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Jess McLennan

Student in Christchurch

The Fabric that Connects Us

PRESENTED ON DEC 06, 2017
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 33

Jess McLennan explores t-shirts as more than just the fabric of what we put on. Why did she need t-shirt number 54? Where did the fabric come from? Who made it and what are the working conditions like for this person?

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Connections

BY JOHN FIRTH
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 29, 2015

John Firth discusses seeing and sharing connections, in science, art, music, and people, and facilitating ideas and creativity through connections.

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Creative Relationships: they dreamed, they could, they did

BY ELLIE ZEEGEN AND JANET COULSON
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 31, 2016

Ellie Zeegen and Janet Coulson tell us about how they met, accidentally moved to within 10 minutes of each other and started a theatre company.

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Upgrading Monogamy: Why You Need to Open Up to Stay Together

BY GINA SENARIGHI
IN PORTLAND OR

People everywhere are talking about consensual non-monogamy, some with curiosity, most with intense apprehension. As a culture, we've outgrown antiquated ideas about monogamy yet we haven't fully integrated new ways of being together. New research on relationships shows us taking a non-traditional approach to autonomy and commitment may be the key to lasting love. Gina Senarighi asks What can we learn from open relationships in this new era of love and commitment? 

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Process of Fabric Printing

BY RACHEL DOMINGUEZ-BENNER
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 18, 2018

Rachel Dominguez-Benner explains the various processes and options involved in screen printing. 

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Food Connects

BY LEON AARTS
@ VOL 36 ON JUN 19, 2018

For Leon Aarts, food has been a common thread throughout his life as he journeyed from chef to restaurant owner to establishing two charities related to food. The founder of #FillTheCup, #Compassion and#CalaisKitchens speaks about the power of food in connecting people. Compassion is truly delicious.

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BY STEFFEN RASMUSSEN
@ VOL 37 ON JUN 21, 2018

In his first of two presentations of this Pecha Kucha Night, Steffen Rasmussen tells us about the dark realities of mentally abusive relationships. Steffen has helped many people in these situations and these are his outsider perspectives.

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Fabric in artistic practice

BY JADE BLOOD
@ VOL 16 ON JUL 12, 2018

Jade Blood discusses the importance of fabric through the development of her practice, whilst living in York and contributing to the contemporary art culture.

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Conflict Builds Relationships

BY SAMUEL HOWARD
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 26, 2018

Join Samuel Howard as he walks us through how he uses conflict to avoid tension and find familiarity. Forming emotional connections with people often requires you to be a little uncomfortable. 

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The Future of Relationships

BY MARK VELLA
@ VOL 50 ON SEP 04, 2018

Almost half of South Africa’s children grow up fatherless, fewer people marry and there are more divorces than ever before. Noting the model of human relationships as failing, Mark proposes a ‘new normal’ and ways to better navigate and support human relationships. From multiple perspectives he reframes the human relationship cycle from dating to marriage, and from parenting to co-parenting.