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06 MAR

NEXT EVENT VOL 15

Due to inclement weather on February 20th, we have rescheduled Volume 15 for March 6th. This Pecha Kucha Global night will still be themed, "Design in Your City"
Location: Emma Inc's Bistro Space
Doors open at 5:30, Presentations begin at 6pm

 

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The Process by Betsy Clapsaddle

BY BETSY CLAPSADDLE
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 14, 2014

Artist, Betsy Clapsaddle, discusses her design process for an art project. The inspiration for the piece is about being injured on the job.

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Emily Sue Laird

BY EMILY LAIRD
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 14, 2014

Emily Sue Laird is an installation artist, sculptor, and set designer living in Nashville, Tennessee, with her two cats. Here she shows her various designs and projects.

 

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Evolution of a Painter

BY JAKE WELLS
IN NASHVILLE

Artist, Jake Wells, showcases his work through the years. He studied fine arts, 2-D art, and painting in undergraduate and graduate.

 

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David Taylor Pottery

BY DAVID TAYLOR
IN NASHVILLE

Potter, David Taylor, from Nashville shows his work and discusses his creative process. He first started pottery at Vanderbilt community classes and Mid-South Ceramics. He continues this hobby now as a student of Vince Pitelka at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN.

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Bunk Beds

BY WILLIAM HARPER
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 14, 2014

Mechanical engineer, William Harper, speaks about his latest design—high tech bunk beds for a hostile in Nashville. These beds are equipped with electrical outlets, storage, curtains, and more.

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A (brief) History of US Ballparks

BY JOSH GRUNER
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 14, 2014

Josh Gruner gives a brief history of eastern US ballparks designs. He explores the evolution of the architecture of the American baseball stadium.

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The Joseph School in Haiti

BY KENNON CALHOUN
IN NASHVILLE

James Kennon speaks about his work with The Joseph School in Haiti. On the island of Haiti of the 9.2 million people, 80% live below the International Poverty Line equating to 7.4 million people with an average income of less than $2 per day. Haiti is the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. The most impactful way to help Haiti is to empower them to help themselves. Leadership changes everything.

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Chelsea Velaga

BY CHELSEA VELAGA
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 14, 2014

Chelsea Velga is a Vanderbilt senior studying illustration and general fine art. She showcases her unique artwork and viewpoints.

 

NASHVILLE Blog

The Secret Gardens

Great Britain’s economy of trade allowed the growth of many distinctive gardens.
Troy Marden takes us on a tour through England and its beautiful luscious green oases. In “The Secret Gardens” from PKN Nashville Vol. 13 he talks about the unique and sometimes odd gardens that can be found in the UK, and what inspired their creation.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Ron Yearwood

    Ron is a Nashville native, urban designer with degrees in both architecture + urban design. He coordinates the NCDC's Young Urbanists group, PARK(ing) Day Nashville and enjoys urban farming in his community garden. He has a passion for creating and envisioning a more livable, better connected and healthier city.

  • Gary Gaston

    Gary Gaston is the Design Director of the Nashville Civic Design Center, and a Lecturer with the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design. Gary joined the Design Center in 2002, and has led numerous planning efforts for the organization. Gary was a principal contributing author to The Plan of Nashville: Avenues to a Great City, published by Vanderbilt University Press in 2005, and he co-authored Moving Tennessee Forward: Models for Connecting Communities, published in 2012. Next City Magazine named Gary a “Next American Vanguard” in 2010. Gary served as the project director and executive producer of the NEA funded documentary film Design Your Neighborhood. Gary is currently working on a new book, Shaping the Healthy Community, to be published by Vanderbilt University Press in 2014.

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