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Oh yes, it is that time again. #PechaKuchaNight #Maastricht volume 36 is happening at no other than Lumière Cinema. Drink, dine, digest, discuss.


Featured Presentation

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Sueli Brodin

PechaKucha Maastricht organiser/Communications Officer, United Nations University in Maastricht

Last November, Sueli Brodin and her family adopted a cosmopolitan chicken named Akosua. This experiment is part of Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen’s #PerfectStrangers citizen science art project. Sueli not only takes care of Akosua, but also keeps a diary about everything that she experiences with her. Sueli tells us about the adventures she and her family have lived together with Akosua and what thoughts and questions this experience has provoked.

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Suit up!

@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

In this changing world, the way we dress up has a significant impact on creating a good first Impression. It's one way to persuade others into showing interest towards you and influence success in your favour. Praveen Saragadam's advice to us in this presentation is to suit up and build up our career!

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Oil painting

@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

What is the importance of having a hobby, especially in modern life? For Di Wu the practice of oil painting allowed him to observe interesting phenomena and reinvent himself.

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@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

Natania Leongson speaks about identity – the idea of the self, self-perception, and how people form an image of themselves that sometimes is what limits them instead of what encourages them to learn and push forward.  

She would like to give us the inspiration to shift their mindset about identity from it being a permanent or predetermined thing, to something more malleable and fluid. She challenges us to break free from the limitations of identity and embrace the plethora of possibilities that life is bursting with.

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Accept the challenge

@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

Juan Carlos shares some experiences that have helped him to develop a more positive and fearless attitude. It is good to see challenges as opportunities, and it is good to challenge ourselves on purpose to train our will and our ability to get out of our comfort zone easily.

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How cheerleading changed my career

@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

Laura Sala got injured practising cheerleading but she transformed the frustration she felt due to her injury into motivation to create her own team. This business made her realise that what she really wanted to do.  

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Protect Son Doong Cave

@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is the world's largest cave and has an extremely rich and unique natural environment. But exploring it and all natural beauties, in general, should be in an utmost careful, environmental-friendly, and sustainable manner.

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Embrace Uncertainty

@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

Planning long-term in our ever-changing world can be a challenging task. When thinking about where we see ourselves in 10 or 15 years we should not get obsessed with a clear path but instead embark on a journey of self-discovery, daring to take risks and embrace uncertainty. 

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A gamer's life

@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

Gaming has advantages and disadvantages depending on how you practise it. Some people will benefit from this activity and gain superior cognitive abilities, others will simply waste their time. Ramzi F Alashabi asks: What kind of gamer are you? 



City Focus: Maastricht

Claiming the spotlight in this week's 
City Focus is the historic city of Maastricht. Affluent in medieval-era architecture and Dutch culture, Maastricht has impressed us with their creativing thinking and love for the sciences. Having recently hosted their 35th Volume, there'll be more amazing content coming from the passionate and innovative minds of Maastricht. Best of luck to the organizers of Maastricht in planning Vol. 36! See you all there!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Sueli Brodin

    Born in Brazil from a Japanese/Brazilian mother and a French father, I grew up in Pakistan, Japan and France. After completing a bachelor's degree in English literature, I won a one-year scholarship to study at Rutgers University, New Jersey. I met my Dutch husband in Israel and we have been living in Maastricht, the Netherlands, since April 1994. We have three children, one cat, three tortoises, five ducks, two aquariums and 16 chickens including a Cosmpolitan Mechelse Wyandotte chicken. I work as an Editor/ Communications Officer at United Nations University-MERIT / Maastricht University and a freelance editor at Maastricht School of Management. I joined the team of PechaKucha Maastricht in December 2009 and am very happy to be part of the global PechaKucha community. Watch my video portrait at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiL4oRFfUYM

  • Stella Thomassen

    My real name is Maria Christella L.G.D. Thomassen. I'm 46 years old and Belgian. I live with my son Liam in Maastricht for almost 13 years. I work at the department of Biochemistry for 25 years now. I'm co-author on 30 scientific papers. I committed myself to give a PechaKutcha talk and I'll talk about a present I gave to myself almost one year ago and what that did on my life.

  • Nadine Boesten

    Nadine Boesten (21) is a European Studies bachelor student at Maastricht University. In 2011 she started to suffer from epileptic seizures caused by stress. Nadine is determined to spread more knowledge about these kind of seizures throughout the world and will do an internship with the Epilepsy Free Foundation in New York City this summer. She will organise and speak at the second conference organised for people with this condition. She is planning to do a master in European Public Health after her bachelor in the hope to tackle problems she encountered with the current health system on a European policy level.

  • Peggy Thekkaekurikattukunnal

    Peggy is from Maastricht and worked and lived in different places (Namibia, Sudan) doing humanitarian work. Peggy and her husband were the founders of the innovative new economy model Crafts & Co and have now started Jeeva Holistic Life Programmes. Peggy is a life surfer, an organiser and energy creator and a member of the PechaKucha team in Maastricht! www.jeeva.eu

  • Charlotte Mueller

    Charlotte is a passionate traveler & migration-research enthusiast. She has backpacked through many Latin American countries and is now gaining new experiences during work-related field trips in different African countries. She was born in Munich (Germany), but she also lived in Hungary and Ecuador for some time before moving to Maastricht in 2015.

  • ElizaMaree Power

    ElizaMaree was born and raised in Sydney and lived quite some time in London before landing in her mother’s home town of Maastricht where she is now based. Both in her professional and private lives she welcomes opportunities to work on projects where she is able to employ her communicative, creative and commercial talents. As her name quite succinctly says, her aim is to empower people, projects and thought processes, to drive change by engaging professional and personal branding, online presence and communication style. In this way enabling others to shape their dreams and achieve their goals and ambitions.