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A Hundred Words about a Trillion

BY EMILY INGLIS
@ VOL 33 ON APR 22, 2016

Emily Inglis - gardener and artist

If you are not an astrophysicist or a global economist a trillion is an abstract number, too big to grasp. How big is it? What does it buy? In my talk I will be comparing and contrasting what a trillion is worth. Looking at monetary value globally. How serious is national debt? How much would it cost to buy Wales? If you had enough money could you buy a unicorn? Or a house in Mayfair? These questions will be probed. 

 

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Clipperton és una illa; però també és una idea

BY ADA MARTÍ
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2014

El Clipperton Project és una organització internacional independent sense ànim de lucre que promou l'exploració de tot el món, especialment en termes del seu potencial d'apoderament per a totes les persones, onsevulla que es trobin, sigui quina sigui la seva edat o formació. Des del Projecte s’organitzen expedicions, recerques científiques, exposicions, disseny i desenvolupament de programes d'educació, s’estableixen residències, col·laboracions professionals i esdeveniments a tot el món. Tot plegat amb l'objectiu d'utilitzar l'exploració per dinamitzar i enfortir als ciutadans actius.

Els temes que exploren són presentats després en seminaris i xerrades públiques que inspiren i enfortir al públic a explorar el seu propi entorn, les seves pròpies capacitats i possibilitats, i prendre nota del nostre món. Més informació del projecte:

www.theclippertonproject.com

Ada Martí és biòloga i la Responsable del Programa Ciència del LabFlotant Catalunya.

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Every 60 seconds in Africa...

BY FATEN AGGAD-CLERX
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

“Stereotypes harm dignity, but the truth of the matter is that stereotypes sell”

What is your image of Africa? A poor, conflict-ridden, hot continent with beautiful sunsets and wild animals, or a hub for innovations and the second fastest growing economy?

By day Faten Aggad works as Africa programme manager at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM). By night she studies journalism and is a travel writer. In Every 60 seconds in Africa… from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Volume 29, she will challenge you to look at Western media headlines through a different lens.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, May 27th, 2016. 

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Criminal Justice -OR- Sustainability?

BY JOSHUA BYRD
@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Joshua Byrd has been on a criminal justice journey his whole life. Quite a bit of it was spent on one side of that journey: US Marines, Dept. of Defense, Georgia Sheriff Deputy, Superior Court of Fulton County (GA), North Carolina Dept. of Justice, United States EPA... The man knows what he talks about when he says there is a better way to approach crime in our country and in our cities. Listen in as Joshua talks "4-D" involvement and sustainability as a road to better criminal justice pratices. 

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Systems for Sharing

BY SEAN ROY PARKER
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 09, 2016

Sean Roy Parker touches on a very contemporary issue of an alternative economy. With businesses like eBay, Airbnb and Gumtree already onboard with the 'sharing economy' how can individuals collaboratively work together on a smaller platform to create a sustainable future?

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Time and Tide

BY JO ATHERTON
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 27, 2016

Artist Jo Atherton highlights the diversity of plastic objects washing ashore on the British coastline, and how the ubiquity of this material enables us to reinterpret stories of our time. Millions of years ago, fuelled by sunlight, marine plankton flourished and then settled on the ocean floor, slowly transforming into oil. This same oil is used to produce the endless plastic objects that dominate our everyday lives. When inked and printed, plastic flotsam fragments bear a stark resemblance to the rich diversity of microscopic marine life - a worrying and ironic connection to a beautiful natural process. 

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Value of Water: Perspectives from India

BY KENNY KHOO
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 25, 2017

Kenny Khoo presents about how in order to enable sustainable access to water in rural India, creating economic value in water is critical. 

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The Beauty of Compost

BY ALISSA LACHANCE
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Alissa LaChance explores the ecology and complexity of good soil and rich compost for gardens and agriculture. This informative PK gives an in depth perspective on why we should care about good dirt and how this lead to the creation of her new business, Dirt Rich.

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Getting to the Root of Permaculture

BY RICK HATCH
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Cherry Tree Permaculture owner, Rick Hatch, discusses the meaning & origin of permaculture, and various permaculture techniques. While showing examples and sharing his own farm practices, Rick explains how ethical design can meet our needs while improving the environment around us.

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CoRE Sustainability

BY CORE — ALEXANDRA MCPHERSON & TYRA JOHNSON
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"When sustainabilty is framed in a different way that connects with peoples' core needs and values, it unleashes empowerment." 

