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Cristina Szemere Enderlin weaves us a story that takes us into the world of a young woman coming through adolescence. This talk is a true feast for the senses with each hand-painted slide illuminating the beautiful story of this young woman. Listen as she moves from spaces inside her mind, to the world around her, through memories and into forests of fear and fantasy.
BY MICHAEL BODDINGTON
Michael Boddington shared with us his vision for a peaceful future. He explained his standpoint through his many experiences, specifically through his work to eradicate the remnants of war that are the unexploded ordinances that continue to cause devastation throughout south-east asia and especially Laos. It was inspiring to hear his solutions to the problem of war and poignant in that he asked us to 'start with ourselves'.
Journey of a Lao Entrepreneur
BY KEOVISOUK DALASANE
Keovisouk Dalasane’s presentation took us on his journey as a Lao entrepreneur. He told us of the changing economic climate in Laos and specifically in Vientiane the capital. He explained how he recognised the need for a unified jobs board and thus created 108.jobs, the most well known job site in Laos. Keo encouraged other Lao nationals to get into business and spoke about how he has been able to create jobs for Lao people and give back to the community.
Riding the Buffalo
BY DAVID SMITH
@ VOL 6
ON MAY 25, 2017
David Smith used his incredible images gathered over 15 years of living in Laos, as well as his great sense of humour, to showcase some special moments in time. For each image David has a story, there are no anonymous characters here. David shows us an intimate vision of Laos life through the lens of an expat and admirer.
In search of Wildcats in NEPL
BY AKCHOUSANH RASPHONE
@ VOL 6
ON MAY 25, 2017
Akchousanh Rasphone gives us the rare gift of being able to see deep into the Lao jungle. Akchou’s research took her in search of wild cats in the Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area. She set “camera traps”, activated by movement, to record the species in the area. Laos is not a huge country, and everyone in the audience was astounded at the incredible animals that roam not too far from us in the North - from large and small wildcats, to bears and birds and even the sad incidence of poachers - Akchou’s presentation is an educational wonder.
Print and Trace (impression et souvenir)
BY VIRGINIE FAIVRE DARCIER
@ VOL 6
ON MAY 25, 2017
Virginie Faivre DArcier showed us how she prints dreams. She told us the story of how she takes the intangible and makes it tangible. Her print and exhibition art has been inspired by living in South East Asia for more than 15 years. She shared with us images and objects of significance and beauty in what felt like a behind-the-scenes look at the landscapes and moments that have inspired her printmaking designs.
High as a kite on a bike - in Nepal
BY BEN SWANEPOEL
Ben Swanepoel told us of his journey by bike to the mountains of Nepal. He showed us beautiful images of stunning but difficult terrain and told us of his turmoil at having to change his plans and turn back. Ben’s journey showed us how the unplanned route can surprise and delight.
Tyson Lee tells us his family story, originating in Laos, leading to a Thai refugee camp and eventually to an upbringing in Canada. Tyson shows us the life he and his father have had and how it has culminated in bringing them back home to Laos to start Tyson Pizza in Vientiane.
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About the City's Organizers
Sabine Scharfe is a freelance communication facilitator from Germany with living and working experience in several countries and inexhaustible interest for interpersonal and intercultural encounters. Her curiosity about how people connect and how information gets best from sender to recipient brings her now to Pecha Kucha.
An Australian living in Vientiane my life is Art, Literature and Travel. Opening a gallery in Laos has brought all this together. None of this would have been possible without the support of many people. Pechakucha continues the journey.
Dominique le Roux acts as a communications and publishing manager, taking media projects from conceptualization to publication and beyond. New media... Old media... She loves them all and she loves what she does: helping people and organizations of authenticity tell their stories.
Anja is originally from Auckland, NZ. With a formal background in Anthropology she is interested in people and places, and how the two affect each other. Working for the last 5 years in Behaviour Change and events, Anja brings what she knows of Pecha Kucha Auckland to the Vientiane scene.