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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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Classic Design

BY RYAN MOSS
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 13, 2014

Ryan Moss discusses his trip through Europe and the architecture in Rome, Japan, and London.  He also talks about the classic design in the architecture throughout the journey in many cities.

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The Big Apple

BY TIFINIE CAPEHART
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 13, 2014

Tifinie Capehart speaks about a trip to New York City and how it can astonish those who have never been before. She talks about the design and the function of the city compared to Nashville. 

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Carrying Shelter, Design for the Introverted Traveler

BY DAVID KOELLEIN
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 13, 2014

David Koellein talks about places that are designed for introverts to go.  It analyzes how different places and qualities affect how people feel from an introverts point of view.

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A Convergence of Faiths

BY KEM HINTON
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 13, 2014

Kem Hinton speaks about the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  It discusses the history of both the religion at the temple and the architecture. The western wall and the golden gate are two key features discussed in the presentation.  Also, it talks about the Arc of the Covenant and some of its possible locations.

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The Chicago River's Floating Garden

BY BRAM BARTH
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 07, 2014

Bram Barth, Landscape Architect at Lose & Associates, explains the floating gardens project in the Chicago River. This simulateneously creates more green space in the city, while improving the quality and image of the river.

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The Significance of Rowing

BY NORA KERN
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 07, 2014

Nora Kern, Project Coordinator at Walk/Bike Nashville and Cumberland River Compact, tells about the importance and impact of rowing - why someone would row, and how this sport can give us a new perspective. She addresses the issue that very few people have the opportunity to recreationally enjoy the river, and poses the questions how can Nashville be designed with easy water access, and how can we personally enjoy the river?

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Nashville's Riverfront

BY GARY GASTON
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 07, 2014

Gary Gaston, Design Director at the Nashville Civic Design Center, emphasizes the importance of Nashville's riverfront, and how it can be improved upon for the future. With the help of a partnership with University of Tennessee at Knoxville Architecture students, he presents specific concepts which can transform the riverfront, ultimately preserving it for future generations.

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Shaping Healthy Communities

BY GARY GASTON
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Gary Gaston, Design Director at the Nashville Civic Design Center, discusses some of the major concepts in the upcoming publication, Shaping Healthy Communities. Issues that are addressed include future transit options for Nashville, access to food, parks and open spaces, and making the city more pedestrian-friendly. He also differentiates betwteen natural, rural, suburban, urban, and the downtown core areas.

 

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PKN Posters: Nashville Vol. 10

The clock is ticking! This very classy poster was designed by the talented Jessi Menish for the PKN Nashville's upcoming Vol. 10 evening.
The event will be held this Wednesday, and will feature ten presenters speaking on topics aplenty! 
If you'd like to see presentations from their previous volumes, be sure to check out their YouTube channel.
To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.

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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.