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A Swiss and Japanese Friendship
BY MIGUEL PEREZ-LA PLANTE
@ VOL 121
ON JAN 28, 2015
"It's hard to summarise the more than 240 events that took place celebrating the 150 years of friendship between Switzerland and Japan...but let's start right here at PechaKucha."
In A Swiss and Japanese Friendship from Tokyo Vol. 121, Head of Culture and Public Affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo, Miguel Perez-La Plante speaks on the numerous events that were put together to celebrate Switzerland and Japan's shared traditions in art, design, architecture, literature, music, theatre, food as well as humanitarianism.
This presentation originally was featured to commemorate the series of cultural events mentioned within that took place earlier in 2015. PechaKucha spotlights it again for our second collaboration with the Swiss Embassy later this week, together bringing a special instalment of PKN to Tokyo Art Book Fair 2015, Powered by PechaKucha. For more details, visit here!
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, September 18th, 2015.
Tokyo Totem - A Subjective Guide
BY EDWIN GARDNER
@ VOL 126
ON JUN 24, 2015
"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!
Paper is Still Alive!
BY JULIE BLANCHIN
@ VOL 126
ON JUN 24, 2015
"Comics, illustration, photography, text, poetry, calligraphy, all media are welcome in Labo."
French illustrator, and Labo publisher, Julie Blanchin presents her experimental, beautifully silk screen handcrafted, limited edition magazine that brings together French and Japanese artists from all walks. Interestingly, Labo Magazine spawned from both inspiration and need, after Blachin's plans to write a book on a expedition to Antarctica with the Japanese Institute of Polar Research suddenly and unexpectedly fell through.
Her storyboards leading up to the book became part of her blog, and would eventually became part of Labo.
"Paper is still alive" she says, calling for new participants and collaborators. Get in touch with her to participate!
This was "Presenation of the Day" on Friday, September 4, 2015.
Fairy Tales Can Come True, They Can Happen to You
BY ANGELO MOKUTAN
@ VOL 126
ON JUN 24, 2015
"If you want to develop your imagination and go beyond your limits, read fairly tales!"
Tokyo-based, Brazilian artist Angelo Mokutan talks about the influence of a having a mother in oriental medicine, a sculptor for a father, and the creative seed he inherited from them taking root and inspiring a move to Japan to follow a dream. After studying fine art, and unsure of his prospects he found himself working a for an IT term. But his passion was calling and he finally abandoned the stability of his job to follow his true dream to become a successful manga artist.
He believes manga can develop our imagination and help us go past the limits of our rational minds.
Lastly, offering a new twist on an old classic, Mokutan gives Little Red Riding Hood an urban update, her grandmother living in Tokyo, and big bad wolves all around. If you send a him a suggestion on what she brings to grandmother's house, he'll illustrate it in a manga and credit you as co-author! Lets send him some ideas so we can ALL be manga artists!
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 31st, 2015.
Swiss Art Books; Inspiration on a Page
BY MIRJAM ROMBACH
@ TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2015, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA
ON SEP 19, 2015
Speaker Mirjam Rombach draws from her career as an independent publishing to discuss the feild. Hailing from switzerland, the art, architecture, and design provide plentiful content for publications and artistic books.
English = Time + Tenacity + Tears
BY ŞEYI ADEBANJO
@ VOL 133
ON FEB 24, 2016
“English is a frankenstein's monster. It's a hodgepodge abomination of rules that we break all the time.”
In English = Time + Tenacity + Tears from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 133rd Volume, student and literary enthusiast Ṣeyi Adebanjo, discusses her frustration with the “global language”. The real world is full of puzzles, all of which are more or less systematic. To her the English language itself is the most complex puzzle of all. Though she found learning the convoluted language to be a challenge, her tenacity as both a bibliophile and writer eventually paid off; the end product was worth it.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, April 22nd, 2016.
BY HENGTEE LIM
@ VOL 137
ON JUN 29, 2016
"Words are really powerful, and if we’re going to use them to express the people we are and the feelings that we have, let’s make them count!"
In Magic Words from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Hengtee Lim looks at how words inspire new ideas, create a shared experience, and foster understanding. Lim argues that there's a power in words and the way we use them to express ourselves and tell stories.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, July 22nd, 2016.
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Most Successful Fraud in History: William Shakespeare
BY BARBARA HOBENS
@ VOL 5
ON MAR 27, 2014
Everyone knows who William Shakespeare is, but are the facts about him true? Barbara Hobens does not think so and in fact denounces him as the true writer of all the infamous classic plays and writings. Rather she gives convincing evidence on how Edward de Vere is likely the Shakespeare we all thought we knew.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 11, 2014.
Through a Glass Lightly
BY AMY ANDERSON
@ VOL 13
ON JUN 05, 2015
Less that 2 weeks before this event Amy Anderson learned that there would be glass art on display in the gallery. She put together this presentation that explores all of the ways we interact with glass - emotionally, spiritually, physically, and many more. I guess all that time spent in libraries (see her previous PK) has paid off.
