CHRISTCHURCH Search Results: “Travel”
Antarctic Time Travel
BY BEC MCMASTER
@ VOL 20
ON AUG 28, 2014
Bec McMaster explores ancient air, lush forests and the building of seven time machines all in her current exhibition project, Antarctic Time Travel - the headline exhibition for NZ IceFest. The world’s most significant festival on Antarctica, celebrating New Zealand and Christchurch’s unique relationship with Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. As an exhibition developer and sustainability professional who is hugely intrigued by all things Antarctica, the chance to develop an exhibition on what Antarctica’s past can tell us about future climate change was right up Bec’s alley. Here, Bec shares the process of engaging with some of NZ’s leading scientists in order to present past and future climate change in a balanced and empowering way. Take this 50 million year journey from the past into our near future in the blink of 20 slides.
"Presentation of the Day" on April 23, 2015.
Bookwallah: travelling libraries on Indian trains
Nic Lowe tells us about the travelling library he carried across India with other fellow writers. Sharing the adventures that both Inidan and Austrailian writers expeirenced. Riding the trains, and experiencing tough conditions, different ideas, and making friends along the way.
Making Fair Trade Personal
BY ANDREA BREWSTER
@ VOL 27
ON MAY 26, 2016
Chair of Trade Aid Andrea Brewster shares her personal connction to one of New Zealand's first social enterprises, brining ethically made products to New Zealand. Her story spans 3 geenrations of her family and map a journey of connecting kiwis to fair trade crafts
My Castle, My Castle
BY JAMES DOUGLAS
@ VOL 30
ON MAR 15, 2017
Architectural designer, James Douglas, always loved castles. This passion parallels with his profession and encourages him to travel around the world to experience in person the power of these grand architectural expressions, their heritage and cultural significance.
Trying Something Different
Light Artist, Tom Lynch, shares his unexpected results after projecting images onto natural canvases including waterfalls, cliff sides and giant rocks. Gradual success has led him to persue more ambitious artworks and encourages us to be creative and try something different with the tools we have.
Finding Purpose Through Travel, Service, and Photography
BY JONATHAN H. LEE
@ VOL 32
ON SEP 26, 2017
"I was hungry for more than concrete and cars but I didn't where to seek answers."
In "Finding Purpose Through Travel, Service, and Photography" from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 32, Jonathan H. Lee shares his extraordinary experiences that have led him to opportunities that would forever change his life.
Jonathon is a traveling photographer and videographer with a passion for wilderness, community development, and sustainable food and urban systems. In the past several years his work and interests have given him opportunities to visit many places around the globe for learning, serving, and sharing in all forms. Jonathan’s most recent collaboration is with Conscious Impact, a grassroots organization dedicated to rebuilding community in a rural village in Nepal following the devastating 2015 earthquake.
From Nantes to Christchurch - culture, multi-sport and crepes!
BY THOMAS GRANDGUILLOT
@ VOL 32
ON SEP 26, 2017
Thomas Grandguillot and Sheena Hemens are co-founders of Maison de Crepes. They have very different backgrounds and the leap of faith and craziness took them to start a hospitality business from scratch with no experience or knowledge! Here's a talk following Thomas' journey from Nantes to Christchurch and how their shared purpose helped grow their crepe dream.
Visiting Another Planet
BY CÉCILE TAIT
@ VOL 35
ON JUN 01, 2018
When Cécile Tait visited Ethiopia she spent a night in a brothel and was almost shot. Her travel story is full of fascinating facts and insights. Cécile is a true PechaKucha fan and she has been to all 35 Volumes of PechaKucha Night Christchurch.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “Travel”
Museum of Dreams
Mar 28, 2013
PKBJ VENUE 23
Jul 28, 2012
Galapagos Art Space
Aug 14, 2014
Powered by PechaKucha
Mar 15, 2016
Chicago blues pub
Sep 24, 2016
Chicago blues pub
Mar 26, 2017
Creative space "Chasopys"
Sep 14, 2017
Feb 03, 2018
Feb 17, 2018
Jun 30, 2018
The United Nations of Food
BY CHARLES BIBILOS
@ VOL 7
ON DEC 04, 2015
Hear Charles Bibilos, writer of the United Nations of Food blog, talk about his quest to eat food from every country in the world (160 countries), without ever leaving New York City. Yum!
