GENÈVE Search Results: “Fears”

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Back to My True Nature

@ VOL 9 ON MAY 09, 2019

How I overcame my fear of heights by pushing past my comfort zone in the mountains and, in the process, watched my self-made limits disappear. In addition, lessons nature taught me living out of a tent as a woman in remote parts of the world. 


SITEWIDE Search Results: “Fears”


Perth @ Feast Your Eyes Gallery and Laneway
Apr 11, 2013


Portland OR @ 52 Limited
Jan 16, 2014


Kyoto @ UrbanGuild
Jun 15, 2014


Bergen @ Cornerteateret
Feb 12, 2016


Wellington @ Te Papa Tongarewa
Mar 09, 2017


Harpers Ferry @ The Anvil Restaurant
Feb 25, 2018


Nara @ Cofufun
Jun 16, 2018


Sunshine Coast @ Land and Sea Brewery
Mar 20, 2019


Moscow @ Museum of Moscow, building 2
May 18, 2019

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Overcoming Phobia


Salma Ishak talks about her struggle with facing her phobias and her fear that she could not control it. After facing many obstacles and difficulities, she explains how she was able to overcome her phobias. (in Arabic) 

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From fear to infinity, the evolution of a new economics

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Motivated by personal and professional experiences as an economist and artist, Cliff Stevenson proposes a new economic model - informed not by scarity and fear, but by infinity.

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Cartoons, Science, Paintings and Fear

@ VOL 3 ON FEB 02, 2016

Andy Davey tells us how not to make life choices and explores ways in which his career decisions and later calling as a cartoon artist has helped him follow his dreams.

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Facing Fears

@ VOL 6 ON JUN 28, 2016

"When I was growing up, my biggest fear was my mum."

In Facing Fears from PechaKucha Night St Neots Vol. 6James McEvoy gives us a candid insight into his life long fears, and how, over the course of many years, he's learn't to overcome and face the things that scare and intimidate him. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on August, 16th, 2016. 

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Object to Subject

@ VOL 6 ON JUN 28, 2016

Portrait photographer Sammi Sparke talks us through a personal project that looks at the objectivity of the naked form and how the emotional state can highlight or detract from the subject.

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New York: A City of the Living and the Dead

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on the arts and overlooked history. Currently, she is staff writer atHyperallergic, and moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds. These tours are focused on cemeteries as places of history, art, and architecture, as well as concerned in keeping our memorial sites visible for preservation and remembrance. At PechaKucha Night NYC Vol 16, Allison discusses these often abandoned and forgotten spaces right in the middle of our bustling city - reminding us the importance of slowing down.

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Breaking the Cycle to Achieve a Happy Life


We have to overcome our own fear to have a happier and meaningful life -  today and in the future, says Bernas Syafri. For this, we have to break out from our comfort zone and conquer our fears, and also reflect on our past experience.

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A Car-Free Solution in a Transportation Crisis

@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Friends Cricket Day, Chris Robbins, and Becca Groban have a solution to the looming transportation crisis hitting New York City in 2019! Listen to their logical solution in this PechaKucha presentation in celebration of NYCxDesign.

Cricket Day, Chris Robbins, Becca Groban, and Kellen Parker are four friends who love to argue about their adopted home, NYC. With backgrounds in landscape architecture, journalism, city planning, and financial risk, the group won Transportation Alternatives’ L-ternative Visions: Reimagining 14th Street and Beyond in March.

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You are an Ultimate Woman

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 05, 2017

When faced by apparent failure, Nicky Peters challenges you to look beyond the instant reaction to give in and take strength and comfort from all that you are by looking through some old family photographs'



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How I Conquered Glossophobia

@ VOL 37 ON JAN 23, 2019

Have you ever heard of glossophobia? Our team member Stella Thomassen used to suffer from glossophobia - until something made her take all actions to overcome this fear. In this presentation, Stella tells us how she conquered her fear of public speaking.

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Jonny Goldstein Fears Snakes

As we've seen before, even simple drawings can make for great slides, and so it's fun to see Jonny Goldstein tease his upcoming presentation for PechaKucha Night in Philadelphia Vol. 2 (June 13), which will cover his fear of snakes, and be presented using his original hand-drawn illustrations.

