Past Christchurch Event: VOL 26

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VOL 26

March 02, 2016
@ Spectrum Street Art Festival (YMCA)
PechaKucha Night Christchurch volume 26 was be set amongst the giant spray cans of the Spectrum Street Art Festival. Attendees had a chance to see the whole exhibition while enjoying a drink and catching up with some of Christchurch's most interesting and creative people.

Wednesday 2 March 
Doors open 7.30, PechaKucha starts at 8.20pm


Speaker line up: 

Hannah Beasley / Project Director - In The Loop ChCh / The Value of Creativity 

Adrien Taylor// Journalist // on telling the story of 30 Million people in a sinking country 

Wongi// Artist// on EpheMURAL 

Giora Dan// Photographer// on the architecture of photography 

Josie Ogden Schroeder// CEO YMCA / On Hedgehogs at the YMCA 

Sam Ellis // Baker // on breaking bread 

Beer Break 

Rosee Hodgson // Solutions to Child Poverty Advocate // Who You Know and How You are Known 

Brindi Joy // Author, Producer and Communications Executive // on the art and inspiration of true stories 

Netta Egoz// Lawyer and PechaKucha Organiser// on the rookie's guide to eco DIY 

Christopher Butlin & Arthur Machado// Entrepreneurs // on limitless expressions of time 

We mentioned this was a special event for us, and we are very excited that two of our organizers will soon be heading over to Tokyo, for the PechaKucha Organiser's World Summit. 3 days of workshops and strategic planning with organisers around the world, all working towards the common goal, of spreading the PechaKucha, quick fire spirit around the world. This non- profit, volunteer run, grassroots event is now happening in 800 cities around the world! We want to show everyone,how Christchurch does it, and learn exciting new ideas to bring home to you all.

What have we got to share? Well, here is a snapshot of PechaKucha Night in Christchurch: 
*2-3 PechaKuchas from each event make it to PechaKucha of the day, circulated globally through social media 
*2 top PechaKuchas of 2014 
*PechaKucha Night Christchurch featured City of the week 
*Organiser Netta Egoz featured in PechaKucha People 
*Active member of global community including contributing to Global fund

$3 from every ticket sold will go towards our fundraising to help towards conference costs. $1 from every ticket will go to the PechaKucha Global Fund, to help the organisation continue running across the globe. Every other cent covers the hire and design costs of the event.

PechaKucha Nights are devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architects


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The Value of Creativity

@ VOL 26 ON MAR 02, 2016

Hannah Beasley trys to pin down what is creativitivy, and what value it has- no easy task! Through her personal journey, and how she ended up in new Zealand, she shares her musings on the creaitvity aorund her, and also why she started the In The Loop creative network in Christchurch

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Telling the Story of 30 million People in a Sinking Country

@ VOL 26 ON MAR 02, 2016

Journalist come entrepreneur and long time climate change advocate Adrien Taylor tells the story of how he took a leap of faith that led him to Bangladesh with a climate scientist and a few amateur documentary makers, to film a country that bears the highest burden of displacement due to climate change. The documentary 30 Million is out later this year.

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@ VOL 26 ON MAR 02, 2016

Prolific professional grafitti artist Wongi remembers the walls that were. Large scale murals that once were sprawled on walls across Chrstchurch, now covered up by either paint, new buildings, or often demolished since the earthquakes. Wongi immortilises them through his documentation, and shares a few anecdotes about how they came to be..

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The Architecture of Photography

@ VOL 26 ON MAR 02, 2016

Photographer Giora Dan dissects the structure and form of good photography, through a series of spectaular images he has taken himself.

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Hedgehogs at the YMCA

@ VOL 26 ON MAR 02, 2016

CEO of the YMCA inChristchurch Josie Ogden Schroeder explains the many spikes of the hedgehog that is the YMCA. An institution that has operated for over 100 years, and is constantly evolving and adapting to it's community's everchanging needs.

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Breaking Bread

@ VOL 26 ON MAR 02, 2016

Baker Sam Ellis puts togther all the simple ingredients that make up bread, and those that make up family, and shows how powerful the transformation can be when you take the time to make your own bread, to make a living, to feed your family, and to share with your friends. Once you dip your hands in flour, you'll be hooked. Be prepared to drool over this presentation....

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The Science of Happiness

@ VOL 26 ON MAR 02, 2016

PechaKucha Night Erlangen organiser Tobias Müeller happened to visit Christchurch on the same night as a PechaKucha Night Christchurch. He gave a talk on the science behind happiness, some simple steps to help you feel your best :)

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Who You Know and How you are Known

@ VOL 26 ON MAR 02, 2016

Rosee Hodgson is a child poverty advocate and wrote her thesis on how a neighbourhood's socio-economic status affects how children see themselves, and how society sees them. Her talk highlights some saddening but also some heartwarming learnings from her work.

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The Art and Inspiration of True Stories

@ VOL 26 ON MAR 02, 2016

When Brindi Joy won a soup pot full of cash, she used this community crowd sourced seed fund to produce a film she wrote inspired by a true story. A story with beautiful landscapes and new discoveries.

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The Rookie's Guide to Eco DIY

@ VOL 26 ON MAR 02, 2016

PechaKucha Night Christchurch organiser Netta Egoz experiences life on the other side of the microphone. As a lawyer, she is not used to having to get her hands dirty! Through her own DIY renovation project, she learns how naivety is the key ingredient to starting any ambitious project, and how she uncovered layers of history from her house as well as finding useful ways to reuse things they removed. 

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Limitless Expressions of Time

@ VOL 26 ON MAR 02, 2016

Take a second to look at a scene, appreciate what you see. Now look at the same scene, snapshotted in time, a different time. Christopher Butlin and Arthur Machado invite us to experience how timelapse photography can make us look at our environment differently, and see things we ordinarily wouldn;t have noticed. 

Tobias Mueller-Zielke
Trainer and Coach für Getting Things Done, TMT UG in Erlangen