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In "One Week in Gaza" from PechaKucha Night Cambridge Vol.6Nick Welsh talks about his recent film-making trip to Gaza. Under blockade since 2007, 1.8m people live in Gaza.This besieged strip of land where there have been three wars in 6 years, where 50% of the population are children, where unemployment runs at 40% and where 80% of the population are dependent on humanitarian aid to survive. In this presentation, he shares some of his experience, and the situation when he was in Gaza. 

Let's Build a City

 

Virgil Ierubino asks if you could build a city from the ground up, how would you do it? I don't just mean the buildings. By 'city' I mean the collection of humans and facilities and services and systems that collectively form a functioning society. Would you make different decisions than those which are made for us, all around us, every day? Or, realising that this question assumes you are in a position of considerable power, maybe you'd just go nuts?

Iceland: Between Fire & Ice


"He's looking into the abyss, He's looking into himself.."

In Iceland: Between Fire & Ice at PechaKucha Night Cambridge Vol.7,  David Ramsay reflects on the shifting landscape of Iceland as the once frozen land begins to thaw and divide. What lures him to dive into the freezing cold abyss of the freshwater fissures? What will he discover about this rarely traversed frozen tundra? Watch and find out.

One Week in Gaza

What is going on in Gaza?"

In "One Week in Gaza" from PechaKucha Night Cambridge Vol.6Nick Welsh talks about his recent film-making trip to Gaza. Under blockade since 2007, 1.8m people live in Gaza.This besieged strip of land where there have been three wars in 6 years, where 50% of the population are children, where unemployment runs at 40% and where 80% of the population are dependent on humanitarian aid to survive. In this presentation, he shares some of his experience, and the situation when he was in Gaza. 

How To Create The WOW Factor in Interiors

“A lot of clients ask me for the WOW factor in their homes. Well, what is it? Quite simply, it’s a physical reaction to what you see.”

In How To Create The WOW Factor in Interiors from PechaKucha Night Cambridge Vol. 5, Interior Designer Yasmin Chopin shares some of the theory behind what makes an ordinary home extraordinary. Discover the styles, colours, tones and influences that make a home more than just a home.


“Most organisms have internalized [earth’s 24 hour] environmental cycle; An [organism] has a massive advantage if it can predict when the sun will come up instead of reacting to it.”

In Circadian Rhythms from PechaKucha Night Cambridge's 3rd volume, Molecular biologist John O'Neil explains all about the science of the circadian rhythm. Ever wondered why you get jet lag, have more energy in the morning or feel tired after lunch? Wonder no more as it’s a fascinating cycle!


“When they’re migrating, the men have to round up between 2-3k of the castrated males and select which reindeer they want as the chosen few to pull the sleigh. Each family, they note their reindeer individually; by the markings on their skin.”

In Polar Musings from PechaKucha Night Cambridge’s 3rd volume Speaker Emma Linford takes us on a journey into the frozen north of Canada, where she meets reindeer, indigenous tribes and icy conditions so cold it freezes your skin in 30 seconds.

A Short History of Print Media


“Before that in 1620 they started publishing newspapers. It didn't take long before it caught on in the provinces. The provinces loved newspapers because everyone likes to gossip and see what was going on.”

In A short History of Print Media from PechaKucha Night Cambridge’s 3rd Volume, Presenter Paul Gibson takes us on a whistlestop tour of the world of print media. From the first newspapers, funny headlines, to some seriously provocative print ads, though a lot has changed, it's clear some things have remained consistent.

We head to one of the world's premiere places of higher education for this week's City Focus on PechaKucha Night Cambridge, whose presenters, as you might expect, are always top class. Homework Assignment: Review presentations from their Volumes 1, 2, and take notes on their recent volume 3! There may be a pop-quiz at their next PKN!