SITEWIDE Search Results: “Maastricht”

Sueli Brodin
PechaKucha Maastricht organiser/Communications Officer, United Nations University in Maastricht
Stella Thomassen
Research assistant , Maastricht University in Maastricht
PechaKucha Night Maastricht
PechaKucha Maastricht organisers, PechaKucha Night in Maastricht
Charlotte Mueller
PhD Fellow, Maastricht University in Maastricht
ElizaMaree Power
Communications Advisor and Owner, empowered in Maastricht
Mariia Kirichenko
Key Account Executive, Education Index in Maastricht
Nathan Guillaume
Design Engineer in Maastricht
Aisling Tiernan
in Maastricht


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Maastricht @ AINSI
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Maastricht @ Ludwigforum (Aachen, D)
Jan 20, 2012


Maastricht @ AINSI
Nov 22, 2012


Maastricht @ Elisabethkirche
Nov 20, 2013

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A Day in Tokyo

@ VOL 94 ON JUL 25, 2012

Jean-Paul Toonen is the organizer of PKN Maastricht, and in this presentation done in Tokyo, he walks us through one of his days spent visiting our dear city, sharing funny observations about the way that Tokyo (and Japan) can appear to a foreigner. All photos were taken the day before the PKN. (in English)

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A Father 100 Times Over

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 11, 2013

Ed Houben is a private sperm donor who has helped numerous families. In this presentation he explains his decisions to become a sperm donor. 

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From MechaKucha to PechaKucha!

@ VOL 126 ON JUN 24, 2015

"PechaKucha embraces all the Mechakucha-jin of the world to come and share their ideas!"

Hailing from the Netherlands, Sueli Brodin, editor at the United Nations University, PechaKucha's Maastricht organiser, and our dear friend, pays a visit to Pechakucha Night Tokyo to deliver this compelling presentation at SuperDeluxe about, of all things, PechaKucha!

Growing up very multiculturally (Dutch, French, Brazillian, Japanese), and having lived in Japan for part of her youth, she describes herself as a “Mechakucha-jin” - a hybrid word that borrows from Japanese, evoking an image  of per person who is "all-jumbled up." Sueli talks about her personal background and how after years of never quite fitting in, she found a home in the PechaKucha team of Maastricht. She shares her gratitude for Pechkucha and how it continues to offer a home for people like her, and a global stage to everyone wishing to inspire others with their “mechakucha” side.

WOW! How inspiring! Thanks Sueli! We Love You!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 17, 2015.

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Growing Mushrooms in Coffee

@ VOL 30 ON JUN 13, 2016

In "Growing Mushrooms in Coffee" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol.30, Urban farmer Alexander Eichner shares his journey on how discovered the innovative idea of cultivating mushrooms by using recycled coffee grounds. He explains his creative process and hopes that his little grass roots movement can influence us to think about how to be more eco-friendly world citizens. 

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How to Bond

@ VOL 30 ON JUN 13, 2016

There's a broad upcoming sense that in our daily, busy life making a true connection with another person is not that easy. We feed ourselves with a spectacular variety of social activities that are maybe not that social at all, when we take a closer look. Chanthal Muijrers' approach is refreshingly motivating, combining her clients talents and social skills to empower them.

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Living Differently

@ VOL 30 ON JUN 13, 2016

A number of societal and architectural changes force us to radically rethink the way we plan, build and experience our city centres. The SphinxTuin initiative, a building project for the inner city of Maastricht, is an attempt to incorporate these innovations and present a new way of living for a variety of target groups: entrepreneurs, knowledge workers, culture and art lovers.

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Local Markets, Global Interactions

@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

Commerce is so ubiquitous that we do not even see it as a center for the exchange of goods and ideas. Are the market places the hearts of the cities that pump and distribute the flow of human activity or the brain where the personality of a city resides?

Lauren Wagner is an Assistant Professor in Globalisation and Development and shares her work on social and linguistic encounters in the Maastricht market.

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Integration through Information

@ VOL 36 ON JUN 19, 2018

ElizaMaree Power, Communications specialist and PK team member shares a personal story about how English News - RTV Maastricht was conceived and developed and now helps with the integration of internationals in Maastricht. 

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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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The Organoid Factory

@ VOL 37 ON JAN 23, 2019

The nanobiologist and university professor Peter Peters tells us about a completely new method to cure cancer. He and his team at Maastricht University will make massively tiny organs (or organoids) from healthy and malignant cells and test them on different drugs to find the best drug cocktail for the cancer patient.

