CHRISTCHURCH Search Results: “indigenous”
BRAVE: Samoan Tatau and Si'i Alofa
BY DAISY LAVEA-TIMO
@ VOL 34
ON MAR 05, 2018
Daisy Lavea-Timo is a polynesian powerhouse poet, prop and producer passed down from Samatau and Vailu’utai ancestry. A black and white Samoan lens converges and in those thousand shades of grey, Daisy explores what it means to be a straddler of worlds: a kiwi-born, fluent-Samoan speaking and traditional tattoo-wielding Matai.
Crowned as the current New Zealand Slam Poetry Champion, many of Daisy’s poems speak on identity, purpose, rugby league and leadership.
In this PechaKucha, Daisy shares her story and those of friends and family, of Tatau, traditional Samoan tattoo. Gaining a Tatau is a right of passage and a way of life.
Kîhokewin Kumik - Elders Lodge
BY JASON SURKAN
@ VOL 34
ON MAR 05, 2018
Jason Surkan’s doctoral thesis started with a dream from his elder as she paddled a canoe that showed her bringing her people back to their culture. He shares his ancestor’s journey and an architectural idea to bring his people back to their land.
Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Jason Surkan holds a Bachelor of Architecture (B.A.S) from Carleton University. He previously studied Architecture at the University of British Columbia and is currently in his thesis year of his Masters of Architecture (M.Arch) degree at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. He is of mixed Canadian Ancestry – Métis, Scottish, Ukrainian and Polish. Jason is a member of Fish Lake Metis Local #108, and the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan. He has worked intermittently for Douglas Cardinal Architect. Jason is also an established photographer and has had work published in Canadian Geographic.
Design and Resistance
BY LINDA KENNEDY
@ VOL 34
ON MAR 05, 2018
Linda Kennedy is Yuin, an Aboriginal Australian whose people have been living on their land since the first sunrise. Her talk shares the experiences of battling over land and how, as a designer, she looks at this land.
She is an architectural designer and design activist with a focus on decolonisation. Her independent design studio, Future Black, was established in 2017 as a development of her blog Future-Black.com - Decolonising Design in the Built Environment.
A Tale Of Two Halves
BY AMIRIA PÉREZ
@ VOL 34
ON MAR 05, 2018
Amiria Pérez was born in Heretaunga and grew up on an apple orchard there, near the Tukituki River. In 1999 she moved to Ruatoria to attend Ngata college for her final year of highschool. Amiria is an Architectural Designer with a rich ancestral background. She shares her experience of Maori places and how that has continued to influence her as a person and as a designer.
For the last five years, Amiria has been working in post-earthquake Christchurch, and has also been involved in transitional projects as part of the Festival of Transitional Architecture.
Within the architectural field Amiria has a particular interest in using a transitional design approach to test how Māori identity can be expressed and celebrated in an urban context. She is also currently exploring the relationship between craft, architecture and identity.
Jolobil, Weaving Identities
BY DIANA ALBARRAN GONZALEZ
@ VOL 34
ON MAR 05, 2018
Jolobil means to weave and Diana Albarrán González is exploring textiles as a development strategy in her native Mexico. The patterns on fabric tell stories about the identity of the weaver. She explores how we are connected to our land and culture through what we wear.
Diana was born and raised in the Mayan land of Chiapas, Mexico, a mestiza with Nahua, Japanese, Spanish and P’urhépecha ancestry. She holds a Master in Design Management from Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain, a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Autonomous University of Guadalajara in Mexico, and a Training Diploma in Modern Design and Craftmanship from Kyoto Institute of Technology in Japan. She is currently a PhD Candidate at Auckland University of Technology in Aotearoa focusing on ethical and respectful collaborations with indigenous artisanal communities that go beyond economic benefits, and the decolonisation of design and its practitioners.
The Propagation of a Maya Narrative: From Ancestral Seed to New Life
BY FRIDA LARIOS
@ VOL 34
ON MAR 05, 2018
Frida Larios shares her journey to find her Mayan culture through her work as a designer. As a part of her accomplishments she has created a new mayan language through hieroglyphics. Frida shows us how this tells stories.
