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PechaKucha Night Vol. 29 in Maastricht will take place on Monday 29 February 2016. Stay tuned here or via our Facebook page and don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to be a presenter! 

The PechaKucha team in Maastricht: Jean-Paul, Zhen and Sueli

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Featured Presentation

"... an African proverb he taught me: 'If the lions don't survive to tell their stories, the hunters get all the credit.' He wanted to tell the story of 260 men in his unit. He was the only one still alive."

In Digging for History from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 27, Mieke Kirkels tells the story of the segregated US Army in Margraten, Netherlands, and specifically the cemetary where many of the fallen WWII soldiers bodies now rest. As she dug further into the story of the graves, she learned about the nearly 1 million African-American soldiers who depsite helping to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany, go unrecognized in most history books. One of these few remaining living soldiers shared his story with her. 

Kirkels believes that it is important to listen to people's stories, to listen with our ears and with our heart. Because history is about lives. Let's listen and read behind the lines...

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016. 

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The importance of emotional intelligence

BY ANTOINE JEHA
@ PECHAKUCHA EVENT AT MSM ON JAN 28, 2016

In this presentation, Antoine Jeha talks about emotional intelligence, its importance in our everyday life and as a factor of synergy in the workplace. 

The presentation shows photographs of people being filmed and unexpectedly told that they are beautiful. 

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Old “Chico”: the São Francisco river

BY JULIA TADDEI
IN MAASTRICHT

The São Francisco river in Brazil brings life to everything surrounding its riverbed, a vast expanse that streaches over 2800 km long. Julia Taddei talks about her relationship with the river and how this incredible natural resource has been depleted. 

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Redefining identity

BY KATRINA JACOBSENJENSEN
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Katrina Marie observes how we choose to define ourselves and asks herself whether the stories we have created empower us to engage in the life we desire. Her PechaKucha presentation is about redefining identity.

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Let's start listening

BY DANNY STEIGERWALD
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Danny Steigerwald wonders why we listen to each other offline and not online. He shows us the power of listening, especially online listening.

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How a simple change can change your daily life

BY ANDRÈ WOUTERS
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Everything changed for André Wouters when he started slowing down. Rather than taking his lease car he started traveling by public transportation. He started talking to people in the train and discovered new stories. He realised how a simple change can open up a whole new way of living.

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How I Keep Finding My Way Back to Music

BY LUC SMEETS
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Music has always played a big role in Luc Smeets' life. When he started thinking about the future of radio, he created something he found "pretty cool", which he called "Leap station". His idea won this year's at Startup Weekend in Maastricht.

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Resuscitation, a Basic Skill for All

BY JULES OLSTHOORN
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

“At the end, I want to stress… You, you can save someone’s life. You can save someone loved’s life ”


In Resuscitation A Basic Skill For All from PechaKucha Night Maastricht’s 27th Volume Jules Olsthoorn Discusses Keep the Heartbeat Going, an organization dedicated to educating the public about CPR. The first six minutes after a heart attack is a crucial time, and it is imperative that one knows how to resuscitate a loved one should they ever be put in such a situation. A medical student in Maastricht, Jules spends most of his time at Taskforce QRS Maastricht, an organisation that promotes and facilitates resuscitation education in the Netherlands.

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Friend Crisis

BY PETRA KAI KORMENDY
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

"Refugees are coming to Maastricht ... we want to make them feel welcome."

In "Friend Crisis" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht, Vol 27, progressive chaplain Petra Kai Kormendy explains that there is no such thing as a "refugee crisis" but rather a crisis of friendship. At Refugee Project Maastricht, refugees are called friends, and from that idea a new dialogue can open up about our relationships to the situation and to each other as humans.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

 

MAASTRICHT Blog

Pro-Poor Innovation, How to Hype it with Micro Industry

 

“Craft keeps alive a few million– a few billion people but it doesn't lift them out of poverty. You need something else; what you need is your brain and my brain, an attitude, and a change.”
In Pro-Poor Innovation, How to Hype it with Micro Industry from PechaKucha Night Maastrict’s 27th Volume, Reinder van Tijen, owner of the company Demotech discusses industry at the poverty level. In industry, one needs capital. In an environment with no capital, one needs Ingenuity. Loopholes can be found when one re-designs concepts, tools, methods, and ideas to make them accessible and affordable to everybody in the world. Tijen’s goal? To improve lives with tricks and techniques and create more joy per person.
 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Jean-Paul Toonen

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