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  • Urbanarium Debate – Vancouver Repels Creatives

    First off, I have to admit that an oxford-style debate is not my usual style of discussion.
    I have never been one for argument but instead tend to look at adversarial viewpoints with curiosity and interest, asking myself “where does that particular view come from”.  I’ve learned over the years that its just how I see things…and I’m intrigued by different perspectives.

    We all have reference points and past experiences that shape our outlook on life.  And with the complex problems that we face today, it’s even more important to understand where people/groups are coming from before we can start to collectively move towards change.

    The statement,  “Vancouver repels Creatives” however triggered a sense of obligation in me, and I was compelled to speak against it, not because I”m armed with factual evidence and proof to oppose it, but because it almost feels personal, like the statement itself drew out a “call to action” within me.

    My feeling was “Vancouver can’t repel creatives because we need more creativity than ever!”

    And after deciding to experience the Women’s march last Saturday, it affirms in me that we need to tap into the creativity that exists in all of us. A place that is positive, uplifting, inspirational and motivational….it can move mountains (and minds) toward a better future.

    The irony of the Urbanarium debate, at least for me, was that it wasn’t much of a debate…I felt both teams were actually on the same side but speaking up for different groups we each knew and understood. I think our combined statements started to articulate a very broad and diverse tapestry of the value of concerns that exist for our city’s creative people.

    Below are the 5 points that I focussed on. You can read Mark Busse’s points here. (my debate partner)

    Vancouver does not repel Creatives because…

    1. It is full of creatives.

    While this might seem like a ridiculous statement, and not the the kind of argument that wins these kinds of things, but… it is true, and the beginning of my personal story, and proof for what’s possible.

    I came to Vancouver from London, UK in 2003 and funnily enough, I heard similar grumblings back then. “nothing cool happens here”, “there is no real creative community”  “no fun city, etc.”

    But at the same time… I found other people…. people that were busy doing interesting, creative things.  I realized that it was not creatives that we were lacking, it was the amplification of their work.

    So along with my partner, we created an exhibition series to connect them with each other and their greater community. This was the start of my company Cause+Affect.

    It’s now 13 years since the first exhibition and I thought I’d do a little digging to see how many of these original 20 groups of multi-disciplinary self-starter artists and designers still lived and pursued their creative vocation in Vancouver.  Because clearly, if Vancouver repels creatives, than the majority of these folks would have fled a long time ago.

    Out of the 20 individuals, couples and companies, I discovered 1 was now working in London, 2 had moved their families to the Sunshine Coast for larger studio spaces and 1 I couldn’t track down.  So the rest of them here, 17 out of 20 are still in Vancouver running thriving independent creative businesses.

    Independent businesses that they built from the ground up.

    2 – Vancouver is a city of entrepreneurs.

    Small Business BC 2015 profile states that 98% of businesses in BC are small, and 4 out of 5 are below 5 employees.

    Non-creative people don’t turn ideas into reality and build businesses from scratch. Non-creative people don’t join small companies that are engaged in disrupting concepts and high-risk initiatives.  Small businesses are inherently creative, they’re very survival depends on it.

    I have witnessed this culture first hand as we produced and hosted PechaKucha Night Vancouver for the past 8 years – it was a talk-event, first of its kind in this city…before Public Salon, Raincity Chronicles, TedX, and Creative Mornings… and by the way, they’re all still happening because and for our creative community.

    We produced 38 volumes and brought 500 local speakers to the stage, showcased 30 musical acts and entertained and inspired over 35,000 audience members.

    And the creatives we chose to present on stage weren’t necessarily working in the traditional creative sectors of arts, dance, theatre etc.  Our core criteria was ‘people using creativity to make our city better’ and therefore the representation of creativity came forth in lawyers, architects, scientists, designers, and a majority of them were what I call “social and environmental entrepreneurs”  It was this group, the ones that stepped up and took the chance to follow their passion to make the city (or world) better. That inspired me most.

    I remember people asking if we were worried we were going to run out of people to invite to present!  BUT… new people just kept coming and Vancouver’s authentic identity was formed.

    And speaking of trend, another one we learned when analyzing the PechaKucha community over the last nine years was…

    3 – Creatives need Space.

    The majority of people mentioned “space” when asked why they came or stay in Vancouver.

