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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Featured Presentation

Nichole McMinn shares her story, learning to face her fears and push herself in what she loves. A discussion of the struggles of the creative mind, the challenges faced as a young artist, and the realizations reached during this pursuit. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 29, 2014.

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Rap Mapping and the Everyday

BY LIZ TESTON
@ VOL 12 ON AUG 19, 2014

This conceptual project is steeped in both community engagement and storytelling as an investigative tool. As studio critic Jennifer Bonner outlined in ATL: A Guide to the Dirty South, there is a rivalry in east coast and west coast design, like the rivalry between east coast and west coast rap. The importance of cultural identity and community through narrative are essential in the South - so much that legends are accepted simply because they they convey moral lessons. There is a paradox in storytelling and fact, but not in legitimacy. Liz Teston explores the role of placemaking within the cultural context of Atlanta and it's rap history. 

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Mary Boyce Temple House

BY BRIAN PITTMAN
@ VOL 12 ON AUG 19, 2014

Brian Pittman is a man of many talents. Many of us know him as the CathedralGuy and as a local architect. We have followed his inspiring contributions to the renovation to the last remaining single family home in Downtown Knoxville's core. This presentation focuses on what life is like after construction is complete.

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Candee Noir: Genesis of a Character, Journey of a Short Film

BY KELLY SHIPE
@ VOL 12 ON AUG 19, 2014

Kelly Shipe goes into depth on the journey of the production of the short film "Candee Noir", beginning with the creation of the film's main character and culminating with the premiere of the final edit in New York City.

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A Journey Into the Virtual World

BY DAVID DENTON
@ VOL 12 ON AUG 19, 2014

Architect / Urban Planner David Denton recently relocated to Knoxville from Los Angeles. A former Managing Partner of Frank Gehry Associates, David has been working in the Virtual World for seven years and is founder of the K2C project funded by the US State Department bringing together American and Egyptian architecture students in collaboration in the Virtual World via avatars. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 11, 2014.

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On Creating Space

BY ROB LALIBERTE
@ VOL 12 ON AUG 19, 2014

On Creating Space focuses on the possibilities of creating a community space that fosters collaboration and meets the needs of professional artists, craftspeople, and small businesses. In his presentation, Rob Laliberte, explores the benefits of working as part of a cooperative and how crowdsourcing, business partnerships, and acquisition of federal grants can help establish such spaces. 

 

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Rap Mapping and the Everyday

“We touched on the Dirty South, civil rights, regionalism, and rawness.”
Professor Liz Teston speaks about her design research project that focuses on regional rap music factions. In “Rap Mapping and the Everyday” from PKN Knoxville Vol. 12 she discusses the rap culture in the Dirty South and its connection to the built environment of this locale.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Dianna Osickey

    Dianna graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Architecture and is currently studying to become licensed. She has experience working in a professional office setting as an intern architect and in lighting design. Her desire to combine the design process with a high level of craftsmanship have merged to create Fourth Year Studio - a custom design and letterpress company in Knoxville, TN. You can find her combing through antique stores for wooden type or inking up the press in her spare time.

  • Lorie Matthews

    A lover of all things creative, especially her designer husband, Lorie is currently pursing a Master's Degree in Conflict Management. She enjoys finding creative ways to bring people together to create collaborative outcomes. Lorie is happy to be part of the team that connects creatives in Knoxville through PechaKucha Night!

  • Ashley Pace

    Ashley is a Registered Architect in the State of Tennessee. She currently works at Sanders Pace Architecture as an architect and in business development. Ashley received her Master of Industrial Design graduate degree from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and her undergraduate degree from The University of Tennessee where she was valedictorian of her School of Architecture class. With degrees in both architecture and industrial design, Ashley's work covers a broad range of design including furniture, product, interiors, and architecture. Ashley teaches at The University of Tennessee as an Adjunct Studio Professor. She spends most of her free-time wrangling her three beautiful and crazy kids.

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