MAASTRICHT Search Results: “Lake”


Living Lab Limburg: Mosae Vita

@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Roland van Bussel introduces the plan for a Living Lab at Maastricht University. The current hospital and university lab has no relation between the inside and outside. The open and transparent plan for the Living Lab building will build connections to the outside as well as within the building.


Restoring A Salt Lake: A livelihoods approach


Urmia lake is a slat lake in Northwest Iran, near the border from Turkey. At its greatest extent, it was the largest lake in the Middle East and the sixth-largest saltwater lake on Earth. Due to a wide range of issues, mostly man-made, the lake had shrunk to 10% of its former size. A national and international initiatives started to restore the lake. One of those initiatives focused on livelihoods of the communities around the lake. In this presentation, Shuan SadreGhazi tells the story of the lake and of the initiative to save it.

Shuan cares about the lake because it is near to his hometown. The problem that has happened for the lake is a typical case when climate change and human negligence lead to a wide range of social, environmental and economic problems. He is glad that some of the interventions are starting to bear fruit.



SITEWIDE Search Results: “Lake”

Shirley Couteau
Recreation Director, Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation Association in Lake Ridge
Cyndee Blockinger Lake
Corporate Anthropologist, Just Think Dynamics in Georgetown
Lake B2B
Marketing in Armonk
Crystal Lake
Associate Professor, Wright State University in Dayton
Lake Vanmeter
in Merino
Shelley Bodily
Professor/Architect, Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City


Lake Ridge @ Tall Oaks Community Center
Feb 20, 2010


Lake Ridge @ Tall Oaks Community Center
May 15, 2010


Lake Ridge @ Tall Oaks Community Center
Nov 20, 2010


Salt Lake City @ Brewvies
Apr 16, 2011


Lake Ridge @ Occoquan Town Hall
Jun 18, 2011


Lake Ridge @ Bungalow Alehouse
Jan 21, 2012


Lake Ridge @ Workhouse Arts Center
Jun 15, 2013


Salt Lake City @ The State Room
Oct 14, 2013


Salt Lake City @ The Fallout
Oct 13, 2014


Salt Lake City @ The Leonardo
Oct 17, 2017


Lava Flows

@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

Scott Rowland gained his love for the outdoors from the Hawai‘i Service Trip Program, and in college was happy to find a major (Geology & Geophysics) that involved being outdoors. He has been researching and teaching about lava flows at UH for more years than he wants to think about, but never tires of seeing them, flowing or not, in the field.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 11, 2015.


Disabling Labelling

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

"By and large, most people thought it was time for change. And I was going to be part of that change."

In "Disabling Labelling" from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 3, writer, mentor, and idealist Ann Hawkins passionately talks about equal opportunity and the modern world lessons that she insists we must learn that race, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, and all the various labels that we are so accustomed to assigning each other, have very little to do with the kind of people we actually are or how effective we can be in the world. "It's time to tidy up our language" she adds referring to limitations labels give us, concluding "we owe it to the next generation."

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, October 15th, 2015. 


The United Nations of Food

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Hear Charles Bibilos, writer of the United Nations of Food blog, talk about his quest to eat food from every country in the world (160 countries), without ever leaving New York City. Yum!

Help Charles finish his quest! Help him eat: East Timor, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, The Gambia, Kenya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

If you can help, or want to go out to eat with Charles, email him at


Upcycling in China


Watch how rubbish transforms into beauty proving nothing goes to waste in the hands of industrial designer Dave Bramston. Follow him during one of his journeys in China hunting for his next creations. The straightforward array of befores and afters will get you motivated to give it a go yourself. Upcycling doesn't get better than this!


The Murderer Who Wasn't!

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

John Smietanka, former federal and county prosecutor currently in a private trial practice. In 1979, a young woman was found injured in the middle of the night on a rural state road. She later died without regaining consciousness. In 1990 a man was arrested, charged, convicted of her murder and sent to prison. After 14 years he was proven actually innocent. This is his story.