The Most Mysterious Book In the World
"The script, the text, the language that appears in this document, appears nowhere else on earth. To this day, nobody knows the meaning even a single word of it."
In honor of International Literacy Day, PechaKucha Night Asheville Organizer Jay Hill's "The Most Mysterious Book in the World" from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol 8 is being featured as PechaKucha of the Day! In a world where so few codes remain unbroken and the secrets of so many ancient, obscure writing systems have been revealed, one medieval manuscript remains completely shrouded in mystery. Watch this presentation to check out what Jay has to say about the ever-mysterious Voynich Manuscript!
BY FELIPE MONTES
@ VOL 14
ON MAR 28, 2017
Felipe construye, desde los trece años, un extenso poema narrativo titulado Monterrey, cuyo universo literario condensa los mitos y la vida cotidiana que coexisten en su natal Monterrey y su región.
Algunos fragmentos de Monterrey han sido publicados como novelas, cuentos o poemas por diferentes editoriales: Casa natal (Editorial El Reyno, 1996), Catedrales (Editorial Vestigios, 1998), El Vigilante (Editorial Plaza & Janés, 2001), El Enrabiado (Editorial Mondadori, 2003), Sólido azul (Editorial Árido Reino, 2003), El Evangelio del Niño Fidencio (Editorial Acero-UANL, 2008), Dolores (Editorial Acero, 2009), La Casa Natal y El Pozo De Fuego (Editorial Acero, 2010), Yerbabuena (27 Editores-UANL, 2013) y Barrio de Catedral (Tusquets Editores, 2016).
La crítica ha elogiado la naturaleza de sus estructuras morfosintácticas, la poeticidad de sus descripciones y la intensidad de sus narraciones. Catedrales ha sido traducida al francés; El Vigilante, al inglés y al italiano, y se distribuye en Canadá, Estados Unidos y el Reino Unido; El Enrabiado ha sido considerada, por el suplemento cultural El Ángel, del periódico Reforma, una de las mejores obras de su generación.
Así mismo Felipe Montes es pionero en lo que a la industria Creativa se refiere ya que es fundador de Felipe Montes Fábrica Literaria que ofrece no solo medios para escribir, editar y publicar un libro, sino también una plataforma para desarrollar la creatividad y aplicarla a traves de talleres y conferencias.
Andersen : la typographie prend la parole
BY THIERRY FETIVEAU
@ VOL 13
ON MAY 24, 2017
"Andersen typeface is intended for tales and children stories in general. What makes Andersen different is its new punctuation marks. Indeed, in addition of classical glyphs, Andersen have 12 totally new punctuation signs expressing feelings. As in Spanish punctuation, theses glyphs are placed at the beginning and at the end of a sentence to help the reader to find the right tone."
Make Me Laugh, Grownup!
BY NASEEM HRAB
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 29, 2017
Naseem Hrab loves to write funny things for children and adults. Her comedy writing has appeared on McSweeney's Internet Tendency and The Rumpus and she is the author of the picture book Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend. Everyone thinks kids' books need to teach lessons, but that's not why adults read novels. Why do we think kids are any different?
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
We kick off this week's round of presentations on PechaKucha Daily with Jonathan Hagos -- of studioJonandNina --as he walks us through some of what inspires him. studioJonandNina is a travelling design studio, founded by Jonathan Hagos and Cristina Gerada. Drawing stimulus from a wide range of sources (travel, film, metaphysics and literature -- to name a few) they aim to reconfigure the familiar, question the everyday, spaces, actions and thoughts. Through projects executed at a multiple of scales: from Taboo World Maps and Braille textured bricks to proposals for Cycle-In Cinemas and Tourist-Trap Gardens; the studio seeks to challenge the built environment, its designers and its users.
PKN Huancayo Vol. 8
Here's a look at the recent PechaKucha Night in Huancayo Vol. 8, with a few photos and a report sent to us by organizer Robhert Pimental.PechaKucha Night Huancayo Volume 8 took place in the Casa de la Cultura’s Auditorium of Huancayo (our city). It started at 7.30 p.m., with the participation of Pablo Saldarriaga in animation and direction. Eight exhibitors, quite entertaining topics: design, architecture, photography, literature, art and web design. We had about eighty attendees, many of them supporting “fans” of the event. For this volume we had one more sponsor more, and as usual, it was organized by the Whynot magazine team, with support from the Centro Cultural de la Universidad Continental And as always, Pablo Saldarriaga, national actor and musician, accompanied us in the animation and presentation of exhibitors.
Pecha Kucha Vol.16
Architecture, Graphic design, Illustration, Music, Literature, Eco-Design and travelling, there will be a lot to watch this coming Friday at our Pecha Kucha Night edition in Lisbon. It is a promising edition full of surprises and very exciting presentations. Also, 2013 it's here & we are in a party mood so to celebrate a new partnership with Teatro do Bairro, we'll be having an After Party with a DJ set of Irmão Lúcia, one of our speakers. The poster was designed by hello stranger, who will also be there. You can't miss this one!
