VIENTIANE Search Results: “Community Center”

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Observations of Beautiful Forms


Nilada Ratanavong’s creative journey has taken her to Sydney, Bangkok, London and back to Laos, where she runs Maison Matilda Café and Living. She talks about her observation of beautiful forms, how she uses coffee as a means of communication, and how her cafe helps build a community.

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Journey of a Lao Entrepreneur


Keovisouk Dalasane’s presentation took us on his journey as a Lao entrepreneur. He told us of the changing economic climate in Laos and specifically in Vientiane the capital. He explained how he recognised the need for a unified jobs board and thus created, the most well known job site in Laos. Keo encouraged other Lao nationals to get into business and spoke about how he has been able to create jobs for Lao people and give back to the community.

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My Place in Vientiane

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2017

Kathryn Sweet, a long-term resident of Vientiane, considers her relationships with people, places, and memories as she locates her place in this community. Those who inhabit her everyday life (including cats), those remembered and encountered, provide a sense of belonging.


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Let your Heart be Water

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2017

Sandra invites the audience, at the conclusion of her presentation, to focus on her eyes and remain so. There is a palpable silence in the room. We remain fixed.  This demonstration of  how to connect deeply with another resonates with the belief that Sandra holds, “magic happens simply through holding space for each other and allowing ourselves to connect deeply”. NamChai Community Center Vientiane, founded by Sandra, is such a space.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “Community Center”

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Inspire Japan Channel

Just 4 weeks after the events of 3/11 in Japan, the worldwide PechaKucha community came together to "Inspire Japan." Over $85,000 was raised for Architecture for Humanity and ArchiAid during a non-stop 24-hour PechaKucha event that circled the globe. The process of re-growth is ongoing, and presentations will continue to be added as we continue to inspire.

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Global Cities Week Channel

Our 2012 global event had the goal of celebrating every PechaKucha Night city, worldwide. It was a weeklong celebration (February 20-26) that brought all PechaKucha organizers, presenters, and attendees together, with a focus on highlighting all of the amazing cities that make up the global PechaKucha community.

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Powered by PechaKucha Channel

"Powered by PechaKucha" events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, and that are usually held as part of festivals and conferences, but can also act as standalone events. These events include presentations that use the PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds format.

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EU-Japan Fest Channel

EU-Japan Fest supports artists and communists in culture and the arts, arranging exchanges between Europe and Japan in this fields. Most of these activities revolve around the European Capital of Culture initiative. Funding is provided through members of the business community and EU member country ambassadors to Japan.

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Architecture for Humanity Channel

Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)3 non-profit, that has been building a better future through the power of design for the past 15 years. We provide architecture, planning and project management services including construction management and post-occupancy analysis, and facilitate community engagement throughout each project. At the core of our mission, we believe everyone deserves access to the benefits of good design.

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Inspire Nepal Channel

After the events of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake, the worldwide PechaKucha community has come together to "Inspire Nepal". The road to recovery is a long one, and you can help inspire regrowth by sharing your story of Nepal here. Get in touch with us via

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Inspire Christchurch Channel

After the events of the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the worldwide PechaKucha community has come together to "Inspire New Zealand". The road to recovery is a long one, and you can help inspire regrowth by sharing your story of Christchurch here. Get in touch with us via

Teaching Learning Center
Instructional Technology, Illinois Central College in East Peoria, IL
Kangen center
Action for a Community
Strategies 2 Success and SYEP Coordinator, Action for a Better Community in Rochester
Abur Cubur Center
Video Series, YouTube in İstanbul
TAMIU Writing Center
Writing Center, TAMIU in Laredo
The Bridge Recovery Center
Healthcare Services in Hurricane
ViewPoint Center
in Syracuse


