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Mary Gilmore

Architect in New Orleans

Community Participation and Architecture

PRESENTED ON MAY 13, 2015
IN NEW ORLEANS @ VOL 17

"We wanted every design decision that we made to be affordable, made locally, and something that could teach a skill."

In Community Participation and Architecture, from PechaKucha Night New OrleansVol. 17, architect Mary Gilmore, shares her master’s thesis on Community Participation and Architecture. Her belief is that if people participated in the design and construction of a building, not only will they become stake holders in the process, but also learn something.  To put her thesis into practice, Mary moved to India and then later to Mali, West Africa with the Peace Corps.  Now as a practicing architect here in the states, she is has rediscovered the notion of community participation and architecture.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, October 19th, 2015. 

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Community, Collaboration and Design

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Eric Stark goes into depth on a selection of community-oriented student projects worked on in the past 6 years of the University of Maine's Architecure program.

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Sexy and Community

BY KATE MALONE AND STEPHEN PEY
@ MADE IN LONDON ON SEP 17, 2014

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What I Lost and Found In the Peace Corps

BY RYAN TASCAR
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 13, 2015

Current President of the board of the Louisiana Peace Corps, Ryan Tascar, shares with us some of the things he lost when he left the United State and moved to Cape Verde with the Peace Corps for 2 1/2 years.   From family, friends to familiar traditions and holidays lost by leaving the U.S., Ryan was able to find adventures and once in a life time experiences during his time in the Peace Corps.

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International Volunteerism: Lessons from a Returned Peace Corp Volunteer

BY ERICA KIERNAN
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 30, 2015

Erica Kiernan takes us through lessons she learned while volunteering in Benin, Africa with the Peace Corps

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Peace Corps Senegal

BY VIVIAN HOKE
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 18, 2016

Vivian Hoke shares about her experience volunteering in the Peace Corpes in Senegal from Sept. 12, 2012 - Nov. 14, 2014.

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Peace Corps Peru 2005-07

BY AMANDA FRICK
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 18, 2016

Amanda Frick presents a story about important relationships in peace corps

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Kosovo... Living in a Post-Conflict Country

BY MICHAEL DIXON
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

After maintaining a practice in restorative architecture in St. Charles, Illinois, for 32 years, Michael Dixon decided to share his experience in the United States Peace Corps. His Peace Corps service included three years in Ukraine before being evacuated under the extreme conditions of a revolution and a Russian invasion. Following his abrupt departure from Ukraine, Mike accepted a six-month assignment as a community development specialist in Armenia. In this presentation, He describes his most recent assignment in the Republic of Kosovo, working with the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare from his office in the Department of Tourism and Economic Development in the historic city of Prizren.

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BY SAMANTHA WEAVER
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

Samantha Weaver talks about the new Architecture Learning Network (ALN) which offers support for students in architecture education programs, as they become active, thoughtful citizens in their communities. The design process can get messy, but it’s beautiful.

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Growing Up in the Peace Corps

BY GEOFFERY HOWARD
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 17, 2017

Geoffery Howard   I entered the Peace Corps at the age of 20, heading off to Senegal in West Africa, a country I had never heard of. That experience changed my life. From community development in a small Senegalese village to community involvement in a small Hudson Valley town, there is a connection that stretches over half a century.