GÖTTINGEN Search Results: “integration”

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Kiron Open Higher Education

@ VOL 6 ON JAN 21, 2017

When it comes to access higher education, refugees are facing many barriers such as legal status, cost or university capacities. To overcome those difficulties, Vincent Zimmer co-founded Kiron Open Higher Education - the world’s first online learning platform that enables refugees to have an easy access to higher education.
Kiron’s innovative blended learning model 2.0 consists of online and offline elements to facilitate social and economic integration of refugees in their host country and empowers them to live a self-determined life.
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Visions through a unifying flag

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 13, 2017

In a recent project, physicist and artist Federico Faraci focused his thoughts, ranging from social changes that are currently taking place in Europe and the World in general, all the way to the connection of each of us with the universe, to design a new flag for Europe, reflecting openness and and a welcoming society.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “integration”

Tuelay Philipps
Integration officer, ZIM in Erfurt


San Francisco @ 330 Ritch
Mar 23, 2007


Adelaide @ Garage Bar
Jan 25, 2012


Koszalin @ namiot festiwalowy przed KBP
Sep 06, 2013


Östersund @ Åre Delikatess
May 22, 2014


Glasgow @ The Whisky Bond
Jul 11, 2015


Bratislava @ Berlinka
Apr 26, 2017


Lahore @ Gloria Jean's Coffees Z Block
Nov 11, 2017


Bryan @ Grand Stafford Theater
Mar 06, 2018


Beijing @ City of Design Plaza
Jun 20, 2018

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Innovation through Play


Co-founder at Daily Tous Les Jours Mouna Andraos shows us several of her interactive design studio's delightful projects; all of which involve creating spaces for people to come together, play, and collaborate. From giant, 100-person sing-along installations, to swings that play notes as you swing back and forth, these projects transform the way citizens interact with their cities and one another. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 12, 2014.

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TraBi - nicht nur ein Auto

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 22, 2014

Sprache ist der Schlüssel zur Teilhabe am gesellschaftlichen Leben in Deutschland. Aber das Kennenlernen der Institutionen, Behörden und der Möglichkeiten der Beratungen ist auch ein wichtiger Faktor. Tülay Philipps erzählt wie das Projekt TraBi bietet die Möglichkeit Sprache mit Wissen über Rente und Krankenversicherung, Jobsuche, für Ausländer relevanten Ämter zu verbinden..

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Fremde werden Freunde

@ VOL 3 ON FEB 27, 2015

Petra Eweleit works as a project manager for "Strangers become Friends" in Erfurt, Germany. In her presentation she speaks about the inception of this project, the way it has increased from 43 partnerships in 2002 to 300 partnerships till 2015. The project, which brings international students closer to the localites, involves welcome receptions, excursions, get-togethers, radio/TV/internet events as well as representation at various national and internationally-recognised initiatives. (PK in German)

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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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I am The Mighty Jungulator

@ VOL 33 ON NOV 02, 2017

 Matthew Olden is a computer artist who collaborates with little computer people, who he programs to make music, do visuals and manipulate data. Matthew also helps many artists to develop and build interactive art installations. 

He records music under various names, ‘I am the mighty Jungulator’, being one of them. He is also great friends with Fancy Cat. 

Matthew’s work is spread all over the internet in what at first seems a random and slapdash way. 

You can see examples of matthew’s work and see what he is up to here. 

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Tom De Majo

@ VOL 33 ON NOV 02, 2017

Tom deMajo is a UK based artist and designer working in digital art and sound, and is a founder and director of Biome Collective, a co-working space for people who want to create, collaborate and explore games, digital art and technology.

His work explores the effects and uses of technology and media in society and culture and has been applied to screen, theatre, computer games, exhibition installation, and hybrid virtual/real works. As well as his own work, Tom has collaborated with National institutions like National Theatre Scotland, Scottish Dance Theatre, National museum of Scotland, and with internationally known artists like Elizabeth Ogilvie, Roddie Buchanan and Joseph DeLappe.

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Memoirs of a Jamaican-Chinese-Canadian Dragon Lady

@ VOL 17 ON NOV 24, 2017

Chinese-Jamaican by birth, and Canadian by choice, Carol Williams-Wong has lived in Jamaica, Montreal, Hong Kong, is now living in Unionville, Ontario. This is her story of adapting, integrating, embracing and appreciating through active contribution and involvement in her community.

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Behavior Art (Arte de Conducta)

@ VOL 36 ON MAR 15, 2018

Aarhus-based artist Beatriz Gonzalez tells us about her experiences with Behavior Art (Arte de Conducta), why to use it and what it can do. Behavior Art is in essence the interaction between people and the creative spaces they move through. As she says: "Be not just consumers, but creators!"

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Thus Spake Statis Beatnik

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

Aligned with the PechaKucha principle to 'think visual', digital creative Statis Beatnik believes that "words are very limited in being able to explain many of the most important human experiences. Try to explain the colour blue and you'll see an infinite amount of words it takes in comparison to showing just one image". In this vivid presentation, he shares his views on humanity and speculates on possible digital futures.