    The work-life balance that Vancouver uniquely offers is a huge plus for those that need space (mind, body) to create.  My personal experience in London was like being a sponge.  It was exciting and dynamic but it was also distracting, over-stimulating and very competitive.  It didn’t give me the breathing space or down time to find my own creative path and I found more often than not I was replicating or building off of what was already there.

    In Vancouver, we are on the edge, at the periphery.  And there is something to said about being situated on the periphery. It is an environment where ideas and creative processes can be formed and incubated in ways that are allowed to be explored uninterrupted.

    Many artists and creatives I know were actually attracted to Vancouver for this very reason and the city itself has inspired their work because it gives them the space to reflect and re-charge their batteries.

    4.  Creatives see opportunities where others see constraints.

    To me, the very essence of the resolution “Vancouver repels creatives” is at odds with creativity.  Creative people aren’t told where or where not they can be creative, they just are…wherever they are.

    To me it’s like telling a kid he or she can’t play.  It’s just what they do.

    I understand and definitely feel a lot of the constraints of our growing city, but to me they only draw out my creative instincts to challenge them, defeat the status quo and rise up with creative solutions to address them.  The constraints in essence attract creativity!

    Creativity is our biggest resource. It is both a way of thinking and a mindset. Its a certain quality of disposition and attitude which includes curiosity, questioning and openness.  It’s the ability to learn from across disciplines and connect and apply ideas laterally and blending concepts from seemingly unrelated areas.  It requires pattern recognition and divergent thinking to open up new possibilities.  And if change is what is needed, than most of all it requires re-thinking what you think you already know.

    “There are those who choose to live here to work, and then there are those who choose to change here to live.”  Cause+Affect

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  • Watch each talk from PechaKucha Night Vol. 38 w/Emily Carr University of Art+Design

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    Creativity is its own reward.

    That’s the lesson we took away from PechaKucha Night Vol. 38 w/ Emily Carr University of Art+Design. We heard from ten influential and emerging artists and designers (many of them Emily Carr alumni) and none of them did their work for riches or fame. They did it because it brought them joy. They did it to communicate something. They did it to connect with others. They did it because they were compelled.

    One of the philosophies behind PechaKucha Night is that inspiration makes us act. And we like to think that at least a few people went home and picked up a pencil, a paintbrush, some clay or whatever tool lets their creativity out.

    In case you need a dose of creative inspiration in your life, we recorded all the presentations and posted them our vimeo page.

    Bruce Grenville – Senior Curator, Vancouver Art Gallery
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    Adelle Renaud – Fashion and Graphic Designer, Founder of Peau De Loup Clothing
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    Jon Winebrenner – Founder of Hurdler Studios, designer of The Clug, the world’s smallest bike clip
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    Ricky Alvarez – Artist, Designer and Founder of Tinto Creative
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    Germaine Koh – Artist
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    Jennifer Cutbill – Architect at DIALOG and co-Founder of Vancouver Design Week
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    Justin A. Langlois – Artist, Organizer and Educator at Emily Carr University
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    Pamela Rounis – Designer at Rethink and SAD Mag
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    Ben Skinner – Artist and Visual Display Designer for Aritzia
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    Dave Humphrey – Product Designer, Chief Product Officer at wantoo and President of the Emily Carr University Alumni Association
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    and listen to our fantastic musical guest, Mu.

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  • Watch each talk from PechaKucha Night Vol. 37 – Our Green Future

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    PechaKucha Night: Our Green Future was a special night. It was a chance to check in with the City of Vancouver’s plan to create the Greenest City in the World by 2020 and a city powered by renewables by 2050, but it was so much more than that.

    Our speakers tackled issues of pipeline resistance and the real threat of oil spills, about how to build happy communities and foster new technologies. We learned about food waste as a justice issue, the fight for independent journalism in Canada and that innovation doesn’t count without good policy behind it. And much more.

    In case you missed it, or want to relive the great night, we’ve posted videos of all the presentations as well as the musical performances on our Vimeo page.

    And don’t forget, we have another PechaKucha Night on October 16 in collaboration with Emily Carr University of Art+Design.

