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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Entrepreneur Raphael Nolden  shares some visions for a future for earthquake struken Christchurch

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Clean tech playground: De Ceuvel

BY JOS DE KRIEGER
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

"It's a continual transformation that goes on and on..."

In Clean tech playground: De Ceuvel  at PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 29, Partner of renowned repurposing architects SuperUse StudiosJos de Krieger takes us on a field trip around De Ceuvel, a clean tech playground in Amsterdam. There, innovators reclaimed a disused industrial portside site to create a space for experimentation with technologies for a sustainable future.

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Making things happen when bureaucrats say no

BY ROBERT HENDERSON
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Entrepreneur and cycle advocate Rob Henderson saw post-quake Christchurch as a perfect place to make things happen. Despite the local authorities saying no, he managed to get corporae a public engaement and sponsorship to launch New Zealand's first public bike share scheme, and is now working on transitioning this into the public transport system. 6 months on how to ignore the bureaucrats and get sh*t done!

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The antidote is community

BY SUMMER HESS
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Community builder Summer Hess questions what you could do with sudden wealth, and how you could put it to good use. She shows an example with her work creating the Saranac building, a unique LEED platinum renovation of a historic building. The building is only part of the story and it is up to people to collectively imagine what ideas inhabit the space. 

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Sinking into Christchurch life

BY ENG EU POH
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

PechaKucha Night Christchurch interns from Ara Institute: Eng Eu Poh, Agnes Guda and Takumi Kawahara share their experiences on all coming to Christchurch from different countries and cultures, and making a home here.

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Making Space

BY MOLLY VAN HART
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Molly Van Hart wears many hats- from after school programme coordinator, to sex ed teacher to yoga instructor and now a project activator with Life in Vacant Spaces, an NGO that brokers public space for creative porjects. Molly explains how all her experiences are about making space for people to be creative, in all sense of the word.

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The making of Pipe Dreaming (aka our FESTA adventure)

BY SARAH JOUBERT
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Sarah Joubert and Franziska ​Steinkohl present thier Massey School of Design project at FESTA 2016- Pipe Dreaming and share their learnings and experiences.

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Watch this Space: Christchurch Street Art

BY LINDSAY CHAN
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

"The city landscape is constantly changing... it's impossible for one person to do it alone."

In Watch this Space: Christchurch Street Art at PechaKucha Night Vol. 29, Lindsay Chan shares her discovery of numerous murals popping up around the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. In response to the recent natural disaster, many local artists have taken to the streets to create a lively atmosphere through adversity and art. Lindsay hopes that the creation of an app will bring her community together one mural at a time. 

For more details, visit: http://christchurchstreetart.co.nz/

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017.

 

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The ethics and the enjoyment of eating plants

BY ALEX DAVIES
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Chef Alex Davies has always been passionate about ethical food locally sourced. The recently converted vegetarian wants to showcase and encourage the eating of plants, as a way to enjoy food from the earth and to lessen the impact on our planet. In this talk Alex shares some of his learnings from working in food production, from farm to table.

 

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Watch this space: christchurch street art

"The city landscape is constantly changing... it's impossible for one person to do it alone."
In Watch this Space: Christchurch Street Art at PechaKucha Night Vol. 29, Lindsay Chan shares her discovery of numerous murals popping up around the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. In response to the recent natural disaster, many local artists have taken to the streets to create a lively atmosphere through adversity and art. Lindsay hopes that the creation of an app will bring her community together one mural at a time. 
For more details, visit: http://christchurchstreetart.co.nz/
 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Erica Austin

    Erica is an architectural graduate and is interested in how creative disciplines, businesses, community organisations and individuals can work collaboratively. With a Master’s degree in Architecture and a passion for making Christchurch awesome, she sees Christchurch as a place to experiment and grow creatively. She’s also actively involved in Te Putahi (Centre for Architecture and Citymaking), TEDxChristchurch, PechaKucha Night Christchurch, Startup Weekend and Gap Filler. She wishes to bring more excitement to Christchurch and attract more people to this city by initiating and contributing to a wide range of creative, community and entrepreneurial projects, which is why she also calls herself ‘Christchurch Ambassador’.