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Words about Swords

BY GABRIEL LEBEC
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Gabriel Lebec is a total nerd about swords. In this PK presentation, learn a little bit about how traditional swords are made!

Gabe earned a B.A. in Mathematics & Studio Art from Georgetown University, studied prehealth at New York University, and spent years in biomedical research. He now teaches software development at Fullstack Academy. He loves anything combining aesthetics & technics: typography, photography, Japanese swords, etc.

Visit bit.ly/jsword for more!

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A Mask for all Occasions

BY DAVID DIXON
@ VOL 4 ON JAN 19, 2016

IT Consultant David Dixon talks us through the hidden meaning behind masks – not just the physical masks that have appeared in popular culture for centuries, but the masks we all where every day to hide our true self and our emotions.

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Into the Afterlife with Style

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

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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Innovation, The Traditional Arts and Crafts

BY NAGOMU OGURA
@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

染色クリエイターの小倉和さんは、 日本の伝統技法である染色を、 新たな表現で発信するアーティスト達の集うテキスタイルブランド 「TSUNE」 を立ち上げました。染色の様々な見せ方や発信方法、アートとテキスタイル、芸術と文化の暮らしとの交わりについて、たっぷりお話ししてくださいます。

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The Power of Radio

BY CARLOS CHIRINOS
@ 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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Bill Wood, Eldora Hoover, and Their Famous Friend

BY JEFFERY SCHIELKE
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 16, 2017

Jeffery Schielke, longtime mayor and local historian of Batavia, Illinois, shared his reflections on Batavia’s well-known educators, Eldora Hoover and Bill Wood, their collection of crosses, and their interest in Japanese customs and traditions. In their search for supplies for the Japanese tea ceremony, Eldora and Bill discovered a store in Chicago owned by Jun Toguri and his daughter, Iva. As their friendship grew, Iva revealed the story of an American citizen trapped in Japan during World War II—her story. Once called Tokyo Rose, she was imprisoned in the United States for treason. Ultimately, President Gerald R. Ford granted a full and unconditional pardon to Iva Toguri, which restored her U.S. citizenship.

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Joropo Tuero, de lo tradicional a lo urbano

BY EDWARD RAMIREZ
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 02, 2017

El cuatrista Edward Ramirez y el cantante Rafael Pino, ambos músicos venezolanos, nos cuentan sobre su proyecto El Tuyero Ilustrado. Con este proyecto buscan unificar lo tradicional del joropo venezolano con lo urbano y actual. 

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Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen

BY NICHOLAS COFFEE
@ 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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Gourds Revitalize Yoro

BY SAKINO KAWASE
@ YORO ART NIGHT POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON NOV 18, 2017

大垣養老高校の生徒が通学に利用する「養老鉄道」が利用者不足により廃線の危機に瀕しています。鉄道を存続させるために「瓢箪倶楽部秀吉」は発足し、町の特産である瓢箪を使った町興し活動をはじめました。ひょうたん文化を伝承し、若い世代が「ずっと住みたい」と思えるような町づくりをめざしています。

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Del Otro Lado: A Narrative

BY ANGELICA MERCADO
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 01, 2017

Angelica Mercado’s work is the ultimate fight for identity. In "Del Otro Lado: A Narrative...," Mercado tackles the tough issues in an attempt to embrace the divide in which she exists. Therefore, her work demonstrates the constant state of confusion in which she stumbles, falls, stands, fights and ultimately lives in, with themes of loss, trauma, longing, healing, and overall finding a sense of belonging in this space she calls home. In a time of escalated tension toward immigrants and their families, “Del Otro Lado,” shines a light on the status quo. For those who are on this side, you will find yourself thinking, questioning, and overall attempting to understand what it means, to live in the in-between; in-between two cultures, two countries, two identities.”

See more of her work: https://www.angelicamercado.com/

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PKN in San Francisco Tonight

We here at PechaKucha central are certainly not afraid of a little thing like Friday the 13th, and same goes for veteran PKN city San Francisco. Head to the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design tonight for Vol. 32. Having a theme is certainly not a regular PKN requirement, but it's been a tradition at the SF events, and this month it covers all things that "Stimulate." Why should you go? PKN San Francisco has been described as the "best hyperintellectual show-and-tell" by the San Francisco Guardian, so really, why wouldn't you.

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Beer Break in Osnabrueck

We've featured quite a few PechaKucha Night posters over the past few weeks, but now we turn our attention to another PKN tradition: the beer break. The above image was used at the recent PKN Osnabrueck Vol. 2 during the aforementioned mid-session breather.

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Materials, Tradition, and Craft

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Materials, Tradition, and Craft" from a special PechaKucha Tokyo event entitled 「ICSでNight!」 at the ICS College of Arts, designer Yuki Tanaka speaks on her reverance for Japanese traditional craftsmanship. Her idea for a bottle holder is rejected due to it being too costly both time-wise and money-wise. She redesigns her holder to a less costly design that is remarkably elegant. She also shows us some of the other unique projects she has undertaken, including a spherical fruit basket and a cubic clock composed of three different variations of bronze.

