MAASTRICHT Search Results: “diversity”


The impossibility of branding a city like Maastricht

@ VOL 26 ON APR 09, 2015

Jean Bruynzeels feels very inspired by the enormous growth of the diversity in the streets of Maastricht in the last decades. His native city, for him, represents the globalising world in one small spot on the globe, not only virtual/digital, but surely also in real life. Explaining this in the PechaKucha format in a language that was hardly spoken in this region when he was young proves this fact.

Desultory, casual, cursory, random, unmethodical, unsystematic, maybe chaotic, inconsistent, irregular, sporadic, are the words that come to mind when Jean thinks about his native city and this, he finds, is exactly the charm of it.


Unity in Diversity?

@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

As a young EU citizen who is convinced that there can only be a European solution to our present and future (political) challenges, Verena Riedmiller feels that Europeans need to stand up now for a more democratic Europe. A Europe, in which the voices of its diverse citizens are heard, a Europe, which does not only preach values but brings them to life.

Her proposal for such a Europe comes in the form of the NGO cube. Your take on Europe. Cube. educates, engages and empowers young people in Europe to voice their ideas for a Europe of the future towards the European Commission.

The EU is not a set political reality, each and every one of us can raise their voice and shape our political future!


#FreeInterrail: Saving Europe by travelling

@ 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. 


The story of European secularism

@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

Mueid Al Raee is interested in the connection of philosophy and religion. He talks about the influences that shaped Spinoza’s work on philosophy, religion, and understanding the nature of God.

Mueid presents Averroes as an important character in the story of secularism. Averroes is often referred to as the father of European Secularism. Mueid argues that religion played an important role in the formulation of the philosophy of secularism as we know it today in Europe.

His message is that we should challenge the ideas that consider secularism and religion as opposites.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “diversity”


Ghent @ JOC Minus One
Mar 17, 2010


Los Angeles @ WUHO
Jul 14, 2010


Mar 09, 2011


Montevideo @ Lorente, casa de espectáculos
May 25, 2011


Toronto @ Gladstone Hotel
Mar 19, 2013


Jakarta @ Es Teler77 Resto
Sep 18, 2013


Grand Rapids @ San Chez Cafe
Feb 05, 2014


Gliwice @ Centrum Organizacji Kulturalnych GCOP
May 21, 2014


Glasgow @ The Whisky Bond
Apr 12, 2016


Accra @ Goethe Institut
Jul 21, 2017


#Sharjah1000 Visual Diversity

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

With its origins on Instagram, Reem Saeed introduces the #Sharjah1000 campaign- a series of images and behind the scenes videos of re-discovering different lifestyles of the residents of Sharjah to create a social impact. 


I didn't teach in the DPRK. It taught me.

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

Former entrepreneur and radio newsman, now teacher, Will Gourley blogs about Modern Learning and classroom life. His presentation shares his experiences, images and stories from the classroom, DMZ and everywhere in between from his trip to the DPRK.


Photo Sensei

@ VOL 28 ON JUN 10, 2016

Photography is not just Asia Hamilton’s passion; she uses her lens to examine the world, to connect with people of diverse backgrounds and to highlight the people, projects and places she loves.


Музикална гравитация

@ VOL 1 ON MAR 26, 2016

Разказ за пътя на музикант, правил различни неща през различни етапи в живота си.
Разказ за това, че не можеш и не бива да бягаш от себе си.
Презентацията проследява отклоненията от пътя на музиканта и трудните опити за завръщането му към музиката.
Етапите са на мечтаещо да свири момче и младеж, участие в аматьорски групи, участие в професионални групи, отказ от музиката и постъпване в митническата администрация, напускане на митническата администрация, стартиране на музикален бизнес и най-накрая - първо завръщане в свиренето и творчеството.
Чрез презентацията си музиканта опитва да отправи послание на аудиторията чрез своя личен опит и история, че човек не бива да се отклонява от пътя си, независимо колко е трудно това. Че без мечтата си не си цялостен и ще търсиш и губиш време в занимания, които доставят само временна радост или просто са начин за препитание.


