Contemporary artist and science researcher Yoko Shimizu details her work which fuses her love of art and science. She finds the beauty of the scientific principles that surround us to be timeless, limitless, and inspirational. Yoko –who has won many awards her scientific artworks– creates installations that integrate both art and science.
Presented at PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132. http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/tokyo/presentations/when-art-and-science-collide
Education, Human Rights in Afghanistan
Lauryn Oates knows a different Afghanistan. It has beauty, and untapped potential in its powerful women. She has been working to improve the lives of children and women in Afghanistan through the power of education. Though threats against her and her colleagues lives have been made on numerous occasions, she continues to speak out firmly on principles of human rights.
Presented at PechaKucha Night Vancouver Vol. 28. http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/vancouver/presentations/education-human-rights-in-afghanistan
HERstory of Make
Riot Grrrl is not dead! Diandra Oliver is a DIY’er, feminist, writer, and radical economist in Prince George. She comes from a long line of makers and women who could turn any ol’ piece of garbage into gold. She shares the origins of maker culture and the important role of punk women in changing the way we think of, make, and buy stuff.
Presented at PechaKucha Night Prince George Vol. 5. http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/prince-george/presentations/herstory-of-make
Empowering Women Through Photography
Photographer Stephanie Teng works with Lensational, a non-profit organisation whose mission is to empower women through photography by recycling and redistributing used cameras to women in developing countries, and teaching the basics of equipment and composition. She shares stories of women she has seen grow through the empowering skills of photography. A beautiful way to see the world through their lense.
Presented at PechaKucha Night Hong Kong Vol. 27. http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/hong-kong/presentations/empowering-women-through-photography