Upcoming: Huddersfield Vol. 9
The market town of Huddersfield, in West Yorkshire, England will be hosting their annual Huddersfield Literature Festival this March 14th through the 17th. Interpolated within this hoopla will, of course, be a very special PechaKucha event. PKN Huddersfield Vol. 9 is taking on a very different form, as explained on the HLF website: Authors, poets and others who are passionate about the written word each present 20 slides that automatically advance every 20 seconds. Entertaining, funny, moving, thought provoking, not to be missed.Presenters include Lost in the Post author Kevin Boniface and author of The Boy Who Loved Simone Simon Stephen Mosley. This elegant poster was designed by the very talented artist Tasneem Kauser. More of Tasneem's ornate painted and illustrated works can be found in her online porfolio. To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.
Read Like A Writer and Write Like One
If you can read, you can write. Lawrence Spann has a keen interest in literature and writing. Drawing from life experience and an advanced degree in Creative Writing and the Medical Humanities, he approaches the process of writing through the lives and works of poets, writers, song writers, artists and historical figures. In "Read Like a Writer and Write Like One" from PKN Santa Barbara Vol. 10, Lawrence gives us some very valuable tips that helped him when he was getting into writing.
PKN Podcast #3!
Click here for Podcast This is the third volume of Pecha Kucha Night Kyoto’s podcast. Our guest is photographer Rafael Roman who talks about how he got into taking photos and tells us the stories behind some of his recent shots.500px.com/tanjent Hosted by Eric Luong and Ash Ryan. Edited by and music by Ash Ryan.ashryanbeats.com Eric Luong is a full-time instructor at Kyoto University of Art and Design and a freelance translator of art-related literature. Ash Ryan creates music and WordPress websites, translates Japanese-English, and is co-founder of alternative creative space イタチshelter in Osaka.
A Swiss and Japanese Friendship
"It's hard to summarise the more than 240 events that took place celebrating the 150 years of friendship between Switzerland and Japan...but let's start right here at PechaKucha."In A Swiss and Japanese Friendship from Tokyo Vol. 121, Head of Culture and Public Affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo, Miguel Perez-La Plante speaks on the numerous events that were put together to celebrate Switzerland and Japan's shared traditions in art, design, architechture, literature, music, theatre, food as well as humanitariansm. This presenation originally was featured to commemorate the series of cultural events mentioned within that took place earlier in 2015. PechaKucha spotlights it again for our second collaboration with the Swiss Embassy later this week, together bringing a special instalment of PKN to Tokyo Art Book Fair 2015, Powered by PechaKucha. For more details, visit here!
A Swiss and Japanese Friendship
"It's hard to summarise the more than 240 events that took place celebrating the 150 years of friendship between Switzerland and Japan...but let's start right here at PechaKucha."In A Swiss and Japanese Friendship from Tokyo Vol. 121, Head of Culture and Public Affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo, Miguel Perez-La Plante speaks on the numerous events that were put together to celebrate Switzerland and Japan's shared traditions in art, design, architecture, literature, music, theatre, food as well as humanitarianism. This presentation originally was featured to commemorate the series of cultural events mentioned within that took place earlier in 2015. PechaKucha spotlights it again for our second collaboration with the Swiss Embassy later this week, together bringing a special instalment of PKN to Tokyo Art Book Fair 2015, Powered by PechaKucha. For more details, visit here!
See you tomorrow!
We're so close to the PechaKucha Lilongwe event! Here are a few presenter bios to give you a taste of what's cooking for tomorrow night. Happy Wednesday! Jessica(for the PKN Lilongwe Team) Alana is an African literature nerd having just finished her Masters in African literature in Canada. With a passion for gender and health and having lived in Tanzania for some time, she is testing out Malawi working with MUSCCO. She will be talking about her sister. Dennis is a tourism and media entrepreneur, social media, artists and events manager. Also manages Uwawuke Bicycle Tours of Lilongwe. He will be talking about "Experiencing Lilongwe Townships on 2 wheels" Kondwani is a Cofounder of Ctech Systems Limited an ICT company more into software development and web services, and founder of GiantPlus which deals with logistics,tourism and finance. He will talk about game shakers. Kuda was born in Zimbabwe but has lived most of her life in East Africa. She is passionate about sports and fashion. Class of BMIS 2016. She will be talking about cancer awareness. Chaitali is a consultant working in water and environment sector. Living in Malawi from more than two years. She will be sharing how the idea of "being home" changed in her life (eventually :)
Presenter Bio: Vincent
Announcing one of our presenters, Vincent: Vincent is a global citizen born and raised in Malawi. He is passionate about technology, reading, current affairs, literature and worship music. Even though he was born in Blantyre, he says he lives online! Vincent is a firm believer of giving change a chance. The state at which Malawi is, needs collective efforts to make it a better place to live. Vincent has been to almost every district of Malawi except Chitipa and Likoma. He understands very well what it means to be Malawian and to live both in rural or urban Malawi. He will present on 20 Malawian people who at their best, contributed something to the growth? of the nation we have now! Excited to hear about the 20 Malaiwan people that Vincent has determined are at their best!