VIENTIANE Search Results: “Vientiane”
Vientiane Art Education Collage
BY HIROSHI YOSHIOKA
@ VOL 1
ON FEB 11, 2016
Hiroshi Yoshioka spent several years teaching art to art teachers and students at a Lao school. What materials did they work with? What did they create? For his PechaKucha, Hiroshi will talk about his students and show some of their artwork, and discuss his thoughts about the role of art in Laos. These are all thoughts that grew out of spending time with his teaching colleagues and students.
A Cleaner, Greener Vientiane
BY SERGE DOUSSANTOUSSE
@ VOL 1
ON FEB 11, 2016
Serge Doussantousse considers himself a French citizen of the world. In 2010 he started investigating local rubbish collections and causes of pollution by following the trucks that collected his household waste in Vientiane. Since then his project Green Vientiane has led several cleaning, greening and recycling-reusing initiatives across Vientiane.
Eating, Drinking and Anonymous Blogging in Vientiane
BY LILANI GOONESENA
@ VOL 4
ON SEP 15, 2016
Lilani Goonesena is the blogger behind Eat Drink Laos, who is also a freelance writer and web designer. She is the nosy person who asks endless questions and shamelessly snaps photos in restaurants and at street food stalls around Vientiane. Lilani gives us a peek into the scrumptious world of food blogging in Vientiane.
Tea in Laos: Tasting the Landscape
BY ANNA MARIA
@ VOL 4
ON SEP 15, 2016
Anna-Maria is an architect-turned-tea-lover who started travelling Laos’ tea growing provinces with her husband and their two motorbikes, in search of open-minded producers and the tastiest leaves the magnificent landscapes have to offer. Under the name of ‘Kinnari Tea of Laos’ she is about to open a small shop-cum-tea house in downtown Vientiane. She talks about her journey in search of tea in Laos.
Vientiane Foodies Group
BY ANA ARSENOVA
@ VOL 5
ON MAR 02, 2017
Ana Arenova’s presentation really all made us very hungry and thinking about our next food adventure! She briefly introduced us to her home country’s delicacies and then shared with us the inspirations and challenges which have led to the creation of the Vientiane Foodies Group. With her, we discover some of the group best food voyage in Vientiane from Pakistani cuisine to North Korean or South Indian cuisine and many many more choices to tempt our taste buds. Ana and her foodies group can definitely help us find our way in the city’s proliferation of restaurants and cafes without going bananas!
My Place in Vientiane
BY KATHRYN SWEET
@ 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.
Vientianale on the Road
BY HELENE OUVRARD
@ VOL 7
ON SEP 14, 2017
When the Vientianale film-festival turns off the lights for another year, so begins 'Vientianale on the Road'. Helene Ouvard takes us on the road less travelled through Lao provinces from Bokeo to Champassak. Stopping at villages and schools, where make-shift screens are set up, or in reclaimed halls, we witness the sheer excitement of those taking part in a film workshop, or enjoying the best of recent Lao films.
Let your Heart be Water
BY SANDRA BODE
@ 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: “Vientiane”
Naked Espresso Khamkong
Feb 11, 2016
Coco & Co Cafe (next to Le Trio Coffee)
Mar 31, 2016
O'Grady's Irish Pub and Restaurant
Jun 02, 2016
Sep 15, 2016
Mar 02, 2017
O'Grady's Irish Pub and Restaurant
May 25, 2017
Naked Espresso 3
Sep 14, 2017
League of Brewers
Mar 29, 2018
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
PechaKucha Vientiane Vol. 2 Poster
Unveiling our poster for PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 2! Designed by the ever-so-talented Vilakone Phanchanthavong who just so happens to have spoken at our Vol. 1 event! Kop chai lai lai, Kone! We love that this poster captures a few particularly iconic snippets of Vientiane: the crazy mess of electrical wires winding their way across the city, chirpy birds, and the wobbly blow-up man so often seen waving at passing cars on roadsides! We hope you like it as much as we do!
