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Featured Presentation

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Yuka Okada

Representative and Director, INHEELS in Tokyo

Almost Perfect Story

PRESENTED ON DEC 12, 2018
IN TOKYO @ VOL 161

Almost by chance and after several life turns, Luis and Yuka founded an artist residence in Tokyo where international creatives can experience Japan and show their work. Together, they share their inspiring story, and they space that they’ve created, which is Almost Perfect.

LuisとYukaは、数々の偶然と紆余曲折を経て、東京にアーティストのための住処をオープンした。ここでは様々な国籍のクリエイターたちが集まり、作品を紹介したり、日本らしさを体験できたりする。今回は、彼らのこれまで歩んできた道と、彼らが作り上げた”Almost Perfect”な空間について、話してもらう。

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The Brilight Zone

BY BRIAN SCOTT PETERSON
@ VOL 166 ON SEP 11, 2019

Prepare to be taken on a most curious journey through the uncharted bowels of a photographer’s creative psyche, a wondrous dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. Follow his photos through a land of light and shadow, between science and superstition, wherein lies the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge, and the answers to the questions pressing us all; "Just who exactly is a Brian Scott Peterson and what makes him tick?" Buckle your seatbelts. We are now about to cross over into ...the Brilight Zone.

Brian Scott Petersonが皆さんを摩訶不思議な旅にお連れします。フォトグラファーのクリエイティブな頭の中、どうなっているか見てみたくないですか?それはきっと宇宙のように広い魅惑の規模感で、無限に感じられる永遠の時のよう。彼の写真から景色の光と影を、真実と虚構の境界線を感じてください。ブライアンの核に迫ったとき、人は本当の恐怖と、この世の真理を知るでしょう。そして我々を苦しめる「Brian Scott Petersonとは一体何者なのか。何が彼をそうさせるのか!」という問いの答えを。シートベルトのご準備を!今からブライライト・ゾーン、Brianの世界に出発します!

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200人が集まって住む

BY NAOKO MANGYOKU
@ VOL 166 ON SEP 11, 2019

Architects, Osamu Nishida and Naoko Mangyoku of ondesign will present a project that their team has recently completed - Kanagawa University New International Dormitory, a vast village-like structure where students can have new opportunities to experience academic life in a shared environment. 
 
オンデザインの西田 司萬玉 直子が、今年の夏に竣工した神奈川大学新国際学生寮を紹介します。生活のほとんどをシェアスペースで過ごす、まちのような建築のお話です

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Personal Surrealism

BY TOMOKI UEMATSU
@ VOL 166 ON SEP 11, 2019

Visual Artist and Creative Director at Peter Schmidt Group, Tomoki Uematsu offers some elucidating thoughts on how he utilizes the right and left sides of his brain and his subconscious emotions in the creative processes for both his personal artworks and for his company's clients. He'll share how his left brain quantifies subconscious feelings to deliver in the field of Employer Branding, and how, through his meditation practice and qigong experiences, his right brain drives intuitive creation.

ぺーター・シュミット・グループのビジュアル・アーティスト兼クリエイティブ・ディレクターの上松智樹は、彼の個人的なアートワークとクライアントの両方の創造プロセスで潜在意識の感情を右脳と左脳でどのように活用するかについての説明をします。 彼は、左脳が潜在意識をどのように定量化して雇用主ブランディングの分野で提供するか、そして瞑想の実践と気功の経験を通して右脳が直感的な創造を推進する方法を共有します

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Memories and Archives: キオクとキロク

BY CHIHIRO GOMPEI
@ VOL 166 ON SEP 11, 2019

Artist and RCA graduate Chihiro Gompei explores the concept of home and the sense of rootlessness in contemporary society. She will present her artistic practice reflecting her interdisciplinary background.

RCA出身のアーティストの権瓶千尋は、現代社会における’home’の概念と根無し草的な感覚を模索しています。テキスタイルと文学を学んだ彼女の制作活動についてプレゼンテーションをします。

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The Meaning of Akiti

BY KUNIICHIRO & AI YOSHIDA
@ VOL 166 ON SEP 11, 2019

Akiti is the Japanese word for “vacant land” - Akiti architects, Kuniichiro & Ai Yoshida get their inspiration from excitement of possibility of realizing what can exist in that “akiti”. Bringing the potential of the land to its fullest, they keep on finding ways in which keep architecture open, instead of letting architecture close the land it stands on.  

