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Ai Futaki

Guiness World Record Holder, Underwater Artist, Explorer, Cinematographer, Performer, Model, Presenter, Instructor in Tokyo

Back to Origin

PRESENTED ON SEP 28, 2016
IN TOKYO @ VOL 139

“I use free diving as a tool to share the beauty of connecting with the water, nature and myself.”

In "Back to Origin" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139, by representing the aquatic realm in a way that the world has never seen, Ai Futaki highlights the meaning and expression of the human–water connection. As the winner of Guinness World Record for the longest distance swam in cape with one breath, she uses freediving as a tool to be the bridge between the underwater world and the human world.

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Water for Life

BY SIMON TAYLOR
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 23, 2011

Simon talks about the exhibition he designed for the "Water for Life" project.

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Clean Water for Life

BY BRADLEY PIERIK
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

Bradley Pierik (of Twothirds Water) has been studying the systems by which third-world countries purify their water to make it safe for human consumption. When waterborne diseases account for the majority of hospitalizations, a filtration system can literally be a lifesaver. Bradley goes into depth on his research and a prototype filter he's made while performing outreach in countries all over. 

"Presentation of the Day" on December 28, 2013.

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WaterAid

BY KAORU TAKAHASHI
@ BCCJ COMMUNITY HUB ON OCT 09, 2014

Kaoru Takahashi works for the global organization, Water Aid. Helping developing countires gain access to clean water, and Water Aid's goal is to for the world to have access to clean water, by 2030. 

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Life on the Water

BY MARCY HOLTZ
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 19, 2015

Marcy and Lisa will share how their water ski story started as a family affair, transformed into a team sport and has served as a bond of friendship and connector for business.

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Women and Water

BY MIMI AUYEUNG
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 28, 2015

Mimi AyYeung describes the activities and results of HOPE, a charitable organization that provides water wells and micro-loans in Cambodia.

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The Animal Within – An Endless Source of Inspiration

BY MÄRTA MATTSSON
@ VOL 54 ON DEC 08, 2015

Märta Mattsson, Jewellery Designer from Sweden, takes us back to her childhood and explains her fascination for animals. A fascination that also is a great inspiration!

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Water: The Mighty Molecule!

BY ROD ALLEN
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Rod Allen, a professional educator and water-resource scientist, describes water’s structure, unusual features, and its many key roles. Surface tension, boiling point, and bipolarity are used to illustrate some of water’s remarkable behaviors. Solubility and specific heat are especially important to the health of the planet. The importance of water as a building block for life, the current and future status of water resources, and its origin soon after the universe was formed, are included in this comprehensive survey of the mighty molecule.

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Water Soul

BY SAM SHADA
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

Sam Shada shares a couple of original poems on the topics of water, soul, and humanity. Sam works through complicated ideas and shares his conclusions with you.

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Fighting for our future

BY ULRIK MYRTUE
@ VOL 39 ON MAR 21, 2019

Aarhus-based artist Ulrik Myrtue is back at Pecha Kucha Aarhus to talk about "Eco activism", which it should not be named. What he's really doing is fighting for our future, so why not call it that?

Ulrik shows and tells us his path to becoming an animal rights activist and how that can land you in jail for a few hours. But all worth it to save the planet!