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12 DEC

NEXT EVENT VOL 161

Don't miss our December Holiday edition of inspiring and creative bonanza, taking place on Wednesday, December 12 at SuperDeluxe. 

Doors open at 19:00 (7pm), presentations begin 20:20 sharp! (8:20pm) Entrance is ¥1000 -- no need to pre-order -- just come down on the night!

The lineup of presenters will be updated over the coming weeks, and make sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, or our Tokyo blog for all the news, and more info on the presenters.

プレゼンターの顔ぶれはイベント約10日前から発表します。Facebookページツイッター東京ブログをチェックすることもお忘れなく。

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Featured Presentation

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Kunichi Nomura

Editor, Creative Director in Tokyo

Insider Outsider

PRESENTED ON OCT 19, 2018
IN TOKYO @ VOL 160

PechaKucha is delighted to have writer, editor, creative director, actor, radio personality (and more), Kunichi Nomura take the 20x20 challenge. After publishing Sputnik: Whole Life Catalogue, a collection of interviews of 86 artists from all over the world, he has worked creatively on numerous publications including Studio Voice, Brutus, Eyescream, Oceans, and Grind. He has also made appearances in many acclaimed films and is most recently credited as co-writer, casting director, and voice actor in Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs. His radio show “Antena Traveling Without Moving” can be heard on Jwave 81.3 FM every Sunday.

インタビュー雑誌Sputnikを手掛けたのち様々な雑誌で編集、執筆に関わる。Studio Voice クリエティブディレクターを務めた他ブルータス、アイスクリーム、オーシャンズ、グラインドで連載中。ウェス・アンダーソン監督最新作『犬が島』には原案制作、キャステイングディレクター及び声優として参加。毎週日曜日にJwaveでAntena Travelling Without Movingを放送中。

 

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Dress and Future, Drawn by 3D pen

BY SEIRAN TSUNO
@ VOL 160 ON OCT 19, 2018

Seinan Tsuno takes about the process of creating dresses (which were selected as finalists of ITS International Talent Support) using 3D pen. She’ll also share about the influence of her experience in a psychiatric hospital on her creation, and about her goals from here.

ITSに入選した3Dペンで制作した服ができたプロセス。精神科病院勤務の体験が自身のクリエーションに与えた影響と今後の目標。

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Unfixing Viewpoints

BY TAKAHIRO IWASAKI
@ VOL 160 ON OCT 19, 2018

Iwasaki's work transforms familiar daily necessities such as toothbrushes, towels, books, and other household items into new forms, challenging our fixed viewpoints. This series, entitled  "Reflection Model" elaborately produces these items with beautiful Hinoki Cypress. In 2017, these works were recognized in the Japan Pavilion of the 57th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.

歯ブラシ、タオル、文庫本の栞、ダクトテープなど見慣れた日用品を別のイメージに転化し、固定化された私たちの視点を揺さぶる岩崎さんの作品。ヒノキの木片で精巧に再現する「リフレクション・モデル」シリーズも制作し、2017年には、第57回ヴェネチア・ビエンナーレ国際美術展の日本館代表に選出されました。これまでに発表した選りすぐりの作品をダイジェストでお見せします!

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From Land Comes Design

BY HIROYUKI HORIHATA AND MAKIKO SEKIGUCHI
@ VOL 160 ON OCT 19, 2018

“Matohu” is a women’s clothing brand based in Omotesando. However, the brand does just not represent clothing. This time we will take a peek into Hiroyuki and Makiko’s beautiful works, and how they bring Japanese culture and history into fashion and design.

表参道に直営店を構える『まとふ』。ブランド名のように、日本らしさを"まとう"ような、繊細で美しい作品の紹介とともに、デザインを固有の文化や歴史から学び、ファッションの世界に展開する方法を語ってもらいます。

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Drop Tokyo

BY KAZUMA IWANO
@ VOL 160 ON OCT 19, 2018

From street snaps over the past ten years, Kazuma Iwano introduces not only popular street styles but also the modern cultural history of Tokyo.