Frida is from El Salvador (of Maya-pipil and Spanish heritage), a small and impoverished country in Central America with deep ethnic and social identity crisis. In 2004, these overwhelming historical tensions inspired her to found a cultural movement called New Maya Language, and while creating it, to find her own indigeneity. Larios’s unique system re-codifies a small part of the Maya mythic narrative through new graphic form. Her methodology speaks with and for today’s indigenous communities by borrowing directly from the logo-graphic principles of ancestral Maya scribes. For nearly 15 years she has dialogued diverse Mesoamerican narratives for children, youth and designers through exhibitions, workshops, installations, books, artworks, and textiles; around the world.
Larios is the Indigenous Advisory Chair for the International Indigenous Design Network (INDIGO) at the International Council of Design (Canada) and Deakin University (Australia). She co-founded Indigenous Design Collective (Washington, D.C.), an organization that partners with the Smithsonian Latino Center for Day of the Dead celebrations in the U.S. Larios is currently an Adjunct Professor in Art and Design at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C., where she lives. She holds a MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London.
Decolonising our Places
BY REBECCA KIDDLE
@ VOL 34
ON MAR 05, 2018
“Colonisation is just a bit shit.” Rebecca Kiddle shares some of the lessons of her research which focuses on Aotearoa place identity and placemaking, decolonising cities and the design of community and educational space.
Rebecca is Ngāti Porou and Ngā Puhi. She is a Senior Lecturer, Environmental Studies, Victoria University of Wellington.
She has worked in the urban design space in the UK, China and Aotearoa New Zealand for the past seven years having undertaken a PhD and MA in urban design at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Prior to this she worked in housing and Māori development policy and as Private Secretary Housing for the Associate Minister of Housing (Māori housing portfolio) in New Zealand’s parliament.
She is currently the co-chair Pōneke for Ngā Aho: Network of Māori Designers, a member of Papa Pounamu: New Zealand Planning Institute and a panel member of the Auckland Urban Design Panel. Her research focuses on Aotearoa New Zealand place identity and placemaking, decolonising cities and the design of community and educational space. Most recently she won Marsden funding for the topic: Making Aotearoa Places: The Politics and Practice of Urban Māori Place-making
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BY DUMILE FUNGILE DLAMINI
@ VOL 31
ON DEC 10, 2016
LIHIYA 利希亞時尚社企共同創辦人 & 設計總監
LIHIYA Co-founder & Design Director
Hailing from Africa, Dumile begins by sharing about her original family. By hosting fashion shows, Dumile got to know many indigenous Taiwanese children. Dumile was surprised at how bold they were in proffering ideas. Then, turning to the differences between Africa and Taiwan, Dumile drew inspiration from both countries and turned them into designs, stressing her intense feelings towards Taiwan.
Bario Agrobiodiversity Hub
BY JULIAN LIAN
@ VOL 4
ON APR 15, 2017
Julian Lian shares how conservation through the indigenous living culture is a greater and better methology to prevent climate change. This living culture has already been a part of the Bario Highland ecosystem, and it is crucial to raise the public awareness to preserve it before it is lost.
Inviting the Indigenous Sports World to Edmonton
BY JODI STONEHOUSE
@ VOL 28
ON JUN 01, 2017
"We have to get back to that circle where we're sitting together because that was the intention—that we're all Treaty people. We have a responsibility and an obligation to the lands, the waters, to each other and to our children."
In "Inviting the Indigenous Sports World to Edmonton" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 28, Jodi Stonehouse sheds light on the beauty of the World Indigenous Nations Games soon to visit Edmonton—what they mean for the city, for Indigenous peoples, and for every one of us looking to grow and reconcile together.
Towards Reconciliation via Innovation: Markham's Partnership with Eabametoong First Nation
BY ASARE KESTER-AKROFI
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 29, 2017
Asare Kester-Akrofi works for the City of providing strategic support to the executive leadership team and senior staff. He shares his personal experience of his voyage to Eabametoong First Nation and the significance of Markham's partnership, which he helps to manage.