City Focus: Vientiane
We take the City Focus this week to banks of the Mekong River and the heart of Southeast Asia, to PechaKucha Night Vientiane in Laos, where the the local team is off to running start in celebrating the city's creativity, already on their 2nd PKN, later this week. Let's give them a big cheer for the PKN taking such strong roots already!
PKN 2 in Vientiane!
Vientiane's second PechaKucha Night took place on March 31, 2016, with more than 120 people coming together upstairs at Coco&Co.! Vintage furniture, chandleirs, and a crazy cat pillow - thank you Coco for letting us invade the coolest living room in Vientiane! The event brought together nine of the Capital's creative, innovative and talented minds: social media photographer Janna Gibson, avid mapper Matthias Bethke, documentary maker and journalist Vannaphone Sitthirath (Kino), photographer Tessa Bunney, theatre director Margarete Magiera, publishing manager Dominique le Roux, designer and cafe owner Nilada Ratanavong, cafe owner Yoko Matsushima, and photographer Micka Perier, to share their ideas with the community. Presentations spanned personal essays and life-shaping experiences, a culmination of 15 years of portrait photography, a spoken word performance, coffee as a means of communication, agriculture and mapping, a theatrical journey, and asking ourselves if we have a book in us. Many thanks to the Vientiane community for coming down and supporting our 9 fantastic speakers - along with our supporters Coco & Co Cafe, TOH LAO Coworking Space & Services, and of course our wonderful Vol. 2 poster designer Vilakone Phachanthavong! Here's a few snaps from the event! Photos by Kate Antonas, and Nao Ito when noted. Janna Gibson presenting '#RealLaosProject' Yoko Matsushima presenting 'Laos, Coffee and the Little House' Nilada Ratanavong presenting 'Observations of Beautiful Forms' Micka Pereir presenting his visual essay. Photo by Nao Ito. Vol. 2 speakers (L-R): Janna Gibson, Margarete Magiera, Micka Perier, Vannaphone Sitthirath, Yoko Matsushima, Tessa Bunney, Nilada Ratanavong, Matthias Bethke, and Dominique le Roux.
Laos, Coffee and The Little House
"To start a day with a cup of coffee, knowing where it's comes from and recalling the people in each process is very rewarding." In Laos, Coffee and The Little House from PechaKucha Night Vientiane - Vol. 2, Yoko Matsushima, who has lived in Laos for 16 years and is the owner of The Little House café in Ban Simuang, Vientiane, talks about her work as a cafe owner, the relationships she has built with the farmers who produce the coffee beans, her staff who keep the cafe going, and her customers. She hopes for a future where people can continue to drink good Lao coffee.
PKN Vientiane Vol. 3 Poster!
We're excited to present our poster for PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 3! Designed by Vol. 2 speaker Nilada Ratanavong from Maison Matilda Living - a gorgeous cafe and design store in Vientiane, a must visit if you're ever in our neck of the woods! Many thanks Nilada!
PKN 3 in Vientiane!
Well, we smashed our attendance record at PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 3 with over 160 people (and one very cute pooch!) joining us at O'Grady's Irish Pub and Restaurant last night! Thanks for the wicked turn-out Vientiane! The event brought together 10 of the Capital's creative, innovative and talented minds: Fanglao Dance Company director and dancer Ounla Pha Oudom (Kaka), artist Jihyun Lim, writer and co-creator of Ban Apinihan Mair Hyman, third-culture kid and PK organiser Nami Ishihara, filmmaker and ballet dancer Mattie Do, participant-observer Ruth Foster, Bill Pennington from the development sector, anthropological archaeologist and Lucha Libre enthusiast Flavio Silva, co-founder of Lanith: Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality and local rockstar Maeve O’Brien, and CSArchitectes' Somphonsack 'Toun' Phayouphorn, to share their ideas with the community. Presentations spanned childhood memories, art and architchture portfolios, the history behind Lucha Libre, elephant foot yam farming in Burma, ballet vs horror films, and a personal tour of the statues of Vientiane. Special thank yous to O'Grady's for letting us take over their bar for the night, TOH LAO Coworking Space & Services, and our Vol. 3 poster designer Nilada Ratanavong of Maison Matilda Café & Living. Here's some snaps from last night, taken by PKNV co-organiser Kate Antonas. More photos on our Facebook. Vol. 3 speakers Back L-R: Flavio Silva, co-organiser Sabine Scharfe, Bill Pennington, Maeve O'Brien. Front: Ji Hyun Lim, Nami Ishihara, Mattie Do, Ruth Foster, Mair Hyman. Missing: Ounla Pha Oudom and Somphonsack 'Toun' Phayouphorn
PKN Vientiane Vol. 4 Poster is here!
