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Bernard Franck

in Vientiane

Celebrating Differences

PRESENTED ON SEP 15, 2016
IN VIENTIANE @ VOL 4

Bernard Franck offers the perspectives of the people living with impairment whom he has met over the years in his work. They are each unique, and their photos are a testament to their struggles and also our common humanity. He urges us to take a step into their life, to experience life as they may experience it. 

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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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A Cleaner, Greener Vientiane

BY SERGE DOUSSANTOUSSE
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

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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Mapping Laos

BY MATTHIAS BETHKE
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 31, 2016

Matthias Bethke talks about mapping Laos through the OpenStreetMap project. While living in the Galapagos islands, he discovered the OpenStreetMap project as a way to leave the boring parts to computers and actually do some exciting things with maps. Since then he has been officially addicted and is now trying to improve the map coverage of Laos.

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Site, Space, Matter: Experiments in Laos

BY SOMPHONSACK 'TOUN' PHAYOUPHORN
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

"Toune" Phayouph is an architect trained in Switzerland who combines Lao and international traditions in architecture. Toun will present some of his architectural work in Laos, some already built, some not yet built, and some in the course of production. 

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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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A School from Scratch

BY MAEVE O'BRIEN
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

Since 2010, Maeve O'Brien has been key in the creation of the Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (Lanith) in Vientiane, Laos. Her passion lies in taking the best of Eastern and Western pedagogy and applying it to local workforce needs, using a language that is accessible to all.

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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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Disability, Society and Technology: What if?

BY MUSHEGH HOVSEPYAN
@ VOL 29 ON MAR 19, 2019

The presentation titled “Disability, Society and Technology: What if?” will discuss the relationships among disability, society and technology by using different practical examples to show the ways in which access to the right technology can change the lives of those living with and without disabilities. Mushegh Hovsepyan will offer applicable suggestions for becoming an advocate for assistive technologies.