    Claudia Li – Hua Foundation
    The Hua foundation is dedicated to propelling Chinese-Canadian youth into becoming social change leaders. Claudia’s work has spanned across grassroots community organizing in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, shark conservation, and climate communications with binational organizations.
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    Mark Jaccard – Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management, SFU
    Mark studies energy-economy models that assess the effectiveness of sustainable energy and climate policies. He was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and British Columbia’s Academic of the Year in 2008 and contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
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    Emma Gilchrist – DeSmog Canada
    Emma Gilchrist is a writer, editor, citizen engagement specialist and executive director of DeSmog Canada, an influential online magazine focused on energy and environment.
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    Winnie Hwo – David Suzuki Foundation 
    After a stellar career in journalism including 14 years as the news and current affairs director for Fairchild Television, Canada’s only Chinese language network, Winnie joined the David Suzuki Foundation to become the go-to person for Chinese language media on environmental issues.
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    Marten Sims – Happy City
    Marten is the senior design and engagement specialist at Happy City; president of the Vancouver Design Nerds and served as a member of the Vancouver’s Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force.
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    Jennifer Mayberry – Manager of Environmental Planning, City of Vancouver
    Jennifer is cleaning up our city. She manages all City-owned contaminated sites and Hazardous Materials Management, Corporate Zero Waste, Sustainability initiatives, Environmental Emergency Response, green building, and the environmental regulatory branch.
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    Michael Delage – General Fusion
    Fusion: the power of the sun. Harnessed here on earth, it would transform the world’s energy supply. Michael is an engineer and technology entrepreneur with General Fusion, headquartered in Burnaby and developing the fastest, most practical and lowest path to commercial fusion energy.
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    Elaine Cheng – Feeding the 5000 Vancouver and Food Connections
    Elaine launched the first ever Feeding the 5000 event in Canada – a global communal feasting event made from surplus wasted food that raised awareness about the fact that 40% of all food produced is discarded.
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    Am Johal – SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement,
    As Director of SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, Am is involved with producing over 100 public events annually with dozens of community partners. He sits on the board of the Vancity Community Foundation, Vancouver City Planning Commission and is on the steering committee for SFU’s Centre for Dialogue.
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    Rueben George – Tsleil-Waututh Sacred Trust Initiative
    The Sacred Trust is an initiative of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation mandated to oppose and stop the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline project.
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    Andrea Smith – Sidesaddle
    Andrea is co-founder of Sidesaddle, Canada’s first women-focused, everyone welcome bike shop. She has worked as a cycling advocate across Canada and trained as an urban planner focused on cycling and mobility as a human right.
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    Geoff Dembicki – Sustainability Reporter at The Tyee
    Geoff reports on climate change and sustainability for The Tyee, but his writing has also appeared in Foreign Policy, Vice, Salon, Walrus and the Toronto Star. He’s working on a book called Are We Screwed? and will be attending the 2015 climate negotiations in Paris.
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    Musical Guest: Rae Spoon
    Rae Spoon is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and published author. Rae was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize in 2009 and 2014. Rae is the subject of the NFB musical-documentary My Prairie Home, which was an official selection for Sundance 2014 and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Feature Documentary.

    Join us again for the next PechaKucha Night with Emily Carr University on October 16th! It’s going to be another inspiring night.

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  • Watch each talk and musical performance from PechaKucha Night Vol. 36 – The Musical!

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    “Without music, life would be a mistake”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
    Aldous Huxley

    PechaKucha Night – The Musical! was a night of ideas, images and sounds from the people who produce, disperse and study the music in our lives.

    In case you missed it, or want to relive the great night, we’ve posted videos of all the presentations as well as the musical performances on our Vimeo account.

    The Presenters

    Chin Injeti – Songwriter, singer and producer who recently took home his third Grammy for his collaboration on Eminem’s latest album. Chin also closed the night with two awesome songs that brought the crowd to its feet!
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    Alvaro Prol – Director of Blueprint, Western Canada’s biggest electronic dance music events promoter, bringing in sought after musical talent including Deadmau5, Skrillex and Calvin Harris.
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    Bob D’Eith – Has been in the music industry for 24 years as an author, lawyer, Juno Award-winning recording artist, studio owner, label and music manager. For the past 12 years, he’s been the executive director of Music BC.
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    Zohar Amouyal – Co-founder and CEO of SKIO Music, a platform to allow for peer-to-peer transactions of intellectual property, shifting the landscape of music licensing.
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    Tarun Nayar – DJ/Producer, band leader and Tabla player for Delhi 2 Dublin.
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    Tim Clapp – AKA Tim the Mute is a musician, producer and runs indie record label Kingfisher Bluez.
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    David and Ambrosia Vertesi – David (member of the band Hey Ocean) and Ambrosia (VP of Talent at Hootsuite) created #SingitFwd to raise funds and awareness for the importance of youth music education.
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    Rich Walters – Film and TV music composer who just finished working with Hans Zimmer on the musical score for Neil Blomkamp’s new film ‘ Chappie.’
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    Heidi Krutzen – Among other things, Heidi is Principal Harp with the Vancouver Opera and humanitarian with her charity Malambo Grassroots.
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    DB Boyko – Director + Curator of Western Front New Music and one of Canada’s most adventurous vocalist.
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    With musical guests nAqsh, HUMANS and Chin Injeti!

