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17 NOV

NEXT EVENT VOL 21

Doors at 6:30

Presentations at 7:20

Poster: Laura Baisden of Camp Nevernice

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Manhattan Project 2.0, or One Thing Donald Trump Taught Me About Architecture

BY MARK STANLEY
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

In this presentation, Mark Stanley uses Donald Trump as an avatar for exploring other contingencies for architecture in the 21st Century. Though the lens of two of his favorite architectures, One Wilshire Tower and The Large Hadron Collider, he projects his future speculative design work onto Oak Ridge National Lab. 

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Revitalizing Knoxville

BY DAVID DEWHIRST
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

David Dewhirst discusses how the revitalization of Knoxville continues to save the city's unique architectural heritage while fostering the growth of a strong, connected and passionate community. 

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Curate Sacredness.

BY ERIC MINTON
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

Eric Minton reminds us that whenever we give our lives to something, not because of how cool it sounds at a dinner party, or even because we think someone or something will reward us, but because we have this belief that in doing it, the world (even in like the smallest way) makes sense, is better off, and not just for some us, but for all of us. This is deeply sacred work. 

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Adopt the Pace of Nature

BY BRIANNA LAMBERSON
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

"Adopt the pace of nature. Hersecret is patience." -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

In this presentation Brianna Larmberson explains how by adopting the pace of nature we can learn to be patient with ourselves in a culture that is anything but.

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Crafty Bastard Brewery

BY AARON MCCLAIN
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

In this presentation Aaron McClain (Co-owner and brewer) describes how the brewery got started, some unusual ingredients used in their beers and several collaborations with other local businesses.

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University of Tennessee Governor's Chair for Energy and Urbanism

BY JAMES ROSE
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

What can we do together that we can't do individually? This is the
question that serves to unite the efforts of UT College of Architecture
and Design, Skidmore Owings and Merrill, and ORNL as partners in
the Governor's Chair for Energy and Urbanism. Based in the
downtown FabLab and taught in conjunction with Phil Enquist and
others from SOM and ORNL, the Governor's Chair studios challenge
students to tackle tough design problems. One such challenge is the
architectural application of additive manufacturing or 3D printing. In
the spring of 2015 a graduate architecture studio was tasked with
developing an understanding of the opportunities and limitations of
this new technology. These findings foregrounded the design and
construction of the AMIE prototype. More akin to natural processes
like seashell growth than familiar construction, the process of
designing and building AMIE has created a platform for global
leadership in this emerging field for UT, SOM, and ORNL.

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Rethinking High School: The Edison Initiative

BY RICHARD FOSTER
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

Richard Foster, a local architect and the Director of Design at Lewis Group Architects, will introduce the XQ Super School Project. As part of this competition, Lewis Group Architects is leading a team of local educators and thinkers to develop a school that redefines the way we educate in America.

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Yes You Can Can

BY JESSICA COMER
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

Jessica Comer is a self proclaimed "millennial canning enthusiast." She shares her history with the art of canning and home preservation, some of the basics of the craft, and why you're not going to give anyone botulism.

 

KNOXVILLE Blog

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.