MAASTRICHT Search Results: “Travel”
BY RUBEN CASAD
@ VOL 19
ON MAY 11, 2013
Ruben Casad is the founder of PechaKucha Mons. He is very passionate about the cities of Wallonia and believes that while they are relatively unkown, they have much to offer. Check out the cities for yourself as they are easily accessible by train.
The Craftsmanship of the Kufiya
BY BRIAN MEGENS
@ VOL 29
ON FEB 29, 2016
"Too many times, we make judgements on people and situations without knowing anything about them... I decided to do a photography project, which is focusing on people, not the conflict, not the violence."
In The Craftsmanship of the Kufiya from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 29, photographer Brian Megens tells the story about his photography project ‘The Other Side of Palestine’. In this project he focuses on life and the people of the West Bank. He made several stories throughout the country. During his stay in Palestine, Brian got intrigued with the kufiya, known in the West as the ‘Arafat scarf’. In his presentation, ‘The Craftsmanship of the Kufiya’ Brian will tell us more about this traditional Arabic product that won his admiration.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, May 31st, 2016.
Every 60 seconds in Africa...
BY FATEN AGGAD-CLERX
@ VOL 29
ON FEB 29, 2016
“Stereotypes harm dignity, but the truth of the matter is that stereotypes sell”
What is your image of Africa? A poor, conflict-ridden, hot continent with beautiful sunsets and wild animals, or a hub for innovations and the second fastest growing economy?
By day Faten Aggad works as Africa programme manager at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM). By night she studies journalism and is a travel writer. In Every 60 seconds in Africa… from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Volume 29, she will challenge you to look at Western media headlines through a different lens.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, May 27th, 2016.
My Name is Kumar
BY TIM LOONEN
@ VOL 30
ON JUN 13, 2016
My name is Kumar is the charity set up by Tim Loonen and his wife Renee Schreurs to support 37 former child beggars in Tamil Nadu, Southern India. Living between London and Chennai they offer a safe home, education and love to children born into poverty. Almost five years after they’ve first set foot in India the charity is thriving and about to double the number of kids they are able to send to school. However, it hasn’t been always easy. Tim will guide us through some of the tough choices they’ve had to make along the way and tell us about how he combines a full time job at the world’s largest travel site (TripAdvisor) with the exciting (and rewarding) world of philanthropy.
Travelling through Europe
BY MARC MAHFOUD
@ VOL 32
ON FEB 06, 2017
As an artist, Marc Mahfoud enjoys the European freedom of expression and movement. In his case, this meant realising his dream of leaving his money home and starting to travel through Europe with a guitar only, crossing borders and visiting three countries in one day. He experienced it as a unique privilege.
However the rising lack of tolerance and understanding is endangering this freedom. When he was robbed twice during his travels everything he stood for got tested.
He would like to encourage us to better appreciate and preserve the freedom that we have in Europe, and to actively participate in the dialogue of open borders and tolerance.
He challenges us to dare to discover! When you travel by foot you get in touch with a wide spectrum of people, you learn to appreciate your life and to respect others.
#FreeInterrail: Saving Europe by travelling
BY VINCENT-IMMANUEL HERR
@ VOL 32
ON FEB 06, 2017
Imagine yourself turning 18 and finding a personalised letter from the European Union in your mailbox. In it: a voucher to travel Europe. Your life will change! Europe is facing many problems - a lot of them have to do with people not knowing or understanding each other.
Imagine what a Europe we could build together, if all future generations were enabled to explore and experience European cultural diversity and beauty first-hand. #FreeInterrail advocates for just that.
In this presentation Vincent-Immanuel Herr invites us to join the movement and make sure that all EU youth are empowered to become Europeans out of experience.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “Travel”
Feb 20, 2010
Museum of Dreams
Mar 28, 2013
PKBJ VENUE 23
Jul 28, 2012
Ubud 20x20 VOL 4
Jan 22, 2013
Galapagos Art Space
Aug 14, 2014
Naked Espresso Khamkong
Feb 11, 2016
Powered by PechaKucha
Mar 15, 2016
Chicago blues pub
Sep 24, 2016
Chicago blues pub
Mar 26, 2017
Creative space "Chasopys"
Sep 14, 2017
The United Nations of Food
BY CHARLES BIBILOS
@ 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 email@example.com
A Journey in Hats
BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!
The Future of Flooding
BY SAMUEL BUDIN
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
Samuel Lang Budin is a social documentary photographer living in Brooklyn and working primarily in the depressive realist mode. He makes 35mm and medium format slide shows about climate change anxiety, aging and death, naked people in their own homes, the personal discomforts of travel, and the encroaching sea. Just you wait!
Foraging and Picking
BY BRIAN CARTER
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
"Architects are hunters and gatherers."