    Thanks again to our friends at Secret Study for being such a huge help bringing the music and the speakers to the stage.

    The PechaKucha newsletter remains the best way to hear about upcoming PechaKucha Nights. If you have friends who are always missing out, let them know that they can stay in the loop by signing up here. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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  • Watch each talk from PechaKucha Night Vol. 35

    We heard from many of you that PechaKucha Night Vol. 35 was a particularly special night. It wasn’t planned, but each speaker added a thread to a weave of intersecting ideas about social justice, connection through art, health and positivity and civic engagement.

    There were tears. There were laughs. There was thunderous applause, and we think that everyone left in search of ways to do more for our fellow humans.

    You can read a summary of the night by a presenter and editor of the Georgia Straight, Charlie Smith, but we’ve also made videos of each presentation available on our Vimeo page. Enjoy and share with friends.

    Presenters

    DJ Larkin – Lawyer and campaigner with Pivot Legal Society
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    John James – Art director of Noise Digital, designer and artist
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    Seth Klein – BC Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
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    Steve CurtisEntrepreneur, leader and innovator
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    Meharoona GhaniCommunity engagement and diversity specialist
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    Charlie Smith – Editor of the Georgia Straight
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    Wayne Maddison – biology professor at UBC, former director of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and expert on spiders
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    Colleen Maybin – director of education and community engagement at Vancouver Opera
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    Reilly Yeo – community engagement specialist at Open Media and the co-creator of Groundswell
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    Sean Karemaker – artist with a body of work encompassing diorama sculptures, comics, scroll and paintings
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    Mohamed Ehab – founder of Reel Causes and co-founder of Changemakers Vancouver as well as a pharmacist by day
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  • Watch each talk from PechaKucha Night Vol. 34 – part of Vancouver Design Week

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    As part of the city’s inaugural Vancouver Design Week, we assembled a diverse roster of local designers to the PechaKucha Night stage to speak about their experiences, philosophies, inspirations, stories, victories and follies.

    It was a great night and we are happy to be able to share the presentations with you on our vimeo account.

    Presenters

    Ian Ross McDonald – Architect at Bruce Carscadden Architect
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    Inge Roecker – Architect at ASIR
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    James Brittain – Senior Equipment Designer at MEC
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    Corrine Hunt – Artist, Designer
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    Jeff Harrison – Founder + Creative Director at 123w
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    Dr. Ron Burnett – President of Emily Carr University
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    Becki Chan – Designer, Maker and Curator
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    Nancy Bendtsen – Owner of Inform Interiors
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    Isabelle Swiderski – Principal + Creative Director at Seven 25
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    Ola Volo – Artist + Illustrator
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    Afshin Mehin – Founder, WOKE
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    Remember to sign up for the PechaKucha newsletter for the latest information about upcoming events and speakers!

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  • Watch each talk from PechaKucha Night Vol. 33

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    Once again, we’ve uploaded each and every single talk from PechaKucha Night Vol. 33 to our Vimeo account for your enjoyment.

    It was a hot summer’s eve, but the Vogue Theatre was packed with hungry minds who feasted on ideas and concepts such as hacking as a mindset, experimentation and failure, the power of music to connect us, looking at earth from a different perspective, working out loud, urban agriculture, Canadian cuisine and the legacy of Shakespeare.

    Get to know the speakers

    Sam Chandola – Founder and CEO of Victory Square Games
    He has spearheaded the production of 30 ultra casual games for Microsoft and BlackBerry and earned his company a Top 10 Small Business BC award for Best Workplace.

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    Sandra Singh – Chief Librarian at the Vancouver Public Library
    Since joining the library in late 2010, Sandra has been leading VPL as it re-imagines its services and enhances the community’s access to information and learning opportunities.

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    Laura Barron – Director of Instruments of Change
    Instruments of Change is a Vancouver non-profit that teaches rock music to women in prison, leads dance workshops with seniors and facilitates writing and theatre projects with immigrants and youth.