何もないのに何かある、何かできそうとついつい考え始めてしまうような場所のイメージ。その場所が持つポテンシャルを最大限引き出すべく、Akiti Architectsの吉田 州一郎吉田 あいは建築をつくる。建築によって場所を閉じてしまわない、建築の開き方について、二人の考えをプレゼンテーションしてもらおう。

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Tokyo Camera Style

BY JOHN SYPAL
@ VOL 166 ON SEP 11, 2019

John Sypal has been documenting Tokyo's photography scene for over a decade. By photographing the cameras of people met on the streets, Tokyo Camera Style has become a celebration of how individuals in Japan incorporate photography into their lives. Having earned a truly global following, this project has helped inspire the current worldwide interest in film photography. 

John は、10年以上に渡って東京の写真家たちをフィーチャーし続けてきた。彼は彼のブログTokyo Camera Styleで、日本人の生活の中でカメラとは、写真とは何かを考え続ける。日本だけではなく世界中にその羽を伸ばして、Johnは今もなお世界のカメラシーンに大きな影響を及ぼしている。

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Light and Sound Installation Coded Field

BY ライゾマティクス RHIZOMATIKS
@ TOKYO TOKYO FESTIVAL スペシャル13 プレゼンテーションフォーラム, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON AUG 27, 2019

ライゾマティクスは、技術と表現の新しい可能性を探求し、メディアアート、データアートといった研究開発要素の強いプロジェクトを中心に扱いまだ見たことのないモノ・コトを世の中に発表していく。ハード・ソフトの開発から、オペレーションまで、プロジェクトにおける全ての工程に責任を持ち、人とテクノロジーの関係について研究しながら様々なクリエイターとのコラボレーションワークを実践していく。

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Dance Truck Tokyo

BY 全日本 ダンストラック協会
@ TOKYO TOKYO FESTIVAL スペシャル13 プレゼンテーションフォーラム, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON AUG 27, 2019

2011年にコンテンポラリーダンスのアーティストを軸に結成。米国アトランタの創始者と連携し、輸送トラックの荷台を舞台としたモバイルの「DANCE TRUCK PROJECT」を開始し、2012年から横浜・東京・仙台・京都・別府の5都市/12箇所で展開。トラックでさまざまな都市とネットワークし、街中の空き地の有効活用、ダンスにおける新たなmobility(機動性・移動性)を探っている。TTF公募企画では、「DANCE TRUCK TOKYO」を企画・制作し、2019年秋から一年を通じて、東京都区部・多摩地域・島しょ15ヵ所で公演を行う。

 

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PechaKucha PowWow 2018!


This week is very special for
PKN Tokyo as we are hosting our 4th annual PechaKucha PowWow! We will be holding a special PechaKucha Night event highlighting fellow PK organizers from every corner of the world - from Bangkok to Townsville! Keep an eye out for these creative presentations following PowWow for a worldwide tour - PechaKucha style. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Mark Dytham

    Little did we know that a one-off event in Tokyo, based on a simple format we came up with to stop architects from talking too much, would grow into a truly global celebration of creativity - if we did we may have named the event something a little easier to pronounce and spell!

  • Astrid Klein

    Astrid Klein was born in Italy to German parents, schooled in France, educated in Britain, and since 1988 has lived and worked in Japan. She is, therefore, thoroughly international, right down to her bones. Traversing disciplinary and cultural boundaries has been a way of life for Astrid. An artistic family background has ballasted her sense of identity, while the compass of design has guided her professional career. A Masters degree from the Royal College of Art in London exposed her to the diversity of creative endeavor and developed her talent. A thirst for the exotic led her to Japan, a hunger for the new kept her there. After working for Toyo Ito in Tokyo, she and her partner Mark Dytham established KDa in 1991. The work of KDa has been the subject of numerous publications and an exhibition of their work was held at the Architecture Association in London in 2005. Astrid is a frequent guest at international conferences on design and architecture and has lectured or held teaching positions at universities in Japan, the UK, the USA, Australia and throughout Europe.

  • Brian Scott Peterson

    Brian Scott Peterson is one of those jack-of-all trades kind of characters who re-invents his entire world every few years. He's worn a load of different hats, from writer and photographer, to musician, to entrepreneur, to NPO founder. He's happily funnelling his imagination into PechaKucha at HQ in Tokyo. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, he's travelled the world extensively. Since 2004, Brian, with his wife and two children, call Tokyo home.

  • Cristina Marie Deane

    Born and Raised in San Diego, CA, I grew fond of Japan over the years and decided that someday, I'd live and work in Tokyo. I've been here since 2016 and will continue to work hard in whatever I do. Temple University Japan Campus Graduate in Liberal Arts, Asian Studies (2017)