Columbus @ Gateway Film Center
Feb 21, 2013


Regina, Canada @ The Artful Dodger
Mar 20, 2014


Kuopio @ Luovien alojen keskus Mylly
Mar 30, 2014


Midcoast @ Lincoln Street Center for the Arts
Apr 17, 2015


Nashville @ Frist Art Museum
Jul 21, 2017


Seattle @ Seattle Central Library
Apr 05, 2018


Fresno @ Bitwise South Stadium
Apr 10, 2019


Salt Lake City @ Salt Lake Community College South City Campus (south end, east side of building)
Feb 01, 2019


Chicago @ Chicago Architecture Center
Mar 19, 2019


St Joseph @ Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
Jun 06, 2019

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Creating a Community Center

@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

Landsacpe architect Bruce Hemstock describes the process of building Westminster Pier Park, a task that entailed rejuvinating the architecture and reinstating natural landmarks. The park now serves as a social gathering place where people can enjoy time with family and friends while appreciating the natural beauty around them.

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Bringing Obama Home: A Presidential Center in Honolulu

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 16, 2013

Robert Perkinson is a professor of American Studies at UH. He’s leading the state of Hawaii’s initiative to build a Barack Obama presidential center in Honolulu.

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Day Worker Center of Santa Cruz County

@ VOL 8 ON SEP 19, 2014

Mireya talks about making the Day Worker Center of Santa Cruz County. The Day Worker Center helps both people who seek workers, and workers seeking work, find each other. 

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Orandajima House 

@ VOL 119 ON NOV 26, 2014

Tokyo-based architect Martin van der Linden (van der Architects) takes us on a tour of one of his latest projects, the Orandajima House, an after-school facility and community centre in Yamada-machi, a small town on the cost of Northern Japan that was almost completely destroyed after the tsunami of March 2011.

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A Primer on Community Theater

@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

David DuFour has a passion for theater.  His PechaKucha performance expands on thriving local and community theater in the USA and in particular the Elkhart Civic Theater in Indiana where Dave is the executive director.

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Design-Build Education: Creating a New Education Center for Beardsley Community Farm

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 06, 2015

Presented with Bud Archer and Bailey Green. 

Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design will present on the benefits of design-build education as illustrated by an innovative new building being created for Beardsley Community Farm in Knoxville—a non-profit urban demonstration farm promoting food security and sustainable agriculture. Design-build education through architectural design courses at UT enabled making a building that reinforces Beardsley’s mission. The new structure will operate as a teaching tool helping farm staff and volunteers more effectively engage the public about the benefits of local sustainable farming. It also creates significant public spaces for the benefit of the community at large.

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Making a Place: The Story of 518 Northampton Street and Nurture Nature Center

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 18, 2015

Rachel Hogan Carr, the director of the Nurture Nature Center in Easton, tells how the center came to be, and how serves the community.

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Saving Lincoln Center

@ VOL 13 ON JUN 23, 2016

Miguel Juarez's presentation documents a group of community organizers' efforts to save Lincoln Center from demolition.  Miguel situates the history of Lincoln Center and it's role in the community through the history of the creation of El Paso's freeways in the mid-1960s — intersecting at the Lincoln Park community in South Central El Paso.

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Envision. Inspire. Improve. Welcome to The East Tennessee Community Design Center

@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

Non-profits are not typically thought of as resources for architecture, design, and
planning services. Dustin Durham is here to change that mentality. He works for The East Tennessee Community Design Center, a local non-profit that has been around since 1970 with the sole purpose of making East Tennessee a better place through design. He runs through who they are, how they operate, and shows examples of a few of the 1,000+ projects they have designed in our region over the previous fifty years.
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From Writer's Room to Center Stage

@ VOL 2 ON APR 11, 2019

Do you know how to bring a story to life? Rochelle Reynolds; Founder and Artistic Director of Quarter Century Theatre does, and she'll be shedding some light on the mysterious world of live theatre. There's no business like show business, and now you'll have the inside scoop on what it takes to make it big!

