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ST. LOUIS PRESENTATIONS
Hitchhiking for Sanity
BY MYLES DICKASON
@ VOL 6
ON APR 21, 2011
Hitchhiking is not for everyone, but some people love it, and if that's you, then this is the presentation for you -- or it may entice you to give it a try. Myles Dickason is an avid hitchhiker, and he shares some of his adventures, and talks about some of the people he's met.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 2, 2013.
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Sep 14, 2016
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Sep 24, 2016
BY FINAH YUSOF
@ VOL 6
ON DEC 19, 2015
“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.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, February 29th, 2016.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
From Street Art to Hitchhiking, with a Bit of Birch Sap Drinking in Gothenburg
Here's our look at what's happening today in PechaKucha. Presentations We've got two new presentations on the site, one from Curitiba and one from St. Louis. In "The Street Is Alive" (in Portuguese), Jorge Galvao shares his graffiti work, and talks about his passion for street art, and then in "Hitchhiking for Sanity," Myles Dickason shares some of his hitchhiking adventures. Photos Here are today's event photos to take in, coming from a few of our PKN cities. Above, the scene at Providence's PKN Vol. 35, which was held back in February. PKN Kiruna Vol. 2 [Facebook] PKN Providence Vol. 35, as well as some older editons (Vol. 23, Vol. 24, Vol. 28) [Facebook] PKN San Diego Vol. 14 [Flickr] PKN Gothenburg Vol. 31 [Facebook] The photo above is from the recent PKN Gothenburg Vol. 31 (see the full Facebook gallery, all photos by Nettan Kock), and below is a report from that city's organizer, Jesper Larsson. You can also find all Gothenburg presentations (in Swedish) on its YouTube channel. On April 24th, we arranged our Vol. 31 of PechaKucha Gothenburg with a great turnout! Annelie Hulthén used mobile photos to show some of the backsides of the life of a politician. Our new city architect showed aerial photos of Gothenburg to show how much space is wasted on cars instead of human beings. Peter Korn told us about digging and how to plant exotic plants on stony Swedish hillsides. Sushi chef José Seruda spoke about "omakase" and his idea of Scandinavian sushi using locally produced fish and seafood. Siv Burell talked about the language Esperanto which celebrates 125 years this year. Klara Hansson spoke about perma culture and what's edible within the city centre. Jeanette Fagerström told the story that led up to her opening a sewing machine café in Gothenburg (similar to an internet café but with sewing machines instead of computers). Helena Andersson, Sebastian Popescu & Evelina Valtersson finished of the evening with a presentation about their project "Bostadsrotation" (residential rotation) where people change housing and routines with another person for a couple of days. In the break, Klara Hansson and her friends served up a 'Kokoro salad' based on wild city plants such as Garlic-mustard, Celandine, Common wood sorrel, Dandelion, Sorrel, Lady's Mantle, Daisy, Rowan Leaf, Ground elder and last but not least Lovage. They also served fresh natural birch sap. In this walkthrough video during the beer break, organizer Jesper Larsson tries out the birch sap and talks to former presenter Sebastian Näslund about it. We totally forgot to celebrate it, but the last presentation of the evening was actually #300 since we started! Links Looking for some interesting PechaKucha-related articles? We've got you covered. The photo above shows the team behind the soon-to-launch PKN series in Muscat (the organizer, Sara Fida, is second from right). Some PKN Muscat coverage in the form of "Creative Connections" [The Week] "Speakers' series a hot ticket among young Vancouverites" [Metro Vancouver] "PechaKucha Night is back, bringing artists of all types together for creative conversation" [Denver Westworld] Calendar Tonight (May 16), it's PKN Wagga Wagga Vol. 6, and tomorrow night (May 17) you can look to these three events: PKN Hanoi Vol. 4, PKN For a peek at what's coming later this month, you can always check our calendar.