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Maastricht PKN in the News

We may not be able to read it, but it sure is nice to see the Maastricht-based edition of PKN get a full-page article in the city's Dagblad De Limburger newspaper. Big thanks to Martijn for the scan.

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PKN Maastricht Vol. 1

Held on Tuesday of last week (January 20), the city of Maastricht got its first taste of PKN with a terrific turnout -- 220 visitors took in the presentations held on the black stage of the AINSI theater. With a great attendance and some very nice press coverage, looks like PKN has found another loving home in Holland. The second edition will take place at the same venue on March 20. All photos are courtesy of Bert Janssen & Johannes Timmermans, friends of PKN Maastricht. You can see even more photos from this event at this Flickr photoset.

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PKN Maastricht in Glorious Video

We posted a short event review for the inaugural edition of Pecha Kucha Night in Maastricht last month, but now you can view every single presentation made during the evening in glorious video. Below, a look at presenter Nicolaas Pereboom's talk on branding 2.0.

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PKN Maastricht Vol. 2

The city of Maastricht recently hosted its second PechaKucha Night, again with a terrific lineup of presenters -- you can view streaming video of all the presentations here. Organizer Martijn Kagenaar reports. After the overwhelming success of PKN’s January debut in Maastricht, our audience didn’t have to wait long for a new PKN. March 20th, about 250 visitors saw speakers from six nations: Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, USA, and even some from the Netherlands. In AINSI, 1 kilometer from Belgium and 20 kilometers from Germany, an international crowd got together for 12 presentations. They saw and heard about life in the roof gutter, singing bridges, and a journey to the moon. Maastricht’s mayor was delighted, as was the well known writer of "The Creative City," Charles Landry. He was our very special guest, hosted by Mrs. Odile Wolfs, cultural delegate at the Province of Limburg. The day after, we were her guests in a masterclass at TEFAF, the world’s leading Art Fair in Maastricht. Charles inspired his Maastricht students for one day to think about crossing borders in order to become a real creative region. Maastricht is a candidate to be Cultural Capital of Europe in 2018. Another fun part of PKN Maastricht is the PechaKitchen, which Martijn describes as the "speakers-only after party: a cooking workshop, a few weeks after the event. There we can look back on the presentations, look forward, and make further plans to co-operate with each other." Below, photos from the event -- see more in this Flickr photoset. PKN Maastricht Vol. 3 will take place June 20.

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PKN Maastricht Vol. 3

The third volume of PechaKucha Night in Maastricht was as strong as ever, and co-organizer Martijn Kagenaar fills us in on the night that was. Maastricht #3: suicide jewels, flower bombings and pussy fur Former cement factory AINSI hosted Maastricht’s third PechaKucha Night. And again, the hall was crowded and the presentations were energizing. You can watch all the highlights in streaming video. Located right in the middle of the Euregio Meuse-Rhine, the Dutch city of Maastricht offers a terrific place for Belgian and German creatives. Here they are enabled to present their ideas to an international audience. June 20, we saw six of them coming from Brussels, Aachen and Hasselt. We received a very enthousiastic Euregional review in Crossroads magazine. After the event, people couldn’t stop talking about the three Belgian guests Nick Decrock (about his entrepreneurial Alzheimer), Cyriel Kortleven (who gave an interactive course about the relativity of time) and Karl Philips (who fills empty spaces in the center of Hasselt with his caravans). Other memorable PechaKuchas came from Aachen designer Fabian Seibert with his suicide jewels, William Willems, who offers the world love and piece with his spectacular flower bombings, cook Lonneke ten Hooven (she sampled her delicious chocolates during the beer break), and Wim Ortjens, about the relationship between cheap hotdogs and handbags made of pussy fur. Next event: October 20, AINSI, Maastricht. Below, a few more photos from PKN Maastricht Vol. 3 -- there's more to see in this Flickr photoset.

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PKN Maastricht Vol. 14 Tonight!

PechaKucha Night in Maastricht Vol. 14 happens tonight (Friday, January 20) at the Ludwigforum, and here's a web teaser (and another one, and yet another one) that was produced to promote the event. Looks like a brain-fully good night is in store for all attendees!

