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NEXT EVENT VOL 32

//Purpose// - PechaKucha Night Christchurch Volume 32 is warming up the stage for Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 as part of the Transitional City Stream. Our speakers will be exploring their purpose, their reason for doing what they do and their creative processes. 

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We are proud to bring you a collection of local, national and international social entrepreneurs who have an interest and investment in making an impact. Vol.32 speakers include an international social photographer, the founder of a company that creates opportunities for resourcefulness in our city, a pair who have set up a company that farms insects for human consumption, a green architect, the founder of a successful ethical fashion business and more.

WHEN: Tuesday 26 Sep, 2017 (doors open 7:30pm, event starts 8:20pm)
WHERE: Christ's College Auditorium
THEME: Purpose

Thank you to our event partner Christ's College for hosting us.
 
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Our line-up for the night:

Catarina Gutierrez // Bicycle Nerd // on Turning Legacy into Purpose
Rebecca Parnham // Co-founder Krama & Co. // on Weaving in the goodness
Camia Young // Director of Ohu - Office for Holistic Urbanism // on Building Communities by Building Buildings
Ben Atkinson // Founder, Fill Their Lunchbox // on Helping People Help People
Brandy Alger // Earthquake Outreach Coordinator // on Fabricating Education
Jonathan H. Lee // Photographer & Videographer // on Finding Purpose Through Travel & Service

BEER BREAK

Peter Randrup & Bex De Prospo // Anteater Co-Founders // on The Adventures of Bolt and Buzz: Tales of a Disruptive Social ANTerprise
Craig Jarvis // Architectural Designer // on Tiny house journal
Thomas Grandguillot and Sheena Hemens // Co-founders of Maison de Crepes // From Nantes to Christchurch - culture, multi-sport and crepes!
Juliet Arnott // Founder of Rekindle // Why wood we?
Samantha Jones // Little Yellow Bird Founder // Why mediocrity is the killer of greatness 
Tyler Brummer // WeVisit Co-founder // on Common Sense Innovation
 
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PechaKucha Nights are devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture.

 

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Featured Presentation

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Charlotte Cottrell

Creator & Cultivator in Christchurch

Have you ever paid much attention to plants or flowers growing in your garden? Gardening is a creative venture connecting you with nature and your home. In this talk, Charlotte Cottrell shows her love for gardening and demonstrates the love that her garden gives back. 

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FIKA Writers

BY DANIELLE O'HALLORAN
@ VOL 31 ON JUN 14, 2017

Poet Danielle O’Halloran weaves poetry through her images telling stories of her whakapapa, childhood and life.  A member of FIKA,  a collective of Pasifika writers based in Ōtautahi, who have been meeting together regularly to write since 2004.

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Through Time and Space

BY PRESTON HEGEL
@ VOL 31 ON JUN 14, 2017

Preston Hegel followed a random Facebook quiz that told him he should live in New Zealand and in Christchurch he found a space to follow his desire to be involved in the social enterprises that are developing around the city.

 

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Chaos in Space

BY JONNY KNOPP
@ VOL 31 ON JUN 14, 2017

Jonny Knopp accidently wore slippers to present his talk and pondered whether we are creating planter boxes or buildings through his thoughts and drawings.

p.s. Jonny, photographer, included no photographs with his talk!

 

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Making Space For Life

BY JULIE FREW
@ VOL 31 ON JUN 14, 2017

In this talk, Julie Frew shares her journey of making space for a new life. As a paediatric therapist she thought she'd handle it well, but as it turned out she struggled with PPD, triggers from traumas in her childhood and massive shifts in her social life.

She weaves a story that is visually and auditorily beautiful to capture both the wonder and heartache of transitioning into motherhood.

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Why I stopped f*cking with gender

BY JENNIFER SHIELDS
@ VOL 31 ON JUN 14, 2017

Jennifer Shields shares her exploration of shifting gender and transitions as a transgender person and why they see gender as constantly evolving.

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Investigating Spaces

BY AURELIA ROHRBACKER
@ VOL 31 ON JUN 14, 2017

From Portland Oregon, to Christchurch, Zealand architectural graduate Aurelia Rohrbacker has been exploring space in old and disused buildings and shares the beauty she sees in them.

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Diving into the Unknown

BY ASTELLA PHILPOTT
@ VOL 31 ON JUN 14, 2017

Nothing is what is seems. Astella Philpott reflects and poses the question: If I am not the combination of the conditioning and the beliefs of the world that I grew up in, then who am I? I am whoever I choose to be. 

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My Inconceivable Journey and the Power of Shared Experience

BY AMIRA MIKHAIL
@ VOL 31 ON JUN 14, 2017

Everyone deserves to be a parent if they want to be. Infertility is a silent epidemic. Amira Mikhail shares her journey through endometriosis, miscarriage, infertility, and surrogacy.

 

 
 

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’.