A Guide to Landscapes, Improving a Train Station, and Rampant Inspiration in Gothenburg
Presentations João Nunes is an architect, and in this presentation (in Italian, from PKN Catania Vol. 10) he talks about the challenges involved in working with landscapes. This usually means having to balance elements such as time, conditions, and the type of terrain, along with very different materials. In "A Rough Guide to Wakefield Kirkgate" (from PKN Barnsley Vol. 4), Sharon Shepherds shares a few ideas on what could be done to make the historic Wakefield Kirkgate station look better. Posters We've got two new additions to our Tumblr blog, including the poster for PKN Manizales Vol. 3 you see pictured above, as well as the two sides of the PKN San Antonio Vol. 6 flyer. Photos We have quite a few photo galleries to share with you today, some from PKNs that happened a while ago (so not necessary from a city's latest volume). Pictured above, PKN Hanoi Vol. 1.PKN Manizales Vol. 2 [Flickr]PKN Sao Paulo Vol. 9 [Flickr]PKN Marseille Vol. 17 [Facebook]PKN Catania Vol. 6 [Flickr]PKN Albury-Wodonga Vol. 1 [Flickr]PKN Hanoi Vol. 1 [Flickr] We shared a report by PKN Gothenburg organizer Jesper Larsson recently (about the city's recent Vol. 31), and here's a follow-up on the topic of instant inspiration:Sometimes inspiration travels fast. The day after PKN Gothenburg Vol. 31, presenter and sushi chef José Seruda went out in the city to find edible ingredients inspired by Klara Hansson who presented about "The edible city" the same night, and during the beer break served up a 'Kokoro salad' based on wild city plants. José's own hunt resulted in a brand new starter dish using Daisy, Garlic-mustard flower and Dandelion Leaf served as part of the omakase offering the same night at his restaurant Hoze. I'm guessing it's this kind of passion for experimentation with ingredients and flavors that might be the reason many consider Hoze one of Sweden's best sushi restaurants. Below is a video of Klara going hunting for wild plants in Gothenburg city on a previous occasion and within 30 minutes serving up a fresh mushroom salad. How has a PechaKucha presentation inspired you? Calendar As we covered yesterday, tonight's (Wednesday, May 23) calendar includes PKN Prague Vol. 29, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 3, PKN Leksand Vol. 4, and PKN Copenhagen Vol. 20. Tomorrow is a big Thursday (May 24), with the following events on tap: PKN Istanbul Vol. 14, PKN Seattle Vol. 35, PKN Helsinki Vol. 21, PKN London Vol. 6, PKN Kosice Vol. 18, and PKN Yerevan Vol. 16.
Hitchhiking for Sanity
Here's a classic presentation for the weekend, coming your way from St. Louis. Hitchhiking is not for everyone, but some people love it, and if that's you, then this is for you -- or it may entice you to give it a try. Myles Dickason is an avid hitchhiker, and he shares some of his adventures, and talks about some of the people he's met.
“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.
PechaKucha at We Work on 15 May
Hi there! We are super excited to announce the next PechaKucha Night on 15 May 2019. We have an awesome line up of speakers coming to speak about "anything and everything!" - the breadth of topics we know you PechaKucha lovers are dead into! This time we are hosting the event at We Work Fox Court - chuck this postcode into CityMapper and you will see it is a great central location WC1X 8HN. As always beer will be flowing (FREE as the flow will be coming straight from the lovely We Work hosts!). This time around we have the following speakers lined up (more to come!) Nathan Ardaiz / Nathan runs Almost Any How (almostanyhow.com) / Nathan facilitates teams to reflect and feedback more regularly, communicate more empathically and design more collaboratively. Nathan believes that design and the things people are manifesting in the world cannot be distinct from (human) nature and the complexities of our emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual worlds. @almostanyhow_ / email@example.com Anya Marco Harris / Anya Marco Harris is the UK coffee queen helping organise the much loved London Coffee Festival / She is also a burlesque dancer and felt flower designer. She recently completed her MA in cultural cosmology specialising in archeoastronomy and discovered how the Neolithic chose to place the stones in Avebury Stone Circle. She’s a blogger (who isn’t) and is going through the menopause (possibly dangerous). Karen Mannion / Nutritional therapist and mindset coach / Karen's puts in the hard yards to help busy working women take charge of their life and health through nutrition and coaching - give us some that please Karen! Scott McArthur / Speaker, writer and mentor / Scott a scientist, Hr professional, business consultant turned musical producer and founder and definitely has some stories to share / http://www.scottspeaks.me/ Lucy Pickford / Co-Director at OLGA Agency / As a new director at OLGA Agency, a Hackney-based, boutique agency, Lucy’s keen to shout about design to anyone who’ll listen. Her journey has taken her via Landscape Architecture, Ops Management in the cutting edge tech world and some hitchhiking and working in Japan all with an Art History MA thrown in. While it’s not what you’d call a standard route, it’s left her with a swiss army knife of skills and a thorough understanding of the importance of design in every aspect of life / https://www.olgaagency.com/ Louise Holstein / Founder Mike's Table, Directer Uncharted Wines / Louise founded non-profit CIC (Community Interest Company) Mike's Table in 2015 and her positive experience of the social enterprise community inspired her to bring some of these principles into her commercial company Uncharted Wines. She'll talk about her businesses are about much more than making a profit. / https://www.mikes-table.org/ / https://www.unchartedwines.com/ Nikolay Piriankov / Chief Executive Officer at Taylor and Hart / Nik is passionate about entrepreneurship, custom-design and space travel. He is going to be talking about the key to developing and great company culture / https://taylorandhart.com Michelle Levesley / Michelle is a big thinker and is going to be talking about how "hiring like dating is broken" - we are listening Michelle! Get your 'by donation' tickets here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pknldn-20-wework-tickets-59815726448 SEE YOU THERE!