Diane Huang talks about how academics and formal education is not everything in life. To be happy, we must be brave and pursue our passions.
NEXT EVENT VOL 12
Connect with Markham’s creative communities at PechaKucha Markham! We know what you’re asking: What is a PechaKucha? PechaKucha (the Japanese word for chit-chat) is not your typical slide show: presenters share their ideas in 20 slides x 20 seconds each, no exceptions. Speaker Boxing returns to a pack some fun punches.
The Markham Public Library and the Varley Art Gallery have partnered to host Markham’s PechaKucha nights, featuring 8 artists, thinkers and innovators from Markham and beyond. The event is the official launch to Culture Days in Markham and a celebration for Markham Reads.
Culture Days is a non-profit organization that raises the awareness, accessibility, and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.
Markham Reads is an annual celebration that gets everyone in Markham reading (and discussing!) the same book. Pick up your copy (announced September 6th) and join us for some amazing workshops and events throughout October.
Admission is Pay What You Want so please give generously!
Grab a glass of beer or wine (cash bar), and enjoy complimentary appetizers and music. Stick around for the Post-PK party for more meeting and mingling!
Refreshments provided by local fine food stores and restaurants.
Design by mad Studios
Photography by Louis Li Photography
Communications support by Business & Office Centro
Live music presented by Creativity through Arts youth council.
Speaker Boxing presented by Speakerbox
For more information and to see past presentations, visit www.pechakucha.org/cities/markham
PechaKucha is devised, supported and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture
Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology
BY RONNIE CLARKE
@ VOL 11
ON MAY 06, 2016
Ronnie Clarke is an artist focusing in media and performance, whose current work addresses the body, the self and social relationships in physical and digital spaces. Her talk brings art and accessible technology together to question what it means to be present and to really interact with one another.
Placemaking with People!
BY MOJGAN RASOULI
@ VOL 11
ON MAY 06, 2016
Mojgan Rasouli is a passionate Urban Planner and Designer who has great enthusiasm for developing vibrant and walkable neighbourhoods that promote health, safety and equity. Her presentation invites people to consider how placemaking inspires people to reinvent public spaces.
I didn't teach in the DPRK. It taught me.
BY WILL GOURLEY
@ VOL 10
ON JAN 22, 2016
Former entrepreneur and radio newsman, now teacher, Will Gourley blogs about Modern Learning and classroom life. His presentation shares his experiences, images and stories from the classroom, DMZ and everywhere in between from his trip to the DPRK.
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At heart: a wonderer. I believe in love, books, dreams, and so on. I write things, but not enough of them, so now I'm trying to notice.
I'm curious about the world and how people see it... and can't sit still very long. Which is probably why I love art, media, and to travel. The further the better, the more out of my comfort zone the better. And food, not to cook it, to eat it. And scrabble and dogs too.