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The Fear of Sharks, Learning from Villains, and the Making of a PKN in Cagliari

Presentations We all have irrational fears, and for quite a few, sharks top the list of that which is most feared. In this presentation (from PKN Louisville Vol. 3), Paul Sirek goes beyond the Jaws of Spielberg, and reveals the true nature of these creatures. And what can we learn from the most villainous villains of them all? In his presentation (in Portuguese, from PKN Sao Paulo Vol. 10), Nicolas Vargas takes a stab at listing 10 super villains, and explains the important lessons he has learned from their mistakes. Posters We end the week with a few new posters on the Tumblr blog, including the one pictured above, for a special edition PKN happening in Chicago on July 19, as well as posters for PKN Las Palmas Vol. 7, and for PKN Erlangen Vol. 3 and 5. Here's more on that special event in Chicago: WHEN LESS IS MORE... In association with the Society of Architectural Historians, PechaKucha Night Chicago heads for a summer road trip to the Louis Sullivan designed Charnley House in Chicago's Gold Coast. An intimate venue to be sure (so we wont get three hundred in there). Get tickets early and enjoy this amazing Chicago treasure - for one night only - invaded by PechaKucha Night. All ages show. Information at Facebook. The officially fantastic poster of this Volume is designed by Akemi Hong for the SAH. And watch out for another downtown extra Volume in mid August. Also in a very cool venue... Video It's been a week of videos, and so why not end it with another one, this time covering the recent PKN Cagliari Vol. 3, both the event itself and behind-the-scenes. Calendar Here's what you can expect in terms of PK action over the weekend. First, tonight (July 6), you'll find the following three events: PKN Nishinomiya Vol. 13, PKN Pisa Vol. 2, and PKN Castellon de la Plana Vol. 1. On Saturday, there's PKN Shenzhen Vol. 11, and PKN Marseille-Provence Vol. 19, which marks that city's 5th anniversary. On Sunday, you can catch PKN Christchurch Vol. 14 -- see this post for more on that event, and an update on post-earthquake Christchurch.

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Comics as Survival Mechanism

Kathy Macleod is a comics artist, and in her presentation (from PKN Bangkok Vol. 6) you find out how she goes about her creative process. You'll get to peer into her creative mind -- see what she feels and fears -- and maybe you'll find you can relate. To find out more about Kathy, and see more of her work, stop on by her blog.

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The Fear of Sharks

We all have our fears; some rational, some not so rational.  In today's Presentation of the Day, "The Fear of Sharks" from PKN Louisville Vol. 3, in a rather comedic manner Paul Sirek confesses his irrational fear of being attacked by sharks ... while in the swimming pool. Paul goes beyond Spielberg's Jaws, reveals the true nature of sharks, and confronts his fear in the ocean.

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Fear of a Black Planet

"Who stole the soul?" In today's Presentation of the Day, "Fear of a Black Planet" from PKN Winnipeg Vol. 9, DJ, producer, and promoter Tim Hoover raps (quite literally) on his greatest passion: hip-hop music. He shows us how the Public Enemy album Fear of a Black Planet changed his life, led him to tour the world, and grew into a career in audio engineering.

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Fear. Pain. Humor.

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Fear. Pain. Humor." from Table XI's October Table Talks: My Worst Idea, Mark Rickmeier goes into graphic detail on his cringe-inducing adolescent tale of pain and perseverance. Mark captures the audience's attention as he recounts his story of a fateful high school day that could have ended in tragedy ... but ultimately didn't. 

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Stage Fright–"It's Natural"

    Some say the 'fear of speaking' is a worse fate than fear of death itself...when it comes to people and facing their fears. Neuroscience is nowing suggesting, what many have already speculated, that stage fright is a natural process of the human psychosymatic process. By becoming conscious to this fact, you can overcome it and be that engaging and inspiring storyteller! Instead of me going on with my's a great story that is shared in an engaging and brilliant way:

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Standing on the edge of the cliff, looking at the possibilities. Jump, live with the boundaries you land in. Painter Nichole McMinn shares stories of facing fears and pushing herself to do what she loves. In “Possibilities” from PKN Knoxville Vol. 12, she discusses the trials of creativity, the struggles she’s faced as an up-and-coming artist, and realisations she’s reached while in pursuit of her dreams.

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32 Months

“Hitchhiking is defined as travel by getting free lifts in passing vehicles. most people… would describe it as one way of getting yourself killed. I define it as the eye opening experience of seeing kindness in strangers.” In 32 Months from PechaKucha Bandar Seri Begawan’s 6th Volume speaker Finah Yusof, founder of Gypsy Borneo, shares an amazing journey. A two month holiday to drink coffee and meet new friends ended up instead as an explosion of adventures and incredible encounters of human kindness in the span of thirty-two. Full of curiosity and the need to seek, her decision to continue traveling (or, really, hitchhiking) brought her experiences she never thought she would ever see and feel. She learned many things from how people are to how to survive to how to be what we all are… human. Finah urged people to have trust and to drop their fears. To say "Yes" instead of hesitating. To be alive.

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Facing Fears

  "When I was growing up, my biggest fear was my mum." In Facing Fears from PechaKucha Night St Neots Vol. 6, James McEvoy gives us a candid insight into his life long fears, and how, over the course of many years, he's learn't to overcome and face the things that scare and intimidate him.