PechaKucha x ArchiAid

Thanks for giving.

We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Japan, but quite a few people were in a giving mood last night for our special “PechaKucha x ArchiAid” event, held at our regular PK home here in Tokyo,SuperDeluxe. The event brought together architects to share projects that they’ve been working on under the ArchiAid umbrella, as part of reconstruction efforts in Tohoku.

Couldn’t be there? We’ll be sharing all of the presentations online, and even though the vast majority of them were done in Japanese, we hope to eventually add subtitles.

And people gave.

The goal of the event was not just to showcase projects, but also to raise money for ArchiAid projects, and more specifically the “Core House” project, which you can hear more about in this presentationfrom last month’s Tokyo Designers Week event by Atelier Bow-Wow‘s Yoshiharu Tsukamoto — he did an updated version of the presentation last night in English, and that should be available online very soon.

As is the PechaKucha tradition, we had fun too, especially with our donation boxes — and a big thanks to Kerensa Purvis, who has been volunteering for us over the past couple of months, for creating these.

We’ll have more to share soon, but if you’re willing, please know that you can also donate directly to ArchiAid by PayPal from our Inspire Japan site.

Thanks for giving.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.