PechaKucha Nights 2018

This autumn we are sponsoring two evenings with a series of talks entitled Hokkaido: Biodiversity, Conservation and Climate Change.


Sapporo: Friday, 12 October at 6.30—10.30 pm. Location: Creative Salon MEET, Sacra Building 4F, North 5 West 11, Chuo-ku, Sapporo. (15 minutes from Sapporo JR Station)


Obihiro: Friday, 19 October 6.30—8.30 pm. Location: Hotel and Café Nupka, West 2 South 10-20-3, Obihiro City Centre (5 minutes north of Obihiro JR Station)




1. Biodiversity:  Simon Holledge (in English with Japanese subtitles)


2. Looking at nature: Ben Averis (in English with Japanese subtitles)


3. What kind of place is Hokkaido? Impressions of heaven, earth and people of the northern island over five years: Akio Imamura (in Japanese)(*)


4. The Horoka Tomamu Montane Forest Project, a small-scale biodiversity conservation project: Masumi Maruo Holledge  (in Japanese)


5. Exploring the forests of Hokkaido: Ben Averis (in English with Japanese subtitles)


6. Hokkaido forests from an artist's perspective: Elen Averis (in English with Japanese subtitles)


7. Forests and hills as local resources: sustainable logging and forestry sharing: Shogo Shimizu (in Japanese) (*


(*)Only in Sapporo, not Obihiro.


These talks will follow the PechaKucha format, limiting presenters to 20 Powerpoint slides, each lasting 20 seconds, in order to concentrate on essentials and (hopefully) eliminate everything boring and irrelevant!


All are welcome. Admission ¥500 (with one complementary drink).


SCH 5 October 2018