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Gen de Spa

in Christchurch

A Living Economies Mind Feast: Moving Out of Insane Economics

PRESENTED ON MAR 15, 2017
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 30

Gen de Spa talks about living economies as an educational network promoting systems of exchange that foster community wellbeing. She shares the importance of strengthening and helping sustain regional economies by promoting interest-free means of exchange - currencies based on and respecting the living systems of our planet - to complement money in local communities. 

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Behavioural Economics

BY TANYA BASS
@ VOL 28 ON JAN 21, 2014

How can behavioural economics be used for social good? Tanya Bass believes in behavioural economics as an intersection between psychology and economics, and examines how everyday people make everyday decisions. She discusses how researchers and governments around the world have been using behavioural economics to re-design the environment to facilitate positive decision making. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 30, 2014. 

 

 

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Konnekt and Social Enterprise

BY JOB JANSWEIJER
@ VOL 16 ON JUL 06, 2016

Job Jansweijer designed a game with which children in isolation in hospitals still can play with other kids. They can play different sorts of games that can be applied to the glass windows between them and the rest of the world. Job will share his vision on social entrepreneurship and how to design something that serves the need of people. 

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More Than Minimum

BY REBECCA FLETCHER
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 29, 2016

“The other good thing about raising people’s income is that the lowest income people are the most likely to spend their income in the community. It boosts the community.” 

Rebecca Fletcher explains why rethinking how we pay our workforce is vital to creating a just society, and why offering a living wage is good for everyone, from businesses to workers to consumers.

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Stories Move Social Change

BY MARLENE FITZWATER
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 20, 2016

In her moving talk, Marlene Fitzwater speaks about being the changes you want to see, as well as building a hospice for the homeless in the Sacramento area.

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Circular Economies

BY SAM DEVENPORT
@ VOL 45 ON MAR 06, 2018

Sam Devenport shares innovative ideas on the evolution of economies - from linear to circular.

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Champions for Change

BY ELIZABETH A. WALSH, PHD
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"It takes a village."

Sometimes rules are meant to be broken. We abandoned the rule book for this free-form, "20x20 ish" team presentation, Champions for Change, at PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19Elizabeth Walsh, Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, shared her mic with a team of members of the Champion for Change program. Champions for Change (an initiative of One Region Forward in Buffalo) is a community innovation laboratory that integrates university and community resources to ignite bright ideas and inspired leadership for a flourishing region. In this celebration of community change-makers, one presenter even broke out into song. We guarantee this will make you smile!

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How Social Procurement and Social Enterprise Can Save Government Lots of Money

BY SHAUN LONEY
@ VOL 34 ON MAY 31, 2018

In this inspiring talk, author and social entrepreneur Shaun Loney describes the power of social enterprises and how they benefit not only the communities and the government bodies that utilize them, but also the people – often from adverse circumstances – that are under their employ. Shaun advocates that social procurement makes more sense financially, socially, and economically. 

To find out more about Shaun and social enterprises, visit Shaun's website at http://www.armyofproblemsolvers.com/.

Shaun's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 34, on May 31, 2018, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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Out of Sight and Out of Mind

BY JAYNE MURRAY
@ VOL 22 ON JUL 18, 2019

Jayne Murray talks about Druids Heath, an area on the southern edge of Birmingham, that is predominantly modernist social housing and provides some examples of its successful community activism over the years.

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Climate Change and Social Change

BY SAMUEL GUTIERREZ
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 10, 2019

Samuel Gutierrez addresses the complexities of the relationship between climate change and social justice.