Our friends Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of KleinDytham Architects are organising a huge global PechaKucha day on 16th April around the world titled "Inspire Japan".
Tomoko will be sending recorded messages from Milan about the Charity Box project she took part.
Proceeds from Inspire Japan will go directly to Architecture for Humanity (AFH).
The message from Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham below:
On the March 11, Japan suffered what has been described as a 1000 year event. The earthquake and tsunami destroyed 400km of coastline, killing over 10,000 people, leaving 400,000 people homeless, and has triggered a nuclear situation that is still unfolding.
Japan has inspired designers for many generations, it is the reason we travelled to this country 20 years ago, and have since made it our home. Japan is where the "PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds" show-and-tell event format was born, and it has gone on to inspire designers to get together in 400 cities around the world, to share their creativity at more than 1000 events each year.
Japan has inspired us all, now is it our turn to "Inspire Japan."
Please join us on April 16 and be a part of Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan. Let's all come together and show Japan that the creative world is thinking of them, that all is not lost, and that it is possible to stand up and rebuild, even in villages and towns which have been completely destroyed. With creativity and passion, anything is possible.
Astrid Klein & Mark Dytham
Find more details on global pechakucha website.