The Fight for Democracy

@ VOL 8 ON JAN 20, 2017

Deployed to Iraq to defend “Liberty and Freedom” in 2004, Brett Wachsmith feels privileged to have been a part of the efforts, perfect or not. Brett puts democracy into prospective by comparing the current struggle in America to those worldwide. Today he serves as the Kittitas County Treasurer, embracing diversity and with a call for unity form both sides of the aisle to preserve our liberties for years to come.


Architecture Futures: of the near and far

@ VOL 4 ON APR 15, 2017

Ahdha Moosa speaks to the importance of divergent design thinking demonstrated through master’s research projects – highly visual studies.

“If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking” – Benjamin Franklin


Architecture + Education

@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

"These kids have big ideas and only through making do those ideas come alive."

In Architecture + Education from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Associate Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Beth Tauke, joined by graduate student Randy Fernando, we learn about the Architecture + Education program. This initiative of the Buffalo Architecture Foundation and the University at Buffalo earned the 2013 AIA Diversity Recognition Program award for introducing thousands of grade-schoolers to architecture over the past 13 years. Faculty and students work with practitioners in the Buffalo Public School system to introduce students to the idea of architecture, concepts in the practice, and career possibilities. The program's motto, adapted from Dr. Seuss, is true to its mission: "Think LEFT & think RIGHT & think LOW & think HIGH. Oh, the things you can come up with if only you try!"


An Age of Inequality

@ VOL 3 ON AUG 17, 2017

Dr. Deborah Heikes gives us a history of reason and the different sides of Objective Relativism.  


Gothenburg Celebrates Diversity

The following is a guest post from PechaKucha Night in Gothenburg organizer Jesper Larsson -- you can read a more detailed version of the message in Swedish here.PechaKucha Gothenburg – celebrating diversity since 2006 The image of Sweden — famous for our middle-ground politics, generous immigration policies and reputation for tolerance — basically changed over night on September 19th when the far-right and anti-immigrantSweden Democrats were voted into Sweden's parliament and the neo-nazi Party of the Swedes got a seat in Grästorp Municipality council, making them the first national socialist party to get any mandate in a Swedish political assembly since the 1940s. Welcome to the suburb In Gothenburg we had planned to temporarily move one of our events to the suburbs prior to the election, but now it undeniably feels more important than ever. So in an attempt to break out of our inner-city bubble we are moving our next PechaKucha event to the Gothenburg suburb of Angered. Our hope is to counteract segregation and create a win-win situation by inspiring to new meetings and collaborations. Another form of bubble If it's anything we should have learned from the latest financial bubble, it's that nobody is unaffected by a crises in our globalized world – that everyone is interconnected and that isolation is no sustainable solution. Despite this we see a growing segregation in most societies all over the world. Let's do what we can to change this trend, and instead celebrate diversity.


What Is PechaKucha to You?

As part of Bucharest's PechaKucha Night Vol. 7 (see photos here), organizers handed out a simple questionnaire to attendees, to get some feedback on the event and format. Here are some of the key words and thoughts that came out of it: The presentation itself with images, the joy and curiosity of people around me, everything by now, the freedom of expression, the creativity, the social network, the innovative concept and diversity of subjects, interesting presenters and beautiful ideas, atmosphere and place, concision, the idea, presenters' and participants’ spirit and attitude, the format and the moderator, the original subjects, the fact that no one can monopolize the microphone, originality, freedom, the different way of interaction between people, free style, short presentation and super atmosphere, diversity, the format, you cannot get bored by presentations, informal atmosphere and presentations, the golden rule: 20x20.


The Secret Lives of Cones

You thought they were just inanimate objects to be avoided, but now you'll never think of them the same way. In today's Presentation of the Day, "The Secret Lives of Cones" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 66, Joachim Müller-Lancé gives us a behind-the-curtain view into the colorful and obstructive lives of the common traffic cone (and their relatives). He speaks of cone racial diversity, their occasional devious social activities, and their prevalent, awful mistreatment by human beings. 


Portrait 365

After years of taking portraits and noticing a lack of diversity in his portfolio, photographer David Lipnowski embarked upon a personal project that would consume his professional life for an entire year. In "Portrait 365" from PKN Winnipeg Vol. 16, he tells us how began taking a single, unique portrait daily as of January 1, 2013 and continued his task until the end of the year. 


