TOKYO Search Results: “local”

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Tokyo Local Food

@ VOL 89 ON FEB 23, 2012

Jess, Chris, and Jared are always on the hunt for green spaces in urban environments -- in this case, Tokyo. In this presentation, they reveal ways and offer tips on how you can get your hands on some natural local food in the megalopolis. 

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Safecast: Real-time Hyper-local Information


"It's a little bit like Google Street View, it's the same idea ...with radiation."

From PKN Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future" Pieter Franken Presents Safecast: Real-time Hyper-local Information. In our technologically saturated age, it is hypothetically easy to share data instantaneously with others. After the Tohoku Earthquake, Pieter and what would eventually become the Safecast Team realized that information about the radiation levels couldn’t be spread as it didin’t exist. After connecting to minds, companies, and volunteers – both in Japan and abroad– an open-source system was developed that could quickly collect, record, and share radiation level information.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, March 11, 2016. 

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Going Beyond Kansai Stereotypes

@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

「大阪といえば?」と聞かれて、イメージするものはなんでしょうか。PechaKucha Night Osakaオーガナイザーの中山智裕さんが、真っ先に思い浮かべるコテコテな「大阪」ではなく、ちょっとニッチで、関西人はつい合いの手を入れたくなる大阪の一部をお見せします。個性的なプレゼンターが揃う、PKN Osakaの紹介もお見逃しなく!

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New Life and Society Cultivated by Japanese Herb

@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

「薬草」を使ったことはありますか? 日本の在来種の植物をハーブティ として楽しむという暮らしが、 あなたのからだを慈しみ、土地と人を結ぶ素敵なつながりを生みます!足下にあった素敵な植物に目を向けてみませんか?

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Good Job! Center KASHIBA

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

建築家の大西麻貴さんは百田有希さんと設計事務所「o+h」を設立後、 活躍著しい若手建築家として次々に作品を発表してきました。 今回、2016年9月にオープンした障がいのある人とともに社会に新しい仕事を作る場所、「Good Job! Center KASHIBA」についてプレゼンテーションされています。 2016年グッドデザイン賞金賞受賞の「Good Job! 」プロジェクト。そのコア施設は、地域や利用者との共生が体現された、素晴らしい建築空間になっています!

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Art Follows Community


アートはまちに何をもたらすことができるのでしょうか。 東京都現代美術館キュレーターの藪前知子さんが、 人や歴史やコミュニティの往来から生まれる、「都市計画」とは異なる「まちの流れ」について語ります。街や地域の公共空間でのアートの在り方について考えるきっかけになるプレゼンテーションです。

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Creativity Knows No Bounds

@ VOL 146 ON APR 26, 2017

建築家の安田綾香さんは、 青山で主に住空間を起点とした建築デザインに取組むと同時に、 プレゼンテーションギャラリー「First element Aoyama(°Fe)」を主宰し、多領域で幅広いデザイン活動を展開しています。2016年からはオランダキュレーターと共に地方創生プロジェクト、メイドイン・ヨーロー!(Made in YORO!)を始動しました。ご自身の多岐にわたるプロジェクトをPKNで紹介してくださいます!

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Local Construction Techniques Using Digital-Fabrication

@ VOL 153 ON DEC 13, 2017


Architect Koki Akiyoshi presents a new way of building merging traditional and digital fabrication. Through his numerous projects collaborating with local governments of various communities, we will be able to experience the dynamism of his unique design approach.


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How a Cafe Can Change a Community

@ VOL 152 ON NOV 22, 2017

Architect Osamu Sakai along with his wife, also a designer, helped save a public housing complex from demolition last year in the town of Sakura, Tochigi Prefecture. They’ve since established a cafe and community center in a corner of a housing complex that, after renovating, they are now tasked with activating by curating gatherings, activities, and workshops to harmonise with local environment and community. In this presentation Osamu will suggest how projects such as their cafe can help to find solutions to problems many rural cities in Japan face, such as population reduction, traffic congestion, and beyond.


