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Nick Christian

We Can Make it if We Try


Nick Christian tells a story of friendship and tragedy in his presentation on opioid addiction in Dayton. He advocates for a better support system and resources for people affected by this epidemic. 

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Collaborative Fiction Writing: We do it, We are Somewhat Crazy

@ VOL 11 ON NOV 20, 2014

Getting two people together to write a book is like getting three people together to make a baby.” We didn’t say that, Doug Moe said that. We can’t speak to the baby thing, but we can tell you how we pull off the writing.

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How Can We Connect

@ VOL 13 ON AUG 14, 2014

Speaker reflects on the theme of 'Design:Summer' gathering insight and interpretation from reflections on work, life and personal experiences. 

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We Make Carpets

@ VOL 13 ON FEB 24, 2015

Speaker Marcia Nolte discusses WE MAKE CARPETS, a buisness that does not make carpets. At least, not the kind of carpet you can walk on. Still, one of the visitors of the Dutch Design Week 2010 stepped all over Fork Carpet.

The carpets are not meant to be touched either. But it sometimes happens anyway. ‘Muisjes’ Carpet suddenly had an imprint of a finger. A visitor nibbled on Candybar Carpet. 

But to glue everything down or put an art barrier around it? No. That doesn’t fit with the work. From a distance it may look like a carpet but you have to come close to see it is actually made of clothes pegs. Or some other everyday product. 

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Everyone Is Lonely. We Can Change That.

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

"The irony is: we all live on top of each other and everyone is lonely." 

In Everyone Is Lonely. We Can Change That. at PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 25Ben Szobody shares his observations as a "lonely migrant" and asks: How does one battle loneliness? How can one form enduring relationships and build a community? Ben has constructed a plan and he's taking the initiative to make a change within his community and bring people together. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wenesday, February 8th, 2017. 

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Trying Not To Try

@ VOL 5 ON MAR 02, 2017

It is with a pinch of humor, a drop of personal anecdotes, an eye-opening ride-along situation and well transmitted philosophical concepts that Marko Van Gaans initiate the spectators to an ancient Chinese ideal: Wu-Wei. We all felt concerned when he shared this great idea;  “Trying not to try” and the power of spontaneity so essential to our wellbeing!

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How can we use data aggregators in daily life and at work?

@ VOL 1 ON FEB 27, 2017

Anton Astakhov will tell about the way we can use data aggregators in daily life and at work. 

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How we can find our own role in the European “Refugee Crisis"

@ VOL 33 ON MAY 22, 2017

With the onset of a ‘Refugee crisis’ in Europe we are confronted with a narrative that has become too emotional and polarised to understand its core message: refugees are people like you and me.

We can hardly imagine how much struggle it must be to leave one's own country and everything that is close to one's heart behind. But it doesn’t take much for us to open our arms and make someone feel welcome, says Aurelia Streit.

She believes that we can change the current narrative towards refugees in Europe by establishing local platforms for intercultural exchange.

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Re-wiring the addicted brain

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Substance use and compulsive behaviors cause structural changes in the brain that can be reversed. 21st century, brain-based treatment approaches to addiction recovery hold great promise in combating this growing public health crisis.

We explore the understanding that addiction is a brain problem, not a moral failing or character flaw. That addiction and associated disorders of learning and behavior can be effectively remediated through re-wiring of neural pathways and networks.

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"Androids dream of real sheep" (or more boringly)  "The implications of the things we make"

@ VOL 23 ON AUG 02, 2018

Empathy is a fundamental part of our human experience but the technology we build and design is at odds with that. So what is empathy, where does it come from and what can we learn from it?

Let’s talk about what it means to be an empathetic being, the effect technology is having on our ability empathise with each other and what we can do to understand each other better, communicate and design more ethical ‘things’ that help people be people.