Distinction Through Typology

Christian Webb has some unique photographic methods. In "Distinction Through Typology" from PKN Bedford, Vol. 1, Christian explains that he takes pictures of similar things and arranges them in a grid-like formation. It's the perfect mix of chao's and structure, and his work produces striking results that lead to questions about typology, diversity, and change.


Design Diversity - Powered by PechaKucha

  We hope that you were able to make it out to PechaKucha Night Cleveland - Volume 21, which took place last Friday evening at the citadel of free speech, The City Club of Cleveland. It was a yet another truly magical evening here in Cleveland listening to amazing, creative and inspiring stories. As many have noticed, space was fairly limited at about 450 people, and we needed to distribute tickets via our Facebook page(still FREE:) to make sure we did not take the venue beyond their capacity. If you were not able to make it out, have no fear, we video taped the entire evening and are planning on posting those presentations as soon as we can process them. A special thanks goes out to Dan Moulthrop, Carrie Miller and everyone at The City Club of Cleveland for making that such an amazing partnership and evening. We are looking forward to partnering with them on many events in the future. Also, if you did not have a chance to make it out, or you did and just can't get enough inspiration, you have another opportunity TONIGHT to be inspired. The event titled "DesignDiversity - Powered by PechaKucha" takes place at Take 5 in downtown Cleveland. The event doors open with a Happy Hour from 7-8pm and the presentations will start at 8pm. The presenter list is pretty amazing and features 5 African American creative professions and will be emcee'd by Jennifer Coleman. Presenters include: Terran Washington Designer, Little Jacket Michele Crawford Intern Architect, Robert P. Madison International Jason Russell City Planner, City of Lakewood Diane Davis-Sikora Associate Professor, Kent State University College of Architecture & Environmental Design Arlene Watson Principal and Creative Director, Möbius Grey LLC Event Details: We hope you can make it out to the first "Powered by PechaKucha" event in downtown Cleveland. We are going to be working hard throughout 2014 to not only bring you GREAT PechaKucha Night events, but we are going to be aggressively working with various organizations to fill the calendar with Powered by PechaKucha opportunities in between. What is "Powered by PechaKucha" you ask? Powered X PKN events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, but still utilize the 20 images x 20 seconds format. The events will be completely organized by other organizations and oftentimes have very different focuses, but PKNCLE is going to do what it can to support each event it can to help everyone tell their creative stories. If you are interested in hosting a "Powered by PechaKucha" event, please email us at and we will definitely reach out to talk about the process. Cheers to an amazing, inspiring and creativity filled 2014! -PKN Cleveland Creative Team Michael Christoff Raseem Parker Aseem Garg Emily Bacha Trent Boerner Heather Lenz David Purpera


Journey, Cultural Diversity, and Dreams

Go out there. Search for your colors. Put as many on your palette as you can, mix them, and make them your own.  Kairini Guay is a native of Western Sumatra who has lived in Bangor, Maine for ten years. Currently, Khairini is studying computer information systems and earning her MBA at Husson University. In "Journey, Cultural Diversity, and Dreams" from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 12, she presents about the colors of her life and her journey through a multicultural world. She speaks about her home in Sumatra, it's matrilinear culture, and tells us some historical myths.     


Brussels in September is Design

In a month will take place the 46th Volume of PechaKucha Night Brussels. At Recyclart, in connection with Design September. Hundred of activities will be design-centric in September in Brussels. And PechaKucha is one not to be missed. In its diversity, in its hybridity. See you at 20:00 sharp, as the evening begins at 20:20 !


PechaKucha Creativity Harvest

Waterville Maine's Craft Weekend and Harvest Festival included not only traditional autumn activities such as hayrides, scarecrow making, and pumpkin carving, but also an amazing PKN at the Waterville Opera House, geared to children and families, celebrating of the city’s cultural diversity! 



“To understand nature, naturalists found out early that it made sense to put things into systems.” In Primitiva from PechaKucha Night Stockholm’s 55th Volume, speaker Katrín Ólína discusses her new project Primitiva. She embarked on a journey to find herself, but instead found something that belongs to everyone. By creating a language of shape, Katrín discovers a diversity of human conditions.