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Local Is The New Sexy

@ VOL 156 ON APR 13, 2018

Pingtung City is located in the southernmost county of Taiwan and is the cultural, financial, and administrative centre of Pingtung County. Being developed in the earlier times, Pingtung City has formed its unique cultural and historical assets. With the population of around 200,000, the city is fused with different cultures, ethnic groups, and religions, where the innovation and tradition meet with harmony and sparks. PechaKucha Night PingTung organizer Jay Huang presents his city with stellar photography, taken by none other than Jay himself!



SITEWIDE Search Results: “local”


Honolulu @ Honolulu Museum of Art School
Aug 16, 2013


Weimar @ der Laden
Sep 20, 2013


Burlington, VT @ BCA / Contois Auditorium
Sep 18, 2014


Dec 27, 2015


Perth @ The Local Hotel
Jul 29, 2016


Oulu @ äimäraution siirtolapuutarha
Jun 01, 2016


Volgograd @ Bar "Druzya"
Aug 03, 2018


Douglas @ Villa Marina
May 16, 2018


Fresno @ Bitwise South Stadium
Nov 28, 2018


Salt Lake City @ Gateway Mall (in the Olympic Fountain Plaza)
Aug 10, 2018

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@ VOL 18 ON AUG 16, 2013

Keone Nunes had grown up exposed to family members who still spoke the native Hawaiian language and elders who still remembered the tribal practices of their past. His talk will touch on the art of tapping, a rare technique left in the world. Instead of relying on an electric machine and a steel needle, Nunes makes his own tools and even his own ink when tattooing in this very rare ancient way.

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Beacon Free Media

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Mike Burdge talks about plans to create Beacon Free Media, a skill sharing collective to pool local resources among artists, musicians and film makers to barter services and share expertise. A rising tide lifts all boats, so get aboard.

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Fantastical Maps

@ VOL 6 ON JUN 28, 2016

Two members of the team from Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination, Helen Stratford and Sally Todd share about their organisation and how it aims to inspire and enrich by organising creative projects for communites. Stratford and Todd then share more in depth about one project in St Neots: working with school children to create fantastical maps.

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The Power of Radio

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.

Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab

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Landscape Design in the Dry Tropics

@ VOL 14 ON FEB 09, 2017

Hywel Jones is a local Landscape Architect based in Townsville.  He is a passionate advocate for locally responsive landscape design with a focus on maximising the use of shade trees.

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Self Renovating Neighbourhoods


Independent community activist and entrepreneur Jess Steele played a key part in saving Hastings Pier from dereliction. She shares her convictions in collective DIY action to improve neighbourhoods with and for local people.

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Gourds Revitalize Yoro



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Creative Vision, Creative Voice

@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

Emily Kastner invites us to join her in her experiences and passions as she encourages young kids in embracing their creative voice. 

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Tokyo Local Food

Jess Mantell, Chris Berthelsen, and Jared Braiterman are always on the hunt for green spaces in urban environments -- in this case, Tokyo. In this presentation, they reveal ways and offer tips on how you can get your hands on some natural local food in the megalopolis. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 89, as part of Global Cities Week.

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Local Heroes

Hop hop hop! The Weimar co-op is going on well forward! With the new poster designed by Tereza we took off to catch the attention of potential speakers for the first PKN in Weimar. The response is good: we already gathered 6 confirmations from presenters which gives a nice minimum for a good PechaKucha to take place! This means there are only 6 more places left as we think to limit the evening to 12 presentations. At some special point we will also connect with Tokio during the Global Wave!