New York: A City of the Living and the Dead

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on the arts and overlooked history. Currently, she is staff writer atHyperallergic, and moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds. These tours are focused on cemeteries as places of history, art, and architecture, as well as concerned in keeping our memorial sites visible for preservation and remembrance. At PechaKucha Night NYC Vol 16, Allison discusses these often abandoned and forgotten spaces right in the middle of our bustling city - reminding us the importance of slowing down.


Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"Teaching kids about food is a way to teach them about everything."

In Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley at PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16Lauren Maples walks us through the importance and strength of a sustainable, natural, and health-conscious education. While teaching yoga and dance in public schools, she developed the Bija approach - which strives to create a fulfilling and engaging educational experience. 

Lauren has danced with internationally acclaimed ballet companies including San Francisco Ballet and New York City Ballet, and holds a BA from New School. 


Born (uni)ted.

@ VOL 11 ON NOV 17, 2016

Beate Huter und Michael Hollenstein unterrichten an der Sigmund Freud Privatuniversität in Bregenz. Im Sommer startete der 7. Standort der Privatuni mit exakt vier StudentInnen. Psychologie, Psychotherapie, Jus und Kunsttherapie kann studiert werden. Wie es den StudentInnen geht und wie es ist, unter den "Ersten" zu sein, das wird in der Präsentation verdeutlicht.


Innocence & Incarceration: A Complicated Relationship


Estimates tell us there are 3,200 +/- wrongfully convicted and innocent individuals serving time in Georgia and Alabama today. The Georgia Innocence Project works for the exoneration and release of these individuals but state law can hamper those efforts, sometimes inadverdantly. Listen as Richard Latta speaks about law here in the State of Georgia that is hampering the efforts of the Georgia Innocence Project. 


Hacking the Office


Wes Rozen is one of the founding partners of SITU Studio, where he leads some of the company's more experimental projects - including interdisciplinary collaborations with artists, filmmakers, and environmental organizations.  Wes takes us through the new Google Creative Lab offices in NY.


PKN Lands in Salt Lake City

The global PechaKucha Night city count continues to rise -- we're currently at the rather lovely number of 333 (oops, it never stops, make that 335) -- and the latest addition, with its first event happening tonight, is Salt Lake City. The festivities will kick off at 19:00, and it all happens at the Salt Lake Art Center.


A Trip from Byron Bay to Lake Eyre

In this presentation from last week's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 78, Tim Exley takes us on an amazing trip from the coast of Byron Bay to Lake Eyre, all across the surprisingly colorful outback of Australia by motor glider.


Poster for PKN Salt Lake City Vol. 6

PechaKucha Night in Salt Lake City Vol. 6 is set to happen October 29 at the Avocet Building, and you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.


PKN Salt Lake City Vol. 7

Time to start sharing a lot of the photos and reports that we've been receiving from the recent Global Cities Week events, and here's a look at Salt Lake City's PechaKucha Night Vol. 7 -- and there's more to see in this Flickr photoset. As you can see, it was a fantastic turnout, and in a separate post we'll be sharing some nice press that the event received. You'll find the full list of presenters on the event page.


