INSPIRE JAPAN Search Results: “Humanity”

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Volunteering & Rebuilding in Fukushima

@ VOL 84 ON JUL 27, 2011

Russian student Evgeny Latypov offers his take on the aftermath of the Fukushima meltdown, and compares it to Chernobyl. He discusses his struggles in finding an organization to assist in the recovery of Japan's most seriously radiation-affected region.

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Rebuilding a Village in Tohoku

@ VOL 92 ON MAY 30, 2012

In this presentation, architects Daisuke Sugawara and Masayuki Harada describe a reconstruction project they've been working on, to help rebuild in the Tohoku region. As you'll see, they've been trying to rebuild villages, to keep the community together. (in Japanese)

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Design for Social Innovation

@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

This presentation reveals what art students and design can do for Tohoku reconstruction. The project lasted 8 months, and had the goal of bringing more people to the Tohoku area, and to also motivate local residents through art. (in Japanese)

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Build Back Better Tohoku

ON FEB 19, 2013

In this special presentation, Architecture for Humanity's Michael Steiner offers up an update on the work the organization has accomplished in Tohoku so far -- following the devastating earthquake/tsunami of 2011 -- and on what is needed next.

You'll find more information on Architecture for Humanity's current projects here.

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2013 Tohoku Artist Caravan

@ VOL 101 ON MAR 27, 2013

In April of 2013, the Tohoku Artist Caravan project will bring artists and musicians from all over Japan to gather in Karakuwa, Kesennuma, to create public art that will help revitalize a community devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The initial installations will be completed over a three-day period, culminating in an opening party featuring a an impressive array or renowned musicians. (in English and Japanese)

"Presentation of the Day" on March 29, 2013.

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@ VOL 101 ON MAR 27, 2013

"She saw her photo and she said: 'I didn't think I'd be able to see myself smile again. Now I know I can smile again.'"

In "Photohoku" from PechKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 101, photographers Brian Scott Peterson and Yuko Yoshikawa introduce the "Photohoku" project, which involves bringing photographers to the Tohoku region to help create new photo memories for those who were affected by the 2011 earthquake/tsunami.


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Running the Tokyo Marathon for Home for All

@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

PechaKucha and Klein Dytham architecture co-founder Mark Dytham has been training for over 8 months to run the 2014 Tokyo Marathon, but he's not running it just for his health. He's running an Indiegogo campaign to benefit the Home for All: an organization started by Pritzker Prize winning architect Toyo Ito set on building community centers in the disaster-ridden areas of Tohoku and Fukushima. All proceeds will go to the creation of a new community center, and the upkeep of the Home for All organization. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 22, 2014.

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Tremors from Kumamoto

@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

"As we attempted to escape our crumbling buildings, the electricity cut out, and we were left scrambling in the dark."

In Tremors from Kumamoto, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, PechaKucha Night Kumamoto team member Mari Nasaki recounts the days and weeks following Kumamoto's largest earthquake in centuries. She speaks of destruction, lack of sustenance and supplies, but also of hope. 

The was "PechaKucha of the Day" Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016.

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Volunteering in Tohoku: 6 Years Later


"Wherever I looked I saw destruction, but what I also saw was hope in the eyes of those who survived."

In Volunteering in Tohoku: 6 Years Later, Cristina Marie Deane shares her story of volunteering in the Miyagi prefecture following the devastating events of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Volunteering turned out to be not only an enlightening and fulfilling experience for Cristina but it also changed the course of her life. 

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Home is Where the Heart is

ON APR 28, 2017

Rimiko Yanai shares gives an facinating and highly informative glimpse into life in the modular temporary housing provided for residents in Kumamoto who lost their homes to the 2016 earthquakes. Her creative inginuity of using available materials and goods in unlikely ways shows how she has transformed a temporary house, into a temporary home


SITEWIDE Search Results: “Humanity”

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Inspire Japan Channel

Just 4 weeks after the events of 3/11 in Japan, the worldwide PechaKucha community came together to "Inspire Japan." Over $85,000 was raised for Architecture for Humanity and ArchiAid during a non-stop 24-hour PechaKucha event that circled the globe. The process of re-growth is ongoing, and presentations will continue to be added as we continue to inspire.

