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Mary Kaltenberg

Economist, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht School of Governance, MIT Media Lab in Maastricht

From Siberia to Texas: Uncovering My Family’s Immigration Story One Recipe at a Time

PRESENTED ON MAY 22, 2017
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 33

Mary Kaltenberg best introduces her story herself:

"It started during a blizzard storm the first week I arrived back in the United States early 2016. As an activity for my mom and I during this cold snowy day, we gathered recipes and started compiling them into a cohesive cookbook. I asked questions about the origination of the recipe and through each recipe lived a different story. Translating and transcribing developed into a documentation of our family history, rich of funny, suspenseful and adventurous stories. One recipe at a time I uncovered the story of my Jewish, Russian, Polish family - how they became a family, survived in Siberia, were deported and stripped of citizenship and the humor of eventually adapting to American culture."

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Coming Out to My Conservative Family

BY RARA RIZAL
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 12, 2015

"Im very honored to be a speaker at this edition of PechaKucha especially since this is the first time I am talking openly and publicly about my life."

In Coming Out to my Convervative Family from Pechakucha Night Jakarta Vol. 21, Rara Rizal shares being open about her sexual orientation since she's 18 years old. Rara tells her story on how it affects her life and most of all, her relationship with her conservative family.

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Great Service: A Recipe for a Life Well Lived

BY STEVE MCHUGH
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2015

Steve McHugh is a renowned chef and restaurateur who shares his passion for great service through the people who have been most influential to him. His parents taught him to serve others because it brings happiness. Chef John Besh helped him develop a palette able to detect nuanced flavors many of us can only dream of tasting. And while he was beating cancer, his oncology team showed him even a hospital can create an inviting environment for guests. Most people can forgive a mistake; people just want to see you try.
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Changing the world one message at a time

BY BERN O'DONOGHUE
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 27, 2016

Bern O'Donaghue gives an insightful talk about her current project using paper boats and unassuming members of the public. Holding a wider conversation about the current issues around the refugee crisis.

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Uncovering, and then Recovering. A Family Tradition.

BY WES BREITENBACH
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

Wes Breitenbach shares a brief history of how comfortable we have become just sitting around and how one craft has spanned five generations of his family.

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Keiki Club

BY AVIVA ROWLEY
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Aviva Rowley and friends founded Keiki Club - an open social community for friends and flora fanatics to come together and grow plants, share knowledge, and trade collections. Attend a Keiki Club meeting in NY or California - more info here.

Aviva is a ceramicist / artist / florist from Brooklyn, New York.  She graduated from Cooper Union in 2011 with a BFA.  She has been finding nature in Brooklyn her whole life and stubbornly refuses to leave NY - thus forcing her to create an indoor jungle.  

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Natural Leavening

BY ANTHONY FALCO
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

From Texas to New York to Brazil, professional pizza man Anthony Falco has been active in the food industry from a widely popular french fry stand to a famous Bushwick pizzeria, to perfecting delicious bread recipes with his kids. At PechaKucha Night NYC, he talks about the process and health benefits to naturally leavened dough!

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Expression of Gratitude: the untold story of a family unknown

BY KATY BOYCHUK
@ VOL 2 ON APR 25, 2017

"My journey of finding my birth mother lead me to the gratitude I have for my parents."
 
In honor of International Family Day, we highlight a PechaKucha Presentation that truly embodies what family is, while simultaneous breaks its mold, and in turn, captures our hearts.
 
In "Expression of Gratitude: the untold story of a family unknown" from PechaKucha Night London, Ontario, Katy Boychuk shares the story of her adoption at birth and the personal journey she embarked on when almost most 30 years later, she read her private adoption file for the first time and decided to find her birth mother. This is when her search began.
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A Recipe is Easier to Ship Than a Cake: Studio Moger

BY ROBERT PATIENCE
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

Robert Patience has over 10 years experience studying and working within the design field. He is part of the design team at Fearsome, a Product Design & Engineering consultancy, as a Design Engineer with an emphasis on physical prototyping and making. Robert and his partner Carolyn Alexander also work part time at their start up Studio Moger. Here they are exploring the development of an open source library of artists equipment with their first project, Start Point. 

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What if I had the recipe for your success

BY GARY HIRSON
@ VOL 44 ON JUL 04, 2017

With tongue in cheek & comparisons to Richard Branson & Michael Jordan, Gary Hirson shares "the recipe to success" - what, why & when we want something, writing it down & breaking it down. The three beliefs needed to achieve & choosing how to react when things don’t go as planned.