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Rob Douma

Artist in Townsville

Postcards from the 'Ghan’ Vol. 2, The Urban Environment

PRESENTED ON MAR 15, 2018
IN TOWNSVILLE @ VOL 17

Afghanistan is a country with a long and interesting history and this can be seen in the infrastructure and buildings.

Rob Douma worked in Afghanistan as a freelance security consultant for several years. 

This presentation focuses on the urban environment Rob experienced in his travels across the country.

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The Woods From the Trees

BY REGAN GENTRY
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

New Zealand artist Regan Gentry talks about his latest project. In colloaboration with the Rekindle Whole House Reuse Project, he salvages wood from an earthquake damaged house to fashion life-sized trees in the central city. It is a project where nature reclaims the urban landscape. 

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Greetings from the colonies: Postcards from a painful past

BY INGE OOSTERHOFF
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

"Some [postcards] promoted colonial ideology and served to uphold the supposed hierarchy of the world, with white societies on top." 

The Golden Age of postcards (1907-1915) coincided with the popularization of anthropology and renewed interest in European colonies. Colonial postcards from this time illustrate some of the most prominent ideas of colonialism and beliefs regarding ethnic hierarchy. In Greetings from the Colonies: Postcards from a Painful Past from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 27, writer and scholar Inge Oosterhoff retraces these ideas, as well as the ways in which France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and other colonizing countries viewed and propagandized their “colonized peoples.”

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December  15, 2015.

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The story of the biggest urban forest in the world: Floresta da Tijuca

BY JULIA TADDEI
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

Do you know where is the biggest urban forest in the world? It's in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! The backyard of the house where Julia Taddei grew up is part of this forest, called Floresta da Tijuca.

Julia tells you more about the relationship between the "Cariocas", the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, with the forest, and the fact that it is not a native forest but rather the result of a major reforestation project undertaken around 150 years ago.

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Permaculture and Urban Homesteading

BY MIA CHANTEL PALEN
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 30, 2017

Mia Chantel Palen speaks about permaculture and urban homesteading.

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How Urban Farming Can Change The World

BY JON WALSH
@ VOL 155 ON FEB 28, 2018

Urban farming/sustainability consultant Jon Walsh outlines how urban farming is increasingly being used as a tool to improve personal health, create more sustainable families, communities and cities, maximize urban self-sufficiency, increase disaster preparedness, and fight climate change – simultaneously. Jon will also delve into vertical and rooftop farming, and outline the exciting future of urban farming.

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Postcards from the 'Ghan’ Vol. 1

BY ROB DOUMA
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 15, 2018

Rob Douma talks about how Afghanistan’s stunning landscapes are as diverse as her residents. At times breathtaking, they can be remote, extremely dangerous and totally unforgiving.

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Integrative Design in Our Built Environment

BY GREER O'DONNELL
@ VOL 36 ON SEP 17, 2018

Greer O'Donnell is an urban strategist, entrepreneur and Director of the Urban Advisory, New Zealand's first dedicated urban strategy consultancy. Recently named a finalist in the Business Enterprise category of the Westpac-Stuff Women of Influence Greer is an agitator for change within her industry and in the way that we 'work', and in how we think about mental health and well-being.


The built environment exists only to serve people - at least in theory. The reality is, our 'man-made' environments are killing us. Through adopting an integrative approach to city building Greer uses examples from her journey working for the government on New Zealand's largest urban renewal programme (the Canterbury earthquake recovery), co-creating OHU (Office for Holistic Urbanism), the SYNC Collective, and the Urban Advisory and from a recent European study-tour of ethical development models, to explore how re-thinking city making (including our mobility systems) provides us with the opportunity to return balance to our living system; to people and to place.

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Let's create urban jungle!

BY ZARINE & LUCINE
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 28, 2018

Zarine and Lucine discuss that living with plants is not merely about styling and decorating, but also beneficial effects on our living environment and well being.

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Exploring Urban Environments

BY EDWARD WELCH
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 27, 2018

In this presentation, Ed Welch discusses his encounters with Urban Environments