Past Maastricht Event: VOL 22

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Welcome to Europe as an American

@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Oliver Olson has spent 17 years of his life in Europe. In this entertaining presentation, he takes us on a whirlwind journey through the many funny surprises he has encountered as an American living in Europe.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 30, 2014.

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The Men Who Fought for Our Freedom

@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

For Hannah Vleugels, it all started with the adoption of a grave at the American Cemetery in Margraten, the Netherlands. Together with a school friend, she started a school research project on the lives of two soldiers who died during World War II in the Ardennes region. They explored internet resources and military archives in the USA and even got in touch with the daughter of one of the soldiers- the names on the graves got a face. In this poignant presentation, Hannah tells us the entire history of one of the two soldiers.
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An Echo of a Hammer

@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Subhi Najjar shares the beautiful and gripping legend behind the origins of the Kurdish people and of their special relationship with the sun.

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Thinking or Knowing?

@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Johan van de Beek, as a journalist, is cautious not to express opinions on topics he has not studied or examined. More often than not, however, studying certain subjects only increases their complexity. In this compelling presentation, Johan explains how he has learned to embrace complexity and resist the temptations of simplifying. 

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Energy is the New Money

@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Peggy Braeken devised a new shop concept in Maastricht, the Netherlands, aiming to provide a platform for creative entrepreneurs to showcase and sell their artistic creations. 

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Healing with Heat

@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Natasha Gunn explains how the practice of hot yoga helped her gain a renewed sense of well-being, calmness and peace of mind and changed her perception of life.

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Planet Wow

@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Gerrino Mulder introduces a new project: the launching of an 'experimental oasis' called Planet Wow. This is a place for people to get inspired, explore beauty, relax, love and create. This is a place where people are free to do absolutely nothing too. No address or website exist, but Gerrino assures that Planet Wow is open and welcoming to those who can find it. 

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Living Lab Limburg: Mosae Vita

@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Roland van Bussel introduces the plan for a Living Lab at Maastricht University. The current hospital and university lab has no relation between the inside and outside. The open and transparent plan for the Living Lab building will build connections to the outside as well as within the building.

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The Drive for Higher Magnet Fields in MRI: Tesla Addiction or New Frontier?

@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Christopher Wiggins explores the ways in which higher magnet fields increase the visibility of brain anatomy, and he urges that the price is worth it in order to discover new areas of the brain. 

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Pay with Pendo

@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Social marketplaces are new ways of exchanging what we have and what we need. Bernd Kapeller introduces Pendo, an alternative currency that allows users to exchange and share what they have to offer for what others provide. Pendos can can be earned and spent but not bought or sold.

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Reviewing my Perception of Change

@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Sophie van Wersh's shares her experience with the organisation Students Against Prejudice in a village in Bangladesh, which impacted her deeply and made her understand that making a difference on a small scale is still significant. For Sophie, revising her plan from changing the world to changing an individual's world was a step forward. 

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Why Maastricht Needs the Mandril

@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Tim Strasser discusses the recent eviction of the Mandril in Maastricht. The combination of communal living, cultural events and political activity were what made it so special. It provided an inclusive and accessible space where experimentation was possible and encouraged. Tim urges that in order to change society, the appropriate space is necessary. 

Subhi Najar
Resident in wonderlands, Ex- employer: Roche in Damascus
Oliver Olson
Head of Enrollment Management / Senior Lecturer of Marketing & Strategy, Maastricht School of Management in Maastricht
Natasha Gunn
Yoga teacher in Amsterdam
Gerrino Mulder
artist, self-employed in maastricht
Roland van Bussel
Architect in Maastricht
Tim Strasser
Trainer, Facilitator & Researcher , rootAbility; Maastricht University in Maastricht
Johan van de Beek
journalist columnist musician, Media Group Limburg (Dagblad De Limburger/Limburgs Dagblad) in Maastricht