Past Tokyo Event: VOL 127

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Rockin' in the Free World

@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

"We learned so many lessons, not just about playing on the stage but also about each other. We learned how very strong our friendship is compared to others."

Local rocker and bassist for the independent Tokyo-based 3-piece band "Tits, Tats, and Whiskers", Astrid Sison shares some of the trials, tribulations, wonders, and joys of fearlessly rocking the stage, self-recording and releasing, touring the world, and being a part of a band of friends with a shared musical vision. Sison's charisma comes through as she touches on the hard work and passion that she and her bandmates pour into their musical aspirations. No doubt, these rockers are living the dream!

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No Strings on Me

@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

"I didn't really want to do that, so I decided on a slightly different format"

British-born and Tokyo-based product designer Duncan Shotton shares a handful of his highly imaginative and off-beat projects including Cloud Key Holder, Real Boy Push Pins, Rainbow Pencil, Pup-Up a Tree Shop, and others. No shortage of originality in Duncan's creations, ever clever and always inspiring a smile. Somebody definitely to keep your eyes upon!

"Presentaton of the Day" on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

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KGU Building Workhop 2015

@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

関東学院大学建築・環境学科のビルディングワークショプの授業のなかで、 学生たちが共同で横浜市の金沢八景駅前の小さなオープンスペース「はちのば」を作り上げました。  デザイン・設計から制作・施工そして完成までを紹介します。

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Covered in an Art

@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

インスタレーションを中心に、場所性を意識した作品を展開する現代美術作家の瀧澤潔さん。 日常的に身近な材料を使用しあっと驚くような「非日常」な作品を制作されています。 越後妻有トリエンナーレ2015で展示中の作品、美術教科書に掲載されている作品を含め、紹介されるこれまでの作品の全容は圧巻の一言です!

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Startups in Space

@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

"Nowadays we have new tech. Everybody has an iPhone and actually these are more powerful than any of the satellites now in space. And thats the idea. We are basically using them to produce space stuff that is way more powerful and much less expensive."

In Startups in Space from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 127, spacecraft developer at Axelspace in Tokyo, Lucas Bremond catches us up on the accomplishments of the space programs of past and present, reminding us that many of historical cosmic triumphs were achieved with less computing power then that of our smartphones. He then turns our imaginations to the future, proposing a new age of space exploration where the playing field has been levelled, the barrier of entry lowered, an exciting new era of new inexpensive tech in space, which we can all potentially participate, and for the benefit of all.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, August 21st, 2015. 


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Multidimensional Sustainability

@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

"Truth is, sustainability can only ever be a wish, or a hypothesis. It can never be a definition of a product, or a design, or even a city and why? Because first to know whether or not something is sustainable it actually takes some time so we can observe whether or not that prediction holds true."

Architect, Planner, Researcher, Consultant … Idealist and Futurist, Naomi C. Hanakata from FUTURE CITIES LAB, ETH Zurich in Singapore explores the notions of sustainability and our shared future on earth, by first taking a step back from the now ever so ubiquitous and increasingly hollow word itself in an effort to persuade us to re-imagine the idea for a truly better future together. Hanakata touches on a multi dimensional sustainability index that would allow humanity to make decisions based on a more holistic and comprehensive idea of sustainability.

This presentation looks far forward and runs deep and positions us to better tackle the challenges of a shared future.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, August 27th, 2015. 

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Ordinary Arts

@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

日々の暮らしの中で感じる事象を 絵画で表現している、おおさわようすけさん。webデザイナーから画家への転身後、絵を描くことで実直に自分や社会と向き合っています。真摯な姿勢で描かれたこれまでの作品からは、おおさわさんが考える社会での人のあり方、関係性などが言葉として伝わってきます。

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Mountains of Support for Nepal

@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

"The media has long since moved on from Nepal...but if I can get one thing across to everyone here today it would be that if do want to do something, you haven't missed the boat."

In Mountains of Support for Nepal from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 127, International Disaster Relief Coordinator for NGO PeaceBoat, Robin Lewis, shares his passion of being a humanitarian aide worker, hoping to raise awareness through his experiences working in areas hit by disasters, most recently Nepal. Here is discusses the situation on the ground in Kathmandu and in the outlying rural areas, highlighting the various response initiatives he and his team have conducted, and the challenges still faced by the Nepalese people living there.

To learn more about Peace Boat's efforts in Nepal, and to get involved yourself, visit their website.

This presentation will be added to our PechaKucha Inspire Nepal Channel. Have a look and be inspired to share your story of Nepal!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, August 7th, 2015.

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SuperDeluxe for July 2015

@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015


SuperDeluxe's creative director Ryu Konno takes us on his monthly tour of events at the venue, reviewing the last few events, and offering up a preview of what's coming up. As always, he kicks things off with a few images describing what he's been up to of late. (in Japanese)

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Architecture and Seeing People Part 3

@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

長谷川匠さんが昨年パリで出会った数々の世界的著名人。 建築家、ファッションデザイナー、ミュージシャン、フォトグラファーなど、彼らとのセルフィーで綴る飽くなきシリーズ第三弾。 思わず笑ってしまう中にも、クリエイターとして必要な「攻め」とは何か、に気づくことができるかもしれません。

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Living with Horses at Nambu-Magari-Ie

@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

建築家の高池葉子さんは伊東豊雄建築設計事務所勤務時に、 震災復興支援施設「みんなの家」プロジェクトに奔走されました。当時のプロジェクトを進める過程で目覚めた建築と地域のあり方について実現すべく、独立後の現在は、岩手県釜石市でその地域独特の建築「南部曲がり家」の再生を通じて、馬と人との共生文化の復活に力を注いでいます。馬と住む曲がり家が、地域活性化の拠点として果たす新しい可能性について語ります。東日本大震災から4年を経た今、意義ある必見のプレゼンテーションです。

KGU Building Workshop
Architecture students in Yokohama
Ryu Konno
SuperDeluxe in Tokyo
Takumi Hasegawa
Architect Atelier Takumi Hasegawa in Fukaya
Astrid Sison
Software Product Manager / Bassist in Tokyo
Kiyoshi Takizawa
contemporary artist in Saitama
Yoko Takaike
Architect in Tokyo
Youske Osawa
Artist in Tokyo
Naomi C. Hanakata
Architect, Planner, Researcher, Consultant … Idealist and Futurist!, FUTURE CITIES LAB, ETH Zurich in Singapore
Duncan Shotton
Designer in Tokyo
Lucas Bremond
Spacecraft Developer, Axelspace in Tokyo
Robin Lewis
International Coordinator (Disaster Relief) , Peace Boat in Tokyo