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Sueli Brodin

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

My Cosmopolitan Chicken Akosua

PRESENTED ON JAN 30, 2018
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 34

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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Tarantulas Taste Like Chicken

BY AMY JENNINGS
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 28, 2012

Amy Jennings spent one month traveling in an organized tour group of 12 in Southeast Asia. She shares her first-time experiences with photographs taken on the trip.

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Wrapped in my Mother's Nets

BY SARMITE POLAKOVA
@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

Sarmite Polakova explores her identity by examining the fish nets that her mother used to create. Her presentation explores the motifs surrounding the concept of a fishing net as well as the impact they have on the people who spent their lives working on and with them.

 

 

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NOLA-nacular

BY ANTHONY TURDUCKEN DELROSARIO
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 07, 2014

Artist, music promoter, math tutor and seeker of all things cool and fun, Anthony “Turducken” DelRosario share some of the things that he does for fun while living and riding his bike around New Orleans.

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Finding Identity In Between Two Places

BY LUKA ALAGIYAWANNA
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 22, 2015

Photographer Luka Alagiyawanna speaks about how belonging to two very different countries and cultures has influenced her life and work.

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Don’t Own a Chicken if You’re Allergic to Eggs (and other ways to stop sabotaging your sanity)

BY RACHEL FREDERICK
@ VOL 14 ON AUG 27, 2015

Why do you agree to meaningless tasks that take up valuable time, cause stress, and accomplish little? You’re spreading yourself too thin and you’ll be burned out in 10 years (or less). Focus on yourself first; life balance will follow.

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Because Chickens

BY GRETCHEN BEDELL
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 17, 2015

"This is the stuff dreams are made of, which is why you should have chickens in your backyard because you can have experiences like these."

In "Because Chickens", from PechaKucha Williamsburg Vol. 14, Gretchen Bedell shares the hazards, perils, and general ridiculousness of suburban chicken keeping. She explains how her "Mexican ground parrots" as she calls them to circumnavigate the homeowners association's chicken ban. are basically just like fish for the backyard, but they lay eggs you actually want to eat. You bound to learn something interesting in this quirky PechaKucha, for example how one can actually reclaim eggs from thieving snakes. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015. 

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Rethinking Resettlement

BY ERKIN ÖZAY
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

"How can we make our endeavors clear and approachable enough that we can actually contribute to the public debate at a very high level?"

In Rethinking Resettlement from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, Erkin Özay, reviews some of the social and design issues involved in rehousing and supporting Buffalo, New York's new Americans. Özay's Spring 2016 UB graduate studio explored the potential for temporary and long-term housing for newly arrived refugees and immigrants, as well as the role of supporting institutions, community assets, and reimagining the existing housing stock. Özay's project investigates "compassionate urbanism." He is interested in how groups of limited means--new and existing residents--support each other through careful intersections. 

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My Life As A Bad Baby

BY DUANGCHAI KAUR SWANI
@ VOL 41 ON MAR 07, 2017

Dash Swani talks about growing up in India, and how issues of identity find acceptance on moving to art school in Chicago.

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Doin' The Cheeky Chicken

BY JASON MILLS
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 01, 2018

He's done the hustle. He's even done the Bartman. But Jason Mills doesn't think he's ever done the Cheeky Chicken. However, Jason Millsdefinitelytley a perfect teacher. Beginning as a solo climber, Jason soon combined his love of the high country with his profession as a grade school teacher. His student Erica can attest. While Jason was teaching Erica the ways of the rock climber, he demonstrates one of life's most important lessons himself: life is better when you have a good climbing partner.