SITEWIDE Search Results: “Walk for a cure”


Jacksonville @ Museum of Contemporary Art - Jacksonville
Jun 04, 2008


Barcelona @ Nau Ivanow
Jul 24, 2009


Vancouver @ the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Jun 23, 2010


Nov 10, 2011


Azores @ PKN AZORES - Ponta Delgada
Aug 01, 2012


Azores @ PKN Azores - Ponta Delgada
Jul 25, 2013


Seattle @ Seattle Central Library
Sep 20, 2013


Cape Town @ The Assembly
May 06, 2014


Ellensburg @ Gallery One Visual Arts Center
Feb 20, 2015


Yellowknife @ Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Jan 14, 2016

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The Cure for Hangovers

@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

Miho Ota tries to find the solution to something that people from various other countires have been trying to find for years: a cure to hangovers. If you have ever experienced the painfullness of a hangover , then Miho has several solutions from friends and family that she has personally tested that could help in the future wild night outs.   

"Presentation of the Day" on April 11, 2014.

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Great Wall v Brain Cancer: How I Trekked for a Cure and Photographed It

@ VOL 10 ON DEC 03, 2015

Leigh Turner is a Townsville teacher and photographer. This story details Leigh’s journey this year to raise funds and awareness for brain cancer research. 

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Cure Your Soul with Impressions

@ VOL 1 ON MAR 20, 2016

Alyona Popova is an area agent of KAVA (club of active tourism) in Zaporizhzhya. Her story is about extreme adventure and how to cure your soul with impressions. Her club organizes different and interesting trips for young people. 

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Walk a Mile in my Shoes

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 13, 2016

This incredible talk is about a man's path to enlightment and empathy via the shoes on his feet, and those purchased along the way.  A tale of fetish and frienships that ask us all to cosider how we treat others, a true reminder of what it is to be humane.

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Is Love the Cure of the Infection?

@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

David Saloukvadze uses poetry, philosophy, prose, and images to examine the demise and rise of love, as well as the historical and literary context of love, by which our lives are controlled.  David is intrigued by the effect of love on our lives, and ponders whether love is a) a given, b) an inspiration, or c) a poison in our lives.  With the sub theme of his journey from broken hearted to 'in love', David's words and images are beautiful and thought provoking

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Why I Walk

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 03, 2018

At one point in her life, our presenter Eryne Donahue commuted to and from work 3 hours each day by walking. In her presentation she explains how she now maintains a regular long walk practice with her two young children and she goes on to express how these are the reasons why it is a worthwhile practice.

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Le cure palliative nel territorio: la SAMOT a Caltanissetta

@ VOL 2 ON JUL 19, 2018

The reference to the themes of humanization and the appropriateness of the treatments lead to palliative care as a concrete possibility for the treatment of the person who is in a terminal phase of illness. Palliative care underpins a carefree paradigm at all, entering the field when medicine seems to have to surrender to its limit and the finiteness of the human condition. Yet if the horizon of reference is not the pathology to be fought but rather a human being to be treated, this approach of medicine deploys its full potential.

L’accenno ai temi della umanizzazione e della appropriatezza dei trattamenti conducono alle cure palliative quale possibilità di concreta riposta alla cura della persona che si trova in una fase terminale di malattia. Le cure palliative sottendono un paradigma assistenziale affatto scontato, entrando in campo quando la medicina sembra dover arrendersi al proprio limite e alla finitezza della condizione umana. Eppure se l'orizzonte di riferimento non è la patologia da combattere ma piuttosto un essere umano da curare, questo approccio della medicina dispiega tutta la sua potenzialità.

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The Camino de Santiago: My 111km Walk Across Spain

@ VOL 2 ON AUG 05, 2018

The Camino de SantiagoHeidi Ayran's 111km Walk Across Spain. In this presentation she explains why she did it, how she did it, who she met along the way, and what happened in those 30 days.

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We are off for a walk

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 30, 2018

Sarah Lowry's talk is about what to expect and how to prepare for a walk across Spain on the Camino Frances. 


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Walk a Mile in My Shoes

@ VOL 8 ON AUG 20, 2019

A fun and meaningful analogy from Chris Maher.


PechaKucha in Forbes

PechaKucha gets a bit of attention on the Forbes magazine website, with a title that says it all: "PechaKucha... Amazing Cure for 'Death by PowerPoint'" You can read the short piece here.

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Walk the Talk

"Walk the Talk." Yes, we certainly like that, true words that go hand-in-hand with the PechaKucha Spirit. The photo above is from this past June's PechaKucha Night in Vancouver Vol. 12, which we found on Flickr here -- it was taken by Gen Why Media, a local production company, whose founders are pictured here.

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Tokyo Photo Walk

Lee Chapman walks around Tokyo with a camera, and what he sees makes up today's presentation, "Tokyo Photo Walk." Part of the Global Cities Week, it was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 89.

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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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The Cure for Hangovers

A dilemma that has plagued mankind for thousands of years is on the verge of a breakthrough: Miho Ota speaks on a universal issue that experts the world over have been trying to resolve for years: a cure to hangovers. If you have ever experienced the painfulness of a hangover, then Miho has several solutions from friends and family that she has personally experimented with that could help in the future wild nights out. In "The Cure for Hangovers" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 112 discover the secrets within.

