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Serge Doussantousse

Green Vientiane in Vientiane

A Cleaner, Greener Vientiane

PRESENTED ON FEB 11, 2016
IN VIENTIANE @ VOL 1

Serge Doussantousse considers himself a French citizen of the world. In 2010 he started investigating local rubbish collections and causes of pollution by following the trucks that collected his household waste in Vientiane. Since then his project Green Vientiane has led several cleaning, greening and recycling-reusing initiatives across Vientiane.

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Vientiane Art Education Collage

BY HIROSHI YOSHIOKA
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

Hiroshi Yoshioka spent several years teaching art to art teachers and students at a Lao school. What materials did they work with? What did they create? For his PechaKucha, Hiroshi will talk about his students and show some of their artwork, and discuss his thoughts about the role of art in Laos. These are all thoughts that grew out of spending time with his teaching colleagues and students.

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My Creative Process: eclectic influences and inspirations

BY VILAKONE PHACHANTHAVONG
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

Speaker Vilakone (Kone) Phachanthavong is a Lao graphic designer who is known for his distinct contemporary style. In this presentation he shares his sources of inspiration and their influence on his design work.

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The Place I Had Never Been

BY SALI SASAKI
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

“How we discover a place, how we create an image of a place before we even get there,” can be as important as the discovery itself. Sali Saki is a crafter, designer, and writer who will take you on a personal journey to discover the handmade crafts of Laos and the people who make them.

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Statues of Vientiane - A Personal Selection

BY RUTH FOSTER
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

Strolling around Vientiane Laos, you come across many different statues, all of which have stories to tell. Ruth Foster will present a personal selection of the statues of Vientiane.

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The Magic House

BY MAIR HYMAN
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

“The house is built around the concepts of water, air, wind and light.”

In The Magic House from PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 3, Mair Hyman talks about the process of designing and building a dream house for him and his artist wife in Vientiane, Laos in the neighborhood of Ban Apinihan. The result is a stunning house that combines both Lao and Western elements.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

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An Artist's Encounter with Lacquer

BY MARIE DO HYMAN-BONEU
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Lacquer is an ancient art that is the subject of Marie-Do Hyman-Boneu's presentation. She is a French artist who has been working with vegetal lacquer since 2001, when she travelled overland from Europe to Hanoi in Vietnam. What exactly is lacquer and how does she use it in her personal creative process? Marie Do shares her practice with us in ‘An artist's encounter with lacquer.’

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Eating, Drinking and Anonymous Blogging in Vientiane

BY LILANI GOONESENA
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Lilani Goonesena is the blogger behind Eat Drink Laos, who is also a freelance writer and web designer. She is the nosy person who asks endless questions and shamelessly snaps photos in restaurants and at street food stalls around Vientiane. Lilani gives us a peek into the scrumptious world of food blogging in Vientiane.

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Tea in Laos: Tasting the Landscape

BY ANNA MARIA
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Anna-Maria is an architect-turned-tea-lover who started travelling Laos’ tea growing provinces with her husband and their two motorbikes, in search of open-minded producers and the tastiest leaves the magnificent landscapes have to offer. Under the name of ‘Kinnari Tea of Laos’ she is about to open a small shop-cum-tea house in downtown Vientiane. She talks about her journey in search of tea in Laos.

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Vientiane Foodies Group

BY ANA ARSENOVA
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 02, 2017

Ana Arenova’s presentation really all made us very hungry and thinking about our next food adventure! She briefly introduced us to her home country’s delicacies and then shared with us the inspirations and challenges which have led to the creation of the Vientiane Foodies Group. With her, we discover some of the group best food voyage in Vientiane from Pakistani cuisine to North Korean or South Indian cuisine and many many more choices to tempt our taste buds.  Ana and her foodies group can definitely help us find our way in the city’s proliferation of restaurants and cafes without going bananas!