PechaKucha Presentation

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Issei Suma

Architect, SUMA in Tokyo

What Would I Do?


建築家の須磨一清さんはコロンビア大学建築修士科を卒業後、 2010年にご自身の設計事務所SUMAを設立されました。 建築ユニットBUSとして地域再生に携わり、 2016年にはヴェネチア・ビエンナーレ国際建築展に出展し審査員特別賞を受賞されました。お母様の終の住処として2015年に設計した「JIKKA」は多くの国際メディアに取り上げられ、今ますます世界の注目を浴びています。プレゼンテーションでは「JIKKA」が完成するまでの、そして須磨さんの建築家としてのこれまでの壮大な10年の歩みを披露されています!

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Inspire Japan Update

@ VOL 82 ON MAY 25, 2011

We take a look at what the Inspire Japan events have meant so far for reconstruction efforts in Japan, what we've accomplished so far (with 48 cities reporting, we've raised over $70,000), and what's next. We also invite you to continue to support our efforts by donating on the Inspire Japan site, or by pre-buying the Inspire Japan ebook.
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What Architecture Can Do

@ VOL 7 ON NOV 29, 2014

Toru Oba discuss the impact of architecture on life, and how local adaptations can be applied to other circumstances.

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Ride Bikes, Make Things: How I Got to Do What I Love All Day


Rhys May is living the dream making jewelry in her studio and bicycling. She won a state championship and is thankful to the bicycle community for supporting her studio practice.

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An Architect who Does Nothing

@ VOL 26 ON MAY 13, 2016

Kyohei MORITA shares a story of the architect who is last man standing with do nothing.

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What I Would Do with an Extra Day

@ VOL 24 ON FEB 20, 2016

When faced with contemplating his last day on earth, Social Media Todd panicked. In this entertaining talk he weighs up the selfish and the altruistic - pitting his competing urges to kiss his wife or ruin people's golf games against each other, he ends up entreating us all to make the most of each and every day regardless of whether you have another one tomorrow, or not.

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What I Would Do with an Extra Day

@ VOL 24 ON FEB 20, 2016

Artist Dom Breadmore considers what he would, or should, do if he were given a final extra day. There are endless possibilities but he finds good reasons not to do most of them and rants about people who set themselves time-based challenges in order to bend the rules. All this leads him to wonder about the nature of time and how it was probably invented 'to make sure everything didn't happen all at once'. Dom ends by asking us in turn to consider what we might gain from slowing down and making the most of our 24hours.

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Portraits of Secure - Insecure Housing

@ VOL 24 ON JUL 14, 2016

Carol Skinger People fall through the cracks. Everyone here knows someone who did. Either a friend or a family member or someone you encountered yesterday. Most of us find the Tiny House Movement interesting. If you are an architecture or design student it’s a cool problem to solve. One thing folks do not picture when they say “tiny house” is a mobile home or trailer. As an artist I found two parts of my world crossing paths when I started to take commissions to paint what I call secure housing for individuals. It’s a good little niche and I use the proceeds to help support a family member who does not have secure housing (or really secure anything) who lives in a tiny home known as a trailer. While my commissioned house portraits are much loved and they are warm and illustrative, they would not be accepted in a contemporary art show. A few months ago something surprising happened. I submitted my series of small paintings of mobile homes and trailers to a juried art show at 2105 Three Rivers Arts Festival and received an important award from juror Freyda Spira Associate Curator of Drawings and Prints at Metropolitan Museum of Art, a “Best of Show”. I felt happy about this obviously, but also happy for my family member whose life inspires me to see the subject area.

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Urban Solitudes

@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

What is the future of our cities? In a time of major demographic and fast socio-cultural changes, we are looking for keys to unlock, review and re-interpret the traditional urban housing models into new directions.
A metamorphosis of the housing market from the static individualistic models towards a dynamic, collective synergy.

Laura Piovan is a Italian architect based in Maastricht and has a passion for people and identity driven design.

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Frank Lloyd Wright: Do I Know Him?

@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2016

Catherine Boldt explores her preoccupation with all things Frank Lloyd Wright. She will present original photographs of her workplace, Taliesin. The photos will help tell the story of the time and resources she has invested learning about FLLW and his designs. But the questions stil remains: Do I know Frank Lloyd Wright?