In CoRE Sustainability from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Tyra Johnson, Founder and President or Blue Sky Design Supply and Alexandra McPherson, Founder and Principal of Niagara Share, present a new sustainability program in Buffalo, the Collaboratory for the Regenerative Economy (CoRE). The CoRE initiative is a research and education partnership led by the University at Buffalo Department of Materials Design and Innovation, in partnership with Clean Production Action and Niagara Share, that brings together complementary expertise – in research, market analysis, policy formulation, and social innovation -- to support the transition towards a safer materials economy.

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A Lucky Life: A Beekeeper's Journey

BY KEVIN DUNN
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 26, 2019

Twenty years a photojournalist and story teller with oh so many a story to tell, Kevin Dunn landed in a bee yard in the Lower Similkameen and never looked back... Today, when he's not working with his hives in the grasslands and orchards of the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys, he can often be found with a jar of his pure Okanagan Wildbrush Honey in hand at a farmer's market in or around Penticton. Guided by the wind, Kevin takes us, for Pecha Kucha Penticton, on a beekeeper’s journey he calls “A lucky life”. 

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Charles Landry goes PK

By Jean-Paul Toonen Het wordt spannend, nu de lijst van sprekers klaar is voor de tweede editie van de Pecha Kucha Night. We mogen bovendien een bijzondere gast verwachten, met internationale bekendheid. Vrijdag de 20e is het zover, dan zal om 20.20 uur de eerste spreker aantreden en de toehoorders trakteren op een sprankelend idee.  En deze aflevering verwachten we bezoek van de Brit Charles Landry: “Seen as an international authority on creativity and city futures he focuses especially on how the culture of a place can invigorate and revitalize the economy, enhancing the sense of self and confidence.” En dat op de tweede editie te Maastricht met een heel bonte verzameling deelnemers. Van een twintigjarige jongedame die de aanstekelijkheid van geluk heeft bestudeerd, tot een door de wol geverfde manager, die ervan overtuigd is dat kennis onbaatzuchtig gedeeld zou moeten worden. Een kunstenares is gefascineerd door haar eigen dakgoot, er komt fotografie aan bod, maar ook design en muziek. En al weten we zelf al organiserend en regelend niet echt hoe dat alles uitpakt, we hebben er wel veel vertrouwen in. Dat Charles Landry de avond in zijn eigen taal kan volgen is alleen maar prima. Hij zal zien dat we een bonte streek vertegenwoordigen van Hasselt tot Aken, van Luik tot Venlo boordevol creatieve ideeën. En met de behoefte die ideeën te delen met anderen. Zelf zal hij geen bijdrage leveren, maar dat is hem vergeven. Wie Landry aan het werk wil zien kan op You Tube flink vooruit.  Heel erg jammer dat onze Pierre Buijs (Veldhoen + Company) zijn bijdrage op de avond zelf niet kan waarmaken, want hij is opgeroepen voor een hernia-operatie. Op het moment dat onze sprekers aantreden, ligt hij wellicht op de recovery. We wensen Pierre dan ook een heel geslaagde ingreep en een spoedig herstel. Voor wie het in Ainsi allemaal live wil meemaken is het belangrijk tijdig te arriveren, want de capaciteit is nu eenmaal beperkt. De deuren gaan open om 19.30 uur… een tijdstip om even te onthouden. Kijk ook even op: www.pechakuchamaastricht.eu

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Taibola

Presenter: Ilya Kuzubov // the Creator of Taibola festival   Thereis quite a great amount of open-airs in Russia nowadays, but mostly they have entertaining and commercial character. In 2012 we decided to create a new project – “Taibola” festival. This project has volunteer and ideological character, where the aims which will be achieved by means of entertainment and involvement are following: To increase the interest of the citizens of Arkhangelsk Region to the culture and nature of their native land, as well as to make it more attractive for tourists.  To tell the participants and guests of the festival that self-organization and mutual aid is not a myth. Everyone can author, discover one’s new abilities and organize one’s personal cultural recreation.  To increase the level of ecological responsibility of the citizens by means of master-classes, lectures and explanatory works. In addition “Taibola” is an advocacy of healthy life style, a chance to learn handwork (this craft is especially valuable in time of offices and digital technology), a way to gain knowledge, an activator of personal growth and socio-cultural activity of participants. Objects of art made of sinker serve as one of the main peculiarities of the festival. Such wooden “sculptures” will underline natural beauty of the summer seashore of the White Sea. The festival program is based on several music-areas, cinema-area, master-classes which will be delivered simultaneously, festival tearoom (chill-out), trade fair (hand-made, souvenirs, etc.); outdoor games, intellectual games and street performances will also be organized there. Taibola is a path through taiga and also a neglected road in Arkhangelsk province. Metaphorically is it the way to inside of oneself and it will be in the open air on the seashore of the White Sea. We position “Taibola” as family all-age measures with free admission and abundantcultural program. As soon as guests leave, equipment and guests of another towns are sent back, the dismantling of utility structures will be started and as the result there will be only objects of art left on the seashore. At the same time the cleaning of festival territory will be commenced. Garbage will be gathered, sorted and removed by force of the festival.   Offical site: http://taibola.ru

