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How to paint a planet in 20x20 seconds

BY GEORGE DATSERIS
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 09, 2017

When George Datseris started Spray Paint Art, he was immediately hooked by the simplicity of it and how quickly you could get good looking results. In a few months of self-practice, he got better and was soon even asked to display his artwork.

A few years and art exhibitions later, he decided to teach people about the art himself and hand over his excitement for the craft. To show how easy it can actually be, he decided to take the crisp format of PechaKucha to turn it into a tutorial on how to get started being creative with the spray cans and paint a planet - in less than 20x20 seconds!

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Momentum of Movement

BY AVRINA PRABALA-JOSLIN
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 09, 2017

In an emotional speech, Avrina Joslin makes a strong point, to why everyone should be a feminist:

What does it mean to be an anti-homosexual? What does it mean to be an anti-feminist? Can personal opinions or thoughts without activism affect the momentum of movements? But, freedom of expression you say? Well, thoughts have a way of spreading...

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Sing it out loud!

BY CHAHIRA NOUIRA
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 09, 2017

When singing to win a TV show or to be the lead singer in the trendiest band in town has become the norm, we seem to have forgotten that singing is more than just that. Sharing the gift of singing across genres, countries and cultures goes beyond just a performance on stage. it´s about connecting, sharing and learning.

Chahira Nouira shares the story of how songs and singing has led her through life and helped her find a place whereever she goes.

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Life: Complex or Complicated?

BY JONAS WOLTERSTORFF
@ VOL 6 ON JAN 21, 2017

Jonas Wolterstorff shares his thoughts on the complexity of life and how many people think life to be "complicated" when, in actuality, life is different than it seems...

 

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Auf Reise... Vorbereitung und Realität

BY RALF DUDEN
@ VOL 6 ON JAN 21, 2017

Als sich Duden vor langer Zeit entschloss, auf Weltreise zu gehen, war ihm wohl bewusst, dass das eine Menge Planung und Vorbereitung erfordern würde. Auf der Reise selbst erfuhr er dann allerdings, dass all die Theorie und Gedanken nur begrenzt mit der Realtität konform sind.

Ein Ausflug für all die, die vom Reisen träumen, aber nicht so ganz wissen, wo man eigentlich anfangen soll...

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Physik für Flüchtlinge

BY JOHANNES MELLENTHIN
@ VOL 6 ON JAN 21, 2017

Seit vielen Monaten hat Deutschland mit der sogenannten "Flüchtlingskrise" zu tun. Während sich einige noch immer ängstlich hinter Hassparolen verstecken, haben andere schon längst die Chancen der neuen Situation erkannt und helfen diesen Menschen, eine Heimat voller Perspektiven und Entfaltungsmöglichkeiten zu finden.

So ist auch Johannes Mellenthin seit einigen Monaten für die Initiative "Physik für Flüchtlinge" engagiert. Dort können geflohene Kindern spielerisch, anhand von physikalischen Experimenten, ihre Neugierde ausleben, positive Erfahrungen in der neuen Umgebung sammeln und ganz nebenbei deutsch und Grundlagen der Naturwissenschaften lernen.

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Kiron Open Higher Education

BY VINCENT ZIMMER
@ VOL 6 ON JAN 21, 2017

When it comes to access higher education, refugees are facing many barriers such as legal status, cost or university capacities. To overcome those difficulties, Vincent Zimmer co-founded Kiron Open Higher Education - the world’s first online learning platform that enables refugees to have an easy access to higher education.
Kiron’s innovative blended learning model 2.0 consists of online and offline elements to facilitate social and economic integration of refugees in their host country and empowers them to live a self-determined life.
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Welten fantastisch denken

BY ULRICH DREES
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 04, 2016

Ein dunkler Wald mag auf Manche bedrohlich wirken - für Ulrich Drees beflügelt er jedoch seit frühester Kindheit die Kreativität. Die Vorstellung von Fabelwesen und deren Erlebnissen in diesen unbekannten Gegenden brachte ihn zu seiner Passion, dem Pen-and-paper Rollenspielen.

In "Welten fantastisch denken" erzählt er von der Faszination selbst erdachter Welten und seinen Plänen sein eigenes fantastisches Universum zu schaffen.

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Wohnungsnot in Göttingen

BY CHRISTOPH BUCHFINK
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 04, 2016

Jeder in Göttingen weiß, dass es kein Zuckerschlecken ist hier eine Wohnung zu finden. Aktuelle politische Gegebenheiten machen das auch nicht gerade leichter. Der Ohnmacht der Politik zum Trotz präsentiert Christoph Buchfink in seinem Vortrag eine Reihe Vorschläge, der Wohnungsnot kreativ zu begegnen und alle möglichen Ressourcen auszuschöpfen um so auf... interessante... Lösungen zu kommen!

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Die Akte Dolittle - eine Bildergeschichte

BY AXEL THEUNE
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 04, 2016

Was machen die Helden aus den Känguru-Chroniken eigentlich, wenn mal keiner hinschaut? Dem geht Axel Theune in dieser Bildergeschichte einmal nach und liefert erstaunliche Einblicke...

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Happy Squares

BY ALEX SCHMIDT
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 21, 2016

“So we found out that just dealing with the topic of happiness and thinking about what makes us happy actually made us happy. ”

In Happy Squares from PechaKucha Night Goettingen’s 2nd volume, presenter Alexander Schmidt speaks on a topic that is sure to bring a smile to your face. During a project about happiness, Alexander discovered that it takes few to make people happy: Think about happy things and you become happy! Happy Squares are an attempt to actively make people think about their happiness, whilst transforming a public space into an artwork for an afternoon. Check it out, we encourage you to try it in your own town!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016. 

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ScoutingTrain 2014

BY ALEX SCHMIDT
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 24, 2015

As part of an international Team of scouts, Alexander Schmidt helped creating a project in which 172 people from 14 different nations travelled the Transsiberian railway together.

The project succeeded, even despite the political situations in some of the participating countries and did a great deal in advancing international friendship and understanding.

But not only did they have a tour of unforgettable experiences that forged new friendships, connections and networks. They also managed in several workshops to educate a few dozens of the participants in projectmanagement related skills, enabling them to use the network as a basis for plans of further projects.

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