Past Christchurch Event: VOL 32

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VOL 32

September 26, 2017
@ Christ's College Auditorium

//Purpose// - PechaKucha Night Christchurch Volume 32 is warming up the stage for Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 as part of the Transitional City Stream. Our speakers will be exploring their purpose, their reason for doing what they do and their creative processes. 

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We are proud to bring you a collection of local, national and international social entrepreneurs who have an interest and investment in making an impact. Vol.32 speakers include an international social photographer, the founder of a company that creates opportunities for resourcefulness in our city, a pair who have set up a company that farms insects for human consumption, a green architect, the founder of a successful ethical fashion business and more.

WHEN: Tuesday 26 Sep, 2017 (doors open 7:30pm, event starts 8:20pm)
WHERE: Christ's College Auditorium
THEME: Purpose

Thank you to our event partner Christ's College for hosting us.
Our line-up for the night:

Catarina Gutierrez // Bicycle Nerd // on Turning Legacy into Purpose
Rebecca Parnham // Co-founder Krama & Co. // on Weaving in the goodness
Camia Young // Director of Ohu - Office for Holistic Urbanism // on Building Communities by Building Buildings
Ben Atkinson // Founder, Fill Their Lunchbox // on Helping People Help People
Brandy Alger // Earthquake Outreach Coordinator // on Fabricating Education
Jonathan H. Lee // Photographer & Videographer // on Finding Purpose Through Travel & Service


Peter Randrup & Bex De Prospo // Anteater Co-Founders // on The Adventures of Bolt and Buzz: Tales of a Disruptive Social ANTerprise
Craig Jarvis // Architectural Designer // on Tiny house journal
Thomas Grandguillot and Sheena Hemens // Co-founders of Maison de Crepes // From Nantes to Christchurch - culture, multi-sport and crepes!
Juliet Arnott // Founder of Rekindle // Why wood we?
Samantha Jones // Little Yellow Bird Founder // Why mediocrity is the killer of greatness 
Tyler Brummer // WeVisit Co-founder // on Common Sense Innovation
PechaKucha Nights are devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture.


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Turning Legacy into Purpose

@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Catarina Gutierrez is a bike nerd at heart. She spends her days dreaming of schemes to get more people to ride bikes. She works at Bicycle Junction as their Marketing and Community Activator, her dream job since moving back to Wellington in 2017. She dedicates this talk to her father and hopes to turn legacy into purpose.

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Helping People Help People

@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Ben Atkinson is a social advocate and the Founding Director of Fill Their Lunchbox. 'Helping People Help People' - An insight into providing a positive platform for anyone and everyone.

After years of making bacon and eggs for a living Ben found his true purpose in finding avenues and opportunities for the people of our community to do social good. Often outspoken, but true with intention.

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Fabricating Education

@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

As an electrical engineer with a love of community and people, Brandy Alger transitioned into engineering and education outreach to excite and engage. She works with Fabriko Ltd, a local social enterprise, to make hands-on educational programmes that push the current curriculum further.

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Finding Purpose Through Travel, Service, and Photography

@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

"I was hungry for more than concrete and cars but I didn't where to seek answers."

In "Finding Purpose Through Travel, Service, and Photography" from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 32, Jonathan H. Lee shares his extraordinary experiences that have led him to opportunities that would forever change his life.

Jonathon is a traveling photographer and videographer with a passion for wilderness, community development, and sustainable food and urban systems. In the past several years his work and interests have given him opportunities to visit many places around the globe for learning, serving, and sharing in all forms. Jonathan’s most recent collaboration is with Conscious Impact, a grassroots organization dedicated to rebuilding community in a rural village in Nepal following the devastating 2015 earthquake.

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Tiny House Journal

@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Architect Craig Jarvis shares the realities of living in an off-grid tiny house with small children. His goal has always been to blur the line between our desire to live in a warm comfortable healthy home, and our need to be immersed in nature for our own well being. 

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Why mediocrity is the killer of greatness

@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Samantha Jones is the founder and CEO of ethical fashion brand Little Yellow Bird. Now a leading supplier for ethically made corporate workwear Little Yellow Bird is on a mission to prove that you can do good while doing good business. A supply chain specialist with a background in military logistics, Samantha is passionate about improving supply chain efficiency and ensuring people, particularly garment workers, are treated and paid fairly for the work that they do.

