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Objects in Disguise

BY TOVE THAMBERT
IN TOKYO

Presented as part of a "Sweden in Style" PechaKucha session held at the SuperDeluxe 10th anniversary party during Tokyo Designers Week 2012, Tove Thambert gives a tour of her work.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 5, 2013.

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Found Object Translation

BY YOTA KAKUDA
@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

Yota Kakuda (YOTA KAKUDA DESIGN) talks about how he takes second hand objects, which he finds at flea markets, and makes something new with them. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

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The Architecture of Sound

BY STEREOTANK !
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Stereotank, founded by Venezuelan NY-based architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, is dedicated to exploring the common territories between space and sound through the design and construction of sound instruments, urban artifacts, and public installations. At PK Night Brooklyn Volume 6, they share some of their sound recordings from installations around the world!

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Message in a Bottle

BY GEORGE BOORUJY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

George Boorujy was born and bred in New Providence New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, along with almost everyone else. He is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery in New York, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. 

Check out George's project, New York Pelagic, here!

Read about the bottle that washed up on a beach in France here!

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Art of the Pencils

BY CAROLINE WEAVER
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

“Pencil is a small thing that can make a big difference in the lives of people who use them.”

In "Art of the Pencil" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16 , Caroline Weaver, amateur pencil collector but lifelong pencil lover, founded CW Pencil Enterprise in November 2014. With her pencil experts, Caroline digs up the stories and origins of these objects and make them accessible to those who appreciate them for their functionality, beauty and history. As simple as it may be, the pencil is something which despite advances in technology will never become obsolete.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016.

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Why be a Woman?

BY LUCY AYLIFFE
@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Artist Lucy Ayliffe performs an original text based on interviews with her peers, a surgeon specializing in labiaplasty and copy from a campaign advertising men's clothing. The conflated and 'cut up' views reflect a sense of anxiety and confusion often felt when overwhelmed by a constant feed of sexualized and 'perfected' images creating unrealistic expectations of how women should look and behave.  

 

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Amazing products jammed into a tiny Mini

BY MATHIAS HAHN
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2017

Mathias Hahn gave this PechaKucha during the Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 and shared his passion for design through the tales of a journey he went on with a friend in a tiny Mini collecting a range of wondrous and beautifully designed objects. By the end you will be asking the same question as the audience on the night "how the heck did it all fit!?"

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Disturbing Objects

BY SARA SJOBACK
@ VOL 59 ON MAY 18, 2017

Sara Sjöbäck, designer, tells her story from her childhood in Sjöbo to her current life. She recently graduated from Beckmans College of Design and was in Milan in April, during the design week there, to participate in the Prototypa workshops arranged by For Us with love.

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Objects as Artifacts

BY FURQAN HABIB
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 11, 2017

Furqan Habib is a practicing architect and a product developer, with an interest in design as a problem solving and tool creating exercise. His main focus is how to convert natural systems and processes into digital systems in order to beget new kind of objects. Thanks to digital age and cad/com we have entered a new stage were we can constantly create and iterate our design. The question is how can we use these systems as tools to create new tangible and intangible meanings. The aim of this presentation is to present objects that have been creating as mentioned above.

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Ghost in the Machine

BY JEFFREY RYAN PASS
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 21, 2018

Do objects have souls? Jeffrey Pass explores this idea from the perspective of a designer. Referencing artists and thinkers who have weighed in on this idea, Jeffrey's presentaiton provides incredible insight into what a soul really is.

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Found Objects Translation

Yota Kakuda presents (in Japanese, at PKN Tokyo Vol. 97) on how he takes second hand objects -- which he finds at flea markets -- and makes something new with them. For a deeper look at Yota's beautiful design work, head over to his personal site.

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PKN Posters: Znojmo Vol. 2

The Czech Republic city of Znojmo hosted their Volume 2 in late October of last year, but that won't stop us from making you aware of their collage-style poster made specially for that event. Utilizing found objects to form the words "PechaKucha" struck us as very clever; the creativity we see here at PK HQ never ceases to amaze. To see more great posters from PechaKucha nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog. 

