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David Taylor Pottery
BY DAVID TAYLOR
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.
The Joseph School in Haiti
BY KENNON CALHOUN
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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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 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.