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Inge Oosterhoff

Freelance Writer & Researcher - specialized in American Culture/History/Media in Utrecht

Greetings from the colonies: Postcards from a painful past

PRESENTED ON NOV 23, 2015
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 27

"Some [postcards] promoted colonial ideology and served to uphold the supposed hierarchy of the world, with white societies on top." 

The Golden Age of postcards (1907-1915) coincided with the popularization of anthropology and renewed interest in European colonies. Colonial postcards from this time illustrate some of the most prominent ideas of colonialism and beliefs regarding ethnic hierarchy. In Greetings from the Colonies: Postcards from a Painful Past from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 27, writer and scholar Inge Oosterhoff retraces these ideas, as well as the ways in which France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and other colonizing countries viewed and propagandized their “colonized peoples.”

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December  15, 2015.

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Postcards from Japan

BY KATE THOMSON & HIRONORI KATAGIRI
@ VOL 93 ON JUN 27, 2012

This presentation covers three exhibition projects that Kate Thomson and Hironori Katagiri produced to support post-tsunami recovery: "Postcards From Japan" is an exhibition of A5-sized artworks by 22 Tohoku artists touring the world, so far shown in Edinburgh, New York, London, and Birmingham.

"Postcards To Japan" includes over 470 works sent from all over the world to tour Tohoku, first shown at the Iwate Museum of Art, currently on show at Fukushima Museum of Art, next going to Minami Soma Museum and more informal venues along the coast of Tohoku. "TOHOKU-SCOTLAND" is an exhibition of sculpture, paintings, collage and prints by Scottish artists who took part in the Iwate Art Festival UK98 and artists from Tohoku shown in Edinburgh, UK. (in English)

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.GIFs: an Emotive Vocabulary

BY SHA HWANG
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Sha Hwang takes us through the history of .gifs, and their use in society, as an emotive vocabulary for current events, sports, and every day life.

Sha is an information designer and technologist based mostly in Brooklyn. A failed architect and an accidental entrepreneur, Sha has designed and built work for clients such as the New York Times, MTV, Flickr, and Adobe. Previously, Sha worked at Stamen Design and later cofounded the company Movity, which was acquired by Trulia. Sha spends his nights trawling Tumblr and printing gifs as Gifpop and his days working with Nava to improve healthcare.gov and other parts of government.

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Foraging and Picking

BY BRIAN CARTER
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"Architects are hunters and gatherers." 

In "Foraging and Picking" from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 17, professor of architecture Brian Carter provides a retrospective of twenty postcards from his many travels, highlighting what each image signifies in the mind of an architect. Carter reminds us that architecture can be an international language. It prompts travel, causing us walk into buildings, to meet people, and to listen, sense and smell the places that we go. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 21st, 2016. 

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Remembering the City: Souvenirs from Aleksandrovsk to Zaporizhzhya

BY VIKTOR BABENKO
@ VOL 4 ON DEC 17, 2016

Victor Babenko told history of souvenirs from the day when city was found till today. What were the souvenirs in the past and how they have changed through the times?

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Lessons from natural history of California

BY CARLI BAKER
@ VOL 27 ON APR 20, 2017

Carli  Baker talks about what we can learn from the past to help us solve problems in the future. She takes us on a journey through breath-taking views of California, explaining how the sunny state came to be.

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365 Postcards

BY ANDY HOANG
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 12, 2017

" I have a kinda strange hobby. I had it since 2007..."

In "365 Postcards" from PechaKucha Night London Vol. 15,  Andy Hoang spoke about Mailart365 - Mailart (a new term to you we assume) is a term which describes a piece of artwork made with the intention of sending it somewhere in the post. 365 is the number of days in a year.

Mailart 365 is a year-long project starting on December 1st, 2010, to make and send a piece of art in the post every day for a year. Artists attempt to make and send 365 pieces in the post, to whoever they please and while doing so, they’re posting up their efforts right here on Mailart 365.

Since the start of the project over 10,000 pieces of mailart have been made and sent out and new pieces are being made every day.

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Postcards from the 'Ghan’ Vol. 1

BY ROB DOUMA
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 15, 2018

Rob Douma talks about how Afghanistan’s stunning landscapes are as diverse as her residents. At times breathtaking, they can be remote, extremely dangerous and totally unforgiving.

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Incubating Seeds

BY GIBRAN VILLALOBOS
@ VOL 46 ON JUN 05, 2018

Gibran Villalobos is an administrator, curator, and art historian originally from Arizona. His work has gone from the Havana Biennial, to the White House Office of Public Engagement, to 525 public parks in Chicago.

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Postcards from the 'Ghan’ Vol. 2, The Urban Environment

BY ROB DOUMA
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 15, 2018

Afghanistan is a country with a long and interesting history and this can be seen in the infrastructure and buildings.

Rob Douma worked in Afghanistan as a freelance security consultant for several years. 

This presentation focuses on the urban environment Rob experienced in his travels across the country.