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PKN Salt Lake City in the News

Salt Lake City got some rather nice coverage for its recent PechaKucha Night Vol. 12 from SLUG Magazine. The PechaKucha format is brilliant. Japanese for “chit chat,” it was invented in Tokyo in 2003, and since has spread to almost 800 different locations worldwide. They call it the 20x20 format. A presenter is given an opportunity to choose 20 different slides and talk for 20 seconds about each one. This is an excellent cure for the ailment which plagues many public speeches—people talking way too long, and going on many different tangents.  Read the full article here. Salt Lake City's Vol. 13 is set for October 13.

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The Supper Club Project

“Open up the doors, cook, let strangers come — this is the only way we can ward off ruin.” Justin Strother tells a story of moving to the bottom of the world. In “The Supper Club Project” from PKN Christchurch Vol.22 she speaks about her journey to find a place to live in the little town of Lyttleton, and her food and warmth-filled path to finding a cure to loneliness.

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Walking and Talking in Yellowknife

PechaKucha found its way to the city of Yellowknife, in Canada's frigid Northwest Territories, where the 20x20 format recently helped residents share perspectives on one of the region's favorite pastimes, winter walking. From transportation, activism, or exercise, and more, their walking presentations from Vol. 1 are afoot! 

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Reflecting on Why We Walk

On a snowy night in mid-January, the auditorium at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) filled with Yellowknife residents clad in mukluks and goose-down parkas. The 80-odd people were gathered for Why We Walk: A PechaKucha Night devoted to exploring some of the many motivations behind the human proclivity for putting one foot in front of the other. The Yellowknife PechaKucha Night was inspired by Walk to Tuk, a winter walking challenge hosted by the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA). During the months of January and February, registered teams of NWT residents work together to conceptually walk the distance of the Deh Cho (Mackenzie River), 1,658 km from Fort Providence at the outlet of Great Slave Lake to Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Ocean. As those in attendance hunted for a seat (much to the organizers’ delight, more chairs had to be added!) and got caught up with neighbours, they were treated to songs from Jonathan Churcher’s recently released album, Rock Walker Blues. Shortly after 7pm, the MC for the night, the affable Minister of Education, Culture, and Employment, Alfred Moses, took the stage to introduce the eclectic group of presenters. There were nine presentations exploring walking from a variety of different angles. Tour guide Rosie Strong introduced the audience to the Old Town Soundwalk, an audio tour app that shares the stories, music, and colourful history of Yellowknife’s oldest neighbourhoods. In a presentation titled “The Art of Walking,” chiropractor Michael Bokor explored what is happening in our feet, legs, and knees when we go out for a ramble. Inveterate adventurers Leanne Robinson and Dwayne Wohlgemuth explored the risks and rewards of two month-long walks they have undertaken in the NWT, the first along the Arctic Coast and the second through the Mackenzie Mountains. Traditional artist Gerri Sharpe took the audience behind the scenes of the Yellowknife stop of Walking with Our Sisters, a commemorative art installation that honours the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Historian and NWTRPA staff member Jess Dunkin brought to life the six-day walking competitions that drew large crowds to places like Madison Square Garden in New York City in the late nineteenth century. Colinda Blondin, a youth officer from Behchokǫ̀, and Allice Legat, a Yellowknife author and anthropologist, explored how walking ties people to place from Scotland to Denendeh in a presentation titled, “Know Where You’re From, Know Where You Live.” Photographer Jennifer Broadbridge spoke about the joys and challenges of living without a car since 2009. Elaine Stewart, Karen Wilford, Lorne Gushue, and Peter Chynoweth of Yellowknife United Church introduced audience members to labyrinth walking, a form of prayer/meditation that originated in pre-Christian times. The evening ended with biologist-turned-author Jamie Bastedo reading an excerpt from his novel Tracking Triple Seven that follows a collared bear as she travels across the barrenlands with her cubs. For all of the evening’s variety (as one audience member noted, there really was something for everyone), there were also common themes. Perhaps the most recurrent was that of connection. Walking, the different presenters made clear, connects us to our bodies; to the places we walk, both urban and wild; to others, from family and friends to neighbours and strangers; and to the Creator. Following on this, walking is: a way to tend to our physical and mental wellbeing; a vehicle for strengthening relationships and building community; an ethical choice; a way to know the past and present of the places where we are from or where we find ourselves; and a spiritual practice. It was not just the presenters who told stories about walking, the audience was also asked to share their motivations for walking on a large wooden display board. Here are a few of their responses: I walk to get where I need to go. I walk to make life decisions. I walk to get to high places. I walk so my dog won’t poop indoors. I walk for the environment. You can read more walking motivations and contribute your own on Twitter using the hashtag #whywewalk. Thank you to the presenters for your thoughtful, engaging, and entertaining contributions to the evening’s conversation about walking and to the audience members for your interest, enthusiasm, and graciousness. If you were unable to attend the PechaKucha, you can watch the presentations here. A big thank you to Rajiv Rawat at the Museum for his technical expertise. This post is also available on the NWT Recreation and Parks Association website.

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Can Memory be Restored?

"Some memories actually emerge to protect us from danger." In "Can Memory be Restored?" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol.31, Researcher from Maastricht University, Sarah-Anna Hescham shares new techniques that are being explored to manage and even restore memory loss. Remembering and forgetting are two important sides of the same coin that help us manage our day to day lives. But for some people, especially the elderly, forgetfulness is a common occurrence... Does a cure exist?