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PechaKucha Presentation

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Justyn Strother

in Lyttelton

The Supper Club Project

PRESENTED ON FEB 11, 2015
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 22

“Open up the doors, cook, let strangers come — this is the only way we can ward off ruin.”

Justin Strother tells a story of moving to the bottom of the world. She speaks about her journey to find a place to live in the little town of Lyttleton, New Zealand and her food and warmth-filled path to finding a cure to loneliness.

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Getting Back into the Players Club

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Architect Warwick Mihaly wants to reconstruct Melbourne as a shared space so that it can be better enjoyed by everyone who lives there. He emphasizes the importance of creating activity centers that will encourage community engagement and improve the quality of life. 

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Cities of Purpose: A Civic Dinner Party Project

BY JENN GRAHAM
@ VOL 25 ON AUG 09, 2015

Jenn Graham moved to the big city and roomed with a group of individuals who discussed civics and politics et al over delicious dinner. This gave her an idea- what if you put doers in a room, add delicious dinner, mix, and see what happens. Out of this experiment came Cities of Purpose and it is incredible. Listen as Graham speaks of how it started, where it is, and what is growing out of this simple program!

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Lebanese Architecture Club

BY ABBAS SBEITY
@ VOL 24 ON JAN 20, 2016

Architects build communities, not (only) buildings. That is the belief at the core of the Lebanese Architecture Club. Abbas Sbeity introduces the values, achievements and goals of the LAC, a great community of active young architects and designers.

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What Our Dinner Taught Us

BY GRACIE HALL PHILLIP BAIN
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 26, 2016

Grace Hall  and Philip Bain like dinner. They like to eat dinner, share dinner with friends, and now docuemnt it. A Year of Plates is a visual adventure into every dinner they eat in 2016, building off a blog documenting their dinners in a literary body, the project has expanded to drawings of their meals, no matter how embarassing they are (sneak peek: wine for dinner only once, sausages 25 times).

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Reading Together

BY SARAH HUTCHINGS
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

Can the simple act of reading change lives?  Sarah Hutchings, founder of Collected Works, a not-for-profit organisation based in Brighton, UK, believes in the power of books.  Her team runs 'City Reads' an annual city-wide reading club festival.  In her first ever PechaKucha Sarah shares her belief in books and people.

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Detroit History Club

BY BAILEY SISOY ISGRO
@ VOL 30 ON DEC 08, 2016

Bailey Sisoy-Isgro is the owner of Detroit History Tours and the proprietress of the newly founded Detroit History Club.  She is an author, humorist, workaholic, and Faygo-loving tour guide from the great City of Detroit.

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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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Restoring Calm through Knitting

BY CONNIE ABRAHAMS
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

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The 125th Anniversary of the Batavia Woman's Club

BY SUE LUSTED
@ VOL 8 ON AUG 17, 2017

Batavia Woman’s Club is the oldest civic organization in Batavia, Illinois, and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2017. Sue Lusted and Nan Phillips explore the club’s origins by revisiting the founders and their goals. They describe how the club has maintained this vision and continues to successfully serve Batavia and the surrounding community through volunteer service and fundraising efforts.