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Mark Dytham

Architect & PechaKucha Night Founder, Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo

Ski Jumps of the World


PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham takes us on a tour of some of the most outstanding ski ramps found around the world, while highlighting historical aspects of the sport of ski jumping -- and being the Englishman that he is, giving props to the one and only Eddie the Eagle.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 26, 2014.

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Making Igloos

@ 「ICSでNIGHT」 ON SEP 23, 2013

Since his college years Keisuke Masuda has been skiing. He often went to Mikuni ski slope near Mt. Fuji. When Mikuni ski slope closed down, he began making igloos there nearly every year. Here he shows us how he and his friends created some of their beautiful and spacious igloos. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on October 30, 2013.

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Heroes Are Made

@ VOL 25 ON SEP 20, 2013

Paul Dowsett was hit by a car when he was 8 and sent into a coma. He was not expected to survive. However, he did, and eventually began teaching disabled children how to ski and snowboard. Some of them went on to win medals at the paralympics. He now runs an sustainability-oriented architecture firm called

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Jumping the Wharf

@ VOL 17 ON OCT 09, 2013

Reuben Williams is a wharf jumper. The New Zealand Wharf Jumping Association members jump from wharfs, cliffs, and boats. Reuben shows us some of the different kinds of jumps they do. He then shows us some projects they have undertaken, what a regular outing is like, and what kinds of things you need to join.

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Getting it Just Right

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

As a local surf life-saver and regular ski-paddler, David Kernick has spent many years on the beautiful local waterways or surfing the beaches. His view of the local area comes from a different perspective to most as he regularly paddles in the late afternoon light and has seen many spectacular sunsets. This passion for water and low light is reflected in much of his photographic work and he enjoys the peacefulness and serenity of shooting nature, water, and landscapes. David also loves the social interaction of portrait photography and watching his subjects develop in confidence, capturing their personalities and in particular seeing the smile on their faces when they see the final product.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 15, 2014.

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Life on the Water

@ VOL 12 ON FEB 19, 2015

Marcy and Lisa will share how their water ski story started as a family affair, transformed into a team sport and has served as a bond of friendship and connector for business.

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Conversation on a Train

@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

A delayed train ride results in a life-changing conversation for Josh Golden

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Horizon Line

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 11, 2016

Robyn Bardas - came to Wanaka for a week-long ski holiday 20 years ago and never left. She has explored emotive responses to land in several multimedia art works and a dissertation for her Otago Polytechnic Masters degree in Fine Arts.

Robyn shared with us "Ways to think about a horizon line, and the Central Otago landscape".

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Free Skiing Madness

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 11, 2016

Jackson Wells - He took us on an excursion to the world of top class free-style skiing. Skiing since the age of three, Jackson oozes pure enjoyment on the snow and is easy to spot from the huge grin on his face. Jackson represented NZ in freeski at the 2014 and 2015 FIS Junior World Champs and at the 2016 Youth Olympic Winter Games. His disciplines are Slopestyle, Halfpipe, and Big Air. 


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Bob's Sleigh

@ VOL 142 ON DEC 14, 2016

"Bobsleighs can get up to speeds of 160 kilometers per hour, and going around one of the tight curves, can get up to 5G's just like in a fighter jet!"

PechaKucha co-founder and half of the dynamic duo that makes up Klein Dytham architecture, Mark Dytham delivers his annual holiday season presentation in 20x20 fashion. Past years' topics have included "Snowflake-ology", Un-average Sleighs, Ski-Jumps of the World, "Yuletide Shrubbery" (read: Christmas Trees) and more. This year at PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 142, he takes on "Bob's Sleigh" and the fascinating and little known world of bobsledding, elucidating on the sport's rich history, the technical intricacies of track and sleigh, and some of the sport's best stories. Question Mark: Who's Bob? (Hint: Watch and find out!)

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, December 16th, 2016.