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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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Making Knoxville Dementia Friendly

BY ANGELA GRANT
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

In this presention Angela Grant speaks about a grassroots movement to make Knoxville the first dementia friendly city in the US. Alzheimer’s and dementia are thieves…they steal memories, finances, independence, and relationships. Norm MacNamera of Torquay, England started this movement and it finally landed in Knoxville. The Purple Cities Alliance is working to make Knoxville dementia friendly through basic educational trainings, hospital bracelets and public events. They were featured in Parade magazine and that exposure caused other cities across the US to get involved and join the cause.

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Letterpress (or…Biting off more than you can chew)

BY LAURA BAISDEN
IN KNOXVILLE

Camp Nevernice is a budding letterpress design and illustration shop, owned and operated by Laura Baisden.  She has ten years experience in the field, but in her first year as a sole proprietor- she’s learning many lessons…including the lesson of time-management.

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Knox Brew Tours

BY ZACK ROSKOP
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

Knox Brew Tours was established to share a love of beer with the Knoxville community. Owner Zack Roskop shares his story.

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Travels Without, Travels Within

BY SHANE MURPHY
IN KNOXVILLE

A travelogue of a Peruvian journey, in the spirit of Joseph Campbell, by Shane Murphy.

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Size Doesn’t Matter When You Make Your Own Clothes

BY BURKE BREWER
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

Modern Seamstress was created to empower women - to teach them to love their bodies and delight in dressing their bodies. Women fight a war every day for healthy body image, and most of the stress comes from the fashion industry and mass produced clothing. Owner Burke Brewer will share how sewing transformed her love of her body, forced her to consider the consequences of buying clothing, and finally why everyone should take up the art of garment sewing. 

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Why Knoxville’s Zoning Code Prohibits Good Urban Design and Prevents Walkable Communities

BY MARSHALL STAIR
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

Walkability is key in improving health, the local economy, and the environment.  Unfortunately Knoxville’s zoning code prohibits mixed use, requires too much parking, and mandates large setbacks, all of which make Knoxville less walkable and transit friendly. In this presentation, Marshall Stair explores Knoxville and discusses what could be done to promote walkability in future developments.

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Community Supported Apprenticeships

BY JESSICA DEAN
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

Community College students need skills and experiences to inspire and qualify them for employment. Jessica Dean, Raven Powell, and Sandra Wairimu invite you to ask: how might you work or craft to heal yourself, heal your place, and invite students in your community to join you, to learn together?

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My Intangible Collection

BY HOLLY BRIGGS
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

What if there was a permanent record of an unfortunate mishap? What if this permanent record was on display for countless people to see and pass daily? What if you, yourself, had to face the physical evidence of your mishap and reflect upon the unfortunate event that led to its creation. The mishap and the record are forever intertwined, as one can not exist without the other. What if the streets of your town were adorned with the reminders, recollections, and records of repeated mishaps? Would you see them? Would you stop to ponder the creation? Would you collect these permanent records and store them in a bank of abstraction? In this presentation, Holly Briggs asks: Could this become your intangible collection?

 

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Strain-ger than Fiction

"I was in China, I was alone. I said 'How can I do it? How can I make it? I have 10 days in my hotel. Lets do something!'"
In Strain-ger than Fiction from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 16Ryann Aoukar summarizes the process of designing a product, prototyping it, marketing it, having it picked up by the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, failing to bring the product to the mass market, failing on Kickstarter, relaunching the product after a year, finally getting it made, getting it stolen 3 times in less than a month, getting featured with the founder of Alibaba in the Globe and Mail, and selling it in 32 countries around the world. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Dianna Osickey

    Dianna graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Architecture. She is a licensed architect with a specialty 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.

  • Matthew Jordan

    Matt is an architect who received his B.Arch in 2005. When not virtually modeling buildings, manipulating pixels, and altering vectors, Matt enjoys meticulously organizing his son's LEGO collection.

  • Carolyn Boetger

    I'm a stay at home mom who has found her passion in the research of nutrition/whole foods/herbs/oils and autoimmune diseases. On the side I am interested in the arts, travel, being outdoors, and music. I am currently trying to teach myself how to play the violin...very slowly.