Sabaidee! We've had a summer full of rest and relaxation over here in Vientiane, so we've hit the ground running with our next PKN popping up at Timeline Cafe on Thursday, September 15 from 6pm. We've got a host of exceptional peeps presenting at this event, so we hope to see you there Vientiane! But don't get us wrong, it hasn't been all poolside cocktails and working on our tans... Over the summer Vientiane-based Lao designer Manilla Chounlamountri, has created a truly awesome poster for our upcoming Vol. 4 event. Manilla is an illustrator at heart, and while she usually draws in black and white, she didn't shy away from punchy hues for this work. We think it sums up the PechaKucha vibe perfectly: captivating, interesting, bold, and cool with just a tad of quirk thrown in! Many, many thanks to Manilla for this wonderful work. We can't wait to plaster them all over town for the community to see!
Poster for PKN Vientiane Vol. 4
Good Grief! Mad props to PechaKucha Night Vientiane whose rad poster for their upcoming Vol. 4 is totally giving us 20x20 vision! Head over to our Official PechaKucha Poster tumblr for a bottomless trove of mesmerizing treasures that get created every day for PechaKucha Nights all around the globe!
PechaKucha People: Nami Ishihara
This week's PK People Spotlight lands on PKN Vientiane's organizer, Nami Ishihara, who has shared via the 20x20 format her experience growing up between Japanese and American cultures as a "Third Culture Kid". Now an organization change facilitator who loves to connect people, she believes that everyone has something original and interesting inside them, and PechaKucha is a great way to share that something special! Through organizing PechaKucha, she has found that Vientiane is a small city with a wealth of creative talent, often undiscovered. She is proud that PechaKucha Nights have invigorated the arts and social scene in Vientiane by providing a forum for people to share their ideas with each other and with the world.
PKN 4 in Vientiane!
Vientiane's fourth PechaKucha Night took place on September 15, 2016, with a packed house of OVER 200 people at TimeLine Cafe! This well and truly exceeded our past attendance record - we are overwhelmed with gratitude to our always awesome audiences for their support! The event brought together 10 of the Capital's creative, innovative and talented minds: claymation artist Souliya Phoumivong of Clay House studio, tea sommelier Anna Maria of Kinnari - Tea of Laos, lacquer artist Marie Do Hyman-Boneu of MDO Art Studio and Lacquer Vientiane Laos, writer and Eat Drink Laos blogger Lilani Gonnesena, disability and rehabilitation sector worker Bernard Franck, theatre director Thiane Khamvongsa of A Midmonsoon Night's Dream, artist Bruno le Matelot, teacher Teresa Foard, renewable enery and acroyoga enthusiast Ga Rick Lee, and Emily Koo of Vientiane Green Drinks. Presentations spanned the tea-scapes of Laos, powerful female figures, exploring the stories of persons living with impairment, a life in the theatre, a family's extrodinary battle with a terminal cancer diagnosis, stories from the Mekong riverside, and digging deeper into the oft-asked question "Where are you from?". Many thanks to TimeLine Cafe for hosting us, TOH LAO Coworking Space & Services for technical support, and designer Manilla Chounlamountri for our totally awesome Vol. 4 poster! Photos by Kate Antonas and where noted, My Vientiane. Photo by My Vientiane Photo by My Vientiane Some of the PechaKucha Vientiane Vol. 4 speakers (L-R): Bernard Franck, Emily Koo, Ga Rick Lee, Teresa Foard, Thiane Khamvongsa, Souliya Phoumivong, organiser Kate Antonas, organiser Nami Ishihara, Anna Maria and organiser Catherine O'Brien. Photo by My Vientiane.