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Sophena Kwon

Dyer, designer & maker, Maiwa in Vancouver

Plants, Dyes and Other Teachings

PRESENTED ON JUN 01, 2018
IN NEW WESTMINSTER @ VOL 19

Born the same year her family business Maiwa was started, a solid foundation built on the creative arts, travel, design and community helped shape Sophena Kwon into the person she is today. In her talk, she shares how her world shifted with loss, grief and trauma and she offers an intimate view into her experiences, with the hopes that her insight can be helpful to others in times of hopelessness. 

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Wayward plants...

BY HEATHER RING
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 09, 2009

Kicking off a new series of PechaKucha Nights in London... waywardplants.org The Wayward Plant Registry is a project of social exchange and botanical desire. A Wayward Plant, commonly referred to as a weed, is one growing where it is not wanted. They may be non-native, unsightly, invasive, high-maintenance, surplus or withering, and so are uprooted and abandoned, pulled from the earth (or pot!) as urban castaways. But wayward plants, whether common weeds, domestic breeds or rare botanical specimens, are truly in the eye of the beholder. The Wayward Plant Registry sets up Halfway Homes for these unwanted plants, and works to bring out the full potential of their beauty and meaning. The Registry considers systems of exchange, the personification of plant-life, the human stories revealed through plant migrations, and the nature of botanical desire. Know of a wayward plant? Wish to be a halfway home? Please contact: hello@waywardplants.org
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Dolls and Plants

BY LINDA SPÅMAN
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 18, 2012

Linda Spåman shares her passion for art and contemporary gardening, and as you'll see in her presentation, she finds a way to combine both.
(in Swedish)

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Plants to Art

BY SOPHIA EPHÍMERA
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 20, 2012

Sophia Efímera uses her presentation to share her work, which uses the endemic species/plants found in the Mexican state of Baja California as material for her art. (in Spanish)

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Oyyo's Dhurries

BY MARCUS ÅHREN
@ PECHAKUCHA X ARTEK ON OCT 31, 2013

Marcus Åhren is a co-founder of a design studio named Oyyo. His studio designs and sells Dhurries (similar to rugs). To make these dhurries, they employ 20 weavers in India and use special vegetable dyes for coloring. Watch to learn why and how they do what they do.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 10, 2014.

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Pro-vocation

BY CLAIRE BOWMAN
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 28, 2014

Claire Bowman speaks thoughtfully about finding your passion.

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Plants and Humans Living in Harmony

BY TAKEHIRO SHIOZU
@ VOL 122 ON FEB 20, 2015

Bonsai master Takehiro Shiozu speaks about his time working with plants of all sorts and species. We see that he also spends time working with people, instructing them in the ways of bonsai growth and plant care. 

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Ancient Healing Power of Our Plants

BY NOZIPO MARAIRE
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 19, 2016

Dr. Nozipo Maraire sheds like to how natural remedies have been used to cure ailments even in this modern society of medicine

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The ethics and the enjoyment of eating plants

BY ALEX DAVIES
@ 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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The Secret Soul of the Forest

BY BRENDAN HANRAHAN
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 21, 2018

Do plants have souls? What does it mean to have a soul? Brendan Hanrahan lays out criteria for determining whether something has a soul and looks into whether plants fit that criteria.