Past Vientiane Event: VOL 3

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June 02, 2016
@ O'Grady's Irish Pub and Restaurant
We are super excited to announce the return of PechaKucha Night Vientiane on Thursday, June 2 from 6pm at O'Grady's Irish Pub on Rue Phonpapao (we'll be inside to avoid rain and enjoy airconditioning).
Entry is 20,000 kip at the door, and O'Grady's will have drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) available for purchase, along with some complimentary finger food. Dinner will be available to purchase.
Join us for a fun and informal evening as we listen to ideas, stories, journeys and much more, as told by 11 of our city's creative, innovative and talented residents in the PechaKucha 20x20 format - showing 20 images, each for 20 seconds.
Many thanks to O'Grady's Irish Pub and Restaurant for hosting us, TOH LAO Coworking Space & Services for technical support, and designer Nilada Ratanavong (one of our Vol. 2 speakers!) for our fantastic poster!
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The Magic of Lucha Libre

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

Flavio Silva shares his passion for Lucha Libre, or Mexican wrestling, giving us a glimpse into an integral aspect of Mexican culture. Lucha Libre blurs the boundaries between fantasy and reality, characters and real people. 

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Site, Space, Matter: Experiments in Laos

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

"Toune" Phayouph is an architect trained in Switzerland who combines Lao and international traditions in architecture. Toun will present some of his architectural work in Laos, some already built, some not yet built, and some in the course of production. 

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Statues of Vientiane - A Personal Selection

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

Strolling around Vientiane Laos, you come across many different statues, all of which have stories to tell. Ruth Foster will present a personal selection of the statues of Vientiane.

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Me, Myself and I

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

Ounla Pha Oudom, or ‘Kaka,’ is a 27-year old dancer, street wear entrepreneur and director of Fanglao Dance Company. Fanglao, meaning ‘Listening Laos’, was founded in 2013 with the aim to develop original artistic and choreographic practices in Laos. Today Kaka will share his personal journey as a dancer, where he started from, what expectations people had of him and what it means to be a dancer today. 

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The Magic House

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

“The house is built around the concepts of water, air, wind and light.”

In The Magic House from PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 3, Mair Hyman talks about the process of designing and building a dream house for him and his artist wife in Vientiane, Laos in the neighborhood of Ban Apinihan. The result is a stunning house that combines both Lao and Western elements.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

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"Girls Don't Ask for Seconds" and Other Lessons from a Third Culture Childhood

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

Nami Ishihara is often asked "Where are you from?“ and it is not easy for her to answer. In her presentation, she talks about her childhood experience as a Third Culture Kid, growing up between Japanese and American cultures. 

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The Humble Yam of Burma

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

Bill Pennington's presentation is about the Elephant Foot Yam and the people who grow it. The yam connects the people of Chin State and Kayah State of Burma to the wider world. Bill first visited the region in 2007 and has found that the people there share both his sense of humour and his obsession with football. 

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Blissful Moments with I:cat

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

Ji Hyun Lim is a Korean artist based in Vientiane, Laos, who found solace and friendship at I:cat gallery. Her drawings are both delicate and detailed - often exploring personal snippets of her daily life. She will tell us about her personal art journey with Icat gallery.

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A School from Scratch

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

Since 2010, Maeve O'Brien has been key in the creation of the Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (Lanith) in Vientiane, Laos. Her passion lies in taking the best of Eastern and Western pedagogy and applying it to local workforce needs, using a language that is accessible to all.

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Ballet, Pulp Fantastic Genre Masquerading as High Art... (or How I Got my Husband to Appreciate Ballet)

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

Mattie Do challenges the conception of ballet as high art and presents the horror film aspects of ballet. Mattie is a classically trained ballet dancer turned filmmaker living in Vientiane, Laos.

Nami Ishihara
Facilitator, HappyTeams in Alexandria, Virginia
Mair Hyman
in Vientiane
Ji Hyun Lim
Artist in Vientiane
Ruth Foster
in Vientiane
Mattie Do
Filmmaker in Vientiane
Maeve O'Brien
in Vientiane
Flavio Silva
in Vientiane
Bill Pennington
in Vientiane
Somphonsack 'Toun' Phayouphorn
Architect , Saola Architects Vientiane in Vientiane
Ounla 'Kaka' Pha Oudom
Director, Fanglao Dance Company in Vientiane