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Miguel Perez-La Plante

International affairs professional, a red flag with a white cross on it in Geneve Switzerland

Miguel Perez-La Plante is based in Geneva, Switzerland, formely working in Tokyo on cultural relations between Switzerland and Japan.
With Pechakucha Nights we intend to build bridges and break silos between the multiple communities of Geneva.

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A Swiss and Japanese Friendship

BY MIGUEL PEREZ-LA PLANTE
@ VOL 121 ON JAN 28, 2015

"It's hard to summarise the more than 240 events that took place celebrating the 150 years of friendship between Switzerland and Japan...but let's start right here at PechaKucha."

In A Swiss and Japanese Friendship from Tokyo Vol. 121, Head of Culture and Public Affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo, Miguel Perez-La Plante speaks on the numerous events that were put together to celebrate Switzerland and Japan's shared traditions in art, design, architecture, literature, music, theatre, food as well as humanitarianism.

This presentation originally was featured to commemorate the series of cultural events mentioned within that took place earlier in 2015. PechaKucha spotlights it again for our second collaboration with the Swiss Embassy later this week, together bringing a special instalment of PKN to Tokyo Art Book Fair 2015, Powered by PechaKucha. For more details, visit here

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, September 18th, 2015. 

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DADA

BY MIGUEL PEREZ-LA PLANTE
@ VOL 137 ON JUN 29, 2016

"The story [we're] telling you tonight is about the first global art movement which started right here, 100 years ago, in the old town of Zurich, in a place called 'The Cabaret Voltaire.'"

Just over 100 years ago, the Dadaists used poetry, prose, parody, and provocation to confront and question the WWI society that brought so much destruction. This "nonsensical" art movement was perhaps the most decisive single influence on the development of twentieth-century art, and its innovations are a continuing source of inspiration to artists today -- Hear from Swiss Embassy Public Affairs head Miguel Perez-LaPlante and curator Yukiko Shikata speak on this radical movement in DADA from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol 137.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday July 13th, 2016. 

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PAST VOL 137

Tokyo @ SuperDeluxe
Jun 29, 2016

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PAST VOL 121

Tokyo @ SuperDeluxe
Jan 28, 2015