PechaKucha Presentation
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Shinobu Machida

Collector 庶民文化探求家 in Tokyo

最近見かける機会が減ってきた、 日本の豪華絢爛な霊柩車とその背景。 極楽浄土への入り口とは?を豊かな知識で町田忍さんが語ります!

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Death Cafe

@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Hayley West introduces the discussion group Death Cafe: where people can talk about death in a relaxed and confidential environment and eat cake too! There is rarely discussion about post-death plans, and Hayley encourages people to think about all post-life possibilities, which she has learned from Death Cafe talks.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 23, 2014.

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The afterlife of the utilitarian I: ways and meads [sic]

@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

Botanic Gardens curator John Clemens muses over the past, present and future lives of the paths we walk. As John explores the foot paths of Gardens and parks, he contemplate the meaning behind them. 

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A Celebration of Life and Death

@ VOL 16 ON FEB 10, 2016

Denise Daffara began painting and drawing in 1999 as a celebration of fun and freedom.  However in the lead up to preparing her Pecha Kucha presentation she was called home to New Zealand and had to prepare for her mother’s death. In her presentation she shares some of that journey and some of the beautiful drawings that eventuated. 

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Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.

Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)

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Life, Death, and Beauty in Photography

@ VOL 34 ON APR 20, 2017

Claudia Ammirata opens up about how she found a new life through photography after the loss of her husband.  Photography became a form of art therapy that lead to publishing her own book, "Ephemeral Beauty," that uses flowers as the vehicle to interpret the metaphor of life.

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Death Cafe Mortal Monday

@ VOL 46 ON NOV 07, 2017

Sean O'Connor will talk about his experience hosting a non-profit event called Death Cafe. At a Death Cafe, people come together to discuss mortality as a means to making the most of the unknown time they have left, & eat delicious cake. Talking about death, I've found, is good for life.

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Lessons in Living Through Death

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Our presenter, Colin Easton, walks us through his journey to appreciation for life through death. 

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Learning From Robert Venturi

@ VOL 47 ON SEP 19, 2018

On learning of the passing of his mentor Robert Venturi, Peter Exley shares  intimacies of his everyday life, and the omnipotence of this influence.

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Birth, Death and Everything In Between

@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Bill Everden has worked in the funeral business for nearly 50 years. Here he muses on birth, death, and the joy of everything in between.