In "Foraging and Picking" from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 17, professor of architecture Brian Carter provides a retrospective of twenty postcards from his many travels, highlighting what each image signifies in the mind of an architect. Carter reminds us that architecture can be an international language. It prompts travel, causing us walk into buildings, to meet people, and to listen, sense and smell the places that we go.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 21st, 2016.
Living Your Life With Passion: How I Got Paid to Travel The World
BY ANDREW KASZOWSKI
@ VOL 1
ON JAN 25, 2017
"You can do what you dream of."
In Living Your Life With Passion: How I Got Paid to Travel The World at PechaKucha Night London, Ontario Vol. 1, Andrew Kaszowski shares how he lived out his dream of traveling the world. He took his writing and design experience to sea, setting sail as Publications Editor aboard Crystal Cruises’ four-month World Cruise. He has been to 38 countries. Learn how Andrew did exactly what he dreamed of doing: and got paid to do it!
Spirit Fairies and Fish Skins
BY BRYNNE RINDERKNECHT
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
When a psychic tells you to take a trip to Scotland do you go? Design Principal Brynne Rinderknecht did! Find out what happens in her presentation from PK NY Vol 17..
Brynne Rinderknecht of From the Inside creates residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with a focus on connecting spirits to surroundings. Originally from ST. Louis and a graduate of SAIC in Chicago, Brynne has made New York City home: collaborating with people to make functional and sustainable concepts—conscious.
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.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Traveling the World
Vicente Frare has traveled the world, and in this presentation, he gives us a visual tour of what he's experienced, with a few fun photos along the way. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Curitiba Vol. 1, and is in Portuguese.
Best of Sweden
This week goes out to the Swedes, with our City Focus shining the spotlight on Stockholm -- in part because of tomorrow's very special Vol. 38 -- and our "Presentations of the Day" for the week all coming from Swedish PKN cities. We kick things off with this classic presentation from the incredible PKN Vol. 20 celebrations that happened in Stockholm a few years ago, and it comes in the form of a Finish love for Sweden. Illka Suppanen on Backyard Babies, Swedish meatballs, and how IKEA helps you out of your crisis.
Why We Travel
We spend billions of dollars to put robot-cameras into space -- but why? In today's Presentation of the Day, "Why We Travel" from PKN Toronto Vol. 17, Zygmunt Strawczynski wonders why we go the places we go. "Ziggy" loves to travel, and offers several possibilities; we want to change ourselves, we want to push our limits, we want a photo, we're curious, or perhaps -- we go purely because we can.
La Carmina's Underworld Trips and Offbeat Travels
Want a first-class ticket to the subculture underworld of Tokyo? You’ve come to the right place. La Carmina is a travel TV host and blog writer, who travels the world seeking out the off-beat subculture of each city she visits. In “La Carmina’s Underworld Trips and Offbeat Travels” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 115, we see Tokyo is her favorite city because she finds something for everyone — from monkey taverns to Victorian dollhouse cafes. Come check out what La Carmina has discovered within Tokyo!
Antarctic Time Travel
“What if [climate change] is all a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?” -Joel Pett Exhibition developer and sustainability professional Bec McMaster is fascinated by all things Antarctica. In “Antarctic Time Travel” from PKN Christchurch Vol. 20 Bec shares the process of engaging with some of New Zealand’s leading scientists in order to present past and future climate change in a balanced and empowering manner.
On June 2 for PK3, we heard fascinating presentations from dynamic local people: Geneticist Giri Athrey of Texas A&M; Dan DeLeon, pastor of Friends UCC; Ronin Cooking owners Brian and Amanda Light; high school teacher and seasoned European "couch-surfer" Barbara Klein; and Shannon Van Zandt, Director of Texas A&M's Center for Housing and Urban Development. Thanks for all your love and support! Please consider nominating people for PK4, in the fall. See you soon!
Couch-Surfing: A New Way to Travel
"It's not about a free couch, it's about sharing an experience." In Couch-Surfing: A New Way to Travel, from Bryan, Vol. 3. full-time animation and graphic arts instructor, and part-time couch surfer, Barbara Klein, explores an unconventional travel accommodation, on the couches of strangers. Much to her friend's and family's dismay, Klein shares how putting herself in the unknown, and her trust in others, has lead to serendipitous results. She adds that pushing one's boundaries, by either accepting accommodation on a strangers couch or offering one's couch up to a travelling stranger opens a space for sharing time and new experiences with new friends in exciting and interesting new contexts.
The Traveling Photographer
"There’s no better way to find adventure than to get lost!” In "The Traveling Photographer" from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 24, Darren Arthur shared his incredible stories about traveling, in and out of his professional duty. Darren is a professional photographer based in Dubai. Expect travel tips, lots of laughter and some of the best photography you are likely to see.
Flying Solo: The Joys of Travelling Alone
Liz Williams discusses the importance of traveling and the empowerment and unique experiences that happen when you travel alone.
Skyscanner CEO Gareth Willams will join us tomorrow night