Tim Huijsmans might be one of the youngest PechaKucha speakers in Maastricht. He is the founder of Red de Aarde (Save the Earth) foundation. He, through his foundation, is running projects for bees, primates and other sorts of animals in the Netherlands, Ghana and Cameroon. In 2015, Tim was elected as Wold Improver of the Year by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Come and listen to his story and what he wants to do to make the world a better place.
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BY GLEN CHILTON
@ VOL 2
ON FEB 20, 2013
Biologist Glen Chilton speaks about his travels and writing. He has traveled across the world in search of rare or extinct species, in a quest to rediscover some of the rarest species recorded in history, and document their histories and current status. One of his books focuses on the history of the Extinct Labrador Duck, while another focuses on species falsely assumed to be extinct.
"Presentation of the Day" on April 18, 2013.
Educating our Children for the Future
BY LYNN ROGOFF
@ VOL 7
ON AUG 28, 2014
Lynn Rogoff discusses the oncoming 6th major extinction on the planet. She states that plant and animal species are becoming extinct at a catastrophic rate, and that it is entirely thanks to the growing human population. She speaks about the necessity for biodiversity, and how her organisation Amerikids is teaching children about the planet’s needs.
BY NAOMI C. HANAKATA
@ VOL 127
ON JUL 29, 2015
"Truth is, sustainability can only ever be a wish, or a hypothesis. It can never be a definition of a product, or a design, or even a city and why? Because first to know whether or not something is sustainable it actually takes some time so we can observe whether or not that prediction holds true."
Architect, Planner, Researcher, Consultant … Idealist and Futurist, Naomi C. Hanakata from FUTURE CITIES LAB, ETH Zurich in Singapore explores the notions of sustainability and our shared future on earth, by first taking a step back from the now ever so ubiquitous and increasingly hollow word itself in an effort to persuade us to re-imagine the idea for a truly better future together. Hanakata touches on a multi dimensional sustainability index that would allow humanity to make decisions based on a more holistic and comprehensive idea of sustainability.
This presentation looks far forward and runs deep and positions us to better tackle the challenges of a shared future.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, August 27th, 2015.
Art With Other Species
BY EGG SYNTAX
@ VOL 9
ON OCT 09, 2015
"One of the themes that keeps drawing me back to this sorta work is that of technological augmentation. Some interspecies collaboration can begin to suggest to us what it might be like to be technologically augmented humans..."
In "Art with Other Species" from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol. 9, Egg Syntax explores the artistic, scientific, and all-together fascinating intersection of an art crossbred with nature. He surveys examples, themes, and implications of interspecies art from the simplest notions of using another species as a medium, to that of collaboration with another species. Prepare to have your mind blown.
BY CAMERON CRAIG
@ VOL 12
ON AUG 26, 2017
In this talk Cameron talks about the One Earth we have. He shares some history about the Earth and outlines some problems it faces if we continue to take from this Earth selfishly. It's not all bad news, Cameron shares some ways to live on this Earth in Harmony with all plants & animals. The future can be bright if we love this Earth.
BY NINA TOFTE HANSEN
@ VOL 34
ON SEP 13, 2017
"Arternes Aarhus" (ENG: "The species of Aarhus") is about giving a voice to all the species in the city of Aarhus, and not just the humans. Nina Tofte Hansen tells the quirky story of the species-ambassadors of Aarhus, and how other life forms are given consideration through these people. The audience is introduced to both the current Mole- and Dandelion-ambassador, and a tree - which is of course an Aarhusian as much as anybody else in the city.