PechaKucha Presentation

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Brian Scott Peterson

Photographer, Global Content Manager, PechaKucha in Tokyo

Photohoku 2.0

PRESENTED ON JUL 30, 2014
IN TOKYO @ VOL 116

“We gave out over 1000 albums and 10,000 portraits. We’ve involved 300 volunteers and 1000+ supporters. ”

In Photohoku 2.0, from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 116, photographers Brian Scott Peterson and Yuko Yoshikawa go into depth on their family photo album re-buidling project, Photohoku. This effort was founded in response to the giant earthquake that shook Japan in 2011 and aims to make new photos of families affected by disaster. It has grown into a global photo-giving, fundraising movement and has spread to the US, the Philippines, Australia, Korea, and many more.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 5, 2014 and on March 19, 2016. 

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PeePoo

BY ANDERS WILHELMSON
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 20, 2010

Anders Wilhelmson speaks on the PeePoo bag -- a personal single use toilet that sanitises human waste, preventing faeces from contaminating the immediate area as well as the larger environment. Extremely important in the first days of a disaster-struck area when all sanitation is down.

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Cassels & Sons at The Tannery

BY ZAK CASSELS
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 09, 2013

Zak Cassels, his dad, and some other family members started a brewery. Just when the brewery was about to become profitable, the Christchurch earthquake hit and ruined their dreams. So instead, with the help of local residents, they turned the building into a bar.

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Walking Through Japan

BY THOMAS KOEHLER
@ SWISS PECHAKUCHA NIGHT ON FEB 07, 2014

Thomas Koehler, feeling devastated by the 2011 earthquake disaster, took the inititive to create his own project to raise awareness and show his love for Japan. Listen to his endearing story of his struggles and his expereinces with friendly natives as he walks from Hokkaido to Cape Sata. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 21, 2014.

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Disaster Everted

BY JJ LEE
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

JJ Lee tells us a hilarious story of asteroid Q47, the trials of parenting and the power of the real superheroes in his family. 

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Heroism, Honeymoon, Disillusionment: Four Stages of Psychological Response to a Disaster

BY LUCY-JANE WALSH
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

Digital archivist Lucy Jane Walsh uses images from the Canterbury Eartqhuake Digital Archive- CEISMIC, to visually guide through the 4 stage psychological responses to a disaster 

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Brewing with a Purpose

BY KOTA KOBAYASHI
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Kota Kobayashi decided as a child that one day he'd brew his own beer. Many years later, and inspired by the recent natural disasters in Japan, he created Ippon Matsu Beer. His One Pine Tree beer received massive donations from all over the world which he has used to help small business owners with disaster relief in Japan. Don't get ready, get started!

"Presentation of the Day" on June 8, 2015.

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From Photohoku to PechaKucha (via Aalen)

BY BRIAN SCOTT PETERSON
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 19, 2016

PechaKucha Global Dude and resident photobum, Brian Scott Peterson come to Aalen, Germany and shares the story of making his was from his old hometown in USA to his adopted home in bright and shining Tokyo. He spotlights a wonderful project he started there in response to the 3.11 earthquake called Photohoku. It's a volunteer effort to make new family photos and rebuild family photos albums for familes affected by distaster. Finally he shares how this project lead him to his newest love, PechaKucha, and how PechaKucha is helping to put the method in it's network of creative communities all over the world!  

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Photohoku to Photomoto

BY YUKO YOSHIKAWA
@ VOL 22 ON FEB 24, 2017

Yuko Yoshikawa shares about taking the photo-giving experieces and successes of her Photohoku initiative to those living in temporary housing thoughout earthquake-stricken Kumamoto. 

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It Won't Happen Here, Right?

BY SIOUX CAMPBELL
@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

Sioux Campbell lives in Cairns, Australia, an area prone to cyclones, flooding, mud slides, etc.  She knows all about natural disaster!  Her job is to train communities in how to prepare for, and what to do in case of natural disaster.  Sioux uses creativity, humour and cold hard science to spread her message of 'Be Prepared'.