PechaKucha Night Vol. 49
The Day I nearly Died
We think we have forever to do the things we always wanted to do, to be the person we always wanted to be. But we never really know when our time will be up. Timea shares her story of just how close she came to death from a ruptured brain aneurysm, and the lessons she learnt from the experience about living life to the fullest, while we still have time.
The Creative Monkey
Showcasing his work (concept art with monkey characters) and the process behind the creation of an image, Pete takes us through his creative journey as an Illustrator, his sources of inspiration, as well as the tools and mediums he uses, to demystify the magic of creating something from a blank page.
Solo Sketches of the Skeleton Coast
Marzhan, a photojournalist, was invited to shoot a photo story on the Skeleton Coast, one of the most deserted place on earth. Her talk is about how the desert spoke to her in times of need through shipwrecks, lonesome animals on the dunes, footprints, colours, and abandoned airplanes.
Farming: not boring and ripe for change
A trip to Ethiopia 17 years ago lit a spark in Leah and paved the way for an interesting career in agriculture. As a farmer, she is passionate about living a sustainable life: how food is produced, how it impacts the earth and how people benefit. In rural Africa, many farmers rely on their livestock as an informal banking system, but have no access to animal feed during times of drought.
Living a Low-Impact Life
Daring Greatly Jade is a mother, creator, eco activists, teacher and budding entrepreneur. She will be sharing some of the milestones, highlights and learnings of a life changing venture that has spanned over the last 3 years. It started with a leap of faith, and has resulted in her living each day with passion and purpose.
The Gifts of Mental Health Illness
Having lived her life with chronic mental health illnesses (MHI), Andrea wants to de-stigmatise and sensitise people to the life of someone with MHI's. By presenting her story and highlighting the gifts it has brought her, she also wants to flip everything we believe about mental illness.