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Flyer for PKN Sunshine Coast Vol. 6
PechaKucha Night in Sunshine Coast Vol. 6 is happening tomorrow night (June 14) at the Nambour Civic Centre -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page. Here's more on the event from organizer Susan Davis:Following on from the global PKN Inspire Japan campaign, the Sunshine Coast (Aust) will continue with the 'Inspire' theme for their PKN #6 this Tues June 14. It's been a tough year for so many this year, beginning with torrential rain and floods in Australia to earthquakes in NZ and Japan with ongoing flow on effects. Some of our Sunshine Coast artists and creatives will share some of what inspires them and will hopefully provide some inspiration for others. Featuring Indigenous artist Jandamarra Cadd, landscape architect (and Japanese art lover) James Birrell, Empress of Weaving Rene Bahloo, sculptor and activist Greg Windsor, photographer James Ray, independent producer Kath Quigley, musician/artist Kari and Salt magazine editor Kate Johns.
More Magazine Library, a 3000-seat Venue for Koszalin, and a 'Raucous' Night in Nishinomiya
Let's take a look at what's happening in PechaKucha today. Presentations As we promised yesterday, we continue to share presentations from last Friday's special PechaKucha event at the Magazine Library exhibition. Today you can hear Antonin Gaultier talk about his new digital Tokyo fashion magazine, De Rigueur (available for Kindle), and Tokyo-based designer Ian Lynam shares some of the magazine titles that have had a big impact on him. Posters Two new posters today on our Tumblr blog, starting with the one (above) for the upcoming PKN Koszalin Vol. 9 (on May 25). You see a piece of the amazing venue where it will be held in it, and below, a better look. You'll also find the beautifully illustrated poster for PKN Barcelona Vol. 16. It's the Koszalin Amphitheatre, and it can hold 3000 spectators -- that's PKN Tel Aviv territory! Events We of course have a few new galleries of event photos to point out, and the photo above is an oldie but goodie, from PKN Beirut Vol. 8 (the most recent event in that city was last week's Vol. 14).PKN Ferrol Vol. 7 -- you'll also find a video of the entire evening A special event in the town of Skorping, organized by PKN Aalborg's Annette Scheibel (photos by Mathies Brinkmann) [Flickr]PKN Manizales Vol. 2 [Flickr]Here we have a report from PKN Nishinomiya organizer Brent Jones on the city's recent PKN Vol. 12:Friday, April 13 (that's right . . . Friday the 13th) was another raucous night of creativity and fun at CUBE in Nishinomiya. We continue to attract an eclectic mix of presenters, and this beautiful Spring night was no exception. We started the evening by showing Mark Dytham’s PechaKucha Global Events presentation from the PKN website. We explained to the audience that we are locked into our set events (because our venue is a school), but that we try to promote these events as much as we can. Our first live presenter was Teruko Ashida, who introduced her organic fruit farm in Amagasaki and the events she holds there. Peter Sterlacci followed up with a lively introduction to Personal Branding. Shuji Narita came next with a humorous look at common English mistakes made by Japanese, and he was followed by Carmen Tamas and Shawn White swapping musings about the charms of Japan and Romania. Our Beer Break was followed by a PKN formatted workshop on Old School Hip Hop by Warren Decker. Natsuko Shiraishi then introduced her work with groups of indigenous Mangyan on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines. The audience was then treated to the trials and tribulations of learning how to scull by Richard Miller, and Wes Lang rounded out the night with a poetic look at Unkai, or the sea of clouds that can be viewed from various summits in Japan. We again enlisted the help of several students in introducing the presenters and keeping the evening full of unexpected twists and turns, and are already looking forward to PKN Nishinomiya Volume 13 on July 6th.Calendar As we mentioned yesterday, tonight (May 15) you can look forward to PKN Helsingborg Vol. 8, and then tomorrow night (May 16) Wagga Wagga will be hosting its PKN Vol. 6.