An Interview with PKN Salt Lake City Organizer Tristan Shepherd

We shared with you photos from Salt Lake City's Global Cities Week event (PechaKucha Night Vol. 7) a few days ago, and here's also an interview with organizer Tristan Shepherd. The article is originally from the CityWeekly, but as we were having trouble loading the link, we've included the entire interview in this post. PechaKucha Night Celebrates Salt Lake City Arts, Design, Beyond by Austen Diamond POSTED // 2012-02-23 -What makes Salt Lake City so great? Thirteen presenters will say their piece in 20 slides at 20 seconds each this Friday for PechaKucha Night. A sampling of the well-rounded crop of presenters include Tim Lee (senior exhibit designer Natural History Museum of Utah), Dan Christofferson (artist/Big Cartel Missionary), Prescott Muir (architect), to name a few. A full line-up and more information can be found here. Tristan Shepherd, Salt Lake City Organizer of PechaKucha Night, spoke with City Weekly about the event. PechaKucha Night @ The State Room, 638 S. State, Friday, Feb. 24, 6:30-11 p.m., $10 in advance, $15 day of show City Weekly: PechaKucha is a PowerPoint presentation style format where speakers show 20 images, each for 20 seconds, and talk on a certain subject. Is it liberating to have such strict confinement? (either way, why have this style of talk?) Tristan Shepherd: The PechaKucha founders, Klein Dytham Architecture, knew that a mic in certain hands could lead to long-winded presentations, especially with a PowerPoint behind them. They knew they needed to come up with a way to keep presenters on topic and concise. The 20x20 format may seem restrictive at first, but I think it helps take out a few of the possibilities of how you might present a topic. That, I think, is liberating. To know that I only need to create 20 slides and have enough to say about that slide for 20 seconds. However, that really is the only restriction given to a presenter. Some take it quite literally, one image on a slide and they talk about that slide for 20 seconds and move on to the next. Other's manipulate the format to fit their story. One presenter used the same image for a few slides in a row so that he could talk about a particular image for longer than 20 seconds. We do allow some video clips, but try to keep them to 20 second clips. So, in that sense, the format is liberating in how a presenter chooses to work within the 20x20 format. CW: This local event is part of Global PechaKucha Week. What's that all about? TS: This week--starting Feb. 20--marks the ninth anniversary of the first PechaKucha Night in Tokyo. PechaKucha Headquarters have put together previous Global Events, usually centered around the anniversary. A PechaKucha Global event is where as many PechaKucha Night cities (currently 490) try to hold an event on the same day. The first Global Event they ran was designed as a fundraiser to support Haiti after the earthquake in 2010. Last year, after the disaster in Japan, a Global Day for Japan was organized to raise money for relief efforts there. This year, they decided to hold a Global Cities Week to take some of the stress out of trying to have an event on a specific day. PechaKucha HQ asked that we try to theme the event and presentations around "our city." Usually, presenters are not asked to tailor their presentations around a specific theme. But in this case we want to know about the cool things that are happening in our city, or the cool places other people might not know about. Why do the presenters choose to live and work here? Tell us why Salt Lake City is great. Not every presenter is held to the "celebrate our city" theme, but all our presenters have a connection to our city, so in that respect just their presence at the event is a reason why Salt Lake City is worth celebrating. CW: I think if I was presenting, I'd recycle an idea I read about where the L.A. Times food writer reviewed every restaurant, in order, from his commute from home to work--for me, that would include Channon Thai, Moochie's, Cannela's, Copper Onion, to name a few. That'd be delicious. If you were presenting, what would you talk about? TS: Oh man, I'm always asked if I've presented (I haven't, I'm always too busy getting everything ready for all the other presenters.) Honestly, I'm not sure what I would present about, but I like your idea! I've been thinking about a food theme for a PechaKucha Night, even though we don't usually do themes. Want to present at a future event? On the PechaKucha website that have a section of old presentations. One of my favorites was a guy in St. Louis (I think) who did a presentation on all the best taco stands and restaurants in the city. It is funny, and totally informal, and just great. Anyway...what would I present...I'm an architect in training, but photography is also something I really enjoy. One of the reasons I decided to move here and go to school for architecture was the potential of the city and built environment. There are so many cool industrial buildings, vacant buildings, run-down buildings, vacant lots, historic structures, and just cool buildings and neighborhoods around our city. I don't think our city is fully utilizing these bits of architecture and urbanism. If I were presenting, I would have gone around and photographed as many of these places I could find and try to talk about potential uses for these places. Could something become a cool, hip new restaurant or shop. Maybe some under or misused buildings really want to be someone's house or condo. An old warehouse could become an indoor skate park or climbing gym. It would be a fun exercise to try and come up with these kinds of ideas for our city. CW: As I understand it, PechaKucha began as a way for architects to geek out on, well, architecture stuffs. But it has evolved to include people of all ages and interests. For this event, you've curated a DJ, the creator of Craft Lake City, a gallery owner, along with architects and designers. Talk about this broadening of scope. TS: I don't know exactly what the backgrounds were of the first PechaKucha Night presenters. But I can say this: of the 490 cities that have PechaKucha Night's, the original founders of PechaKucha Night have never asked someone to start a series in a city. PechaKucha is a grassroots movement that expresses a viral desire for people to share things they're passionate about. So, while it may have started with an architectural basis, I think almost everyone has a desire to share their work and talk about things they're proud of. PechaKucha Night gives you a reason to get into your city and share and connect with "real" people, to look someone in the face and say, "Hey, that was awesome, I love what you're doing!" PechaKucha allows you to break from your digital network and shake someone's hand. People have a desire to connect with others, and I think everyone generally responds positively to another who is genuinely passionate about what they're talking about. What intrigues me, and why we strive to always have a diverse range of presenters, is the possibility to learn from people who have a different background, or work in a different field than me. I like the idea that PechaKucha can expose people to things and ideas they might never come across in their typical day to day lives. At a PechaKucha Night, you can share a drink with people who do incredible things right here in our city. We recently had a presenter who is an engineering student at the University of Utah. She works on these impossibly small mechanical assemblies. Real science-fiction type stuff, like making camera lenses so small that they might one day be used to make artificial eyes. I like to think that there was someone in the audience who had no idea that something like that exists but now has that connection and they might come up with something together that could change the world. Grand idea, I know, so maybe it is something more simple like an author writing a book and they just saw an incredible artist and they get together to illustrate the book. I think the cross-pollination of ideas and disciplines is what makes PechaKucha Night great! CW: What are the keys that set some presentations off above and beyond others? TS: When someone talks about something they truly care about, that can be felt by the audience. There are so many things that can make a presentation stand out: unique and innovative work and ideas, bizarre and interesting stories, humor, being energetic. I think the presenters who have an interesting story to tell are the ones that stand out. CW: Are there any in particular that you are looking forward to tonight? TS: I'm in the unique position of seeing all the presenters' slides before anyone else. So I'm always interested to hear what they have to say about the slides. Usually when we ask someone to present we have an idea of what they should present. If, for example, we ask an architect to present, we probably expect them to talk about some cool new building they just completed. In this case, because of the "celebrate our city" theme, some presenters really took it to heart. So instead of seeing their portfolio of work, or some specific project they worked on, they are going to be saying something about the city. So I'm interested in hearing what all our presenters' have to say about our city. It was fun having the AIGA involved with this event. They brought in some presenters we might not otherwise have known to contact, so I'm interesting is seeing what they have to say. This also relates to your "broadening of scope" question above. CW: I'm sure there's something I'm not asking ... anything you'd like to add? TS: I'm sure there is something I could think of, but I think my answers are already longer than a 20 second reply.


