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Sandra Bode

in Vientiane

Let your Heart be Water

PRESENTED ON SEP 14, 2017
IN VIENTIANE @ VOL 7

Sandra invites the audience, at the conclusion of her presentation, to focus on her eyes and remain so. There is a palpable silence in the room. We remain fixed.  This demonstration of  how to connect deeply with another resonates with the belief that Sandra holds, “magic happens simply through holding space for each other and allowing ourselves to connect deeply”. NamChai Community Center Vientiane, founded by Sandra, is such a space.

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Of Heart and Mind

BY TANNIS ZIMMER
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 05, 2013

Tannis Zimmer is a massage Therapist, Dancer, Drummer, Explorer, soon-to-be Earth Builder...but what's in a label?  Tannis is thrilled to be participating in PKN 16 and to share the story of how she built a mud-hut that's sure to warm your heart and mind.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 20, 2014.

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A Cleaner, Greener Vientiane

BY SERGE DOUSSANTOUSSE
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

Serge Doussantousse considers himself a French citizen of the world. In 2010 he started investigating local rubbish collections and causes of pollution by following the trucks that collected his household waste in Vientiane. Since then his project Green Vientiane has led several cleaning, greening and recycling-reusing initiatives across Vientiane.

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Site, Space, Matter: Experiments in Laos

BY SOMPHONSACK 'TOUN' PHAYOUPHORN
@ 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

BY RUTH FOSTER
@ 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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The Magic House

BY MAIR HYMAN
@ 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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Eating, Drinking and Anonymous Blogging in Vientiane

BY LILANI GOONESENA
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Lilani Goonesena is the blogger behind Eat Drink Laos, who is also a freelance writer and web designer. She is the nosy person who asks endless questions and shamelessly snaps photos in restaurants and at street food stalls around Vientiane. Lilani gives us a peek into the scrumptious world of food blogging in Vientiane.

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Tea in Laos: Tasting the Landscape

BY ANNA MARIA
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Anna-Maria is an architect-turned-tea-lover who started travelling Laos’ tea growing provinces with her husband and their two motorbikes, in search of open-minded producers and the tastiest leaves the magnificent landscapes have to offer. Under the name of ‘Kinnari Tea of Laos’ she is about to open a small shop-cum-tea house in downtown Vientiane. She talks about her journey in search of tea in Laos.

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My Place in Vientiane

BY KATHRYN SWEET
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2017

Kathryn Sweet, a long-term resident of Vientiane, considers her relationships with people, places, and memories as she locates her place in this community. Those who inhabit her everyday life (including cats), those remembered and encountered, provide a sense of belonging.

 

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Seven Years in Laos - A Teachers Learning Journey

BY JULIA MITCHELL
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2017

The often quoted maxim, “I went out as a teacher and came back a student” so aptly pertains to Julia Mitchell ‘s life in Laos, the country she has made her home. Embracing the culture and language, and forming lasting bonds with friends, transformed her stay from one year to seven. Julia’s vibrant story is infused with humour and pathos as she tells why this country has won her heart.