Independent community activist and entrepreneur Jess Steele played a key part in saving Hastings Pier from dereliction. She shares her convictions in collective DIY action to improve neighbourhoods with and for local people.
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Power, Passion, Purpose
What is Self-Defense?
BY BRIAN ULSH
@ VOL 9
ON AUG 16, 2014
If you think self-defense is only about fending off attackers, Brian Ulsh, who just opened WOLF Martial Arts Academy, is here to enlighten you. Brian takes the concept of self-defense to a new holistic level that encompases our history, community, environment, relationships, health, and our future, not just ourselves.
Community Development and the Power of Small Scale Change
BY JOANNE DANG
@ VOL 7
ON JUN 05, 2015
Joanne Dang is a town planner as well as a dreamer. She discusses her journey in many places around the world and the power of small-scale, community-based change.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 8, 2015.
Community Participation and Architecture
BY MARY GILMORE
@ VOL 17
ON MAY 13, 2015
"We wanted every design decision that we made to be affordable, made locally, and something that could teach a skill."
In Community Participation and Architecture, from PechaKucha Night New Orleans, Vol. 17, architect Mary Gilmore, shares her master’s thesis on Community Participation and Architecture. Her belief is that if people participated in the design and construction of a building, not only will they become stake holders in the process, but also learn something. To put her thesis into practice, Mary moved to India and then later to Mali, West Africa with the Peace Corps. Now as a practicing architect here in the states, she is has rediscovered the notion of community participation and architecture.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, October 19th, 2015.
Change and the Safety of Insanity
BY KRISTIN MCDONALD
@ VOL 25
ON AUG 09, 2015
Kristin McDonald speaks of how change can be scary but that it is absolitely needed if you are to grow. Do you recall Blockbuster Video? Maybe? Where are they now? Did they embrace change or did they decide to ride the Usual Wave? Listen as McDonald speaks about the need for change!
Everyone Is Lonely. We Can Change That.
BY BEN SZOBODY
@ VOL 25
ON OCT 12, 2016
"The irony is: we all live on top of each other and everyone is lonely."
In Everyone Is Lonely. We Can Change That. at PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 25, Ben Szobody shares his observations as a "lonely migrant" and asks: How does one battle loneliness? How can one form enduring relationships and build a community? Ben has constructed a plan and he's taking the initiative to make a change within his community and bring people together.
The Inequalities of Climate Change and why the International Community is involved
BY KATERINA TRIANTOS
@ POLICY SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES
ON APR 19, 2017
In her presentation, Katerina Triantos talks about the risks attached to global climate change at the regional and local level.
The increasingly severe risks that occur as a result of global climate change cannot be mitigated by current practices and are offsetting more local attempts of controlling for risks.
It becomes apparent climate change and its risks cannot be resolved by the risk community alone, but will require innovative practices and collaborations within multiple levels and across multiple sectors.
Happy Place, Happier People
BY IDC ARCHITECTS KUCHING
@ VOL 6
ON APR 28, 2018
Seph Haini is the founder of a local social enterprise called SPATIVATE (Space + Activate) that activates vacant, dull and underused public spaces through lean placemaking strategies. He will be sharing about how community DIY projects turn ordinary spaces into desirable places while making people happier. From backyards and neighbourhoods to cities, people and places are empowered be sustainable. His personal quote is, "You don't have to know everything in order achieve something. Be smart. Be resourceful. Be bold."