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Creating Community Glue

The last presentation of the week, "Creating Community Glue" by Lee Ann Johnson, comes to us from PechaKucha Night in Gibsons Vol. 1.Town Councillor, Lee Ann Johnson, talks about innovation and imagination in Gibsons, BC. Creativity is the incredible glue that holds the community together.

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Making Our Community

In "Making Our Community," the Coles -- the father and son team of Adam and Ian -- walk us through a few father-son projects you've probably only dreamed of producing. We think you'll agree, science sure can be fun. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Miami Vol. 14.

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Pecha Kucha Bemidji at The Sanford Center + 2013 Calendar of Events!

Big news! The Bemidji Pecha Kucha Night 2013 season will be at the George W. Neilson Convention Center (Sanford Center)! We have five events planned for 2013 and need about 45 presenters to share their stories. Will it be your turn? Plan to attend (or present!): Thursday, February 21st @ 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18th @ 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27th @ 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 15th @ 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 5th @ 6:30 p.m.   PKN Bemidji is for fun—not for profit. The following businesses are working together to bring PKN to our community because we believe it's cool! Samantha Nienow: Red Zest Design Jill Bitker: Netzer's Bemidji Floral Georgette Bloom: The Sanford Center Heather Johnson: Garden of Edits Jane Marks-Hastig: Green Janie Brian and Tina Larson: Amity Graphics  

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Protecting a Community, An Ecosystem

When Karen Tam Wu began her work in forest ethics, she never expected to be standing up to the CEO of the Shell Oil Company. What began with the company setting up three fracking stations near the headwaters in northern British Columbia, became a community-led campaign to stop the oil company from poisoning the groundwater that is so crucial to the surrounding area. In "Protecting a Community, An Ecosystem" from PKN Vancouver Vol.28, hear Karen tell her story of trial and eventual triumph. 

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Barn Quilts: Art in the Community

"We want our project to be more than pretty. We want to be a positive addition to the community."In Barn Quilts: Art in the Community from Accident Vol. 3, Cheryl DeBerry discusses the Barn Quilt project which started in Ohio and as spread across America. Cheryl and others brought this art movement to Garrett County, Maryland. This project spruces up barns, encourages artists, and brings the community together. Enjoy!

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Growing a Community of Impact

"Maybe it's a natural virus for someone who has social workers as parents, but for me I thought I had to help everyone in trouble." In Growing a Community of Impact from Bergen Vol. 3, Silje Grastveit tells her story of what inspired her to become an entrepreneur. She started Impact Hub in Bergen, Norway, working to support social entrepreneurs. In just a few years the organization's network has spread to over 60 cities, and continues to grow. The community has reached more than 10,000 members focussing on making a positive impact in the world. Impact Hub Bergen was one of the early versions, it opened in 2011 and is the first incubator for social innovation in Norway.

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Community Participation and Architecture

"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.

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Instigating a Community

"We love that warm fuzzy feeling of being together."In Instigating a Community  from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 8, RJ Juneau, a scout Leader, founder of Maxxian, and instigator of y-lab maker group discusses how despite the claim from many that the internet obviates the need people to get together, in reality it allows us to build new communities faster than ever before.

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How My Search for Community Brought Me Back Home

"I have met some of the greatest people in the my search for community brought me back home." In "How My Search for Community Brought Me Back Home", fromPechaKucha Night Batavia Vol.3, Danielle Hollis, recently moved back to her hometown of Batavia. As an excecutive Director of Water Street Studios, a not-for-profit community arts centre, defines community through a series of personal life events. She invites us all to "trust the process" as we all search for ways to feel a part of something bigger than ourselves.

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Barn Quilts : Art in the Community

"We want our project to be more than pretty. We want to be a positive addition to the community." Barn Quilts: Art in the Community from Accident Vol. 3, Cheryl DeBerry discusses the Barn Quilt project which started in Ohio and has spread across America. Cheryl and others brought this art movement to Garrett County, Maryland. This project spruces up barns, encourages artists, and brings the community together.