PechaKucha Presentation

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André Corrêa do Lago

Brazilian Ambassador to Japan in Tokyo

Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil

PRESENTED ON OCT 29, 2014
IN TOKYO @ VOL 118

André Corrêa do Lago is the Brazilian Ambassador to Japan, as well as a curator and critic of architecture. Representing both of these roles, Ambassador Lago's presentation covers Brazil's amazing diplomatic links to architecture, with a final focus on the World Cup 2014 installation that was produced at the Brazil Embassy in Tokyo by esteemed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 18, 2014.

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A New National Anthem

BY RAFAEL ROSA
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 22, 2011

We live in a world of remixes, and in his presentation, Rafael Rosa offers up and sings his new version of the national anthem of Brazil. (in Portuguese)

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The Great Coffee Caper

BY ANDRÉ CORRÊA DO LAGO
@ BRAZILIAN LIFESTYLE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 16, 2015

In celebration of International Coffee Day:

"Help us find the last [missing] Fujita panel so we can rebuild the Brazil Cafe in Ginza!"

In "The Great Coffee Caper " from Tokyo's Brazilian Lifestyle Powered by PechaKucha, Brazilian Ambassador to Japan,  André Corrêa do Lago shares his piqued curiosity when, as a teenager in Sao Paulo, acquiring a peculiar book of Brazilian architecture that had been published in Japan, it's last page stunning him with images the "Brazil Cafe", a coffee house in a posh corner of Tokyo for its most chic denizens, inside which was decorated with contemporary furniture, its walls adorned by a magnificent mural painted by Japan's most famous artist of the time, Léonard Tsugouharu Foujita.

Ambassador Lago's interest in the book, and in the cafe, never wavered and when appointed to his position in Japan, and in an effort to re-capture Japan's shared love for Brazilian coffee, he commissioned his staff to research the cafe's history, uncovering a caper of a tale, which has led to the quest for a missing painting and a restoration of Tokyo's once legendary "Brazil Cafe."

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PechaKucha Loves Brazil!

BY MARK DYTHAM
@ BRAZILIAN LIFESTYLE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 16, 2015

"It just proves what a fantastic network we have."

In PechaKucha Loves Brazil! from Tokyo's Brazilian Lifestyle Powered by PechaKucha, PK's founder Mark Dytham shines a spotlight on all the ways the 20x20 format is celebrated in Brazil. From presentations on Oscar Niemeyer's iconic architecture, to talks on Brazil's exquisite and diverse street art, to one of the counties most enigmatic individuals discussing what it takes (and costs) to become transgender, Mark shares the broad spectrum of PechaKucha in Brazil both as a creative import, and an inspiring export. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, Octobern 30th, 2015. 

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The Art of Drinking

BY ROGERIO IGARASHI VAZ
@ BRAZILIAN LIFESTYLE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 16, 2015

"The bar is a great place to learn about geography because it has bottles from all over the world."

In "The Art of Drinking" from Tokyo's Brazilian Lifestyle Powered by PechaKucha, Bartender Rogerio Igarashi Vaz shares a facinating perspective on how the collision of Eurpoean, African, and aboriginal cultures of his native Brazil, informs much of his mixology philosophy and many of the drinks he serves up in his century-old-motiffed 12-seat bar in fashionable Ebisu, Tokyo. He talks about the more emphemeral duties of a Bartender while ellaborating on his shared love for twisting old world cocktails into re-imagined modern versions, sometimes even using the most unlikely of incredients, from bacon to seaweed, often substituting a classic drink's base with Brazil's distilled sugarcane spirit, Cachaça!

He signs off by saluding "Bartenders are tring to make a better world ...through Cocktails!"

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Brazil and I

BY RYUE NISHIZAWA
@ BRAZILIAN LIFESTYLE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 16, 2015

ブラジルやブラジルの巨匠建築家Oscar Niemeyerと縁の深い、プリツカー賞受賞の建築家・西沢立衛さんが語る数々のブラジリアンエピソード。

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The story of the biggest urban forest in the world: Floresta da Tijuca

BY JULIA TADDEI
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

Do you know where is the biggest urban forest in the world? It's in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! The backyard of the house where Julia Taddei grew up is part of this forest, called Floresta da Tijuca.

Julia tells you more about the relationship between the "Cariocas", the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, with the forest, and the fact that it is not a native forest but rather the result of a major reforestation project undertaken around 150 years ago.

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Inside the square of BSB

BY JOÃO VICTOR MACIEL
@ VOL 145 ON MAR 24, 2017

From Brasilia, João Victor, student, designer and creative producer, he'll explains the all secret things about the capital of Brazil.

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An Architectural Connection: Brazil and Japan

BY PEDRO BRANCANTE
@ VOL 147 ON MAY 31, 2017

In a Embassy-wide effort to promote a "Brazilian Lifestyle" idea in Japan, and to strengthen cultural ties between the two countries, Pedro Brancante and his wonderful team has been promoting a series of cultural events - from musical concerts to graffiti interventions. He takes on a grander scale, sharing with us the amazing experiences and stories gathered from organizing four fantastical Brazilian architecture shows in Japan.

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Embassy of Intimacy

BY TOM LOOIS
@ VOL 7 ON JAN 30, 2018

Let's talk about sex baby! Tom Loois (curator, ontwerper en docent op de Design Academy Eindhoven) vertelt over zijn 'Embassy of Intimacy'