninja, but that's nowhere near the whole of Japan's cultural identity. Unseen, unheard, and damn near unsearchable but nevertheless teeming with energy, there is a completely separate dimension of Japan's creative communities: the extreme music underground.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, October 7th, 2016. 

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Small Town Dreams

BY MARTIN POTTER
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 09, 2017

Is anyone a dreamer?

Since 2008 Martin Potter has been making the acclaimed Big Stories, Small Towns documentary project. 

He’ll talk about this work and a list from his friend Jonathon. 

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The Fun Side of Waste Management

BY IAN DOMMISSE
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

Why is waste management only ever seen as a chore/headache/mission? What if it was rather about fun and games, creativity and curiosity? Over the last 3 years the EcoBrick Exchange has tested out various approaches of implementing self-sustaining waste economies, and the journey has been colorful, bright and worth sharing. Ian Dommisse explains.

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Small Town, Take 2

BY MEGAN MCCONNELL
IN ELLENSBURG

What's it like to move home to a small town after nearly 30 years away?  If the physical geography remains very nearly the same, what about the cultural geography?  Can you ever go home again?  Is it comfortingly familiar, or nauseatingly the same?

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Your World Means Nothing: Living as a local in rural Kyrgyzstan

BY STEVE SMITH
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 17, 2017

Steve Smith presents a photo essay on rural Kyrgyzstan, a place he is lucky enough to visit and photograph often.  There, he typically embeds with village families for several months and lives as a local.  Working both in medium format film and digital, he works to tell the story of a land and people who live as if time stood still.