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EU-Japan Fest supports artists and communists in culture and the arts, arranging exchanges between Europe and Japan in this fields. Most of these activities revolve around the European Capital of Culture initiative. Funding is provided through members of the business community and EU member country ambassadors to Japan.
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Tanks Arts Centre
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The Belmont Filmhouse
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Bridges of Europe
BY ROBIN STAM
@ VOL 8
ON DEC 03, 2013
On the first of January 2002 new banknotes were introduced in Europe. In addition to windows and gateways, these seven banknotes also depict several bridges. Each bridge has an individual appearance, all of which can be recognised as having originated throughout certain periods in European cultural history.
Designed by Robert Kalina, the bridges are meant to illustrate the tight collaboration and communication between Europe and the rest of the world in general, but more importantly, amongst the European countries in particular.
However, the bridges portrayed in the banknotes are fictional.
They have been designed to prevent one single member state from having a bridge on their banknote opposed to other states not having any depicted in theirs. In other words, “member state neutral” banknotes.
Now wouldn’t it be amazing if these fictional bridges suddenly turn out to actually exist in real life?
BY SELMA DURAND
@ VOL 5
ON SEP 14, 2015
Selma Durand is an industrial designer focusing on simplifying complexity to create intuitive products and meaningful design experiences. As an industrial designer at IDEO in New York, she designs products, spaces, interactive experiences and is particularly attentive to users' everyday relationship with objects, focusing on the weight of our lives! Learn to measure with Selma!
The United Nations of Food
BY CHARLES BIBILOS
@ VOL 7
ON DEC 04, 2015
Hear Charles Bibilos, writer of the United Nations of Food blog, talk about his quest to eat food from every country in the world (160 countries), without ever leaving New York City. Yum!
Help Charles finish his quest! Help him eat: East Timor, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, The Gambia, Kenya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
If you can help, or want to go out to eat with Charles, email him at email@example.com
What Europe could learn from nerds
BY VALENTIN CALOMME
@ VOL 32
ON FEB 06, 2017
The European Union is facing a crisis. A large part of the population either does not understand it, finds it intrusive, or even thinks that it is simply not needed, sometimes all of the above. Thankfully, nerds are here to help, says Valentin Calomme. Not with a magical app or piece of software, but with the wisdom of mathematics.
#FreeInterrail: Saving Europe by travelling
BY VINCENT-IMMANUEL HERR
@ VOL 32
ON FEB 06, 2017
Imagine yourself turning 18 and finding a personalised letter from the European Union in your mailbox. In it: a voucher to travel Europe. Your life will change! Europe is facing many problems - a lot of them have to do with people not knowing or understanding each other.
Imagine what a Europe we could build together, if all future generations were enabled to explore and experience European cultural diversity and beauty first-hand. #FreeInterrail advocates for just that.
In this presentation Vincent-Immanuel Herr invites us to join the movement and make sure that all EU youth are empowered to become Europeans out of experience.
The story of European secularism
BY MUEID AL RAEE
@ VOL 32
ON FEB 06, 2017
Mueid Al Raee is interested in the connection of philosophy and religion. He talks about the influences that shaped Spinoza’s work on philosophy, religion, and understanding the nature of God.
Mueid presents Averroes as an important character in the story of secularism. Averroes is often referred to as the father of European Secularism. Mueid argues that religion played an important role in the formulation of the philosophy of secularism as we know it today in Europe.
His message is that we should challenge the ideas that consider secularism and religion as opposites.
How can each individual solve Europe’s problems?
As a consultant, Duc Hoang often asks a lot of questions to understand more about his clients’ situation and then he finds the answers from their own responses. At the age of 25, he experienced a quarter-life crisis (the period of life ranging from twenties to thirties). He felt stressful, doubtful about his life and his future. Then, a monk asked him to ask himself a lot of questions and luckily this helped him survive his personal crisis.
In 2017, Europe will be 25 years old, the same age when Duc had his quarter-life crisis, and it is also going through a crisis. Therefore, he would like to invite the PechaKucha audience to try and act like a consultant, and ask all European citizens the same question: What is the meaning of that number?
BY LAIN SATRUSTEGU
@ VOL 31
ON DEC 10, 2016
Architect, IMO architectural and design office Co-founder, TED×TunghaiU Founder
An architect from Spain, Lain was intrigued by Taiwan. He admired the friendliness of Taiwanese people, as well as the safe environment of the country. However, after paying a visit, Lain found that the streets of Taiwan were vastly different from what he imagined. He hopes to design buildings that are integrated with the environment and that inspire others as well. Lain also mentioned that the real power to change a city lies with each individual resident.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Nissan x PechaKucha East West Event
As part of this month's London Design Festival, Nissan Design Europe is hosting a special evening of PechaKucha presentations, "East West," tomorrow night (September 23) at the Rotunda. The evening will start with a PechaKucha session and discussions hosted by speakers whose careers have forged a path in bringing together East and West design influences including: François Pachet, researcher for Sony Science Lab, Paris Nick Talbot, director of product design consultancy Seymour Powell Daljit Singh, creative director and founder of digital agency Digit Mike Faulkner, director and founder of multi-dimensional & multi-sensory performances collective D-Fuse Suzanne Lee, Senior Research Fellow, St Martins School of Art & Design Alfonso Albaisa, VP, Nissan Design Europe The event is already sold out, but we hope to showcase all of the presentations online in the next few weeks on the soon-to-launch major revamp of the PechaKucha website -- stay tuned for more details!
