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13 JUN

NEXT EVENT VOL 30

Our next event is set for Monday 13 June 2016. We look forward to another great PechaKucha night in Maastricht!

Stay tuned for more information and contact us if you would like to be or recommend a speaker!

The PechaKucha team in Maastricht

Jean-Paul Toonen, Zhen Wang and Sueli Brodin

 

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Every 60 seconds in Africa...

BY FATEN AGGAD-CLERX
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

“Stereotypes harm dignity, but the truth of the matter is that stereotypes sell”

What is your image of Africa? A poor, conflict-ridden, hot continent with beautiful sunsets and wild animals, or a hub for innovations and the second fastest growing economy?

By day Faten Aggad works as Africa programme manager at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM). By night she studies journalism and is a travel writer. In Every 60 seconds in Africa… from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Volume 29, she will challenge you to look at Western media headlines through a different lens.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, May 27th, 2016. 

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Parwin's dream

BY INGE MELCHIOR
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

Parwin came to the Netherlands as a refugee from Afghanistan 15 years ago. How was her life when she was young and what did she encounter on a daily basis as a young girl?

Inge Melchior shares with us the story of Parwin and of the Aainda Foundation, the foundation she set up to help and empower girls from Afghanistan; the Aainda Foundation also aims to break the social isolation of women from different cultures in Maastricht region.

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Wikipedia opens unexpected doors for volunteers

BY MIKE NICOLAIJE
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

Medical Student Mike Nicolaije (28) is volunteer and global admin for Wikipedia and he contributes to this site as a hobby. His enthusiasm for adding content to this universal encyclopedia is contagious.

Wiki is also a domain where you meet people in a friendly, warm atmosphere and Mike would like to organise more local meetings where all Wiki-volunteers can help each other. In cooperation with Maastricht University and also the provincial government in North-Brabant doors opened to him that are usually closed for a general audience. Also Mike’s experiences with the National Library, the Rijksmuseum and the National Archives are remarkable. He recommends in particular students to join forces within Wikipedia, because being an admin expands your horizon and also your community of friends and acquaintances.

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How can we build the right habits?

BY RODRIGO MORAIS PREZIA PAIVA
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

Speaker Rodrigo Paiva works as clinical project manager. With his talk, Rodrigo would like to challenge us with the most simple but yet important question: "Why is it so difficult to build the right habits?" Have you ever wondered why sometimes the simplest things in our lives are the ones that demand the most discipline?

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How to survive getting older?

BY LUDO HELLEMANS
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

How to survive getting older? That is the question asked by Ludo Hellemans. We are facing an ageing society, especially here in Limburg. The demographic change poses new challenges for the entire society. It is not only a challenge for the elderly but also for younger citizens.

Ludo has a solution for this challenge, a new form of community housing for citizens over 50, located right in the middle of the city holding two core characteristics: mutual support to ensure autonomy of the residents and sustained interaction with the neighbourhood.

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The Craftsmanship of the Kufiya

BY BRIAN MEGENS
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

"Too many times, we make judgements on people and situations without knowing anything about them... I decided to do a photography project, which is focusing on people, not the conflict, not the violence."

In The Craftsmanship of the Kufiya from PechaKucha Night Maastricht  Vol. 29, photographer Brian Megens tells the story about his photography project ‘The Other Side of Palestine’. In this project he focuses on life and the people of the West Bank. He made several stories throughout the country. During his stay in Palestine, Brian got intrigued with the kufiya, known in the West as the ‘Arafat scarf’. In his presentation, ‘The Craftsmanship of the Kufiya’ Brian will tell us more about this traditional Arabic product that won his admiration.

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Improvisation: How to do business with the Dutch?

BY PECHAKUCHA NIGHT MAASTRICHT
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

During our PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 29, we challenged members of the audience to participate in a spontaneous PechaKucha improvisation on random slides. The chosen topic was: "How to do business with the Dutch". The exercise was a big success and great fun for everyone! Our talented volunteer improvisors were, in order of appearance: Gloria Bozyigit, Felix Jose Farias Fueyo, Cato Boeschoten, Piet Stevens.

Many thanks to the great presentation!

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The story of the biggest urban forest in the world: Floresta da Tijuca

BY JULIA TADDEI
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

Do you know where is the biggest urban forest in the world? It's in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! The backyard of the house where Julia Taddei grew up is part of this forest, called Floresta da Tijuca.

Julia tells you more about the relationship between the "Cariocas", the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, with the forest, and the fact that it is not a native forest but rather the result of a major reforestation project undertaken around 150 years ago.

 

MAASTRICHT Blog

Every 60 seconds in Africa…

“Stereotypes harm dignity, but the truth of the matter is that stereotypes sell”

What is your image of Africa? A poor, conflict-ridden, hot continent with beautiful sunsets and wild animals, or a hub for innovations and the second fastest growing economy?

By day Faten Aggad works as Africa programme manager at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM). By night she studies journalism and is a travel writer. In Every 60 seconds in Africa… from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Volume 29, she will challenge you to look at Western media headlines through a different lens.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Jean-Paul Toonen

    Curious | Share | Culture | Education | Ideas | Youth | Giving | Undercurrent | Hiking | Writing | World Music | Film

  • Sueli Brodin

    Born in Brazil from a Japanese/Brazilian mother and a French father, I grew up in Pakistan, Japan and France. After completing a bachelor's degree in English literature, I won a one-year scholarship to study at Rutgers University, New Jersey. I met my Dutch husband in Israel and we have been living in Maastricht, the Netherlands, since April 1994. We have three children, a cat, three tortoises, six chickens and two aquariums full of fish. I work as an Editor/ Communications Officer at United Nations University-MERIT / Maastricht University and a freelance editor at Maastricht School of Management. I joined the team of PechaKucha Maastricht in December 2009 and greatly enjoy being part of the global PechaKucha community. Watch my video portrait at: http://bit.ly/6CnU8w

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