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25 JUL

NEXT EVENT VOL 158

Don't miss our July edition of inspiring and creative bonanza, taking place on WEDNESDAY, July 25 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。

Please note, PechaKucha Night Tokyo is now a smoke-free environment! 禁煙へのご協力をよろしくお願いします。

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Featured Presentation

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Hervé Humbert

Artist in Berlin

Replica Makes It Better

PRESENTED ON MAY 30, 2018
IN TOKYO @ VOL 157

French artist Hervé Humbert reproduces preexisting “classics” from design, architecture and art history. In his process of building a replica, he engages in a dialogue with the object, traces and manually repeats what is visible in the model. He interprets the precursor by his selection of materials and sizes, by transposing details and contexts, making everything, wherever possible, by hand. The replica is only identical to its precursor at first glance. It becomes an industrially unrepeatable unique through subjective perception and Humbert's specific handwriting.

フランス出身のアーティストHervé Humbertは、デザインや建築、美術史などに見られる既存の「古典」の新たな表現方法に挑戦しています。複製をつくる過程で、対象物と対話し、原型から見えてくるものを手作業でなぞることを繰り返しています。素材やサイズの選択、またディテールや文脈を置き換えることを通じて対象を読み込み、可能な限り全てを自身の手で制作しています。こうして制作される「レプリカ」が、対象と同一に見えるのは初めのうちだけ。作者の主観と固有の手つきから生まれる作品は、工業的に反復不可能な、唯一無二の存在となっています。

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Rock Out with The Dry Stone Walling School of Japan

BY REO KANEKO
@ VOL 157 ON MAY 30, 2018

Stone mover and masonry artist Reo Kaneko shares about a project started deep in the mountains of Tokushima prefecture, an endeavor which aims to inherit the lost techniques of building dry stone walls. 

石積み職人の金子玲大さんが、技術を継承しながら石積みを修復するプロジェクトについて話ます。このプロジェクトは徳島県の山の奥から始まりました。

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Illustration as Communication

BY PAULA WEINBERG
@ VOL 157 ON MAY 30, 2018

Paula Weinberg talks about how she has used illustration as a way to communicate different things or feelings during her life, but also how the purpose of this communication has changed with the past of the years, especially nowadays while living in Tokyo.

Paula Weinbergは、日常の出来事や感情をあらわすコミュニケーションの一つの方法として絵を使っています。今回は、彼女のコミュニケーション方法だけではなく、特にここ数年東京で変化してきたコミュニケーションのあり方についても語っていただきます。

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Animal Trail of Furniture Making

BY MASAKI KONDO
@ VOL 157 ON MAY 30, 2018

Furniture designer and maker Masaki Kondo shows his widely imaginative work. Inspired by nature and made by hand-carving and special bending techniques, his creations take on unique form and structure. 

家具デザイナーで、製作も手がけている近藤正樹さんは、その豊かな想像力から生まれた作品の数々を紹介してくれます。自然から学びを得て生まれた彼の作品は、独自の手彫りとカービング技術により唯一無二の形をしていて、見る人を魅了してくれます。

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Designing from a Joyful Place

BY JUNIOR BERENGUER
@ VOL 157 ON MAY 30, 2018

Join teamLab Designer Junior Berenguer as he explores the relationship between work environment and design from field experience ー travel through his life and the creative inspiration that can come from it. 

チームラボのデザイナー、Junior Berenguerは、彼自身の経験とそこで得たインスピレーションから、働く環境がいかにデザインに影響を与えるかについてプレゼンテーションします。

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The Life of Pots

BY LAIMA GRIGONE
@ VOL 157 ON MAY 30, 2018

Ceramic maker Laima Grigone shares her passion for making functional tableware and the philosophy of the handmade movement.

陶芸家のLaima Grigoneは、機能的な食器を手づくりで作り上げる、その情熱と哲学について語ってくれます。

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Take Back the Street

BY HIROSHI OTA
@ VOL 157 ON MAY 30, 2018

Hiroshi Ota, architect and co-host of Tokyo Picnic Club will share his recent project, called Tokyo Street Design, illuminating how opening up traffic thoroughfares to pedestrians changes cities. He’ll compare these patterns in international street designs to Tokyo’s famous weekend pedestrian walkways, Hokoten.

東京ピクニッククラブを共同主宰していることでも知られる建築家の太田浩史さんが最近取り組んでいる、東京の街路デザインについてプレゼンテーションをします。国内外の街路の事例と、東京の伝説のひとつであるホコ天について発表します。

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Perfect Powder Blue Skies

BY DRIAN VON GOLDEN
@ VOL 157 ON MAY 30, 2018

Drian Von Golden, musician, actor and writer, takes you on his journey of finding his voice! Join him as he takes you through those dark alleys where light doesn’t shine and into those lightless tunnels obstructed by failure and back onto those sunny winding mountain roads up into the perfect powder blue skies peppered with cotton puff clouds.

ミュージシャン、俳優、そしてライターと多彩な才能で活躍するDrian Von Goldenは、自身の旅について語ってくれます。ある夏の日のこと。ロンドンでバイクに乗っていた彼は道路に追突してしまう。第一の人生の終わりでもあり、新しい視野が開けた瞬間でもありました。三大陸を巡り、日本で自身の映画会社を立ち上げるまでの彼の壮大な旅を一緒に楽しみましょう!

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Raummusik

BY BEINING CHEN
@ VOL 157 ON MAY 30, 2018

Ning (Beining Chen) invites us to look at some drawings that accumulated recently, scattered, but always trying to capture the feeling of a place. Join her on a walk, across the Arabic desert, past the nightly forest in Kowloon Park, through an oddly theatrical city, and back on the T, grinning at the comic section of the New Yorker...

Beining Chenのイラストは、その場所の表情を見事に捉えています。彼女のイラストが、アラブ砂漠、夜の九龍公園、舞台芸術の都市、ボストンの地下鉄、そしてニューヨークへと皆さんをいざなってくれます。

 

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)