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Haiti Reconstruction Channel

117 PechaKucha Night cities came together to raise money for reconstruction in Haiti on the 20th of February, 2010, just 4 weeks after the earthquake. Raising $79,000 for Architecture for Humanity, the money has helped build a school, which opened in November of 2011.

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Architecture for Humanity Channel

Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)3 non-profit, that has been building a better future through the power of design for the past 15 years. We provide architecture, planning and project management services including construction management and post-occupancy analysis, and facilitate community engagement throughout each project. At the core of our mission, we believe everyone deserves access to the benefits of good design.

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Regional Program Manager, Architecture for Humanity in Petion Ville


Worcester @ 55 Pearl
Feb 20, 2010


Porto @ Biblioteca Pública Municipal do Porto
Mar 13, 2010


San Antonio @ Center for Architecture
May 26, 2011


Waterville @ Waterville Grand Hotel
Apr 16, 2011


Panamá @ Red Lab Studios
Apr 16, 2011


Vienna @ freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL / quartier21/MQ
Apr 13, 2011


Springfield OH @ The Westcott House
May 06, 2011


New Haven @ "BAR" in downtown New Haven
May 19, 2011


Denver @ TAXI
Sep 14, 2012

PAST Design Open Mic

Architecture for Humanity @ Dwell on Design NY
Oct 11, 2014

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Black Holes: A Love Story

@ VOL 3 ON MAR 08, 2011

Jesse Koehler talks about her time teaching English and traveling to school all over the world from Korea to Africa. She speaks about how diverse and ethnically tolerant the world is becoming. 

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Skin of the Beast

@ VOL 2 ON MAR 17, 2015

This emotive talk about the creation of a purse during a woman's transition from woman to mother brings us to a place of empathy and personal reflection through her artwork and the culmanation of this experience - the skin of the beast.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 7, 2015.

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Reclaiming the Moral Frame

@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

Wisconsin state representative of the 11th Assembly District, Mandela Barnes serves as the ranking Democrat on the Assembly Committee on Corrections and will also serve on the Assembly Committees on Education, Small Business Development, and Jobs and the Economy. He is the chair of the Legislature’s Black and Latino Caucus. Barnes graduated from John Marshall High School and attended Alabama A&M University, before returning to Milwaukee in 2009. Here he delivers an impassioned presentation on morality in America. 

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Migration aus Sicht der Internationalen Enwicklung

@ VOL 9 ON MAY 12, 2016

Robert Moosbrugger erläutert in seiner Präsentation die Auswirkungen der internationalen Migration auf die Herkunftsländer. Für die Herkunftsländer große Auswirkungen haben vor allem einerseits die Rücküberweisungen und auf der anderen Seite der „brain drain“, der Talenteschwund. Robert Moosbrugger ist derzeit für die Caritas in Armenien, im Libanon und in Haiti tätig. Seit über 10 Jahren ist Robert Moosbrugger in humanitärem Einsatz, im Rahmen von Entwicklungszusammenarbeits- und Flüchtlingsprojekten, Katastrophenhilfe und Aufbauarbeit.

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The Power of Empathy

@ VOL 30 ON JUN 13, 2016

"Empathy is important because it's how we connect with other people."

In a time where technology and a global community have made our world
smaller and more accessible, people appear to be less tolerant and compassionate toward their fellow human beings.In "The Power of Empathy" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 30Nicole M Adams-Quackenbush will show us how to understand different types of empathy and how they can be used to enhance and maintain our humanity.

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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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Back to Origin

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

“I use free diving as a tool to share the beauty of connecting with the water, nature and myself.”

In "Back to Origin" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139, by representing the aquatic realm in a way that the world has never seen, Ai Futaki highlights the meaning and expression of the human–water connection. As the winner of Guinness World Record for the longest distance swam in cape with one breath, she uses freediving as a tool to be the bridge between the underwater world and the human world.

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Search for authenticity

@ VOL 33 ON MAY 22, 2017

Authenticity is a very important gift, but sadly enough in the process of growing up, most of us loose our true identity, says Cathy Kwanten.

She believes however that this might be the most essential question you’ll ask yourself and will keep asking yourself in this lifetime, although we won’t ever find the answer that’ll give full closure… Because one of the most beautiful gifts of humanity is “perpetual evolution”.

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Ugly Into Art

@ VOL 33 ON SEP 29, 2017

When her adventures in online dating revealed the ugly side of humanity, Sarey Rudin decided to turn it into an art project.

