Past Christchurch Event: VOL 29

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VOL 29

October 24, 2016
@ Christchurch Civic Offices

We have the means to Participate

A citizens take back PechaKucha Night

PechaKucha Night is delighted to be joining the FESTA 2016 line up. The theme for FESTA is We have the Means, and the festival line up features citizen-initiated urban regeneration and sustainability through the reuse of waste materials in design.


Tickets are now on sale- don't delay, we will sell out!

Monday 24 October (Labour Day)

Civic Building, 53 Hereford Street

Doors open 7.30pm, PechaKucha kicks off at 8.20pm

Bar onsite

 For our PechaKucha Night we have the means to take back- we are taking over the foyer of the Civic Building (CCC offices) and showcasing citizens of Christchurch (and beyond) and how they have are using the resources around them to participate in our community.


Volume 29's line up includes:


Molly Van Hart// Project manager at Life in Vacant Spaces and fan girl of succulents// on making space

Andrew Just// Architect// on power to the people

Mark Chirnside//Coffee Roaster// on projectile coffee

Hannah Watkinson// Photographer and curator// in situ

Alex Davies// Chef// on the ethics and the enjoyment of eating plants

Lindsay Chan// Geospatial Extraordinaire// on the many murals of Christchurch




Robert Henderson//Project Manager - Christchurch Bike Share// on making things happen when bureaucrats say no

Poh Eng Eum, Agnes Guda and Takumi Kawahara// Ara Students and PK interns// on sinking into Christchurch life

Raphael Nolden// Entrepreneur and education democratiser// on visions for the future of Christchurch 

Summer Hess//Writer and Project Manager// the antidote is community

Massey FESTA studio// Architecture students// on pipe dreaming


Make sure you check out the rest of the FESTA programme- which is out now! And we hope to see you out on the city streets, this Labour weekend


PechaKucha Nights are devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture


Thank you to the Christchurch City Council for the generous use of their foyer

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Power (Pavilion) to the people

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Architect Andrew Just introduces his Power Pavilion, a structure that repurposes glass isolators from old power lines, that would otherwise be destined for landfill. To be erected on a ste of an old power company, now designated for public space, this pavilion will provide a venue for community events and place-making activation. 

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Projectile coffee

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Coffee fanatic Mark Chirnside is constantly innovating the way he makes and sells coffee. In his PechaKucha he shares some of his inventions, creations and innovations. This caffeinated adventure is sure to perk you up!

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In situ

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Photographer Hannah Watkinson learnt that people are often willing to help when they think you don't know what you are doing! She's used this to her advantage, and managed o set up NZ's first gallery dedicated solely to photography in unused space in a brand new inner city development. 

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The ethics and the enjoyment of eating plants

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Chef Alex Davies has always been passionate about ethical food locally sourced. The recently converted vegetarian wants to showcase and encourage the eating of plants, as a way to enjoy food from the earth and to lessen the impact on our planet. In this talk Alex shares some of his learnings from working in food production, from farm to table.

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Watch this Space: Christchurch Street Art

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

"The city landscape is constantly changing... it's impossible for one person to do it alone."

In Watch this Space: Christchurch Street Art at PechaKucha Night Vol. 29, Lindsay Chan shares her discovery of numerous murals popping up around the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. In response to the recent natural disaster, many local artists have taken to the streets to create a lively atmosphere through adversity and art. Lindsay hopes that the creation of an app will bring her community together one mural at a time. 

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This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017.


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The making of Pipe Dreaming (aka our FESTA adventure)

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Sarah Joubert and Franziska ​Steinkohl present thier Massey School of Design project at FESTA 2016- Pipe Dreaming and share their learnings and experiences.

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Making Space

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Molly Van Hart wears many hats- from after school programme coordinator, to sex ed teacher to yoga instructor and now a project activator with Life in Vacant Spaces, an NGO that brokers public space for creative porjects. Molly explains how all her experiences are about making space for people to be creative, in all sense of the word.

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Sinking into Christchurch life

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

PechaKucha Night Christchurch interns from Ara Institute: Eng Eu Poh, Agnes Guda and Takumi Kawahara share their experiences on all coming to Christchurch from different countries and cultures, and making a home here.

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The antidote is community

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Community builder Summer Hess questions what you could do with sudden wealth, and how you could put it to good use. She shows an example with her work creating the Saranac building, a unique LEED platinum renovation of a historic building. The building is only part of the story and it is up to people to collectively imagine what ideas inhabit the space. 

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Making things happen when bureaucrats say no

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Entrepreneur and cycle advocate Rob Henderson saw post-quake Christchurch as a perfect place to make things happen. Despite the local authorities saying no, he managed to get corporae a public engaement and sponsorship to launch New Zealand's first public bike share scheme, and is now working on transitioning this into the public transport system. 6 months on how to ignore the bureaucrats and get sh*t done!

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Visions for the future of Christchurch

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Entrepreneur Raphael Nolden  shares some visions for a future for earthquake struken Christchurch

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Clean tech playground: De Ceuvel

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

"It's a continual transformation that goes on and on..."

In Clean tech playground: De Ceuvel at PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 29, Partner of renowned repurposing architects SuperUse StudiosJos de Krieger takes us on a field trip around De Ceuvel, a clean tech playground in Amsterdam. There, innovators reclaimed a disused industrial portside site to create a space for experimentation with technologies for a sustainable future.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on April 3rd, 2017.

No presenters have been added to this event.