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24 OCT

NEXT EVENT VOL 29

We have the Means... to participate!

Tickets on sale now.

PechaKucha Night is delighted to be joining the FESTA 2016 line up. The theme for FESTA is We have the Means, and the festival line up features citizen-initiated urban regeneration and sustainability through the reuse of waste materials in design.

Tickets are now on sale- don't delay, we will sell out!

For our PechaKucha Night we have the means to take back- we are taking over the foyer of the Civic Building (CCC offices) and showcasing citizens of Christchurch (and beyond) and how they have are using the resources around them to participate in our community. Speakers announced soon.

Monday 24 October (Labour Day)
Civic Building, 53 Hereford Street

Doors open 7.30pm, PechaKucha kicks off at 8.20pm

Bar onsite

Help us wrap up the glorious FESTA weekend with this night of quick fire chit chats, and some good old thinking and drinking. We look forward to having you join us for our next PechaKucha Night, and the FESTA festival programme (keep an eye out for the programme launch on 5 October).

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In the meantime, we thought we would share with you our attempt at being resourceful with our poster, designed by Brie Sherow. We've repurposed one of her collages. Brie explains her creative process with the collage:

"I've been collecting old magazines and cutting them up for most of my life. This collage was made from Time magazines from the 60s that I got at an estate sale, 90s era National Geographics from op-shops, and a Yen magazine, which I always pick up when I’m at the airport. I frequently use ice cream as a symbol for desire. This one is about how our desires and expectations can make us blind to any external circumstances, regardless of any warnings we might get and how obvious they might be."

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Thank you to the Christchurch City Council for the generous use of their foyer

PechaKucha Nights are devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture

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Featured Presentation

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Tracy Farr

Writer in Wellington

Waves

PRESENTED ON AUG 28, 2014
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 20

Recovering marine biologist now writer Tracy Farr spins connections between  waves and theremins. 

Connecting the waves of the Ocean, and the unknown that it holds, to the waves of sound, and the beauty that it produces. 

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How the World Could End

BY ALOK JHA
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Congratulations, you are nearly at the end! Esteemed science writer Alok Jha sets out 5 scenarios in which the world could end. But its not all doom and gloom....

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Our Corpses, Ourselves

BY CAITLIN DOUGHTY
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Progressive death positive mortician Caitlin Doughty, of Ask a Mortician fame challenges the way we look at death. Here she shares some little known facts about death and corpses and celebrates her favourite 13 graves, who knew so much personality could be found in a headstone!

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How the Occult Saved My Life

BY ELISSA WASHUTA
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Cowlitz writer Elissa Washuta is used to writing about herself, and this PechaKucha is no differnet. Here she reveals how the occult saved her life. A personal journey of strength and vulberability.

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The Southern Ocean

BY MATT VANCE
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

The Southern Ocean is like the heart of the globe, it regulates how the earth breathes and its circulation, connecting all the oceans together from the bootom. It is also home to a diversity of wildlife, and a good indicator of the health of the planet, as Matt Vance points out.

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Doing the Mr. Whippy: Deconstructing Striptease

BY LEIGH HOPKINSON
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Former stripper Leigh Hopkinson peels away the glamour of exotic dancing, and breaks down the elements of a typical day in the club. More routine than titillation.  

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The Handmade's Tale: Knitting as a Feminist Act

BY DEBBIE STOLLER
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Riot Grrrl pioneer, Stitch'n'Bitch writer and BUST magazine co-founder Debbie Stoller tells of how knitting is a actually a feminist activity. It may have lost popularity with women's liberation but knitting was also a way for women to earn income, and a relaxing hobby. It was time to take back the knit. Girls are now accepted in boy's activity, but why was it not cool for boys and girls to knit?

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It was a Dark and Stormy Night...

BY DEREK FLORES
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Improv genius Derek Flores AKA The Unicorn weaves a story of transvestite sailors (as provided by the audience) to images he sees for the first time on stage. You won't believe where this story leads you!

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The Links between Poetry and Youth Work

BY SOPHIE REA
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Sophie Rea shares the Links between Poetry and Youth Work

 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Netta Egoz

    Lyttelton based community Lawyer by day but fill in the spare hours on the radio via RDU 98.5fm (Chch), working with the Christchurch Transitional Architecture Trust, volunteering at various community projects and now helping run PechaKucha Christchurch!

  • 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’.