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Minor Urban Disasters

Each day we pass by what Ariel Schlesinger calls "Minor Urban Disasters". These can include, but are not limited to: lazy constructions, acts of frustration taken out on physical objects, and discarded or misplaced products.  In this edition of Presentation of the Day from PKN Tokyo Vol. 74, he points out the fact that most of us tend to overlook the humor, or sadness that can be found when coming into contact with these small peculiarities. One must have sympathy for the inanimate, for these senseless acts of human savagery and carelessness are vicious: cinder block heedlessly used to fill a circular window in Tel Aviv, a tossed-aside umbrella bent by some angry soul, bricks once painted with signs of guidance improperly re-situated, road signs knocked back by trucks not suited for the clearance height. Won't you open your heart to those who cannot defend themselves?

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Objects in Disguise

Phasmatodea -- commonly known as stick-insects or leaf-bugs -- are an order of insects who blend very well into their surroundings. Swedish designer Tove Thambert was inspired by these animals' ability to convince the viewer that they were seeing something very ordinary, and set out to produce a whole range of "Objects in Disguise".  In this edition of "Presentation of the Day" (from Tokyo Designer's Week 2012, as a part of a special "Sweden in Style" PechaKucha event) Thambert discusses the process by which she finds items or accessories that may have a certain social stigma about them. One example she shows is the mirror: this item is something every woman carries in her purse, but most men would not be caught dead with a mirror on his person. For this reason, Tove concocted a mirror that fit the place you might find a pocket-watch on a suit. When her grandfather felt embarassed to walk with a cane, she designed one that looked more similar to something everyone carries about: an umbrella. 

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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. 

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Final Event for the Year

We are proud to present our final event of the year which has a focus on heritage - iconic heritage buildings, sites and objects. Presented in partnership with the Otago/Southland branch of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, Pouhere Taonga, this event will feature some great presenters which we will announce very soon.Thursday 14 NovemberToitu Otago Settlers MuseumDoors open 7:00pm, starts 7:30pm$10 Entry/$8 ConcessionDoor sales only. Cash bar

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My Name is Dan, and I Have an eBay Problem

This is what one might call a minimalist's nightmare: Chicago-based AIA architect Dan Wheeler, FAIA has an eBay problem. In "My Name is Dan, and I Have an eBay Problem" from a special edition of PKN Chicago held during the 2014 AIA Convention, Dan shows us the growing number of objects he's accumulated over the years in his home. Though the sheer volume might seem overwhelming, he has put his collections to exemplary use in the home he shares with his wife Julie.

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Gardens of Winter

“What caught my eye was the border between the man made landscape, and the natural landscape.” Printmaking MFA graduate Hannah Skoonberg speaks on her art work, which explores the concepts of memory and object. In “Gardens of Winter” from PKN Knoxville Vol. 5 she speaks about how her art — composed mostly of paper — is fragile, vulnerable, and though based on real-life useful objects is unusable due to the material used in its construction.

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Icy Heritage

"After 100 years they are still standing,...the original buildings on the Antarctic Continent."In Icy Heritage from Christchurch Vol. 23, Programme Manager-Conservator Lizzie Meek presents the Antarctic Heritage Trust which cares for a collection of simple, wooden expedition bases, filled with everyday objects. A life-changing experience for many of the people who visit them in Antarctica, they also strongly resonate with people who will never visit – because they are, despite the odds, still standing. Six minutes on the power of place, and the value of heritage in its original context.Bundle up!

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The View Behind the Cafe

"Every week there are new items, objects, things, stuff that people abandon that people put out, leave out, the flotsam and jetsam of the modern age. It's just back there, new stuff all the time. In The View Behind the Cafe from PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 32, James Luckett observes the parking lot behind his workplace.  His photos transform the invisible into new compositions, from abandoned dolls to shadows on concrete.