A Trip from Byron Bay to Lake Eyre

For this "Presentation of the Day," Tim Exley takes us on an amazing trip from the coast of Byron Bay to Lake Eyre, all across the surprisingly colorful outback of Australia by motor glider.


Salt Lake City vol. 9 reminder!

PechaKucha Night - Salt Lake City is THIS THURSDAY! Don't forget to get your tickets early, while you still can... Purchase your tickets online: The State Room One more reminder that PechaKucha Night is this Thursday, June 6th. Doors open at 6:00pm. Presenters will get going around 6:45-7:00. Get your tickets now before you miss out! If you're still wondering what PechaKucha Night is about, check out the Top 5 Presentations from the month of May on the site: We have another exciting cross-discipline line-up of presenters.  Michael Doyle - Landscape architect and Planner, epg Re Wikstrom - photographer, photo editor Michael Kern - creative director, craftsman, cafe racer builder, WeLikeSmall Brent Bowen - architectural illustrator, Bowen Studios Kirk Huffaker - Executive Director, Utah Heritage Foundation Eric Egenolf & Dwight Yee - architects, Process Studio Jaren Harbertson - furniture designer, craftsman, Modern Union Cale Montrone - creator, Revolv Magazine Traci O'Very Covey - visual artist Nathan Florence - artist See below for a highlight of just a few: Post Century Credenza Jaren Harbertson The founder of Modern Union, a local design/build outfit that specializes in modern cabinetry and furniture. A believer in the traditions and earned experience of craftsmanship, the marks of Jaren (and Modern Union's) work are his precision loving 'god is in the details' ethos, his belief that modernism at its best represents innovation and hard won simplicity, and the ability to juxtapose raw, patina-rich materials with sleek lines and finishes creating unique, timeless, character filled, and hopefully, heirloom quality results. Modern Union will happily take on any design project that elevates details to obsessiveness. Utah Heritage Foundation Kirk Huffaker As Executive Director of Utah Heritage Foundation, Kirk Huffaker is an advocate for vibrant neighborhoods and Main Streets, recognition of historic modernism, and excellence in planning and design. Since 1998, Kirk has provided assistance throughout Utah to build local preservation leadership, develop policy, and save historic buildings. He has served in the position of Executive Director of Utah Heritage Foundation since 2008. REVOLV issue No. 02 Cale Montrone A Utah Native. A sheet metal worker. Revolv magazine publisher and editor. A fan of really cool stuff. Nuff said. Poster design by: Tim Ross Lee