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Yuletide Shrubbery

Ever seen a Christmas tree made of carolers? How about a tree floating in the harbor? PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham offers some insight into one of the most recognizable holiday season traditions: the Christmas tree. In "Yuletide Shrubbery" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 109 he speaks on the history of this perennial tradition, and shows off some of the world's most unique Christmas tree creations.

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Barcelona's Vol. 20

Barcelona just celebrated its 20th PechaKucha Night -- a momentous volume number we always love seeing a city reach -- and here's a look at the great "banzai" shot they took with the crowd, a tradition we've been doing in Tokyo for years. The photo was taken by Nacho Martínez (PhotoArt), and you'll find more Barcelona photos on this Flickr page (with more Vol. 20 photos soon to come). 

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The Orchestra in Transition

“In order to survive the orchestra needs to search for a balance between artistic tradition and economic reason.” Director General and Artistic Director for the South Netherlands Philharmonic Stefan Rosu knows that the classical symphony orchestra is facing dramatic change in recent years. In “The Orchestra in Transition” from PKN Maastricht Vol. 23, Stefan shows us that orchestras must adapt to survive, and he goes into depth on how it can do so without losing its essence in the process.

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Barcelona's Vol. 21 Crowd Shot

Just like we do on an almost monthly basis here at our Tokyo events, Barcelona has started the tradition of taking a big crowd shot at each of its PechaKucha Nights, and here's a look at the latest one, taken at November's Vol. 21.

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PechaKucha new year event now a tradition at Maastricht School of Management

Following the success of last year’s PechaKucha event to welcome the New Year at MSM, three groups from the MBA31 class once again bravely accepted the challenge to present their dreams, projects and visions to staff, friends, and MSM’s local partners and stakeholders by using the powerful PechaKucha format. Devised by Klein Dytham Architecture in Tokyo in 2003 as a fast-paced presentation format to showcase new ideas, the PechaKucha concept is simple yet effective: each speaker shows 20 slides, each for 20 seconds. PechaKucha events are now happening in 800 cities across the globe and have grown into valued platforms for inspiration, creativity and networking. On Friday 16 January, four beautiful African business-minded women : Ms. Rebecca Freda Namagga (Uganda), Ms. Amina Mahamudu Serwenda (Tanzania), Ms. Oluwabunmi Folowosele and  Ms. Olanike Omobolanle Ojo (both from Nigeria) shared their entrepreneurial ambitions and shared their visions on women empowerment in Africa with great conviction. They were followed by Yosief Iyassu (Eritrea), Emmanuel Balele (Tanzania) and James Bamwete (Uganda) who described the deplorable health and environment effects caused by the use of inefficient traditional charcoal cooking stoves in Africa and showed how the situation could considerably improve by replacing them with energy saving clay-based cooking stoves. Presenting last, Eleftheria Sitara from Greece gave a very personal story of her journey into the MBA program at MSM and how studying with fellow students from 22 different nationalities has brought a new meaning to the word “beauty” for her. Eleftheria said she found it an unforgettable learning experience: “When I first heard about the PechaKucha concept, I thought of a double-edged sword. Based on the power of images – that sometimes may be equal to a thousand words – PechaKucha allows presenters to express themselves concisely but still in a rich and creative way. The greatest challenge though is picking up the appropriate structure and content for your presentation in order to deliver your message to the audience in the most efficient way. My idea was to present a topic regarding ‘beauty’ and the unexpected ways in which I discovered it through my experiences. The reason I selected it was because I wanted to present not only a brief description of my personal attitude towards life, but also because I wanted to express publicly my gratitude for all the precious moments I am currently sharing with my international classmates. Although in the beginning I was thinking that the PechaKucha challenge was far too fresh and uncomfortable for me to engage in, from the moment I entered the room I felt an immediate friendliness. During my presentation I saw people’s nods and smiles, showing that they were eager to listen to what I was saying. That sense of encouragement from the audience to whom you express your inner ideas is a remarkable feeling that can hardly be forgotten. Relying on the inspiring feedback I received from people telling me how much they were touched and surprised by the spirit created through the single means of a presentation, I would definitely recommend to everyone to try the PechaKucha experience even just for once in their lifetime.” Just like last year, the audience enthusiastically reacted to the students’ presentations. The event was followed by a friendly and relaxed network session in the Business Lounge with all participants.

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Moonhouse

“We are convinced that the best way to preserve a tradition is to develop it.” Johan Molin speaks about the fulfilment of our dreams and goals. In “Moonhouse” from PKN Stockholm Vol. 50 he tells us how he breaks free from the perceptions he has about what he is capable of.

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Japanese Tea: Tradition and Innovation

  In "Japanese Tea: Tradition and Innovation" From PechaKucha Night Kyoto Vol. 26, Simona Zavadckyte explores how Japanese tea was made traditionally, how it is currently made today and some of the new developments involving tea in Japan. Tea is the second most common drink in the world and it has been in Japan for around for over 800 years. Through time it has developed distinct culture and traditions.