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Alicia Medina Laddaga

Creativity: The Key to a Happy and Productive Life

PRESENTED ON NOV 20, 2013
IN VANCOUVER @ VOL 30

Alicia Medina Laddaga explores the idea of cities as the ultimate epicenter for creativity, and travels to Vancouver in order to tap into it's creative potential. She focuses on housing and architecture as a founder of LOHA, a non-profit organization which provides affordable, alternative housing options. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 21, 2014.

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Capitalism vs. Creativity

BY TIM REDFERN
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 27, 2013

Tim Redfern, disappointed by the consumeristic society that has devleoped in urban cities, discusses his liberal goal in encouraging people to get more invovled with creativity and begin making their own creations. He beieves that if the community were to stray away from capitalistic thinking, it would make way for more creativity. 

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Passion is Key to Success

BY BRIAN WAKELIN
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

Architect Brian Wakelin relates his life to Fellini's film 8 1/2. Brian feels pressure in his architectural career just as the director in the movie faces societal pressure to create a great film. Brian's pressure is short-lived, however, as he understands that passion is the key to being successful. 

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Inspiring Creativity through LEGO

BY EDWIN KNIGHT
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 28, 2015

Edwin Knight introduces KLUG - Kansai Lego User Group - which aims to inspire creativity one block at a time, organising charitable event along the way.

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Be Happy with Yourself

BY STACY PITTMAN
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 18, 2014

Knowing who you are and being OK with it is really the true key to happiness, says Stacy Pittman who learned to be happy with herself while raising her son.

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Happy Squares

BY ALEX SCHMIDT
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 21, 2016

“So we found out that just dealing with the topic of happiness and thinking about what makes us happy actually made us happy. ”

In Happy Squares from PechaKucha Night Goettingen’s 2nd volume, presenter Alexander Schmidt speaks on a topic that is sure to bring a smile to your face. During a project about happiness, Alexander discovered that it takes few to make people happy: Think about happy things and you become happy! Happy Squares are an attempt to actively make people think about their happiness, whilst transforming a public space into an artwork for an afternoon. Check it out, we encourage you to try it in your own town!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016. 

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The Hive | The Benefit of Community, Creativity, and Risk

BY REBECCA RIDNER
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 12, 2015

This is the story of Rebecca Ridner's desire for creativity produced a space and community for creative entrepreneurs in Knoxville, TN. 

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Creativity in a Hidden Land

BY SARA FIDA AL ABDULLAH
@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

“We’re advanced in everything but when it comes to design, we’re a bit boring… So when PechaKucha was introduced in 2012, young people were encouraged to come… and show us what they had.”

In Creativity in a Hidden Land from PKN Tokyo’s Vol. 134 Pow Wow Special, PechaKucha Night Muscat Organizer Sara Fida Al Abdullah shares some reflections on her home city and the PKN she hosts there in Oman. A beautiful and vibrant city, Oman's capital Muscat is a sight to behold indeed, but as Sara began to recognize an under-represented and under-valued sense of design, she committed her to finding and spotlight the city's hidden creativity and talent, and if in doing so via PechaKucha Nights, she's had an enormously positive impact on her community. Here she also offers some ingenious tips on running PechaKucha Night, from which any organizer can glean. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, April 4th, 2016. 

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Titles Are Hard, and Other Lessons from Jazz on Creativity, Collaboration, and Community

BY MATT ERION
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 16, 2017

Jazz composer Matt Erion shares inspirations and lessons gleaned from years in the musical trenches. This presentation is not exactly about music but is intended to inspire people of all walks of life to discover their passions and be bold in the pursuit of their vision.

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KnowHow / Youth Programs at the Intersection of Creativity and Critical Thinking

BY ELIZABETH WRIGHT
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 17, 2016

Elizabeth Wright presents "KnowHow" a local community organization that builds youth leadership and community engagement through the arts. KnowHow youth work at the intersection of creativity and critical thinking to engage with their communities, develop solutions to issues that affect their lives, and build vital life skills. Tonight, KnowHow adult allies  will share the inspiration and design behind this work, information about their many programs, and their dreams for the future of their organization and our city.