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PechaKucha Presentation

A while ago, someone told Ahmed Hassan that he needed therapy, so he bought a motorcycle. Now his therapy sessions consist of drives through the countryside where he discovers the beauty and art in rusted treasures. Lucky for us, he carries a camera.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 21, 2014.

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Los Locos

BY SERGIO GARZON
@ VOL 18 ON AUG 16, 2013

During a lecture Sergio Garzon gave at the Pacific Health Conference in 2012,
he came across the idea that art therapy is a gentle, free and an evident cure for many mental illnesses, specially those dealing with social-dynamics. His “Los Local” presentation focuses on using art as a form of free health therapy on the streets.

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Artichoke Studio

BY MYRA SAAD
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 19, 2015

Myra Saad introduces the Artichoke Studio, an art therapy center in Beirut.

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Chubby Wax Crayons

BY PAUL MUIR
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

Artist and drama therapist, Paul Muir talks about the work he created over a 20 year period whilst in therapy and the insights and self-healing journey he went through.

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Art of the Selfie

BY DEVON NICKELS
@ VOL 16 ON JUL 22, 2015

Devon Nickels suggest that we all take a selfie.

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Transformative Motorcycle Design

BY MATTHEW ROBERTS
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL @ AUTODESK POP-UP ON NOV 08, 2015

"The easiest way to describe what we do is like a two wheeled equivalent of the Eames LCW. We're looking for something that's timeless and embodies the essence of motorcycles."

Matthew Roberts of Speedtractor Industries, a custom motorcycle and design studio in Tokyo known from its elegant and personal custom creations, believes motorcycle design has finally come of age, to a place and time where people can appreciate the truest essence of motorcycling. Matthew discusses how a movement of bespoke design houses like his, offer riders and non-riders alike a glimpse of how a a new wave of contemporary design sense won't necessarily have to be rooted in a bygone time, nor will it likely loose it's mod look decades from now. An ultimately cool PechaKucha.

 

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Art as Therapy

BY LUIS CANO
@ VOL 11 ON OCT 10, 2015

Luis Cano describes personal experiences that influenced the development of his art style. He reveals that when he started his career in art therapy, not only was he helping others connect to their emotions via art, his own work developed in depth as well.

 

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Lialka-motanka as an Amulet for the Soul

BY ELENA NAZARENKO
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 20, 2016

Lialka-motanka – is a traditional doll made by winding layer upon layer of cloth without sewing. It is a symbol of well-being and woman wisdom. Elena Nazarenko's story is about using dolls in a therapy and curing the soul.  

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Emotional Languages

BY ANITA TOUTIKIAN
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 12, 2016

A clinical psychologist, art therapist, lecturer and artist, Anita Toutikian is the founder of Beirut Art Therapy. In her talk, she walks us through the different modalities by which emotion can be channeled. From visual arts to performance, we discover the various ways in which psychological layers can unfold and be explored.

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Art Grief Therapy

BY MAGGIE GALLOWAY
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

Maggie Galloway is an artist and student from the Art Institute of Chicago & University of Tulsa. She has a long career of creating, including her time as a documentary film producer at WLS-tv in Chicago.

In 2009, after the sudden death of her husband, Paul Galloway, newspaper reporter and columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune, Maggie was faced with learning to live without her partner of 30 years. It would be 2 years of Art Grief Therapy that healed her... she shares her story.