Past Christchurch Event: VOL 18

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VOL 18

March 27, 2014
@ Pallet Pavilion

We are delighted to announce PechaKucha returns to Pallet Pavilion once more before the beautiful blue transitional venue is dismantled.

This wonderful space was built by the community for the community. The thought of having it for only one summer was too much to bear for GapFiller and friends and they successfully crowd funded over $80,000 to keep it for another summer. We are mighty glad they did and are honoured to be able to spend one more night in its glowing blue aura as we listen to the various interesting folk who will be presenting to us.

Thursday 27th March
Doors open: 7.30pm
PKN starts: 8.20pm

Bailey Perryman// Founder and Co-Director Garden City 2.0// Healthy Soil, Healthy food, Healthy People
Megan Wraight// Landscape Architect// The Christchurch Coastal Pathway
Natalie Jones// Closet environmentalist// UN Climate Conference and the journey to empowerment 
Regan Stokes// Teacher// Ako Maori
Richard Hayman// Architect// Why cycling is the new black


Regan Gentry// Artist// Woods from the Trees
Rosa Hughes-Currie// Regional Coordinator Generation Zero// The generation that won't need Fossil Fuels
Camia Young// Urbanist// Studio Christchurch 
Alex Davies// Chef// A Local Food Project
Rafaela Bolanos and Rosaria Ferguson// Event Managers for Pallet Pavilion// Through the Pallets

We advise you bring a cushion if you can - the Pallet Pavilion crate seats are mightily inventive and colourful but hard after prolonged sitting, so a cushion will help keep your mind focused on our presenters!

Drinks available to purchase from the Pallet Pavilion bar, dinner and snacks available to purchase from the resident food carts as well as cake on offer by past PechaKucha presenter Cakes by Anna.

As this is an open-air event if bad weather hits we may have to postpone PKN. In which case, we'll send out an email, tweet and post on Facebook to be sure you know what's happening.

Meanwhile, be inspired and entertained by past PechaKucha nights! Visit our brand new website for an archive of past events.

Devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture

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Garden City 2.0

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Bailey Peryman talks about his social enterprise GardenCity 2.0 which aims at building local systems that focuses on the production and distribution of locally grown food. He wants people to become aware that in order to be healthy you need healthy food which is hard to find in today's society. 

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Christchurch Costal Pathway

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Megan Wraight talks about the creation of the Christchurch costal pathway. A community initiated progam, the costal pathway will provide better connectivity, improve ecological health for the environment and meet the recreational needs of the community. It is an exciting architectural structure that will hold the cultural identity of Christchurch and be enjoyed for many generations. 

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Closet Environmentalist

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Climate change and global warming are topics that have been debated about since the early 90s to today. For the long time that this topic has been talked about, what are the hopes of finding a solution? Natalie Jones talks about her experiences at the UN Climate Change Conference and tries to answer this exact issue. However, her time there has made her realize that it is the people that truly make a different and has empowered her to not take fact for truth and instead take action. 

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Discovering the Mana of Te Reo Māori

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Regan Stokes is Māori and English. In this kōrero he discusses how cultural dislocation became cultural enlightenment as he gradually discovered the Māori language. Regan advocates for te reo Māori to be taught with an emphasis on the cultural significance of the words themselves, and is now teaching community te reo Māori night classes in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

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Cycling is the New Black

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Richard Hayman describes his two passions: cycling and architecture. They may seem like two different ideas, but they have more similarities between them then people may think. Richard talks in more detail about the relationship between cycles and architecture and how both are a series of different parts that join together to make a beautiful whole. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 22, 2014.

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The Woods From the Trees

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

New Zealand artist Regan Gentry talks about his latest project. In colloaboration with the Rekindle Whole House Reuse Project, he salvages wood from an earthquake damaged house to fashion life-sized trees in the central city. It is a project where nature reclaims the urban landscape. 

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The Generation That Won't Need Fossil Fuels

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Physicist and environmentalist, Rosa Hughes-Currie is the regional coordinator of Generation Zero, a New Zealand based youth led environmental movement which seeks to draw on its members professional skills to find solutions for climate change.

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Studio Christchurch

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

Architecturaly trained urbanist, Camia Young introduces Studio Christchurch: a multi architecture school collaboration working on projects to help benefit the rebuild of Christchurch. She explains past projects, furture ideas and connected orgainsations such as Future Christchurch and Exchange Christchurch.

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A Local Food Project

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

"Understanding what grows under your nose is liberating, exciting, and educational." 

In A Local Food Project from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 18, Local chef, Alex Davies shares how he uses produce foraged and sourced from only the Canterbury region. Since working with seasonal foods, his menu changes daily depending on what he has each day. He develops relationships with his growers and can always tell you the story of where your food came from that day. He now operates an open kitchen at a local cafe and wine bar called Shop Eight.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 18th, 2017. 

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Looking Through the Pallets

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

The Pallet Pavilion was a temporary community venue made of repurposed materials such as packing pallets. The week before it was dismantled and recycled the two event managers of the venue, Rafaela Bolanos and Rosaria Ferguson spoke to the PechaKucha audience as they sat in the venue about the diverse events that occupied the Pallet over two summers in Christchurch.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 28, 2014.