Little Cree Books
Canada is home to numerous indigenous peoples, and Cree is among the most prominent languages within the Algonquin culture. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Edmonton, Vol. 15) Caylie Gnyra describes her "Little Cree Books" project, which invites volunteers to contribute their artistic and authorial skills to help create a series of leveled e-books for early Cree readers. Caylie has written and illustrated two books already, and with the help of volunteers, more will soon follow. The e-books are available for free at littlecreebooks.com.
Matariki Pecha Kucha an inspired evening
Thanks to the many people who made the effort to attend our 18th Pecha Kucha Night at Orokonui Ecosanctuary on Saturday night. It was a chilly evening but we were thoroughly warmed by the inspiring stories of our presenters and the occasional plaintive cry from a nearby kiwi! WHO SAID WHAT? After introductions by MC Aaron Hawkins, the evening started with a look at the astronomy of Matariki by Otago Museum director Dr Ian Griffin who was a very enthusiastic speaker. Our second speaker Tahu Mackenzie, who works at the Ecosanctuary as an educator, was very excited about the wildlife there and especially their poo! Danielle Trilford from Oil Free Otago gave a chilling but inspiring talk about the harm deep sea drilling could do in our environment while environmental lawyer Alex Kruize looked to his future life in Calgary Canada. The first half closed with Professor Paul Tapsell sharing his experience of taonga and marae and how they make New Zealand unique. Archaeologist Hannah Sadler kicked off the second half with a challenge about what constitutes indigenous archaeology, then local artist and craftsman Mike Fay shared his enthusiasm for creating creatures from wood, while ex-Night Club owner turned Reiki healer, Dion Blake Freeman challenged the audience to discover their real purpose in life. Painter Anya Sinclair shared her beautiful landscapes inspired by our local environment and more recently that of Rio de Janeiro. The night closed with Brendan Flack's momentous journey across Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa on an ocean going waka rounding off what was an entertaining and thought provoking evening. One unique thing about the evening was the singing which often took place following a presentation when the whanau of a presenter sang a waiata in support of the presenter. The Puaka/Matariki Pecha Kucha Night gave us much to cherish and we look forward to bringing you two more inspiring Pecha Kucha events this year. THANKS TO Our presenters, Orokonui Ecosanctuary for hosting us, our MC Aaron Hawkins, Tania Turei, Tania Robinson and Jenny Chen, Richard Dingwall, Josh Thomas, Antony Deaker, Pecha Kucha central in Tokyo and Pecha Kucha founders Klein Dytham Architecture. We would also like to thank our event sponsors: The Puaka Matariki Festival Creative Communities Scheme Dunedin City Council Emerson's Brewery NEXT PECHA KUCHA NIGHT IN DUNEDIN... Pecha Kucha #19 will take place as part of the Otago University Students Association's Art Week. We look forward to collaborating with OUSA and bringing you a dozen or more inspired presenters to share their stories. Diary this date: Thursday 19 September Common Room University of Otago 7:00pm MORE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT See our Facebook page for more images from the Puaka/Matariki Pecha Kucha Night.
PechaKucha Night Townsville Volume 9, REEF
Millions of tourists visit the reef each year to experience this complex paradise, teeming with life above and below the water - we got to experience a rich part of our landscape, the inspiration, challenges, blemishes and tenacity that our reef holds for all of us. A big thank you to all of our champions of the reef! Come and join us for VOL. 10 on December 3 for some more about the reef, love, design and other things... "In the Great Barrier Reef, corals set the patterns of life from end to end," says Charlie Veron
Harnessing My Inner Child’s Imagination
“I’m always living in the imaginary world of a child, even more so now because of my kids.” In "Harnessing My Inner Child’s Imagination" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 128, Roy Husada, co-founder of Rival Schools, a design studio in Vancouver Canada providing UX consulting services for start-ups, shares the story behind making the award-winning Brambleberry Tales, a series of original stories in the form of interactive apps. Blending inspiration from his own children along with the oral stories of the Indigenous People of Pacific Northwest, his team’s goal was to preserve a disappearing oral tradition while making a book both little kids and big kids (like himself) would appreciate. Bound to catch the imagination of your children, or spark your own inner child, Brambleberry Tales takes interactive story-telling to a whole other level.