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Social Design in Japan

What exactly is social design?  In today's Presentation of the Day, "Social Design in Japan", (from a special PKN Tokyo held at the Heineken Star Lounge) editor Hiroyuki Ono explains that social design involves the integration an element of collaboration, and typically seeks to solve a public issue in a creative, positive way. Ono gives some examples of social design unique to the Japanese nation; among them are a children's clothing company that employs elderly women, a company producing skin care products for impoverished women, and an app that allows you to send real-life thank you goods to those around you.

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Negro League Baseball

"Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron -- some of the greatest major leaguers who ever lived -- began their careers in the Negro Leagues." In today's Presentation of the Day, "Negro League Baseball" from PKN Des Moines Vol. 13, Nick Wilson discusses the importance of preserving history, and in this case the history of African-American major baseball leagues, prior to their integration to Major League Baseball. Nick goes over the difficulty in locating statistical records of Negro League players, and describes some of the legends of the league. He believes it's necessary for us to take down and fill out these hazy spots in American baseball history, and pass it down to the current generation.

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Poster for PKN Knoxville Vol. 9

Beth Meadows is a talented local artist who is well known for her creative abstractions of found objects, architectural spaces, and historic structures.  She volunteered her time to design the poster for Knoxville's 9th Pecha Kucha and for that we are grateful!    She choose this painting for the poster for the architectural qualities and proportion of the space - perfect for the integration of PKN into Architecture Week!  The couple [and their cats] are taking time from thier busy schedules to sit quietly and listen.  Sometimes PKN can get a little rowdy but the reason we all attend is to listen to a passionate community member share thier craft with us.  It is an inspiring evening of reflection and gratitde.   Beth Meadows graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BFA in Studio Art in 2007. She has lived and worked in Knoxville since then and currently manages The Salvage Room for the non-profit Knox Heritage, receiving and selling historic building materials. She is also the Director, as well as an artist, of 17th Street Studios, a work space for thirteen artists near downtown Knoxville. To view more of her work visit her site    

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Viable Manufacturing

"Noam Chomsky -- I think -- said, 'I dont understand why people think there's no manufacturing district in the US, there is: it's called China.'" David Belt is the founder of New Lab, a company that fosters innovation in design, prototyping, and new manufacturing. In "Viable Manufacturing" from PKN New York Vol. 14, he talks about the history of manufacturing in the last ten years, including the collapse of the economy and new digital trends. Creative company structures ensure that proximity breeds new ways of thinking about design, manufacturing, integration, and innovation. 

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MBA students embrace PechaKucha

No less than seven students, and for the first time, one member of MSM’s mentor program took the stage on Thursday 28 January for the annual New Year PechaKucha event, organized in collaboration with PechaKucha Maastricht.   For the third year, MBA students at MSM are invited to present their dreams, insights and visions to staff, friends, mentors, and MSM’s local business partners and stakeholders, by using the powerful PechaKucha presentation format. The PechaKucha concept is simple yet effective. Devised by Klein Dytham Architecture in Tokyo in 2003 as a fast-paced presentation format to pitch new ideas, each speaker presents 20 slides, each for 20 seconds. PechaKucha events have grown into valued platforms for inspiration, creativity and networking and are now taking place in close to 900 cities across the world. It has existed in Maastricht since 2009. After receiving a special introduction and coaching session by PechaKucha Maastricht co-organiser and MSM affiliate communications officer Sueli Brodin, seven MBA students from countries as varied as India, Lebanon, Yemen, Brazil, Zimbabwe and Trinidad and Tobago came forward and volunteered to take up the challenge. Upon hearing about the event, MBA program mentor Jan-Martin Ahrendt, from Maastricht’s expat center, enthusiastically decided to join them. They said they were motivated by the opportunity to share an inspiring story not only with the public at MSM but also later online with the rest of the world, through the PechaKucha Maastricht website.   The presenters were free to choose their own topics and own slides. Many of them fully embraced the chance to demonstrate their creativity. Mohammed Mahdi from Yemen said: “I wanted to talk about the ability of people to be resilient under extreme conditions, by taking the example of my own country. But I didn’t have enough pictures to illustrate my topic. So I asked my friends back home for help and they went on the streets to take photographs for me. One of them even designed the slides for me. I am very grateful for their help and want to credit them all.” The presentations were as informative and as varied in topic and in style: MBA32 students Gireesh  Shrivastava spoke about the extraordinary variety of religions and outings that make up the Indian culture, Antoine Jeha highlighted the value of emotional intelligence as a factor of synergy in the workplace, Anwer Azzan looked at the future of university education, Julia Taddei shared the compelling and dramatic story of the Old Chico river in her home region of Brazil, Beverly Best described a little known yet impressively successful model of regional integration within  the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). And last but not least, Ivy Musora inspired the audience with an insightful presentation on the priceless life lessons that can be learned from dogs. The topic chosen by MBA mentor Jan-Martin Ahrendt could not have been more suitable topic for the international MSM audience: he spoke about the relentless efforts of the Maastricht expat center to establish a regional network of institutions and service providers with the goal to create an attractive climate for internationals in the Maastricht Region. Mr. Ahrendt said he enjoyed this first PechaKucha experience. “Due to the 20×20 time frame I was very nervous before the presentation, but at the same time I was very much looking forward to it. It is a great way to present, to send a message and to draw people’s attention to it. Despite the variety of the topics presented, I did not lose my attention for a minute. The response of the students to my presentation afterwards was very enthusiastic,” he said.

