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Ryan Fortune

Brand Manager, Sneaker LAB in Cape Town

The Necessity of Struggle

PRESENTED ON JUL 03, 2018
IN CAPE TOWN @ VOL 49

A Typical Millennial Response' is a collection of writings dedicated to re-shape the unpopular narrative of millennials, sharing personal accounts of young people, struggling to find their place in the world. Having inherited socio-economic challenges that aren’t necessarily their own, Ryan refutes the term 'millennial', shedding insight into the long-standing ideals of young people being mistaken as new-age trends and how at the end of the day, they're just trying to cultivate a life worth living.

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The Necessity of Parties

BY ROB KRISTJANSSON
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 16, 2013

Rob Kristjansson has worked on hundreds of events as the City of Winnipeg’s Special Events Liaison, and here he tells us about something he learned as a party planner; celebrations are, as he says, "not a nice to have, but a need to have." They bring communities together and enrich our lives by reminding us just how good it is to be alive and be together.

 

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At the End of the Gravel Road (lessons learned about the importance and necessity of a well-balanced, vibrant life)

BY MICHELLE MCGRATH
@ VOL 14 ON AUG 27, 2015

The farm at the end of the “gravel road” where Michelle grew up taught her a lot, and still is. Traveling back home to the farm allows her to walk that road and reflect on her journey. Dr. Michelle McGrath will share her story about what the gravel road taught her about balance and success.

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Building Narrative

BY SAMANTHA SHEEHAN
@ VOL 21 ON JUL 14, 2016

Photographer Samantha Sheehan discusses narrative building and her process for picture making. In this presentation, she highlights photographs from several different portrait-based series she's developed over the past 8 years.

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Why millennial entitlement is a brilliant thing

BY STEVE CLARKSON
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 29, 2016

As one of the many millennials who has been raised to feel 'special', Steve Clarkson considers why his generation's so-called entitlement is a winning mentality that can help overcome life's knocks and drive achievement

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My Intangible Collection

BY HOLLY BRIGGS
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

"They are permanent records of somebody's big mistake."

In My Intangible Collection at PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 20Holly Briggs shares how her keen interest in other's unfortunate mishaps on the road have led her to pursue a hobby of photographing these colorful mistakes. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on April 5th, 2017.

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How we can find our own role in the European “Refugee Crisis"

BY AURELIA STR
@ VOL 33 ON MAY 22, 2017

With the onset of a ‘Refugee crisis’ in Europe we are confronted with a narrative that has become too emotional and polarised to understand its core message: refugees are people like you and me.

We can hardly imagine how much struggle it must be to leave one's own country and everything that is close to one's heart behind. But it doesn’t take much for us to open our arms and make someone feel welcome, says Aurelia Streit.

She believes that we can change the current narrative towards refugees in Europe by establishing local platforms for intercultural exchange.

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Nature, A Necessity for Healing

BY LINDSEY FREYSINGER
@ VOL 23 ON JUN 13, 2017

Lindsey Freysinger will share her experience with the healing nature of being outdoors after becoming disabled. She will be exploring the necessity of being in nature for ALL humans, especially those with illness and/or disability.

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The Struggle of the Magicians

BY TIMOTHY HULL
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 09, 2018

Timothy Hull tells of the influence of the inner circle of GI Gurdjieff on his early art work.

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Twenty Citations: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Writing a Collection of Poems

BY MATTHEW CARLIN
@ VOL 36 ON APR 10, 2019

Matthew Carlin shares his inspiration for his writing.