Scootering Across the Continent
Many talk of back-packing across Europe, but Bob Dennis did it in style: on a motor scooter. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Townsville, Vol. 2) Bob recounts his adventures in the 1960s from Austria, Istanbul, the Middle-East, and Australia.
Found Object Translation
In today's Presentation of the Day, "Found Object Translation" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 97, Yota Kakuda (YOTA KAKUDA DESIGN) talks about how he takes second hand objects, which he finds at flea markets across Europe and Asia, and makes something new with them. Yota is often inspired by the vintage items he finds, and is motivated to construct something new and unique as a result.
Walking through Japan
Swiss native and travel agent living in Japan Thomas Koehler was devastated both mentally and financially by the 2011 earthquake disaster, and took the inititive to create his own project to raise awareness and show his love for Japan. In "Walking through Japan" from a very special Swiss PechaKucha Night edition of PKN Tokyo, listen to this endearing story of his struggles and his experiences with friendly natives as he walked for 5 months straight from Hokkaido to Kyushu. Thomas' walk of the length of the island nation was made into a documentary, "Negative: Nothing" and has been screened throughout Europe and Japan
Welcome to Europe as an American
"What do you call someone with two languages? Bilingual. One language? American." Oliver Olson has spent 17 years of his life in Europe. In "Welcome to Europe as an American" from PKN Maastricht Vol. 22 he takes us on a whirlwind journey through the many funny and unexpected surprises he has encountered as an American living in Europe.
Call for Pecha Kucha Night Roma vol 14 Maker Faire Edition
Call for Pecha Kucha Night Roma vol 14 Maker Faire Edition Sono aperte le candidature per la 14a edizione della Pecha Kucha Night Roma che si terrà il 4 ottobre 2014 nello splendido scenario dei giardini pensili dell'Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma in occasione della seconda edizione della Maker Faire Europe. Chiunque abbia voglia di raccontare la sua storia, il suo lavoro o le sue passioni potrà farlo attraverso il famoso format delle 20 slide in 6 minuti e 40 secondi. Candidature aperte fino al 19 settembre 2014 entro le ore 12 inviando una mail con portfolio e breve sinossi della presentazione a firstname.lastname@example.org Informazioni utiliDeadline candidature Pecha Kucha Night Roma 2014 Venerdi 19 Settembre 2014 ore 12 Serata Pecha Kucha Night 2014Sabato 4 Ottobre 2014 Web sitepknroma.tumblr.comwww.cityvisionweb.comwww.makerfairerome.com Emailpknightroma@gmail.com
The Chicago House Sound
"The kick drum went through my chest, the bass line came up through the floor, the high hats and cymbals came fizzing from above ... when the smoke machine cleared, there were rich people, poor people, black, white, straight, gay ...and I thought, 'these are my people now, this is my music'."In The Chicago House Sound from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 36, IDEO's Neil Stevenson went on a quest to find the roots of House Music that, during its evolution from New York to Chicago and then in its momentum across Europe, he fell in love with. Here he shares that compelling quest and his love for Chicago House, its evolution, and the legacy of Frankie Knuckles.
Digging for History
"... an African proverb he taught me: 'If the lions don't survive to tell their stories, the hunters get all the credit.' He wanted to tell the story of 260 men in his unit. He was the only one still alive."In Digging for History from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 27, Mieke Kirkels tells the story of the segregated US Army in Margraten, Netherlands, and specifically the cemetary where many of the fallen WWII soldiers bodies now rest. As she dug further into the story of the graves, she learned about the nearly 1 million African-American soldiers who depsite helping to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany, go unrecognized in most history books. One of these few remaining living soldiers shared his story with her. Kirkels believes that it is important to listen to people's stories, to listen with our ears and with our heart. Because history is about lives. Let's listen and read behind the lines...
City Focus: Zaporizhzhya
Our City Focus this week heads down Lenin Avenue, one of the longest avenues in Europe which goes through the entire city of Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine, gathering the city's best cafes, restaraunts, and it's PechaKucha Night. Head to their city page for a taste of Zaporizhzhya's creativity!
City Focus: Leiden
Follow us to Leiden, a small city located in South Holland for this weeks City Focus. Sewn together with quaint canals and rivers, Leiden is the home to Leiden University established in 1575; one of the oldest and most prominent in Europe. As a university town, Leiden is brimming with young, fresh, creative minds that will be generously represented in their upcoming PechaKucha Night, PechaKucha Night Leiden Vol. 24: The Next Generation. Join us on July 4th for a night of storytelling by the next generation of Leiden. Looking forward to seeing you all there!