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PKN Kigali Volume 2

We are pleased to announce our next edition this 17 October, 2019 that will be hosted by Westerwelle Startup Haus by their elegant terrace that also offers such a great view. We will be taken through a series of exciting presentations and conclude with a panel discussion. Presenters will take us on a journey to rediscover the confluence of art and street food, art and coffee, art and science, meaning behind culture, body and soul, while others will be sharing their life stories and through the work they do, how this keeps them grounded, yet ambitious and what this might mean for us. Read their rich bios and presentation topics below: Blaise DUSI is an Educator and a Martial artist. He's passionate about empowering people. He's the Operations Manager at Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali, and the President of 1 Rwanda Toastmasters. He will be talking about Taekwondo, the mentality behind, and healing through the art!Bertie FORD is a product design engineer. He spent two years asking, “how can we use mushrooms (myclieum) instead of plastics and how do we change the perception of how humans view bio materials.” He will be sharing what this actually mushroomed into.Christian IRAKOZE is a 26-year-old Rwandan entrepreneur and agriculture enthusiast with a background in IT business development. After he graduated from the University of Arkansas in May of 2015, he moved back to Rwanda in June of 2016 in order to contribute and be part of the budding ICT economy.  It wasn’t long before he realized that the same growth and innovation he was witnessing in the tech space was lacking in the Agricultural sector which is faced with a myriad of challenges and opportunities.  It was this insight that motivated him to cofound "Eza Neza” Christian will therefore step to the podium to inspire us to seek change and opportunity at the same time. Emmanuel NYIRINKINDI is a Rwandan Architect. He is the Registrar of the Rwanda Institute of Architects and an Educator at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment of the University of Rwanda.  He is very keen about pursuing innovation especially the kind that focus on how architecture can be a tool that contributes to communities growing into resilient and self sustaining systems. He will be presenting on the impact the architecture fraternity has had in shaping the profession for the last 25 years.Justin NGOGA is a cultural intelligence certified professional, entrepreneur, corporate trainer, Founder and Executive Director of Impact Route.  Prior starting Impact Route, Justin worked with the US Peace Corps in 2012 as a language and cross-cultural facilitator.  In 2013/14, he worked as an academic program officer with a Study Abroad program in Rwanda.  In 2014/16, Justin was the training lead with One Acre Fund.  And in 2016/18 he was the In-Country Director for Kivu Gap Year in Rwanda.  He will take us on a similar journey over the value of intercultural skills in a fast globalizating world.Fred MANZI KARASIRA is a graduate Architect. He is interested in community-based Architecture as well as the integration of Architecture and other fields. He will be speaking about the daily application of art and science by designers and creatives in general. Gloria TENGERA is passionate about personal growth. She is a certified John Maxwell Coach, Speaker and Trainer and is excited to share her insights on personal growth and how this can translate to all spheres of our lives regardless of who you are or what you do.Jovanis RUTAYISIRE is an Interior Designer and an Educator at the University of Rwanda. Jovanis is passionate about art, design, children and COFFEE. She will be speaking about the fusion of coffee and art; Coffee is more than just a beverage.Karen BUGINGO is an entrepreneur dealing in fashion accessories. She is an author of the novel My Name is Life. She is passionate about writing, inspiring people as well as advocating for Cancer patients in Rwanda due to her experience as a cancer survivor. Karen will be sharing her experience and how this ties to being a creative.Patrice SHEMA is a Graphics Designer, creative practitioner and a Chef. Patrice strongly believes in reclaimation of found objects and turning them into aesthetically useful, recyclable and appealing commodities. His passion heavily lies in creative art and food especially in a fast developing society like Rwanda. His ambition is to explore, promote and improve the idea of “Street food” in Rwanda. He will be speaking about how the concept of art and good food is an appealing subject for creatives.Rumbi MTSAMBIWA is a mentor, campaigner and experienced Project Manager skilled in using the latest available technologies to transform financial inclusion, agricultural extension and how International Development agencies make decisions across East and Southern Africa. Rumbi is driven by impact and has been recognised by UpRising UK for her work with communities in the UK and Zimbabwe in raising awareness of HIV/AIDS and raising funds to support orphans who lost their parents to HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe.  She will be presenting about Mobile technology in Africa and it’s greater impact! Verena LENZEN is a mathematician, consultant and entrepreneur. Her passion for sustainability, zero waste and empowering women has let her to co-found Kandaka Naturals, a company producing natural body products here in Rwanda. She will be sharing more details of what the company is currently doing and the challenges they are facing. Refer to flyers below for profiles and affiliations.