Pressemitteilung Lokale Helden

„Local Heroes – Lokale Helden“ Am 20.09.13 findet um 20:20 Uhr im 'Laden' (Trierer Straße 5) Weimars erste PECHA KUCHA NIGHT statt: ein Abend voller bunter Präsentationen im 20x20-Format. Ähnliche Veranstaltungen ereignen sich zeitgleich in über 100 weiteren Städten auf der ganzen Welt und verbinden sich zum globalen PECHA KUCHA Netzwerk. Alle Bürger_innen Weimars sind wärmsten eingeladen, selbst Teil dieses Netzwerks zu werden und mit einem eigenen Beitrag teilzunehmen. Hinter PECHA KUCHA (japanisch: wirres Geplauder, Stimmengewirr) steckt ein Präsentationsformat, eine Veranstaltungsreihe und ein globales Netzwerk. Vor 10 Jahren nahm es in Tokio seinen Anfang. Die Architekt_innen Astrid Klein und Mark Dytham hatten genug von langatmigen akademischen Vorträgen und öden Power-Point-Präsentationen. Für ihre eigenen Vorträge gaben sie sich also einen straffen Rahmen: 20 Power-Point-Folien, die im 20-SekundenRhytmus automatisch wechseln. 6 Minuten und 40 Sekunden Redezeit, nicht mehr. Diese Vorgabe ist streng, aber es ist die einzige. Darüberhinaus sprengt PECHA KUCHA jeden Rahmen. In den vergangenen Jahren verbreitete sich das Format auf der ganzen Welt und fand Anklang in Universitäten und auch in der Wirtschaft. Doch vor allem entstanden in über 600 Städten regelmäßige PECHA KUCHA NIGHTS. Es sind informelle Events in lockerer Atmosphäre, abseits vom akademischen oder professionellem Umfeld. Hier darf jede/r mitmachen und über das sprechen, was gefällt. Leidenschaften, Ideen, Projekte, Fotos, Selbstgemachtes... Alles ist möglich und erwünscht! Das Publikum darf sich über bunte, bildreiche, kurzweilige und amüsante Vorträge freuen. Das garantiert einen unterhaltsamen Abend voller neuer Eindrücke! PECHA KUCHA NIGHTS sind ehrenamtlich organisierte Veranstaltungen ohne kommerzielles Interesse. Die Veranstaltung wird vor allem von der Idee getragen, einen Ort und all seine Bewohner_innen in Kontakt zu bringen. Daher läuft die erste PECHA KUCHA NIGHT in Weimar am 20. September im 'Laden' (Trierer Straße 5, ab 20:20 Uhr) unter dem Oberthema 'Local Heroes – Lokale Helden'. Präsentationen können sich an diesem Thema orientieren, müssen sie aber nicht. Einzige Vorgabe ist eine Power-Point-Präsentation mit 20 Folien, die idealerweise mit Vortragstitel bis zum 17.09.13 per Mail beim Veranstaltungsteam eingereicht wird: Alle Bürger_innen Weimars sind wärmstens eingeladen, sich zu beteiligen. Auch als interessiertes Publikums ist jede/r herzlich willkommen!PKN Weimar ist eine bilinguale Veranstaltung, also Vorträge auf Deutsch sowie auf English sind wilkommen! Herstellung der Pressemitteilung von Christiane Lewe

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Tokyo Local Food

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Tokyo Local Food" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 89, researchers Jess Mantell, Chris Berthelsen, and Jared Braiterman describe their hunt for green spaces within the urban jungle that is Tokyo. They tag team topics such as gardens within the city, unique methods of food preparation, and the social gatherings surrounding the consumption of food.

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A Local Food Project

Do you know where the ingredients in your food come from?  Local chef Alex Davies uses produce foraged and sourced from only the Canterbury region. Since working with seasonal foods, his menu changes daily depending on what he has each day. In "A Local Food Project" from PKN Christchurch Vol. 18, we see that Alex develops relationships with his growers and can always tell you the story of where your food came from that day. He now operates an open kitchen at a local cafe and wine bar called Shop Eight.

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Beyond Eating Local: Using History as a Guide to a New Food Security

How can Hawaii become the model agricultural society for the world? Josh Lanthier-Welch gives a great crash-course on the agricultural history of the Hawaiian islands. The islands went from feeding being self-sufficient to entirely reliant on imports. In "Beyond Eating Local: Using History as a Guide to a New Food Security" from PKN Honolulu Vol. 18, Josh shows us how the Hawaiians can once again utilise their lush volcanic farmland to return themselves to a sustainable, self-sufficient agricultural society.

