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Reframing Poo: The need to innovate our thinking about bodily waste @ LISS

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50 Yongjia Road Xuhui District · Shanghai

How to find us

LOHAUS is at Yongjia Road #50, near Shaanxi Road South, close to Jiashan Market

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For October's LOHAUS Inspirational Speakers Series, join wellness innovator Amena Lee Schlaikjer for an intimate, provocative and often out of sight/out of mind conversation about our excrement.

Her keynote, titled Reframing Poo: The need to innovate our thinking about bodily waste, will show how an activity which we all have in common, and may take for granted, can actually be a source of new information about your health, diet, and lifestyle.

Why you should attend:

Learn why Amena is so passionate to share new pooing techniques, how to ID your poo for health, and why we need to be talking more about this topic as human beings but also design thinkers who need to shift our connection with universal daily habits.

Spend part of this talk conducting a mini-ideation session around these new bodily waste insights and how they might shape a less shitty world.


6:30 - Doors open

7:00 - Networking, appetizers and pre-event activities

7:30 - One hour presentation with Q&A

8:30 - Group discussion and sharing

8:50 - Event conclusion and announcements

9:00 - Networking

9:30 - Venue close


October 23 (Thursday)

Venue: LOHAUS, Yongjia Road #50

Charge: 100 RMB per person, including coffee/tea, appetizers and desserts, as well as a premium drink, such as beer or wine.

About the Speaker

Amena Lee Schlaikjer is a wellness innovator, health coach and facilitator of ideas that create change. She followed entrepreneurs early in her career from New York to Shanghai to launch lifestyle brands like Vogue, M.A.C and Zagat Survey for 8 years and eventually landed as a start-up manager at WhatIf?!, the world’s largest independent innovation company, to learn the big picture strategies of companies that wanted to innovate and truly understand how their consumers tick. Instead of building strategies to support an over-consuming world, she now focuses on using her background in innovation to create brands and cultures of health and positive impact under her initiative, The Wellness Works, so that people and brands can thrive.

More information:

The Wellness Works (

Amena's LinkedIn profile (

About the LOHAUS Inspirational Speakers Series

Each month, LOHAUS invites a distinguished coach, writer, or inspirational personality to share their life lessons and thoughts on the past, present and future.

2014 will feature speakers talking about spirit, wellness, emotion, work and more, with an attempt each time to impart both motivating lessons and useful skills for modern life.


LOHAUS is Shanghai's Loft of Health and Urban Sustainability. It is a social enterprise dedicated to ideas and action that promote sustainable living in the city. As part of its social enterprise business model, LOHAUS offers event space, meeting rooms, and co-working services. It also hosts events and makes social impact investments using the proceeds of its business model.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any charge for this meetup?

Yes, there is a 100 RMB cash charge per person to support the social mission of LOHAUS. 100% of this money goes to LOHAUS to support its mission of action and ideas about health and urban sustainability. This fee includes coffee, tea and snacks for guests, as well as a premium drink, and you will have a chance to win a prize in the lucky draw.

Payment is cash at the door but you can now pay by WeChat and get a 10 RMB discount if you have set up WeChat wallet on your phone. Please add the official WeChat ID: LOHAUS 乐豪斯 and look for the event listing, go to the bottom of its page, and look for the "阅读原文"link. Click it and you will be sent to the LOHAUS WeChat Shop page where you can buy the ticket online. Note: International editions of WeChat may have difficulty using this feature unless you have installed Chinese bank card payment wallet functionality.

Here's a post in English ( on how International (English edition) WeChat users can set up the WeChat payments.

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Where is the meetup held?

LOHAUS on Yongjia Road #50, near Shanxi Road South, is our regular meeting location. You can get here by subway (go to either Shanxi Road South Station or Jiashan Road Station), bus or car.

Public Transportation: The nearest subway station is South Shaanxi Road Station on Line 1 and Line 10. Jiashan Road Station on Line 9 is also close. Bus lines are nearby such as line 96, 104, 911, 167, 42, 920, 926, 128, 146, 24 and others.

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