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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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Building Communities with Signs

BY STEPHEN JONES
IN NASHVILLE

Stephen Jones takes us on a tour throughout the globe and shows how signs can affect the presence of a city. He shows how signs, like wine, can get better with age.

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Principles of Place

BY BRITTANY DOSECK
IN NASHVILLE

Brittany Doseck copares the design of Nashville to other cities. She discusses placemaking, and how to use design to unify cities. The main focus areas are in Philadelphia, Peru, Argentina, and Nashville.

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Guerrilla Urbanism

BY JONI PRIEST
IN NASHVILLE

Joni Priest discusses different types of guerrilla urbanism, mostly in the form of street art.  This presentation talks about how to take flaws in the city and make them works of art, and how temporary art can activate a city.

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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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The Secret Gardens

BY TROY MARDEN
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 13, 2014

Troy Marden takes us on a tour through England and its beautiful gardens.  This presentation talks about the different types of gardens and what inspired some of the gardens throughout Europe.

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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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A Convergence of Faiths

Islam, Christianity, and Judaism: all essentially coming from one place, and yet so different...
Kem Hinton speaks of his exciting journey to the historic city of Jerusalem. A location that acts as the beginning or focus of the three major world religions -- Judaism, Islam, and Christianity -- Kem discusses the city's immense beauty and its omnipresent conflict. In "A Convergence of Faiths" from PKN Nashville Vol. 13, Kem speaks of the numerous sacred landmarks present, and the myths of the Dome of the Rock, Herod's Temple, and the Ark of the Covenant.

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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.