PKN Salt Lake City in the News

Salt Lake City got some rather nice coverage for its recent PechaKucha Night Vol. 12 from SLUG Magazine. The PechaKucha format is brilliant. Japanese for “chit chat,” it was invented in Tokyo in 2003, and since has spread to almost 800 different locations worldwide. They call it the 20x20 format. A presenter is given an opportunity to choose 20 different slides and talk for 20 seconds about each one. This is an excellent cure for the ailment which plagues many public speeches—people talking way too long, and going on many different tangents.  Read the full article here. Salt Lake City's Vol. 13 is set for October 13.


Lake Michigan in a Dugout Canoe

"That not how most people build boats these days but I figured I was new to woodworking, logs float no matter what, and I was committed." In Lake Michigan in a Dugout Canoe from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 1, Mary Catterlin and and Amy Lukas share their story of how, in the summer of 2012, they circumnavigated Lake Michigan in their handmade dugout sailing canoe. After 93 days and 1200 miles, they returned home to the beach of Beverly Shores, Indiana. This adventure has led to the creation of a self produced documentary and a published illustrated journal.


PKN 4 in Vientiane!

Vientiane's fourth PechaKucha Night took place on September 15, 2016, with a packed house of OVER 200 people at TimeLine Cafe! This well and truly exceeded our past attendance record - we are overwhelmed with gratitude to our always awesome audiences for their support!  The event brought together 10 of the Capital's creative, innovative and talented minds: claymation artist Souliya Phoumivong of Clay House studio, tea sommelier Anna Maria of Kinnari - Tea of Laos, lacquer artist Marie Do Hyman-Boneu of MDO Art Studio and Lacquer Vientiane Laos, writer and Eat Drink Laos blogger Lilani Gonnesena, disability and rehabilitation sector worker Bernard Franck, theatre director Thiane Khamvongsa of A Midmonsoon Night's Dream, artist Bruno le Matelot, teacher Teresa Foard, renewable enery and acroyoga enthusiast Ga Rick Lee, and Emily Koo of Vientiane Green Drinks. Presentations spanned the tea-scapes of Laos, powerful female figures, exploring the stories of persons living with impairment, a life in the theatre, a family's extrodinary battle with a terminal cancer diagnosis, stories from the Mekong riverside, and digging deeper into the oft-asked question "Where are you from?". Many thanks to TimeLine Cafe for hosting us, TOH LAO Coworking Space & Services for technical support, and designer Manilla Chounlamountri for our totally awesome Vol. 4 poster! Photos by Kate Antonas and where noted, My Vientiane.  Photo by My Vientiane Photo by My Vientiane Some of the PechaKucha Vientiane Vol. 4 speakers (L-R): Bernard Franck, Emily Koo, Ga Rick Lee, Teresa Foard, Thiane Khamvongsa, Souliya Phoumivong, organiser Kate Antonas, organiser Nami Ishihara, Anna Maria and organiser Catherine O'Brien. Photo by My Vientiane.