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    Scott Larson – CEO and Co-Founder of Urthecast
    Urthecast operates two cameras onboard the International Space Station that streams imagery in realtime for uses ranging from humanitarian relief to resource monitoring.

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    Kevin Lee Royes – Soulcial-Preneur
    Also an inventor, Kevin has launched businesses and had customers such as Nike, Home Depot and the Museum of Modern Art and aired a historic episode on Dragons’ Den where he was called “…the best business ever…” on the show.

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    Lital Marom – Co-Founder and CEO of Beyond
    Beyond is Lital’s platform to use human-centred design to break the silos between those who make games and those that play them. The result is sandbox experiences to foster children’s creative confidence, moving beyond current stereotypes and limiting narratives.

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    Christopher Gaze – Actor and the Artistic Director of Bard on the Beach
    Bard on the Beach is one of the most successful not-for-profit arts organizations in North America, with attendance exceeding 91,000.

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    Emerson Lim – Founder of Karma Teachers
    Karma Teachers is a first of its kind, non-profit Yoga studio and movement that makes Yoga accessible to all, bringing local Yoga teachers together to offer free or by donation yoga classes.

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    Jonathan Anthony – Corporate Disorganizer at Teekay Corporation and blogs about personal branding, social business and the future of work at This Much We Know.

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    Seann Dory – Co-Director and Co-Founder of Sole Food Street Farms
    Sole Food Street Farms is a social enterprise that provides jobs and agricultural training for people in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

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    David Pay – Artistic Director of Music on Main
    The UK’s Gramophone Magazine writes that Music on Main “provides western Canada with one of the finest windows onto the post-classical scene” and the Huffington Post says David’s programming has “spanned the range of human experience.”

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    Jimmy Stewart – Chef of Blacktail Florist
    Jimmy was raised in North Vancouver and has cooked at Lumière, at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze, the lauded 2 Michelin-starred Ledbury and the Bearfoot Bistro where he began to create his concept of Canadian Cuisine. He is now the Chef at Blacktail Florist.

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  • Watch each talk from PechaKucha Night Vol. 32

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    Once again, we’ve uploaded each and every single talk from PechaKucha Night Vol. 32 to our Vimeo account for your enjoyment.

    Feast upon the ideas and stories to your curiosity’s content. Share them with your friends. Turn some of that inspiration into action. Meet a stranger. Work abroad. Cook a nice meal. Write a short story. Pay for music. Go build a treehouse or something. Enjoy!

    Speakers

    Erin Ireland – Food reporter and owner of To Die For Fine Foods

    Erin talks about her love of food and path to ‘flexitarianism’.
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    Connor Lowe – Interactive Art Director at Aritzia and Co-Founder at Give

    Connor talks about interaction design (“I make buttons for a living”) and the four trends that inform his recent work with Give, which can allow anyone to give any amount of money to any artist.
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    Malcolm Levy – Artist, curator and producer of New Forms Festival and Hybridity Media

    Malcolm talks about seeing the world differently.
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    Alice Jongerden – Co-Owner of Home on the Range Organics and Raw Milk Activist

    Alice talks about her quest to provide local, sustainable, organic foods, specifically milk from grass fed cows ‘unadulterated in any way’.
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    Colin Easton – Writer, hobby photographer and Creator of The Stranger Project

    Colin talks about The Stranger Project, where he seeks out a stranger every day and writes about it. The connections made and the stories that come out are extraordinary.
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    Nikolas Badminton – Principal of DesignCultureMind

    Nikolas rails against our over reliance on screens and demands that you put on a banana suit and go to a rave.
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    Grant Lawrence – Canadian Broadcaster, Author, Musician

    Grant delivers a talk called: “Hamilton Street: 25 Years of Art, Inspiration and Employment”
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    Jen Sookfong Lee – Author

    Jen talks about a life of writing stories and the books, people, history and places that inspire her. But not before thanking a woman in the audience for helping her flush the toilet.
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    Darren Barefoot and Julie Szabo – Co-Founders of Capulet Communications

    Darren and Julie do their work from beautiful locations around the world and you can too!
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    David Long – Co-Founder of The Practice of Everyday Design

    David talks about the process and unexpected, quirky results of his work in collaboration with his partner at The Practice of Everyday Design. Examples include a mobile office made of discarded debris, a logchop bench in collaboration with a lumberjill and a saddle maker, and trying to win a public art installation competition.
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    Ian Wojtowicz – Miscellaneous Projects Inc.

