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Meghan Gabriel

Entrepreneur/Community Architect/Attorney in Portland, OR

Despite all the modern advances of technology, we are still operating from reptile brains. Like an old iphone, there is a point where the new updates stop working. Our brains, nervous systems and bodies can only take so much. So how do we adjust and evolve as a species? The answer lies in the past, ancient teachings of mindfulness, yoga, meditation that are now resurfacing to teach us how to cope with the new hyperconnected world we are living in. 

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British Street Fashion: Past and Present

BY MELI MELO
@ JAPAN GREAT CREATIVE WEEK ON OCT 28, 2013

Meli Melo, a fashion company from Britain, give a talk on street fashion. They talk about where it started and how it has changed over the years. Then they showcase some of their products and bags and outline some of their future plans.

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Okinawa's Past, Present, and Future

BY DARYL MITCHELL
@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Daryl Mitchell talks about the mission of COTONOHA, which is to encourage more artists to display their work publicly in Okinawa. He also explores the tradition and modern art culture of Okinawa. 

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Air Quality in Prince George (the past, the present, the future)

BY DENNIS FUDGE
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

For decades, air quality in the city of Prince George has ranked as some of the worst in Province. Join meteorologist Dennis Fudge as he explores the trends in major pollutants over the years. Learn what “the smell of money” really is, and what pollutants are on the rise and on the way out.

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BIT20 - Past, Present and Future

BY TRUDE BRUKET
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 08, 2015

The history, activity and future plans of BIT20 - the contemporary orchestra company.

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The Memorial Drive Greenway: Past. Present. Future.

BY KATHERINE HUDED
@ VOL 38 ON DEC 09, 2018

Katherine Huded, volunteer with the Friends of the Memorial Drive Greenway gives us the history of the proposed park and tells us what's yet to come. 

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Lost (and Found) Dayton: Connecting Our Past to Our Present

BY ANDREW WELSH
@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Andrew Walsh is an author, researcher, and academic librarian at Sinclair Community College. He lives in the historic Oregon District with his wife and their exceptionally coddled cat. He occasionally takes the long way just to look at one of his favorite old buildings.

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Coming Home

BY CHRIS WOJDA
@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

Adaptive re-use and retrofitting are buzzwords often associated with some of the most exciting urban architecture projects around the globe.  Through his own experience, Chris Wojda explores how similar thinking can be leveraged to also bring new and much needed life to suburbia and beyond.

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Portland's Japanese Garden

BY TYLER QUINN
@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

Tyler Quinn speaks about the history and cultural impact of Portland's Japanese Garden, giving us a behind-the-scenes look at one of the city's most treasured destinations.

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Thanks Be to the Sea

BY DUNCAN BERRY
@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

This is a declaration of interdependence. Through a group of 20 images and a single "poetic science" poem, Duncan Berry will reveal that whatever you do, wherever you live, each of us is deeply connected and dependent on the waters of the sea...With every breath we take, every thought we think and with every beat of our heart. Really.