Penticton Vol. 2
Penticton's second Pecha Kucha night was a great success! We had a great turn out which, for a small city, attests to the appeal of the Pecha Kucha format. The presentations covered a diverse range of subjects by some really amazing people. Austin Hawkins spoke of his personal journey and vision as an architect in a way that made you see what his heart truly desires from his own practice. Michele Johnson shared the conception and successful launch of the language revitalization school for the Indigenous Okanagan People. Peter Wolf gave an emotive and insightful journey of his meditative growth over 1 year constructing a house designed by Landform Architects. Emily Elizabeth shared beautiful images that inspired the guests and explained some of the creative process involved in making her amazing beautiful jewelry pieces. To wrap it up Vince Freeborn celebrated the first year anniversary of his email journal The High Scribe. As always, Vince made the crowd laugh and the High Scribe experience was made complete with a sticker book of his 20 x 20 Pecha Kucha slides! It was a brilliant idea and had our guests greedily grabbing and trading stickers to be the first to fill up their books! Unfortunately I did not record the presentations correctly so once I reformat them I will post them for you to watch. We have already filled up the next roster for the January 2016 Pecha Kucha night! That is how inspiring these nights are! Check out Vince Freeborn's sticker book here. If you like his drawings and want to see more go to www.thehighscribe.com and get subbed up! In my opinion it is one of the best newsletters out there.
Penticton Vol. 2
Penticton's second Pecha Kucha night was a great success! We had a great turn out which, for a small city, attests to the appeal of the Pecha Kucha format. The presentations covered a diverse range of subjects by some really amazing people. Austin Hawkins spoke of his personal journey and vision as an architect in a way that made you see what his heart truly desires from his own practice. Michele Johnson shared the conception and successful launch of the language revitalization school for the Indigenous Okanagan People. Peter Wolf gave an emotive and insightful journey of his meditative growth over 1 year constructing a house designed by Landform Architects. Mimi Moylan spoke of her extensive art work that includes a strong yoga practice and important community engagemnt. Emily Elizabeth shared beautiful images that inspired the guests and explained some of the creative process involved in making her amazing beautiful jewelry pieces. To wrap it up Vince Freeborn celebrated the first year anniversary of his email journal The High Scribe. As always, Vince made the crowd laugh and the High Scribe experience was made complete with a sticker book of his 20 x 20 Pecha Kucha slides! It was a brilliant idea and had our guests greedily grabbing and trading stickers to be the first to fill up their books! Unfortunately I did not record the presentations correctly so once I reformat them I will post them for you to watch. We have already filled up the next roster for the January 2016 Pecha Kucha night! That is how inspiring these nights are! Check out Vince Freeborn's sticker book here. If you like his drawings and want to see more go to www.thehighscribe.com and get subbed up! In my opinion it is one of the best newsletters out there.
“When they’re migrating, the men have to round up between 2-3k of the castrated males and select which reindeer they want as the chosen few to pull the sleigh. Each family, they note their reindeer individually; by the markings on their skin.” In Polar Musings from PechaKucha Night Cambridge’s 3rd volume Speaker Emma Linford takes us on a journey into the frozen north of Canada, where she meets reindeer, indigenous tribes and icy conditions so cold it freezes your skin in 30 seconds.
Weaving for the Soul
“I have shared my deepest essence, my creative energy, and so the world is dream into being” In Weaving for the Soul from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol.18 , René Bahloo explains her special interest as an artist in the practice and philosophy of weaving, using natural plant fibres. She shares her knowledge locally through a number of weaving circles and facilitates transformational journeys to remote Indigenous Australian and African communities, for deep connection to land, culture, healing and traditional weaving. Her sculptural installation pieces have been present at a number of conferences and have also been discovered contemplating life, the universe and everything. In her presentation Rene shares her passion for connecting culture, womens' business, personal growth and environmental awareness into the weaving of her life, and into the lives of others.