Samantha is a fellow in the inaugural cohort of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship and is a PechaKucha returnee.

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What Is Purpose?

@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Daniel Price has been an environmental scientist for more than a decade. He completed his PhD researching the Antarctic using NASA and European Space Agency satellites in 2014 and has undertaken three Antarctic scientific field campaigns throughout his career. Dan has been selected as a fellow in the inaugural cohort of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship; a three year business programme designed to incubate high impact ideas in New Zealand and deliver them to the world. 

In his spare time, Dan is a keen mountaineer and skier. If you can’t get hold of him, he’s likely above the snow line, somewhere in the Southern Alps. 

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Why wood we?

@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Juliet Arnott is a Christchurch based occupational therapist and artist. She has long maintained an art practice that reveres traditional craft and it’s inherent resourcefulness, activates local under-valued resources, and often engages others in participation of the same. Her socially minded practice lead to the instigation of Rekindle and Whole House Reuse in 2012. Rekindle is a social enterprise that seeks to derive social and creative impact from reusable resources to avoid waste to landfill. 

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The Adventures of Bolt and Buzz: Tales of a Disruptive Social ANTerprise

@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Peter Randrup and Bex De Prospo launched sustainable food start-up, Anteater in 2016. Anteater wholesales premium edible insects to top restaurants and special events all over NZ. Due to the huge environmental, production and health benefits of edible insects, the Anteater team believes that they will play a major role in the future of protein production. Peter and Bex are working tirelessly to mainstream edible insects as a viable, delicious, sustainable alternative to conventionally-farmed meat products.

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When Scholarships Aren't Enough

@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Bambi Defensor is partner and COO of Messy Bessy, a manufacturer and distributor of earth-friendly, biodegradable and plant-derived household and personal care products. The company’s products are available in ten company-owned retail branches and up to 200 partner retailers across the Philippines. Messy Bessy is a unique, integrated social enterprise that provides work training and employment for at-risk (formerly abused, incarcerated and impoverished)young adults, with up to 70% of its workforce from an at-risk background. 

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From Nantes to Christchurch - culture, multi-sport and crepes!

@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Thomas Grandguillot and Sheena Hemens are co-founders of Maison de Crepes. They have very different backgrounds and the leap of faith and craziness took them to start a hospitality business from scratch with no experience or knowledge! Here's a talk following Thomas' journey from Nantes to Christchurch and how their shared purpose helped grow their crepe dream. 

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Building Communities by Building Buildings

@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Camia Young has three jobs and one purpose, to draw out the creative potential in people and places. She does this through the project and people she works with at Ohu, DCL and XCHC.

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Weaving in the Goodness

@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Rebecca Parnham is one of the co-founders of Krama and Co. a company that supports the production of krama (traditional Cambodian scarves). She loves krama and everything they represent. Rebecca’s goal has always been to weave the goodness into every step of what she does. Her PechaKucha talk “Weaving in the Goodness” discusses how social work and the strengths perspective informs her.

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Common Sense Innovation

@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Tyler Brummer spent 10 years as an academic ecologist but was itching to have more impact. He co-founded WeVisit, a company that is designed to create meaningful jobs for young people, give older people a greater sense of purpose and help families stay connected. At WeVisit, they use technology to create human connections to improve community health, education and well-being.

Catarina Gutierrez
Bike champion! in Wellington
Samantha Jones
in Christchurch
Camia Young
in Christchurch
Jonathan H. Lee
Freelance Photo & Videographer, Self-employed in Christchurch
Benjamin Atkinson
in Christchurch
Brandy Alger
in Christchurch
Juliet Arnott
Founder of Rekindle & Occupational Therapist in Christchurch
Craig Jarvis
in Christchurch
Peter Randrup
in Christchurch
Bex De Prospo
in Christchurch
Thomas Grandguillot
in Christchurch
Sheena Hemens
in Christchurch
Beck Parnham
in Christchurch
Tyler Brummer
Co-founder/COO, WeVisit in Christchurch
Bambi Defensor
Partner and COO, Messy Bessy Cleaners, Inc. in Manila