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Lauren Wagner

Assistant Professor in Globalisation and Development, Maastricht University

Local Markets, Global Interactions

PRESENTED ON SEP 07, 2016
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 31

Commerce is so ubiquitous that we do not even see it as a center for the exchange of goods and ideas. Are the market places the hearts of the cities that pump and distribute the flow of human activity or the brain where the personality of a city resides?

Lauren Wagner is an Assistant Professor in Globalisation and Development and shares her work on social and linguistic encounters in the Maastricht market.

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Tokyo Local Food

BY JESS MANTELL, CHRIS BERTHELSEN AND JARED BRAITERMAN
@ VOL 89 ON FEB 23, 2012

Jess, Chris, and Jared are always on the hunt for green spaces in urban environments -- in this case, Tokyo. In this presentation, they reveal ways and offer tips on how you can get your hands on some natural local food in the megalopolis. 

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Why Maastricht Needs the Mandril

BY TIM STRASSER
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Tim Strasser discusses the recent eviction of the Mandril in Maastricht. The combination of communal living, cultural events and political activity were what made it so special. It provided an inclusive and accessible space where experimentation was possible and encouraged. Tim urges that in order to change society, the appropriate space is necessary. 

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A New Way to Learn a Foreign Language

BY ADRIENN KELEMEN
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

Adrienn Kelemen believes that foreign language lessons should be more interesting and more efficient for schoolchildren. She has devised a new method to teach foreign languages in schools, which can be useful not only in Western Europe, but most likely in less developed areas. She wants to make learning languages an easy, fun and interesting exercise for the youth.

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The impossibility of branding a city like Maastricht

BY JEAN BRUIJNZEELS
@ VOL 26 ON APR 09, 2015

Jean Bruynzeels feels very inspired by the enormous growth of the diversity in the streets of Maastricht in the last decades. His native city, for him, represents the globalising world in one small spot on the globe, not only virtual/digital, but surely also in real life. Explaining this in the PechaKucha format in a language that was hardly spoken in this region when he was young proves this fact.

Desultory, casual, cursory, random, unmethodical, unsystematic, maybe chaotic, inconsistent, irregular, sporadic, are the words that come to mind when Jean thinks about his native city and this, he finds, is exactly the charm of it.

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Hidden Rules of Interaction

BY WOUTER VISSER
@ VOL 26 ON APR 09, 2015

What does it mean to work with different cultures? How can you deal with the (hidden) rules of interaction? Wouter Visser shares some of the interesting 'cultural' meetings he experienced during his travels.

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Tools - A Community Fabrication Centre in Maastricht

BY ROBERT KATZENSON
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Robert Katzenson believes in the community’s ability to fabricate, renovate and maintain structures and public installations. He shows how the residents and the city of Maastricht, and the South Limburg region could benefit from a Community Fabrication/Maintenance Centre.

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Global Innovation Design

BY MICHIKO STAS
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

Four graduate students of Industrial Design, on a year-long international exchange program, learn the joys and pitfalls of global design collaboration. Speakers  Michiko Stas and her fellow students Maya Seetharaman, Sandra Atakora, and Murrill Oake, discuss their shared year of adventure with the Pratt Institute’s Global Innovation Design Program, explaining how our interconnectedness leads to global problems that can only be solved colaboratively.

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A Fashion Vision - Bespoke, Local and Global

BY ALEX MEARING
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 16, 2016

"I just felt like there was something else in me that needed to be expressed and released to the world."

In A Fashion Vision - Bespoke, Local and Global from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 19, Alex Mearing talks about her vision for her work and how she has been building her brand and using social media to create and capture a market all over the world.

Based on the Sunshine Coast but with a global vision, Alex is a fashion designer who handcrafts made to measure, individually designed gowns and one of a kind wedding dresses. She also has a swimwear label called Klams. While she produces these in Brisbane, she sells them exclusively online through her website.  

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Do you feel at home in Maastricht?

BY JULIA REINOLD
@ VOL 36 ON JUN 19, 2018

Why do highly-skilled individuals come to the Maastricht region? Why do they want to stay? Or why do they plan to leave again? And how can we make the Euregio Meuse-Rhine more attractive for them? 

These are some of the questions that Julia Reinold tackles in her PhD research at Maastricht University. She also is a true child of this region herself: Julia grew up in the German part of the Euroregion, studied at Maastricht University and is now working there as a researcher.