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Sustainable development

Viacheslav Rudnytskiy is trainer at Success Technology Training Company in Dniproperovsk, Ukraine and he travels all over the world. After last trip he considered why there are clean streets in one place and dirty streets in another place. Theory of sustainable development is based on combination of economy, environment and social community factors of every phenomenon. 

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Viable Manufacturing

"Noam Chomsky -- I think -- said, 'I dont understand why people think there's no manufacturing district in the US, there is: it's called China.'" David Belt is the founder of New Lab, a company that fosters innovation in design, prototyping, and new manufacturing. In "Viable Manufacturing" from PKN New York Vol. 14, he talks about the history of manufacturing in the last ten years, including the collapse of the economy and new digital trends. Creative company structures ensure that proximity breeds new ways of thinking about design, manufacturing, integration, and innovation. 

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Behavioral Economics

How can we create change in society? Sometimes all we need is a little nudge. How can behavioural economics be used for social good? Tanya Bass believes in behavioural economics as an intersection between psychology and economics, and examines how everyday people make everyday decisions. In "Behavioral Economics" from PKN Toronto Vol. 28, Tanya discusses how researchers and governments around the world have been using behavioural economics to re-design the environment to facilitate positive decision making. 

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The Secret Gardens

Great Britain’s economy of trade allowed the growth of many distinctive gardens. Troy Marden takes us on a tour through England and its beautiful luscious green oases. In “The Secret Gardens” from PKN Nashville Vol. 13 he talks about the unique and sometimes odd gardens that can be found in the UK, and what inspired their creation.

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Every 60 seconds in Africa…

“Stereotypes harm dignity, but the truth of the matter is that stereotypes sell” What is your image of Africa? A poor, conflict-ridden, hot continent with beautiful sunsets and wild animals, or a hub for innovations and the second fastest growing economy? By day Faten Aggad works as Africa programme manager at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM). By night she studies journalism and is a travel writer. In Every 60 seconds in Africa… from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Volume 29, she will challenge you to look at Western media headlines through a different lens.

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City Focus: Kathmandu

  For this week's City Focus, we're taking you to the City of Temples. In the foothills of the Himalayas lies the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. As it used to be the royal capital, Kathmandu hosts palaces, mansions, gardens of the former Nepalese aristocracy, and seven World Heritage sites. No wonder it is considered to be the center of Nepal's history, art, culture and economyーA perfect place to hold PechaKucha Night, wouldn't you say? Speaking of which, you can catch their PechaKucha Night Kathmandu Vol. 16 on June 25th at Attic. In 2015, Nepal suffered a catastrophic earthquake. Despite the disaster, the Nepalese people rose above. PechaKucha Night Kathmandu decided to represent their strength in one of their event posters to celebrate creativity in the face of destruction. Seriously, you guys inspire us. We wish you all the best next week!

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John Ennis/ARCADIA: THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY OF CONSTRUCTION   'Arcadia' refers to a vision of environment in harmony with nature. The Ancient Greek province from which the term derives was associated with natural splendour and harmony inhabited by those without the pride and avarice that corrupted other regions. The harmony we seek in our individual lives is deeply dependent on the built environment in which we live as a community which is in turn influenced by architects and designers as they grapple with our pressing need to walk more lightly on the earth. Journeys in Design Scotland presents Arcadia: the Circular Economy of Construction, an exhibition series examining how we recycle our built environment. Arcadia opens 8 June in the Olympia Shopping Arcade Kirkcaldy, part of the former Abbottshall Linen Works repurposed in pursuit of emerging design talent; it explores how this town and others in Scotland repurposes former Linen Buildings. Facebook @design_journeys @journeysindesign ourlinenstories.com Linkedin #journeysindesign #ourlinenstories