Past Christchurch Event: VOL 21

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VOL 21

November 23, 2014
@ Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre

Join us in the Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre for our final event for 2014 on Sunday 23 November.

Doors will open 7.30pm, PechaKucha kicks of at 8.20pm.

Speaker line up:

Sarah Scott Webb // creative abolitionist // on the power of art
Alesha Bilbrough-Collins // chef // on real food
Abigail Walsh // spatial analyst // on the story of sheep
Uwe Reiger // Architectural Professor // on the city of the future
Nic Hetherington // XCHC events coordinator // on the courage for creativity

Sophie Bannan // artist // on Modern Living
Johnny Gibson // festival director // on falling through the rabbit hole
John Clemens // Botanic Gardens curator // on the afterlife of the utilitarian I: ways and meads [sic]
Julie Frew // occupational therapist // on universal grey matter
Lauren Meritt // Chief Awesome Officer // on people living a life they love- a journey to finding a home and self-expression

Bar and snack facilities will be on site.

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The Power of Art

@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

Sarah Scoot-Webb is a creative abolitionsit with Hagar International. She shares a few stories from childern she has worked with, and how using art, they have found freedom and creaive expression, as well as a second chance life. 

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Real Food

@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

Chef Alesha Bilbrough-Collins explains the importance of real food on our health and environment. After her own experiences with chemical posioning she shows how what we put in our bodies really affects how we live our lives.

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The Story of Sheep

@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

Abigail Walsh tells us a story of sheep, and his best friend bird. We also hear about elephant, a retired mountain guide who sheep desires to meet. Abigail tells us how her story came to life, and how it was interwoven with her own. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 14, 2015.

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Studio Christchurch: CityUps

@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

Architectural professor and head of Studio Christchurch Uwe Reiger showcases CityUps, a temporary future city created by over 200 architecture students as part of Christchurch's Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA).

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Courage for creativity

@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

Exchange Christchurch event coordinator Nic Hetherington speaks of the courage it takes to be creative and the people who support that creative exchange. She also present the inspiring and postive community in the Exchange.

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Modern Living

@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

Fne arts masters student Sophie Bannan recreates the Modern Living architecture tour of 1969 in 2014, a tour of modernist residental architecture. Her inspiring tour tells the stories and architecure of many historical houses. 

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Falling Through The Rabbit Hole

@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

"A period of time, perfectly orchestrated solely for the pure enjoyment that is somewhat hard to find..."

Festival director Johnny Gibson talks about how creating events is about making a fully immersive experience, not unlike entering into an alternative world... 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 9th, 2017. 

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The afterlife of the utilitarian I: ways and meads [sic]

@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

Botanic Gardens curator John Clemens muses over the past, present and future lives of the paths we walk. As John explores the foot paths of Gardens and parks, he contemplate the meaning behind them. 

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Universal Grey Matter

@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

“I love brains — not in a zombie sort of way — I love discovering how they work.”

Occupational therapist Julie Frew explores a thought: science can be interpreted as very bleak, but also full of hope. She draws parallels between the human brain and our vast universe.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 27, 2015.

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People living a life they love- a journey to finding a home and self-expression

@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

Lauren Merritt explains that we shouldn't focus on fixing things. Through her inspiring experience in Central Africa and in her home, she learned that we should just do what we love and others will follow

Abigail Walsh
Spatial Analyst in Christchurch
Julie Frew
Occupational Therapist (paediatrics) in Christchurch
Lauren Bliss Merritt
Chief Awesome Officer, Ministry of Awesome in Christchurch