Help Charles finish his quest! Help him eat: East Timor, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, The Gambia, Kenya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
If you can help, or want to go out to eat with Charles, email him at email@example.com
A Journey in Hats
BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!
The Future of Flooding
BY SAMUEL BUDIN
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
Samuel Lang Budin is a social documentary photographer living in Brooklyn and working primarily in the depressive realist mode. He makes 35mm and medium format slide shows about climate change anxiety, aging and death, naked people in their own homes, the personal discomforts of travel, and the encroaching sea. Just you wait!
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.
Living Your Life With Passion: How I Got Paid to Travel The World
BY ANDREW KASZOWSKI
@ VOL 1
ON JAN 25, 2017
"You can do what you dream of."
In Living Your Life With Passion: How I Got Paid to Travel The World at PechaKucha Night London, Ontario Vol. 1, Andrew Kaszowski shares how he lived out his dream of traveling the world. He took his writing and design experience to sea, setting sail as Publications Editor aboard Crystal Cruises’ four-month World Cruise. He has been to 38 countries. Learn how Andrew did exactly what he dreamed of doing: and got paid to do it!
Spirit Fairies and Fish Skins
BY BRYNNE RINDERKNECHT
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
When a psychic tells you to take a trip to Scotland do you go? Design Principal Brynne Rinderknecht did! Find out what happens in her presentation from PK NY Vol 17..
Brynne Rinderknecht of From the Inside creates residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with a focus on connecting spirits to surroundings. Originally from ST. Louis and a graduate of SAIC in Chicago, Brynne has made New York City home: collaborating with people to make functional and sustainable concepts—conscious.
BY AVIVA ROWLEY
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Aviva Rowley and friends founded Keiki Club - an open social community for friends and flora fanatics to come together and grow plants, share knowledge, and trade collections. Attend a Keiki Club meeting in NY or California - more info here.
Aviva is a ceramicist / artist / florist from Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Cooper Union in 2011 with a BFA. She has been finding nature in Brooklyn her whole life and stubbornly refuses to leave NY - thus forcing her to create an indoor jungle.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Best of Sweden
This week goes out to the Swedes, with our City Focus shining the spotlight on Stockholm -- in part because of tomorrow's very special Vol. 38 -- and our "Presentations of the Day" for the week all coming from Swedish PKN cities. We kick things off with this classic presentation from the incredible PKN Vol. 20 celebrations that happened in Stockholm a few years ago, and it comes in the form of a Finish love for Sweden. Illka Suppanen on Backyard Babies, Swedish meatballs, and how IKEA helps you out of your crisis.
Why We Travel
We spend billions of dollars to put robot-cameras into space -- but why? In today's Presentation of the Day, "Why We Travel" from PKN Toronto Vol. 17, Zygmunt Strawczynski wonders why we go the places we go. "Ziggy" loves to travel, and offers several possibilities; we want to change ourselves, we want to push our limits, we want a photo, we're curious, or perhaps -- we go purely because we can.
La Carmina's Underworld Trips and Offbeat Travels
Want a first-class ticket to the subculture underworld of Tokyo? You’ve come to the right place. La Carmina is a travel TV host and blog writer, who travels the world seeking out the off-beat subculture of each city she visits. In “La Carmina’s Underworld Trips and Offbeat Travels” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 115, we see Tokyo is her favorite city because she finds something for everyone — from monkey taverns to Victorian dollhouse cafes. Come check out what La Carmina has discovered within Tokyo!
Antarctic Time Travel
“What if [climate change] is all a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?” -Joel Pett Exhibition developer and sustainability professional Bec McMaster is fascinated by all things Antarctica. In “Antarctic Time Travel” from PKN Christchurch Vol. 20 Bec shares the process of engaging with some of New Zealand’s leading scientists in order to present past and future climate change in a balanced and empowering manner.