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Made in Maastricht

By Jean-Paul Toonen Wim Ortjens legt ons op illustratieve wijze uit hoe je een kat vilt, om er een handtasje van te maken. En hoe kuikentjes uit dierenliefde door de shredder gaan. Ook is daar Fabian Seibert (Aken) die ons een collier toont dat als een tie-wrap alleen maar strakker kan worden aangetrokken. Een morbide greep uit enkele presentaties op de Pecha Kucha Night in Ainsi, waar 12 sprekers het publiek trakteerden op hun inzichten en ideeën. Het format heeft zich in korte tijd bewezen, want ook deze zaterdag de 20e juni is de zaal zo goed als uitverkocht. Voor de stad Maastricht zou de Pecha Kucha (PK) licentie wel eens een van de springplanken kunnen worden naar de status van Culturele Hoofdstad. Want als je claimt met creatieve cultuur te komen, moet je internationaal op de kaart staan met je ideeën. Het aardige is dat die Maastrichtse internationale doorbraak met PK nu al stilaan in beweging komt. Bedenker van het rigide format is de Engelsman Mark Dytham, die zijn bureau in Tokyo runt. Al bij Maastrichts tweede PK Night kreeg onze organisatie een mail uit Tokyo, waarin Dytham met zijn team zegt “amazed” te zijn door de Maastrichtse aanpak. Ofschoon PK in meer dan 200 steden actief is, heeft men nergens in de wereld de registratie voor web-tv zo fundamenteel aangepakt. In heel wat zaaltjes staan oude dia-projectoren en hangen beddenlakens, hetgeen natuurlijk ook een prima resultaat oplevert. In dergelijke no-cost omgevingen worden evengoed prachtige ideeën en visies gelanceerd. Helaas worden die dan alleen maar door de aanwezigen gezien. En wat er zo uit de losse pols met een mobieltje wordt gefilmd is natuurlijk charming maar ook onverstaanbaar. En dat leidt niet tot kijkcijfers. In Maastricht gaat het vanaf dag 1 toch anders. En de wereld van design, kunst en andere creatieve sectoren nemen PK Maastricht dan ook snel serieus. Spreker Nick Decrock gaf gisteravond een mooie verbeelding van zijn overactieve levenshouding (Multitis). Dus vind je meteen zijn eerste reactie in zijn blog. Maar de sprekers zijn ook blij met de shortfilms die vanaf volgende week hun idee gaan uitdragen. PK liefhebbers zijn er wereldwijd genoeg. Zodat de bijdragen uit Maastricht in exponentiële aantallen gezien worden, gerelateerd aan het aantal toeschouwers in de zaal. Ook William Willems deed gisteren zijn bloemrijke verhaal over “Flowerbombing.” Terwijl hij dat al eerder presenteerde in PK nr I van Amsterdam. Niet zonder reden ook in Maastricht, want ook hij beschikt straks over een Engelstalige shortfilm, die zijn verhaal veel verder brengt dan de driehonderd toehoorders in de zaal. Made in Maastricht! Over de bijdragen die we gisteren gezien hebben heb ik alleen maar alle lof. De kwaliteit was hoog, de inventiviteit eveneens.  Lonneke ten Hooventrakteerde werkelijk op bijzondere chocolade bonbons en Cyriel Kortleven bracht ons terug in het besef van tijd. Mij raakte vooral de textielkunst van Jeroen Vinken, de spontane energie van beroepsbloggers Stijn Peters en Matylda Krzykowski. Maar ook al die warme reflecties van de Maastrichtse bezoekers, die het uitgaansleven van zaterdagavond links lieten liggen om van deze derde PK Night in Maastricht geen woord te missen.  

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City Focus: Maastricht

The City Focus this week highlights the Dutch city of Maastricht and its fantastic collection of presentations, latest of which are from last month's Vol. 23 -- visit the official event page for the presentations and event photos.

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City Focus: Maastricht

For our first City Focus of the year, we head to Maastricht, Netherlands, where the last event alone -- December's Vol. 24 -- added twelve new presentations to the city's already extensive presentation archives.

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City Focus: Maastricht

Claiming the spotlight in this week's City Focus is the historic city of Maastricht. Affluent in medieval-era architecture and Dutch culture, Maastricht has impressed us with their creativing thinking and love for the sciences. Having recently hosted their 35th Volume, there'll be more amazing content coming from the passionate and innovative minds of Maastricht. Best of luck to the organizers of Maastricht in planning Vol. 36! See you all there!