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06 FEB

NEXT EVENT VOL 32

Mark your calendar for our next PechaKucha Night in Maastricht on 6 February 2017! With a special EU theme this time :-) Stay tuned for more information! #EuropeCalling #EU #25year

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Shyama Ramani

Professional Fellow, United Nation University MERIT in Maastricht

“Somehow as we grow up, art disappears out of our lives. This is the story of how art reentered mine.”

In "Simple as ABC, Art for Behavioural Change!", from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Prof. Shyama Ramani addressed the major problems of Indian villages - open defecation and littering of public spaces. Policy makers are helplessly wondering how to bring about behavioural change. Shyama proposed that communal art forms can be used as an instrument of behavioural change. How? Listen to this talk to find out.

Prof. Shyama Ramani of UNU-MERIT has been voted one of the #100 Women Achievers of India in the category of ‘Hygiene and Sanitation’.

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Can Memory be Restored?

BY SARAH-ANNA HESCHAM
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

"Some memories actually emerge to protect us from danger."

in "Can Memory be Restored?" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol.31, researcher from Germany at Maastricht University,Sarah-Anna Hescham wants to show us new ways that are being explored to deal with and even restore memory loss. Remembering and forgetting are two important sides of the same coin that help us manage our day to day lives. We do not need to remember everything, just what is important. But for some people, especially older people, forgetfulness can happen more often... Is there a cure?

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When Food Brings Cultures Together

BY SONIA KAR
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

"People were interested not about only the food that it was made, but also the backgroud from where did it come from."

In "When Food Brings Cultures Together" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol.31Sonia Kar is an independent entrepreneur who tells us the idea about her online platform, where different cultures meet through their menus. We human beings are very different, each and every one of us have some principles and values in us which have been influenced by our family, culture, upbringing and country. We all are effectively ambassadors or representatives of our families, cultural backgrounds and countries. But how often do we share our culture or are aware about the culture of others and can this be done through our food?

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016.

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Urban Solitudes

BY LAURA PIOVAN
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

What is the future of our cities? In a time of major demographic and fast socio-cultural changes, we are looking for keys to unlock, review and re-interpret the traditional urban housing models into new directions.
A metamorphosis of the housing market from the static individualistic models towards a dynamic, collective synergy.

Laura Piovan is a Italian architect based in Maastricht and has a passion for people and identity driven design.

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The Magic Lantern

BY DAVID DEPREZ
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

"It is so important that as a student you go out of your comfort zone, out of the faculty, out of your student house - because its the only way to connect to the city."

What is 'cinema' all about and how can 'a cinema' canbe a natural intersection for informal learning and entertainment, for art and science, for students and city?

In "The Magic Lantern" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31David Deprez addresses these questions. As an artistic director of Lumière Cinema Maastricht, David plans to involve students in the programming and using films in their academic curricula at Maasstricht University. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, September 29th. 

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The Teacher Who Learned to Listen

BY MARK KAWAKAMI
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

"Teaching isn’t just about bestowing substantive knowledge to students. It’s about teaching them and giving them experiences that Google can’t."

It is easy to grasp the concept that communication is a two-way street but how many of us really put the theory into practice? How easily do we fall on the default of just trying to put our point across, specially if we think about education?

Mark Kawakami is passionate about teaching and also describes himself as a failed comedian. In The Teacher Who Learned to Listen from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, he shared what conclusion he came to over the years of teaching.

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A Researcher Gone Practical

BY TESSA VAN ASSELT
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

"I started teaching, because I try to make students be able to apply their research, understand what it can mean for business."

In "A Researcher Gone Practical" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31Tessa van Asselt explains why academic insights should be used for business, and how research can be practically applied to business strategy. Tessa recalls the challenges she faced while trying to apply her research knowledge and methonds to a real-world project, and shares her passion about teaching and helping students to make links between research and business.

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Give Change a Hug

BY JAY XIE
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

This new globalised and connected world means that not only ideas and people can move around but also business. The same way that a tourist needs to understand foreign cultures, business also needs to adapt. How can a foreign brand be revamped with local tastes?

Jing Jay Xie will show how passion, expertise and a positive approach are needed in the carry-on luggage of a globally-connected entrepreneur.

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Local Markets, Global Interactions

BY LAUREN WAGNER
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

Commerce is so ubiquitous that we do not even see it as a center for the exchange of goods and ideas. Are the market places the hearts of the cities that pump and distribute the flow of human activity or the brain where the personality of a city resides?

Lauren Wagner is an Assistant Professor in Globalisation and Development and shares her work on social and linguistic encounters in the Maastricht market.

 

MAASTRICHT Blog

Growing Mushrooms in Coffee

"How did we get to grow mushroom on used coffee grounds?"
In "Growing Mushrooms in Coffee" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol.30, as an event organizer and urban farmer Alexander Elichner tells us the story behind his ideas and ways to grow mushroom on used coffee grounds. He give us the tips and how to applies a sustainable and circular approach to farming! Do you want to find out how? 

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About the City's Organizers

  • 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

  • Nadine Boesten

    Nadine Boesten (21) is a European Studies bachelor student at Maastricht University. In 2011 she started to suffer from epileptic seizures caused by stress. Nadine is determined to spread more knowledge about these kind of seizures throughout the world and will do an internship with the Epilepsy Free Foundation in New York City this summer. She will organise and speak at the second conference organised for people with this condition. She is planning to do a master in European Public Health after her bachelor in the hope to tackle problems she encountered with the current health system on a European policy level.