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Jess Steele

Project Coordinator, Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust in Hastings

Independent community activist and entrepreneur Jess Steele played a key part in saving Hastings Pier from dereliction. She shares her convictions in collective DIY action to improve neighbourhoods with and for local people.

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Power, Passion, Purpose

BY BOB TOBIN
@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

Bob Tobin talks about three ways to design and change the invisible at work-corporate culture, motivation, relationships between people, and your own feelings. He shows how you can work with power, passion and purpose, no matter what you do. 
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What is Self-Defense?

BY BRIAN ULSH
@ VOL 9 ON AUG 16, 2014

If you think self-defense is only about fending off attackers, Brian Ulsh, who just opened WOLF Martial Arts Academy, is here to enlighten you. Brian takes the concept of self-defense to a new holistic level that encompases our history, community, environment, relationships, health, and our future, not just ourselves.

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Community Development and the Power of Small Scale Change

BY JOANNE DANG
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 05, 2015

Joanne Dang is a town planner as well as a dreamer.  She discusses her journey in many places around the world and the power of small-scale, community-based change.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 8, 2015.

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Community Participation and Architecture

BY MARY GILMORE
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 13, 2015

"We wanted every design decision that we made to be affordable, made locally, and something that could teach a skill."

In Community Participation and Architecture, from PechaKucha Night New OrleansVol. 17, architect Mary Gilmore, shares her master’s thesis on Community Participation and Architecture. Her belief is that if people participated in the design and construction of a building, not only will they become stake holders in the process, but also learn something.  To put her thesis into practice, Mary moved to India and then later to Mali, West Africa with the Peace Corps.  Now as a practicing architect here in the states, she is has rediscovered the notion of community participation and architecture.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, October 19th, 2015. 

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Change and the Safety of Insanity

BY KRISTIN MCDONALD
@ VOL 25 ON AUG 09, 2015

Kristin McDonald speaks of how change can be scary but that it is absolitely needed if you are to grow. Do you recall Blockbuster Video? Maybe? Where are they now? Did they embrace change or did they decide to ride the Usual Wave? Listen as McDonald speaks about the need for change!

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Everyone Is Lonely. We Can Change That.

BY BEN SZOBODY
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

"The irony is: we all live on top of each other and everyone is lonely." 

In Everyone Is Lonely. We Can Change That. at PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 25Ben Szobody shares his observations as a "lonely migrant" and asks: How does one battle loneliness? How can one form enduring relationships and build a community? Ben has constructed a plan and he's taking the initiative to make a change within his community and bring people together. 


This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wenesday, February 8th, 2017. 

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The Inequalities of Climate Change and why the International Community is involved

BY KATERINA TRIANTOS
@ POLICY SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES ON APR 19, 2017

In her presentation, Katerina Triantos talks about the risks attached to global climate change at the regional and local level. 

The increasingly severe risks that occur as a result of global climate change cannot be mitigated by current practices and are offsetting more local attempts of controlling for risks.

It becomes apparent climate change and its risks cannot be resolved by the risk community alone, but will require innovative practices and collaborations within multiple levels and across multiple sectors.

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Self-Improvement Culture

BY NINA DOSDALL
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Nina Dosdall speaks about her 15 year journey in trying to achieve the perfect body which has her question the whole culture of self-improvement, leading to some very interesting discoveries. 

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Happy Place, Happier People

BY IDC ARCHITECTS KUCHING
@ VOL 6 ON APR 28, 2018

Seph Haini is the founder of a local social enterprise called SPATIVATE (Space + Activate) that activates vacant, dull and underused public spaces through lean placemaking strategies. He will be sharing about how community DIY projects turn ordinary spaces into desirable places while making people happier. From backyards and neighbourhoods to cities, people and places are empowered be sustainable. His personal quote is, "You don't have to know everything in order achieve something. Be smart. Be resourceful. Be bold."