PechaKucha Maastricht organiser/Communications Officer, United Nations University
Born in Brazil from a Japanese/Brazilian mother and a French father, I grew up in Pakistan, Japan and France. After completing a bachelor's degree in English literature, I won a one-year scholarship to study at Rutgers University, New Jersey.
I met my Dutch husband in Israel and we have been living in Maastricht, the Netherlands, since April 1994. We have three children, one cat, three tortoises, five ducks, two aquariums and 16 chickens including a Cosmpolitan Mechelse Wyandotte chicken.
I work as an Editor/ Communications Officer at United Nations University-MERIT / Maastricht University and a freelance editor at Maastricht School of Management.
I joined the team of PechaKucha Maastricht in December 2009 and am very happy to be part of the global PechaKucha community.
Watch my video portrait at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiL4oRFfUYM
From MechaKucha to PechaKucha!
BY SUELI BRODIN
@ 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.
My Cosmopolitan Chicken Akosua
BY SUELI BRODIN
@ VOL 34
ON JAN 30, 2018
Last November, Sueli Brodin and her family adopted a cosmopolitan chicken named Akosua. This experiment is part of Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen’s #PerfectStrangers citizen science art project. Sueli not only takes care of Akosua, but also keeps a diary about everything that she experiences with her. Sueli tells us about the adventures she and her family have lived together with Akosua and what thoughts and questions this experience has provoked.