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VOL 15

August 07, 2018
@ Espresso Library

The final PechaKucha Cambridge to be run by me, Jon Torrens. It's been a lot of fun, and you've been a great audience. 

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Redesigning loss and life

BY BERENICE SMITH
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 07, 2018

Berenice Smith, graphic designer, artist and social designer presents Walk In Our Shoes, which aims to awareness and create conversation on behalf of those who are childless not by choice. She talks about her story and those of others she had met in her research into the 1 in 6 for whom parenthood will never happen. It’s a website that redesigns childlessness by allowing those affected to share honest and real accounts with those who might be parents to create a balanced and better informed society.

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123… 567… My steps into Cuban Salsa

BY CATHERINE 'LIZZIE' FOOTTIT
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 07, 2018

Catherine 'Lizzie' Foottit talks about her journey from reluctant ballerina to ‘famous’ Cuban salsa dancer and shares some of the highs and lows of her Cuban dance experience. Keeeeeeep dancing!

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Insert Coin

BY DANIEL HANSEN
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 07, 2018

In this presentation, Daniel Hansen encourages people to recover the habit of playing and having fun, even when doing a miserable, modern job.

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The Halloween Grinch

BY DAVID HEATHCOTE
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 07, 2018

Listen to David Heathcote's journey from Halloween grinch to true believer and how he and his wife turned their home into a Halloween wonderland.

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Who should be allowed to create money in our society?

BY JOHN BURGESS
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 07, 2018

When John Burgess saw a ranty social media post from his friend Ade on the topic of 'Money Creation' he couldn't resist clicking and finding out more. He was incredulous at what he discovered. It got him thinking about the purpose of money in our society, who should be allowed to create it and how that created money could be spent to benefit us all.

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Parkinson's & the Tango Effect: my Year on the Dance Floor

BY KATE SWINDLEHURST
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 07, 2018

Kate Swindlehurst shares her story of her diagnosis of Parkinson's, how it changed her life, and the impact of Argentine tango on her experience of the disease.

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Volunteer Your Way to the Top

BY NAILY MAKANGU
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 07, 2018

It is a well-known fact that the unemployment rate, especially amongst young people, is higher than it's been in years. As such, developing a wider range of skillset is invaluable in order to set yourself apart and provide you with more opportunity. Naily Makangu shares her experience of how she has used volunteering to carve a unique career path whilst at the same time making an impact in her community.

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Anchovies, Raisins and Toast

BY ROBERT GOOD
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 07, 2018

'What is Art?' Robert Good takes a refreshingly alternative approach to an old problem with a selection from over 3,000 definitions of 'Art' compiled from the furthest corners of the internet.

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Tech Art - Creative endeavours in a games industry:  where art and code meet

BY ROBERT VAN DUURSEN
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 07, 2018

Robert van Duursen speaks about his adventure in the games industry and his creative endeavours.

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Refugee summer 2015: Pitstop on the Balkan Route

BY SINA STIEDING
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 07, 2018

During Sina Stiedingt's hitchhiking trip in the Balkans, she found herself at an unlikely address: the UNHCR Refugee camp in Gevgelija, Macedonia.

Kate Swindlehurst
Writer, Self in Cambridge
Berenice Smith
Designer and glass artist in Cambridge
Catherine 'Lizzie' Foottit
Artist, FoottitArt in Cambridge
Robert Good
Artist in Cambridge
DANIEL Hansen
Data Analyst, Amazon in Cambridge
robert van duursen
Technical Artist, Frontier Developments in cambridge
Naily Makangu
Project Manager in Cambridge
David Heathcote
Trainer, Self employed in Cambridge
John Burgess
in Cambridge