TOWNSVILLE

BACK TO CITY

PechaKucha Presentation

Presenter bw 223726 10151269977569124 1597676183 n 3

Leigh Turner

Teacher & photographer in Townsville

Rooster Rules: What’s Chinese New Year about?

PRESENTED ON FEB 09, 2017
IN TOWNSVILLE @ VOL 14

"Releasing of the lantern symbolizes the letting go of the past self.....It's not that different from the concept of the new years resolution..."

In Rooster Rules: What’s Chinese New Year about? at PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 14, Leigh Turner clears up common misconceptions about Chinese culture and unravels the mysteries of Chinese New Year.

Leigh has travelled across China and currently teaches Chinese language at William Ross State High School. 

APPLAUD THIS!
Thumb 1 25518692c9330286f708b0b661d42292ec71d5a00139

New Alphabet Letters Based on Chinese Characters

BY RYO SHIMIZU
@ VOL 83 ON JUN 29, 2011

Ryo showcases some of his art projects, with a focus on a beautiful set of alphabet letters based on Chinese characters. (in Japanese)

Thumb 17 57217051c4e33ceeaa8a365ff99a60d96299e760eca86

Rules Based Design

BY JASON GUO
IN SHENZHEN

Jason Guo is an architect, and in his presentation he hopes to show how parametric modelling can result in unpredictable imagery. It's a topic he calls "Rules Based Design." (in Chinese)

Thumb 01pk

SuperDeluxe in the Year of the Horse 2014

BY RYU KONNO
@ VOL 110 ON JAN 22, 2014

The illustrious Ryu Konno speaks on the goings-on of SuperDeluxe in the month of January 2014, and shares a bit about his adventures as well. (in Japanese)

Thumb slajd5

Chinese is Not Easy

BY JOSHUA RAFF
@ VOL 4 ON JUN 28, 2014

Josh Raff fit into our scientific detour perfectly! In his 400 seconds he takes us on an innovative course of Chinese language: by the means of his drawings. Joshua is a traveling  architect collecting experiences in the States, China, and now in Weimar. Now, twist your tongues!

Thumb slide07

Teacher of the Year

BY JASON KORRECK
@ VOL 1 ON APR 18, 2015

Teachers and Film Makers Jason Korreck and Rob Phillips share about their upcoming documentary, Teacher of the Year, which attempts to pull back the curtain on the teaching profession and explore the complexity of teacher performance. 

Thumb slide01

The Chinese Restaurant

BY IMOGENE LIM
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 26, 2015

The Chinese restaurant is an iconic example of Asian-pacific influence in current culture. Take a trip into Nanaimo's past with Imogene Lim, and explore Chinese influence in our city theough the eyes of immigrant settlers, and multi-generation families that helped shape our present, and future. 

Thumb slide07

Learning and Exploring New Cultures

BY FIONA BRICE
@ VOL 8 ON JAN 31, 2017

Arts and creativity consultant, Fiona Brice talks about her experience of working and living in Singapore five years with her family and how it changed their perceptions and understanding of culture.

Thumb slide31

The Obscure and NOT so Secret Life of an Interpreter

BY ALYSIA MCEVOY
@ VOL 24 ON MAR 30, 2018

What does a sign language interpreter DO? Why do I need an interpreter if deaf people can read lips?  Is ASL (American Sign Language) Universal? Can deaf people drive?  Are deaf people Death? Why do they wear black?  

Learning about what it is to be an interpreter. 

Thumb slide53

Chinese New Year in Bluff

BY WANWEI YUAN
@ VOL 24 ON MAR 30, 2018

Wanwei talks about how University of Utah students designed a home on the Navajo reservation in Bluff, Utah to celebrate the Chinese New Year!!