PechaKucha Presentation

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Martin van der Linden

Architect, van der Architects

Orandajima House 


Tokyo-based architect Martin van der Linden (van der Architects) takes us on a tour of one of his latest projects, the Orandajima House, an after-school facility and community centre in Yamada-machi, a small town on the cost of Northern Japan that was almost completely destroyed after the tsunami of March 2011.

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The House of Nebuta

@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

Frank la Rivière introduces us to the Nebuta Festival as well as a successful collaborative effort to create The Nebuta House Museum in Aomori city, Japan. He breaks down the collaboration step by step from general planning to the architectural concepts that created a magical space in which the Nebuta can dwell. (In Japanese)

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The Restoration of Heritage at the Arts Centre of Christchurch

@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

The Arts Centre in Christchurch is a neo-gothic campus, once hosting the local university, converted into a space for local artists to practise and showcase. Severely damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes, it is now going through an extensive restoration. Arts Centre CEO Andre Lovatt gives people an insight into the restoration of the Arts Centre, to explain what it is that they have been doing since the earthquakes, show the process visually and give an indication on the progress that is being made. Showing the love, care and attention that so many people are giving to their restoration work and how, when it is all done, the Arts Centre, and the Christchurch wider community, will be so much better for it.


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Tools - A Community Fabrication Centre in Maastricht

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Robert Katzenson believes in the community’s ability to fabricate, renovate and maintain structures and public installations. He shows how the residents and the city of Maastricht, and the South Limburg region could benefit from a Community Fabrication/Maintenance Centre.

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Ice House on Main - Heritage Preservation in Support of Community Development

@ VOL 10 ON FEB 28, 2017

Jose Quintana discusses AdventGX's heritage preservation model - a process that leverages a community centric mix of entrepreneurship, the arts, and science in support of the development of sustainable heritage preservation. The model is market demand driven along three sustainable development vectors: financial, social and environmental.

This conservative approach to community development uses behavioral and experimental economics to mitigate risks and lower barriers to entry when embarking on new heritage preservation initiatives, not only in underserved urban communities but also in rural settings where heritage based assets are particularly important contributors to quality of life improvements.

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An Introduction to Japan House London

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 22, 2017

In this extra special PechaKucha given to announce the location and concept of Japan House London on 22 May 2017, Michael Houlihan provides an overview of what Japan House London is in 20 objects -- sounds like a tough gig, right? Just watch and you will see that Michael's passion for all things Japanese shines through as he gives a PechaKucha that is a complete delight!

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A Lonely Planet Guide to Japan

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 22, 2017

In this extra special PechaKucha given to announce the location and concept of Japan House London on 22 May 2017, Simon Richmond, a contributor to Lonely Planet's guide to Japan and Tokyo, provides 20 reasons of why Japan is such a great place to visit.

Start searching for flights now!

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Designing Japan House London

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 22, 2017

In this extra special PechaKucha given to announce the location and concept of Japan House London on 22 May 2017, Hiroyuki Isobe, unveils the design for the interior of Japan House, and what a wonder it is!

Located in the heart of central London, the aim is of Japan House is to be a living window into Japan’s culture of excellence and beauty expressed through its traditions, modernity and appetite for the new.

We can't wait to visit!



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A fantastical illustration for Japan House London

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 22, 2017

In this extra special PechaKucha given to announce the location and concept of Japan House London on 22 May 2017, Natsko Seki wows the audience with the delightful details of her artist’s interpretation of what Japan House could bring to London.

 Natsko's art work gives an imaginative insight into what visitors may be able to experience at Japan House London.

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Welcome to Unity House

@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Maggie Van Emmerik works for the Canadian Mental Health Association as the coordinator of Unity House clubhouse. She has worked in mental health outreach and a variety of other supportive roles for over twenty years and is continually inspired by the creativity and resiliency of the individuals she meets in her professional life. This presentation was created in collaboration with Unity Clubhouse members and CMHA volunteers.