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Despoina Polyzoidou

Student, Maastricht School of Management in Maastricht

Going Against the Crisis

PRESENTED ON MAR 17, 2017
IN MAASTRICHT @ MSM GOES PECHAKUCHA

Despoina Polyzoidou shows how the economic crisis in Greece has triggered a new era for the primary sector of the country. In order to find ways to cope with economic challenges, her fellow countrymen are not staying idle but rather focus more and more on agriculture, forestry, fishing and mining to create special, top quality, branded products as a way to fight the crisis.

Despoina is concerned about her country and wants to share "views from inside" because she feels that the media sometimes distorts information and only emphasises the negative sides of a situation.

Despite the crisis, she believes, there is always hope and room for positive actions.

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Kreativität in der Krise

BY THOMAS MAILE
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 22, 2010

www.pechakucha-aalen.com This presentation is in German.

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The Opportunity of Crisis

BY CHRIS CASTRO
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 20, 2013

Chris Castro, a co-founder of an NGO called IDEAS, talks about how the organization was formed, how it has changed over the years, what they have done, and what they are trying to do. Since IDEAS founding only a few years ago, the things it has accomplished are amazing.

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Racial Justice and the Climate Crisis

BY BILL GALLEGOS
@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

With over three decades of organizing experience with unions, students, and grassroots organizations, activist-in-residence at Havens Center for Social Justice, Bill Gallegos discusses the complexities of climate change's affect on racial justice. He shares his some of his experiences in achieving environmental programs that ensure low-income communities and communities of color receive the health, environmental, and economic benefits of sound environmental policy.

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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.

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Lexicon of crisis related suicides

BY RICHARD SLUIJS
@ VOL 15 ON OCT 06, 2015

Grafisch ontwerper Richard Sluijs maakte een monumentaal in memoriam voor de slachtoffers van de wereldwijde economische crisis.

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Refugee Crisis

BY AADYA DIXIT
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 16, 2016

Aadya Dixit. A masters degree student and 'Balshree' recepient questions the responses of global community to refugee crisis that is actually a humanity crisis.

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La Afectividad como Paliativo a la Crisis

BY VIDA GAVIRIA
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 21, 2016

La venezolana viviendo en el exterior, Vida Gaviria, nos cuenta como la afectividad nos permite reconstruirnos desde la individualidad y así afrontar la crisis del país venezolano desde el núcleo de cada persona.

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A Hitchhiker's Journal towards Entrepreneurship

BY CRISTIAN TALA SÁNCHEZ
@ MSM GOES PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 17, 2017

Entrepreneurship is a fun and fulfilling process but is far away to be easy if you don't have a clue on what you are doing. 

Cristian Tala Sánchez shares some fun milestones about what books don't teach us about creating your company, dealing with frustration and people, and reinventing ourselves.

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How we can find our own role in the European “Refugee Crisis"

BY AURELIA STR
@ VOL 33 ON MAY 22, 2017

With the onset of a ‘Refugee crisis’ in Europe we are confronted with a narrative that has become too emotional and polarised to understand its core message: refugees are people like you and me.

We can hardly imagine how much struggle it must be to leave one's own country and everything that is close to one's heart behind. But it doesn’t take much for us to open our arms and make someone feel welcome, says Aurelia Streit.

She believes that we can change the current narrative towards refugees in Europe by establishing local platforms for intercultural exchange.