いまや世界も注目する東京ストリートファッションはもちろん、東京カルチャーの近代史を、10年間以上撮り続けてきたスナップから紐解きご紹介していただきます。

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Cultural Conduit Design

BY BETHAN LAURA WOOD
@ VOL 160 ON OCT 19, 2018

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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Not 'Burning man' but 'Lighting man'

BY KGU BUILDING WORKSHOP
@ VOL 159 ON SEP 26, 2018

Kanto Gakuin University architecture students introduce 6 imaginative projects that they have built as part of their studies. Smiles abound! 

関東学院大学の建築学生によるセルフビルドプロジェクトです。6つのプロジェクトを紹介します。

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Character a Day

BY YEKA HASKI
@ VOL 159 ON SEP 26, 2018

Yeka Haski is a multi-media artist, creating character-related artworks, illustrations and product design. In April 2018 she started a project called "Character a day" to challenge herself and to understand why we all love characters so much, and how to make a great one.

Yeka Haski はキャラクターをモチーフにしてイラストやデザインを創り出すマルチメディアアーティスト。2018年4月には ”Character a Day” (1日1キャラ) というプロジェクトを始動し、なぜ私たちはキャラクターが好きなのか、そして人気のキャラクターを生み出すにはどうすれば良いかを模索している。

 

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Creating Smart Future-Forward Products

BY LEAH KING
@ VOL 159 ON SEP 26, 2018

Product Designer Leah King will present how our role as designers is shifting with the increase in our population, decrease in our resources and the fast-paced evolution of technology. There is a need for technology to become invisible and additive in our lives. She believes that with restraint, editing and tasteful execution of our designs we can create meaningful and smarter product experiences.


プロダクトデザイナーLeah King のプレゼンテーションは、人口増加、諸資源の減少、そして急速な技術革新の中でのデザイナーの役割がどのような変化を遂げているかについて。彼女いわく、もっと有意義かつスマートなUXのためには、デザインの無駄を徹底的に削ぎ落としつつ粋さも残すことが不可欠だそうだ。

 

TOKYO Blog

PechaKucha PowWow 2018!


This week is very special for
PKN Tokyo as we are hosting our 4th annual PechaKucha PowWow! We will be holding a special PechaKucha Night event highlighting fellow PK organizers from every corner of the world - from Bangkok to Townsville! Keep an eye out for these creative presentations following PowWow for a worldwide tour - PechaKucha style. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Mark Dytham

    Little did we know that a one-off event in Tokyo, based on a simple format we came up with to stop architects from talking too much, would grow into a truly global celebration of creativity - if we did we may have named the event something a little easier to pronounce and spell!

  • Astrid Klein

    Astrid Klein was born in Italy to German parents, schooled in France, educated in Britain, and since 1988 has lived and worked in Japan. She is, therefore, thoroughly international, right down to her bones. Traversing disciplinary and cultural boundaries has been a way of life for Astrid. An artistic family background has ballasted her sense of identity, while the compass of design has guided her professional career. A Masters degree from the Royal College of Art in London exposed her to the diversity of creative endeavor and developed her talent. A thirst for the exotic led her to Japan, a hunger for the new kept her there. After working for Toyo Ito in Tokyo, she and her partner Mark Dytham established KDa in 1991. The work of KDa has been the subject of numerous publications and an exhibition of their work was held at the Architecture Association in London in 2005. Astrid is a frequent guest at international conferences on design and architecture and has lectured or held teaching positions at universities in Japan, the UK, the USA, Australia and throughout Europe.

  • Brian Scott Peterson

    Brian Scott Peterson is a one of those jack-of-all trades kind of characters who re-invents his entire world every few years. He's worn a load of different hats, from writer and photographer, to musician, to entrepreneur, to NPO founder. He's happily funnelling his imagination into PechaKucha at HQ in Tokyo. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, he's travelled the world extensively. Since 2004, Brian, with his wife and two children, call Tokyo home.

  • Mariko Yokogi

    My background is studying architecture and I love multidisciplinary creative fields! Through experiencing many projects of space design, graphic design, publishing, coordinating, and so on, I have joined PechaKucha Global HQ. Really excited to meet awesome talents all over the world!

  • Cristina Marie Deane

    Born and Raised in San Diego, CA, I grew fond of Japan over the years and decided that someday, I'd live and work in Tokyo. I've been here since 2016 and will continue to work hard in whatever I do. Temple University Japan Campus Graduate in Liberal Arts, Asian Studies (2017)