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The Local Artist

“We came up with this when we were ice fishing — the idea was to pull artists up from below the surface.” South Dakota natives Jeff Ballard, Mitch Torbert, and Hunter Murphy discuss their burgeoning zine project: The Local Artist. In “The Local Artist” from PKN Sioux Falls Vol. 11, they speak on their efforts to expose local artists to the public, and cultivate the growth of the creative industry in their home state.


Local Writeup on PNKLB

Long Beach Post recently wrote an article about the upcoming launch of PechaKucha Long Beach.  ArtExchange to Host Innovative Bimonthly Speaker Series During Third Thursdays Programming by ASIA MORRIS on MAY 13 2015 17:22 What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “PowerPoint presentation?” Perhaps a heavy sigh escapes your mouth, paired with an eye roll, as you imagine all the professors in your past who tried to use said technology to unsuccessfully liven up an already boring lecture. Maybe you get a little anxious at the thought of having to give your own presentation, when the words you want to say don’t necessarily coordinate with the images or words projected behind you. PechaKucha 20x20 is exactly the opposite.  Read more:

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PKN Vientiane Vol. 4 Poster is here!

Sabaidee! We've had a summer full of rest and relaxation over here in Vientiane, so we've hit the ground running with our next PKN popping up at Timeline Cafe on Thursday, September 15 from 6pm. We've got a host of exceptional peeps presenting at this event, so we hope to see you there Vientiane! But don't get us wrong, it hasn't been all poolside cocktails and working on our tans... Over the summer Vientiane-based Lao designer Manilla Chounlamountri, has created a truly awesome poster for our upcoming Vol. 4 event. Manilla is an illustrator at heart, and while she usually draws in black and white, she didn't shy away from punchy hues for this work. We think it sums up the PechaKucha vibe perfectly: captivating, interesting, bold, and cool with just a tad of quirk thrown in! Many, many thanks to Manilla for this wonderful work. We can't wait to plaster them all over town for the community to see!

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PKN 4 in Vientiane!

Vientiane's fourth PechaKucha Night took place on September 15, 2016, with a packed house of OVER 200 people at TimeLine Cafe! This well and truly exceeded our past attendance record - we are overwhelmed with gratitude to our always awesome audiences for their support!  The event brought together 10 of the Capital's creative, innovative and talented minds: claymation artist Souliya Phoumivong of Clay House studio, tea sommelier Anna Maria of Kinnari - Tea of Laos, lacquer artist Marie Do Hyman-Boneu of MDO Art Studio and Lacquer Vientiane Laos, writer and Eat Drink Laos blogger Lilani Gonnesena, disability and rehabilitation sector worker Bernard Franck, theatre director Thiane Khamvongsa of A Midmonsoon Night's Dream, artist Bruno le Matelot, teacher Teresa Foard, renewable enery and acroyoga enthusiast Ga Rick Lee, and Emily Koo of Vientiane Green Drinks. Presentations spanned the tea-scapes of Laos, powerful female figures, exploring the stories of persons living with impairment, a life in the theatre, a family's extrodinary battle with a terminal cancer diagnosis, stories from the Mekong riverside, and digging deeper into the oft-asked question "Where are you from?". Many thanks to TimeLine Cafe for hosting us, TOH LAO Coworking Space & Services for technical support, and designer Manilla Chounlamountri for our totally awesome Vol. 4 poster! Photos by Kate Antonas and where noted, My Vientiane.  Photo by My Vientiane Photo by My Vientiane Some of the PechaKucha Vientiane Vol. 4 speakers (L-R): Bernard Franck, Emily Koo, Ga Rick Lee, Teresa Foard, Thiane Khamvongsa, Souliya Phoumivong, organiser Kate Antonas, organiser Nami Ishihara, Anna Maria and organiser Catherine O'Brien. Photo by My Vientiane.