On June 2 for PK3, we heard fascinating presentations from dynamic local people: Geneticist Giri Athrey of Texas A&M; Dan DeLeon, pastor of Friends UCC; Ronin Cooking owners Brian and Amanda Light; high school teacher and seasoned European "couch-surfer" Barbara Klein; and Shannon Van Zandt, Director of Texas A&M's Center for Housing and Urban Development. Thanks for all your love and support! Please consider nominating people for PK4, in the fall. See you soon!
The Traveling Photographer
"There’s no better way to find adventure than to get lost!” In "The Traveling Photographer" from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 24, Darren Arthur shared his incredible stories about traveling, in and out of his professional duty. Darren is a professional photographer based in Dubai. Expect travel tips, lots of laughter and some of the best photography you are likely to see.
Skyscanner CEO Gareth Willams will join us tomorrow night
Attention all Travellers!
Interest in both travel and photography is growing across Pakistan. PechaKucha Night 'Travel Diaries' brings these two together. If you have travelled to any of Pakistan’s breathtaking deserts, mountains, valleys or beaches or explored its myriad-faced cultural heritage or archeological wonders, dig out the pictures folders from your trips and get ready to present! The live audience are the people of Islamabad and the virtual audience will be anyone and everyone across Pakistan who visits the Kuch Khaas page or the PechaKucha Islamabad city page. Show them the beauty that Pakistan is! Send in your ideas and a few sample images on firstname.lastname@example.org latest by 7th February 2018 for a chance to share your travel diaries with the world!
Invitation to Islamabad - Volume 2
This PechaKucha Islamabad Night, fasten your seat belts for an exciting ride across the mounts and vales that make Pakistan! Our speakers know that how you travel matters as much as where you travel: Guliafshan Tariq will speak of her journey across KP on a motorbike! Moin Khan decided to hop on a bike for his adventure while Ally Sher Khan is the jeep enthusiast! Wajahat Malik and Nazia Akram will take us on a journey across several regions of Pakistan through their breathtaking photography and narratives to match! Khalid Malik will scan the golden sands near Derawar Fort, Mubeen Ali & co presenter Mustafa Gauhar will take us on a walk through the palaces and forts in the same area; Faizan Ahmed will explore our better known and lesser known heritage sites. Mobeen Ansari, photographer par excellence, will focus on the diverse beauty of the land and its people. Sabeen Sadozai’s story is about how she gave back to the land through the cleanup drive at K2 Base Camp! Travel to the mountains is all about good preparation and our speaker Saad Munawar has written a book to help you do just that! Adil Riaz will take you through Pakistan's lakes and rivers with his presentation! Saad Munawar will open for us vistas of the more pristine parts of our north. We wish you a safe landing and hope you enjoy the sights and stories that we have put together for you! For details click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2167776626783350/
Travel Pakistan: one country, infinite landscapes
Article by Ayesha Fazlur Rahman, Programme Manager Kuch Khaas - The Centre for Arts, Culture and Dialogue Travel for leisure is great; make a checklist, get your torch , snack bars and meds supply and off you go. But what about finding the travel companions? I learnt the perfect solution to that problem one afternoon in Boston when I wanted to attend a Rumi event at the unfamiliar MIT campus. I asked not one, not 7, but 11 of my university buddies! “Sounds great, but I am busy today” was the response , worded differently. I looked up the place on the map, got me on the bus on a cold winter evening and went alone. It worked out just fine. I also got to eat free baklava! Since then, this has been my travel plan: I go from point A to point B, I ask several potential travel partners and if nothing works out I book a tour with a tour operator and go with a group of complete strangers! The result? I have been on several trips with several travel buddies and at times even alone. Chitral, KP Province I went to Chitral for the Kalash Spring Festival with Humaira whom I had met at a hike on the Margallah Hills, Islamabad. She was trigger happy when it came to taking pictures, which meant I got lots of pictures taken too! We were part of a travel group and got to chat with several of the other travellers: the American woman who wanted to interview all the locals and wouldn’t give a straight answer about her nature of work in Pakistan, the Dutchman who spoke the most formal version of Urdu ever spoken since 1947! The Pakistani lady doctor who one day, at the breakfast table, demanded to know