Art For Post-Tsunami Recovery & Concbots In Dubai [PechaKucha]

Art For Post-Tsunami Recovery & Concbots In Dubai [PechaKucha]

The international design hub shares urban bots to help with construction and creative works inspired by and sent to Japan for psychological disaster relief.

Jean Snow
  • 2 july 2012

Our first presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 93) covers three exhibition projects that Kate Thomson and Hironori Katagiri produced to support post-tsunami recovery. “Postcards From Japan” is an exhibition of A5-sized artworks by 22 Tohoku artists touring the world, so far shown in Edinburgh, New York, London, and Birmingham. “Postcards To Japan” includes over 470 works sent from all over the world to tour Tohoku, first shown at the Iwate Museum of Art, currently on show at Fukushima Museum of Art, next going to Minami Soma Museum and more informal venues along the coast of Tohoku. “TOHOKU-SCOTLAND” is an exhibition of sculpture, paintings, collage and prints by Scottish artists who took part in the Iwate Art Festival UK98 and artists from Tohoku shown in Edinburgh, UK.

Vikram Divecha is an artist and advertising professional based in Dubai. In his presentation (from PKN Dubai Vol. 11), he shares with us his recent artistic project, Concbots, which has been inspired by Dubai and its ever-increasing levels of construction and urbanization.

Posters and video
Malaga’s very first PKN is set for September — the city is so new its city page on our site hasn’t been activated yet — and the poster above acts at a call to participate. The one of the additions today on our Tumblr blog, along with a poster for last week’s PKN Risor Vol. 2. Below, a video promo for this Sunday’s PKN Genoa Vol. 3.

We have two photo galleries to share today, with the two photos you see above taken at the recent PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25 — we sure love that giant screen they used to project the presentations.

Above, a few photos from the South Florida Gay News (Volume 3, Issue 26) for last week’s PKN Miami Vol. 16, which revolved around the exhibition “GRAPHIC INTERVENTION – 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985–2010.”

First, a reminder of what to expect tonight (June 29): PKN Edinburgh Vol. 18, PKN Fort Worth Vol. 6, PKN Wellington Vol. 14, PKN Gainesville Vol. 4, and PKN Springfield, Ohio Vol. 4. We’re looking at a big Saturday night as well, with the following events on tap: PKN Taipei Vol. 20, PKN Innsbruck Vol. 1, PKN Dunedin Vol. 14, PKN Ginowan Vol. 9, PKN Vaduz Vol. 11, and PKN Seattle Vol. 38. And don’t forget PKN Genoa Vol. 3 on Sunday!

Originally published on PechaKucha. Republished with kind permission.


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