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Edwin Gardner

Explorer of the man-made world, scriptwriter of possible futures. in Amsterdam

Tokyo Totem - A Subjective Guide

PRESENTED ON JUN 24, 2015
IN TOKYO @ VOL 126

"This entire environment that is [Tokyo] is completely made by man, so we're effectively living in the collective imagination of mankind."

At PechaKucha Tokyo Vol. 126, Dutch explorer Edwin Gardner introduces a new type of city guide called "Tokyo Totem" which attempts to look at Tokyo in a more experiential sense. Compiling a purely objective guide of the largest city in the world is simply exercise in futility, hence Gardner's fresh angle. The book is coming together with a long list of collaborators over many visits to Tokyo. Tokyo Totem will be released later this year, so be on the lookout for it and we will keep you updated!

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My Tokyo

BY GERALD ESCALANTE
@ VOL 54 ON JUL 30, 2008

A glimpse of Gerald's graphic design and stunning photography www.geraldescalante.com
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Subjective Impression

BY AYANE KURIMOTO
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 28, 2015

Yoga instructor Ayane Kurimoto gives a talk about how physical posture can affect both personal and interpersonal attitudes.

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The Best Things in Life are Cheap!

BY CHRIS KIRKLAND
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

"Our mission is to dispel this myth that Tokyo is this crazy expensive place." 

From humble beginnings, tech entrepreneur Chris Kirkland's website, Tokyo Cheapo, a travel and culture guide dedicated to life in Japan on a budget, has grown to a monthly readership over 150,000. From getting to and fro, to staying in rock-bottom-priced accommodation, even to finding love, Tokyo Cheapo covers it all on life in Tokyo on the cheap!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June, 26th 2015. 
Enjoy!

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Franco Barroeta | Director creativo y fundador de TOTEM Studio

BY FRANCO BARROETA
@ VOL 7 ON OCT 03, 2015

Franco Barroeta, apasionado del diseño, el dibujo y la animación lidera TOTEM Studio, especializado en desarrollar contenidos de animación en cualquier técnica, plataforma o formato. Para él, el movimiento es vida y el cambio constante es lo único inevitable.

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Tokyo Interior Tour

BY RYOKO ANDO
@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

インテリアデザイナーの安藤僚子さんと建築家の浅子佳英さんは、 2013年から3年間に渡り、東京のショップのインテリアをツアーをしてリサーチしてきました。消費スピードが速いインテリアデザインを通し考現学的に研究した大都市・東京について、素敵な味あるイラストと共に紹介してくださいます!

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A Lonely Planet Guide to Japan

BY SIMON RICHMOND
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 22, 2017

In this extra special PechaKucha given to announce the location and concept of Japan House London on 22 May 2017, Simon Richmond, a contributor to Lonely Planet's guide to Japan and Tokyo, provides 20 reasons of why Japan is such a great place to visit.

Start searching for flights now!

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The Complete Guide to Drawing

BY ADRIAN HOGAN
@ VOL 148 ON JUN 22, 2017

Some draw or paint to make a social statement, others want to express their love or commitment to a theme, and still others seek subjects that are whimsical and fun. Illustrator Adrian Hogan simply loves to draw. This thursday night, he goes into depth on why he thinks you too should draw and how you can start.

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By the Children

BY ADAM WEBB
@ VOL 27 ON JUN 28, 2017

Adam Webb from charity Little Green Pig talks about a new city guide, but this time for children! And if that wasn't enough, it is also written by children!

 

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The Hyperstitional Object

BY GRANT CIECIURA
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

'Hyperstition is a neologism that combines the words 'hyper' (over normal) and superstition (irrational belief) to describe the action of successful ideas in the arena of culture'.

Grant Cieciura calls for xenofuturists to unite and consider how technology, inhumanism and the agency of noise might re-open the possibilities of a divergent now.