    Ian is a graduate of MIT, holds a patent in mobile software, was the founding editor of a cultural magazine published online that pre-dates the world wide web, has taught at Emily Carr and MIT, has exhibited art internationally and has been featured in Wired Magazine. In this talk, he gives us the briefest glimpse into the genius behind  some of his fascinating work.
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  • Watch each presentation from PechKucha Night Vol. 31

    Overview_Vol31_CA_BlogWe’ve uploaded each talk from PechaKucha Night Vol. 31 to our Vimeo page for your viewing pleasure.

    Watching these talks online doesn’t convey that special feeling you experience as the speakers’ ideas and experiences boil off the stage and arc across 1,200 conscious minds in the Vogue Theatre to ignite a tornado of inspiration. But you can watch them in your underwear. So you’ve got that going for you.

    Enjoy and share.

    Speakers

    Arno Kopecky

    Environmental journalist and travel writer whose latest book, The Oil Man and the Sea recounts his 2012 sailing expedition through BC’s Great Bear Rain Forest where he and photographer Ilja Herb explored the oil tanker routes proposed by the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project.
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    Ken Tsui

    Ken creates events. In the summer of 2013, he led the cultural rejuvenation of the Vancouver Chinatown Night Market as its program director.
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    Dane Brown and Clinton McDougall

    The Co-Founders of Bestie talk about the dreaming, planning, crowd-funding, construction and funny stories that went into creating a German sausage and beer joint in Chinatown.
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    Lucia Frangione

    An internationally-produced, award-winning playwright and actor. Vancouverites can catch Lucia performing in Espresso at the Pacific Theatre in May, the Georgia Straight called it: “one of the best scripts ever written by a Vancouver playwright”.
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    Judith Marcuse

    Founder and Co-Director of International Centre of Art for Social Change, Judith’s career spans over 40 years of professional work as a dancer, choreographer, director, producer, teacher, writer, consultant and lecturer in Canada and abroad.
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    Jenna Herbut

    Jenna Herbut and her brother Chandler are the producers of Make It Productions, which has grown to be one of the largest indie craft shows in Canada with bi annual events in Edmonton and Vancouver.
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    Chad Brealey

    An outdoorsman, conservationist and passing grade cook, Chad Brealey created Salt, Fresh & Field in order to discover and share the adventures behind putting food on the table.
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    Malcolm Parry

    Malcolm Parry is a professional photographer, has been a Vancouver Sun columnist since 1991 and was editor and/or executive editor of 10 business and general-interest publications, including Vancouver and Western Living magazines.
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    Navida Nuraney

    The Executive Director of ArtStarts in School – an organization that promotes art and creativity among British Columbia’s young people.
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    Mia Kohout

    CEO & Editor-in-Chief of Momentum Mag, an independent media company that celebrates the growing urban transportation cycling movement, with an emphasis on women and families.
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    Brady Dahmer and Katie Schaeffers

    Brady and Katie are the dynamic curatorial team behind the Projecting Change Film Festival, a documentary film + speaker series that asks the question: why?
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    Devon Boorman

    The Director and Master Instructor of Academie Duello the largest centre for European swordplay and martial arts in the world.
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  • Watch each talk from PechaKucha Night Vol. 30

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    We’ve uploaded each talk from PechaKucha Night Vol. 30 to our Vimeo page for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy and share.

    Speakers

    J. B. MacKinnon
    Author of the ‘100 Mile Diet’ and ‘The Once and Future World’
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    Zoe Pawlak
    Contemporary artist working with private clients, interior designers and select brands.
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    Lyndon Cormack
    Co-Founder of Herschel Supply Co.
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    Alexandra T. Greenhill
    Co-Founder and CEO of My Best Helper
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    Paul Dincer
    Founder and Chocolatier at Koko Monk Chocolates by Levni
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    Alicia Medina Laddaga
    Founder and Director of LOHA Vancouver
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    Jonathan Tippett
    Artist and Engineer of Prosthesis: The Anti-Robot
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    Leah Costello
    Chief Ideas Curator of the Bon Mot Book Club
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    Wes Regan
    Executive Director of the Hastings Crossing BIA
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    Sarah Dickinson
    Director of THNK
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    David Gunawan
    Head Chef and Owner of Farmer’s Apprentice
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