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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Featured Presentation

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Charlotte Cottrell

Creator & Cultivator in Christchurch

Have you ever paid much attention to plants or flowers growing in your garden? Gardening is a creative venture connecting you with nature and your home. In this talk, Charlotte Cottrell shows her love for gardening and demonstrates the love that her garden gives back. 

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Rediscovering Human Connection

BY GINA PAPAHADJIS
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

Gina Papahadjis had a fear of talking to strangers and her PechaKucha journey pushed her to rediscover human connection to help her overcome this. She went to the pub and asked a series of questions. She discovered that human connection is an investment and worth investing in.

 

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Because Why Not?

BY ANDY DIXON
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

If you ever wanted to find someone who drew a slightly odd picture and then had a friend turn it into a tattoo, because . . . why not, then Andrew Dixon is that someone. He is on a journey doing and trying everything, because  . . .why not.

 

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I grew up in the Circus

BY RUBY ARROWFIELD
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

Ruby Arrowfield literally grew up in a circus with balancing clown parents called Carrot and Pickles!  Every aspect of her life infused a love of performing and supporting creative expression.  Now Ruby works with the Christchurch Circus Centre who are based in the Roy Stokes hall in New Brighton, which may be pulled down. Ruby is on a campaign to keep the circus alive.

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Will work for wine!

BY CHARLIE ROSE JACKSON
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

Charlie Jackson never thought she would be photographing products in a controlled environment and loving it. She shared her journey as a freelance photographer with her own business and how being open to whatever might come next has taken her in directions she would not have imagined.

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Sustainability through Behavioral Change

BY ANZAC GALLATE
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

Inspirational high school student Anzac Gallate shared how a group of students at Cashmere High School have created sustainable educational projects through behavioral change. One of Anzac’s key messages was that no one is too small to make a difference and you can start with just turning off lights.  This is a must listen!

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Get out of Your Comfort Zone

BY JACK LIU
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

Yanjin (Jack) got out of his comfort zone by moving to New Zealand to study and meet girls.  His talk shares his experiences of culture shock and how he has used these to become an ambassador for others who travel to and live in New Zealand.

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The Christchurch Youth Movement

BY CLAUDIA MCDONALD
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

15 year old Claudia McDonald has a head full of ideas.  She is involved with the Christchurch Youth Movement which creates youth opportunities and action in Christchurch.

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Music speaks where words fail

BY DEEN COULSON
@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

Deen Coulson sees music as an expression of emotion and the release of feelings. He wants to write beautiful words and create intense emotions through the music he creates. Deen's struggles through anxiety and depression has turned negativity into creativity.

 

 

CHRISTCHURCH Blog

Why I Love Photographing Food

In honor of World Food Day:
"It's art on a plate... it's a different art form."
In "Why I Love Photographing Food" from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 25, Food photographer Meredith Dyer explains why she loves photographing food in ten reasons. Spoiler alert, some of the most exciting parts are the people! 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Erica Austin

    Erica is an architectural graduate and is interested in how creative disciplines, businesses, community organisations and individuals can work collaboratively. With a Master’s degree in Architecture and a passion for making Christchurch awesome, she sees Christchurch as a place to experiment and grow creatively. She’s also actively involved in Te Putahi (Centre for Architecture and Citymaking), TEDxChristchurch, PechaKucha Night Christchurch, Startup Weekend and Gap Filler. She wishes to bring more excitement to Christchurch and attract more people to this city by initiating and contributing to a wide range of creative, community and entrepreneurial projects, which is why she also calls herself ‘Christchurch Ambassador’.