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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.

 

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I want to make beautiful, world-changing places

BY PETER WELLS
@ VOL 31 ON JUN 14, 2017

Peter Wells is driven by the desire to create spaces that facilitate a spark in people’s eyes. He shares his thoughts about urban food forests through his work with the Food Resilience Network.

 

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Feeding Patchy Ecologies of the 'Creative City'

BY ŌTAUTAHI KŌREROTIA
@ VOL 31 ON JUN 14, 2017

Ōtautahi Kōrerotia supports young, marginalised and experimental art practices in Ōtautahi, Aotearoa (Christchurch, New Zealand). Their talk explores the development of this group and the impact it has had on young artists in the city.

 

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Not Your Average Food Blog

BY BRIE SHEROW
@ VOL 31 ON JUN 14, 2017

Named after a french cheese and an ancient Greek intellectual, Brie Shreow shares musings as a food blogger and bartender and how these experiences shape her and others. Check out her blogs at Taste Transfixed.

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Trying Something Different

BY TOM LYNCH
@ VOL 30 ON MAR 15, 2017

Light Artist, Tom Lynch, shares his unexpected results after projecting images onto natural canvases including waterfalls, cliff sides and giant rocks. Gradual success has led him to persue more ambitious artworks and encourages us to be creative and try something different with the tools we have.

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