why the Norwegian couple, married for 7 years, had not been able to produce an offspring thus far! During the jeep rides across the Rumbur and Bumburet valleys, most people, other than couples, hopped on to the jeeps close at hand instead of clinging to the friends they had come with. (Internet image for Chitral) Deosai National Park, Gilgit Baltistan At an average elevation of 4114 meters , the Deosai National Park in Skardu is the second highest plateau in the world. Traveling through valleys and narrow roads, you suddenly are struck by the sheer expanse around you as you approach Deosai, literally meaning the Land of Giants. It’s a treeless plain , covered with grass and tiny pink flowers that give it a pink hue. Travel, they say, is about facing your demons and slaying them etc: for some its the fear of heights, of losing cellphone connectivity, of getting in an accident. My fear was not having hot running water: that got sorted every morning when my still half-closed eyes were greeted with a splash of water from an ice cold mountain spring, near our camping site! What better way to prepare for a 5km not-so-steep hike to search for the Holy Grail of Deosai, the brown bear. The day we embarked on our search, the wind announced our arrival to the bears who thought it best to take cover, away from our prying eyes and cameras. May be another day, another trip the winds will be on our side. Cholistan Desert, Multan, Bahawalpur (Punjab Province) South Punjab is also a popular tourist destination that hosts both jeep rally enthusiasts and campers in the Cholistan Desert; heritage lovers and devotees visit the beautiful shrines in Multan and Uch Sharif . To escape the relentless heat here, tours are planned in the winter months. My travel companion on this trip, Najia, took me to an unknown destination too: the childhood world of fits of uncontrollable laughter, that had somehow not been possible since school ended. The freedom that comes with anonymity made us unbelievably foolhardy as we merrily wandered to forbidden parts of the Panjnad Headworks in Bahawalpur! I made a lasting friendship with an elderly German couple; Najia offered me up for adoption to them! Mr Manfred took a prize winning photo of us at the Lal Suhanra Park in Bahawalpur, blackbucks enjoying the misty morning along with us. Hunza and Khunjrab Pass , Gilgit Baltistan Hunza and the Khunjrab Pass (Pak-China Border) were next on my list. This time I roped in a friend of a friend’s son, whom I had met at his wedding, to travel with me. She agreed! Michelle turned out to be someone who liked to observe people and scan their conversations for deducing their personality traits; thus there was always interesting analyses of events and interactions happening around us! So this trip we talked to people and also a lot about them! The Hunza residents are known for longevity and good health, attributed mainly to the Hunza water and diet of honey and nuts. They look lean and fit too. At an elevation of 4693 metres, the Khunjerab Pass is the highest paved international border crossing in the world. Fairy Meadows , Gilgit Baltistan This is a valley with a breathtaking view of Nanga Parbat The Killer Mountain. Fittingly, the 10 km road that leads from Raikot Sirai to Fairy Meadows is rated among the top 12 most dangerous roads in the world. Once there, a 6 hour mountain trek takes you to the Fairy Meadows camping site, at an altitude of 3300 metres. This trip is not for the fainthearted so I wanted to do it while I still had age on my side; no travel partner, no problem: I went alone with a bus full of strangers. Nope, didn’t make any lasting or even temporary friendships this time, the sole of my hiking boots gave way at the first step of the 6km hike. The ghoray wallah offered to trade shoes with me for the duration of the hike, at the end of which a Nepalese med student from Lahore gave me an extra pair that he had. See, it worked out just fine. We think we need friends more than we actually do. Believe me when I say the following about the view of the Nanga Parbat: It’s alive, with a personality, with changing moods; mostly unsmiling but generously giving from its treasure trove of beauty a few coins for the lonely traveller to carry home. Sardaryab (KP Province) , Pir Chinasi (AJK) Sometimes travel for work can turn into a bit of sight seeing too. My colleagues Fauzia, Samreen and Rahmat in Peshawar took me to Sardaryab ( the head of the river) in Charsadda. We picked chapli kebabs along the way and ordered fish there, what a treat! What a serene little spot! After a training workshop for textbook developers in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Azad Jammu &Kashmir (AJK), we went up a spiralling road to Pir Chinasi. At an elevation of 2900 meters, this hill top gives a pretty view of the city and surrounding rural areas.