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01 JUN


Join us for another lineup of Asheville's most interesting people.


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Richard Bergh

Writer/Actor/Filmmaker in Weaverville

Richard Bergh presents Embracing the Unexpected.

With love's light wings did I o'er perch these walls, for stoney limits cannot hold love out. What love can do, that dares love attempt.

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Getting Back In Tune

@ VOL 14 ON MAR 03, 2017

Marcos Harkness shares his personal story about discovering the thrill of music-making as a child, losing touch with it as an adult, and returning to it with a renewed passion.

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@ VOL 14 ON MAR 03, 2017

Bridgette Haley takes a look into the fan base of 19th century composer Franz Liszt. Far before Beatlemania, Lisztomania was the beginning of the modern celebrity. What we now see as ordinary, was once seen as a literal disease.

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What Happened at Skeleton Lake

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 18, 2016

Jay Hill shares one of history's mysteries.

A frozen lake full of human skeletons is discovered in the Himalayas, launching a decades-long quest to solve a centuries-old mystery.

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How YA Literature Changes Lives

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 15, 2017

Editor and writer Stephanie Johnson discusses how young adult literature can and has changed the lives of teenagers - including herself.

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Imagine the Impossible

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 15, 2017

Brett McCall explores the immersive experiences provided by modern virtual reality technology in 2017. Then the challenge for what the technology can do beyond today.

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Beating the Inner Critic

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 15, 2017

“If you want to be creative, you have to be deliberate.”

Amy Climer shares her experience of overcoming her inner critic to implement a new creative project. She presents her journey of making Climer Cards and how she unexpectedly influenced others along the way.

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Kids, Creativity and Vegetables: A Puppet Show Like No Other

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 23, 2016


Ben Brill shares this story about the amusing start of a unique puppet show for kids that features actual vegetables. The creators do everything possible to create uplifting and goofy content that helps kids explore ideas about ecology, diversity, and being creative

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Universality of Ceramics

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 23, 2016


How does clay connect us to every culture, place, and time in the world? Travel with Dearing Davis to find out why this incredible medium transcends more than we could imagine



Art With Other Species

"One of the themes that keeps drawing me back to this sorta work is that of technological augmentation. Some interspecies collaboration can begin to suggest to us what it might be like to be technologically augmented humans..."
Art with Other Species from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol. 9Egg Syntax explores the artistic, scientific, and all-together fascinating intersection of an art crossbred with nature. He surveys examples, themes, and implications of interspecies art from the simplest notions of using another species as a medium, to that of collaboration with another species. Prepare to have your mind blown. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Jay Hill

    Software developer, tech community organizer and outspoken advocate for the introverted.

  • Jasper Adams

    Jasper is one half of NineBar Creative, a small design creative in Asheville focusing on web, graphic, and small-scale industrial design. He also runs the beverage program at Table & The Imperial Life, and finds plenty of time to develop tasty concoctions of his own. An unhealthy amount of Lego time paired with shockingly-free access to art supplies and entirely too much NPR meant this nerdy little child knew from an early age he wanted to study architecture. Someone in the admissions department at the University of Virginia spilled coffee and let Jasper into the School of Architecture. Four years later, The University spit out an enlightened and marginally more mature architect-in-training. Jasper amplified his design aesthetic at school by dabbling in architectural history, preservation and urban planning courses, all aside his architecture studios. His work is spatial, textured and tactile and his design process typically involves an ample freedom of movement between digital and manual media. He pushes NineBar Creative to foray into industrial and product design. Jasper developed an interest in and an affinity for classic cocktails and spirits about 5 years ago, and he’s sometimes just as often behind the stick as he is in front of the computer. Outside of the office, Jasper is most likely at home cooking, riding his bike, or looking for bottles of antique spirits with which to further clutter his bar, er...house (much to the chagrin of his girlfriend).

  • Kate Kelleher

    Kate Kelleher is a Speech Language Pathologist currently working in Long Term Care and Short-Term Rehabilitation in Black Mountain. Her work experience includes the school system, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, home health and outpatient care. She graduated from Appalachian State University with her bachelors and masters degree. She currently has been living in Asheville for 4 years.

  • Ryan Naylor

    Ryan Naylor is an Asheville native. He traveled the world with his working family through middle school, and went on to earn his BFA in graphic design from Appalachian State University. After graduating, he moved back to Asheville where he had a daughter (now 4 years old) and decided to build a home for his new family. Ryan has always been a box-breaker and a boundary pusher (as his scars can attest). Instead of just building another house, he decided to build his first home as a statement. He constructed it from re-purposed and re-used materials in order to show how wasteful the construction industry in our country is. His intention was to show others that you can construct a beautiful modern home with a more environmentally friendly impact; even if you don't know much about construction. He went on to design, contract, and construct the first shipping container home in Asheville with the help of his partner Brook, and his daughter Soleil. They also produced a blog which got over 100,000 views, and attracted attention from over 150 different countries. The construction of this home was followed by magazines, newspapers, and a documentary film maker who is now in the final phase of editing a documentary on the project. Please welcome Ryan Naylor to present on 40x28... his shipping container home.