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Things I Noticed

@ VOL 23 ON JUL 11, 2018

Timothy Boston notices things...things that we all notice and can relate to...and then some that require a unique individual to see.


PechaKucha for Haiti

We've all been seeing the terrible images coming from Haiti following the tragic earthquake that hit the nation earlier this month, and we can assure you that everyone here at team PechaKucha is readying something that we hope will help with the reconstruction efforts. The full project will be announced this Wednesday both at the scheduled PechaKucha Night in Tokyo, and by Cameron Sinclair of Architecture for Humanity at the World Economic Forum in Davos -- and you can bet that we'll be covering it here as well, so check back then for more details.

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Martin Willers

As we kick off a new week of presentation highlights -- you do know that we have a terrific "Presentations" section on the site, right? -- with "Sketch Book of Life," presented by Martin Willers at PechaKucha Night in Stockholm Vol. 21. An amazing presentation of sketches, which show how to use the inspiration of life to lift the possibilities of humanity to new heights! Brilliant -- thanks Martin!


Our First School!

I'll invite you to visit the "PechaKucha for Haiti" section of the site for more details -- yes, we are still updating that page with the latest news, including adding links to Haiti-related presentations that have gone online -- but we're very happy to announce that the funds raised so far have paid for a new school! Today - 20 days later - it gives us great pride in announcing that the PechaKucha global network of cities, organizers, presenters and fans has raised over $60,000 which allows Architecture For Humanity to build the first PechaKucha School in Haiti.

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Giovanna Carnevali

Here's a presentation (in Spanish) from PechaKucha Night in Barcelona Vol. 8, with Giovanna Carnevali of the Spain chapter of Architecture for Humanity covering some of the Haiti reconstruction efforts, as well as a few other projects.

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The Global PechaKucha Day for Haiti, One Year Later

February 20 not only marks PechaKucha's anniversary -- the eighth no less -- but it also marks exactly one year since last year's Global PechaKucha Day for Haiti, a worldwide event that was held to raise funds for reconstruction efforts in Haiti, with the help of Architecture for Humanity. Today we're happy to share a special presentation by Architecture for Humanity's Cameron Sinclair, as an update on what has been achieved over the past year.

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Humanity and the Environment

There will be a one-off PechaKucha event happening this Wednesday (April 27) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Organized by the Avant-Gardening Club, the theme is "Humanity and the Environment," and you'll find the list of presenters on the flyer above.

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Our First School!

During the "PechaKucha Day for Haiti," we were able to raise $80,000 for Architecture for Humanity. Their work went into high gear in 2011, and we were extremely proud to see the construction of the school, École La Dignité, that PechaKucha funded along with the Stiller Foundation -- it opened on November 7, 2011. Thank you everyone who supported PechaKucha for Haiti and a massive thank you to Cameron Sinclair and his team for making the school a reality.  

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Health of Africa

In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Memphis, TN Vol. 6), graduate student Susannah Acuff talks about her journey from pre-med to anthropology. She began by shadowing her grandfather, a physician, in free clinics, and examined the cultural opinions and use of health care and insurance, which eventually led her to Africa, where she examined alternative models for health insurance, instead of the for-profit model found in the United States.

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Poster for PKN Chicago Vol. 29 by Max Temkin

Chances are you've heard of Cards Against Humanity -- and if so, chances are you've had a hell of a good time playing it -- and so we were very excited to see that not only is the game's creator, Max Temkin, presentating at Chicago's upcoming PechaKucha Night Vol. 29, but he also designed the event poster! If you're in Chicago on March 4, you know where you need to be.

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Free Energy: Shifting from Scarcity to Abundance

Is there such thing as your own personal freedom from big energy corporations? Can we truly get rid ourselves from expensive electricity and fuel bills? Frederik Stimmel thinks so. For the past decade, Frederik has been focusing his works on clean, renewable energy solutions, and he believes that this is the time to free ourselves from the shackles of energy dependency and move into a golden age of abundance. He will be sharing his experience and vision at PechaKucha Night Ubud #20 this Tuesday, August 26th. Frederik is the exemplar-zero chief of science and technology at Humanitad. He is an electric engineer, free energy researcher and entrepreneur. He has been developing an open source technology, which will make Free Energy available for everybody very soon at very little cost. He believes that free energy is the key to true freedom of humanity.