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Chad Becker

Director of Engagement, Medic Samaritan in Knoxville

Restoration from the Rubble - Medic Samaritan

PRESENTED ON MAY 12, 2016
IN KNOXVILLE @ VOL 19

In this presentation Chad Becker discusses the efforts of Medic Samiratan, which was established to offer medical support in Haiti for mission teams and the residents they served following the catastrophic earthquake in January 2010 which devastated the already impoverished Third World country.  Evolving from its founding objective, Medic Samaritan now enters into healthcare concentrated endeavors that facilitate access to shelter, education, and clean water within the rural mountainous communities of Beloc, Camatin, and Decouze, Haiti. The Medic Samaritan SEWing Sustainability model (Shelter, Education/Engagement, Water), focuses on empowering Haitians through projects that promote long-term, community health development and sustainability.

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PeePoo

BY ANDERS WILHELMSON
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 20, 2010

Anders Wilhelmson speaks on the PeePoo bag -- a personal single use toilet that sanitises human waste, preventing faeces from contaminating the immediate area as well as the larger environment. Extremely important in the first days of a disaster-struck area when all sanitation is down.

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Haiti

BY PHIL
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2010

A real life report from Haiti --- > to Leeds.

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Clowns Without Borders

BY BRUCE MACPHAIL
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2010

Bruce Macphail is the project manager for the American chapter of Clowns Without Borders, and in his presentation he discusses the CWB's mission to offer laughter and relieve suffering for all who live in areas of crisis, especially children.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 18, 2013.

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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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Survival = Shelter

BY RICHARD POTESTIO
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 12, 2015

“Rather than research the artifact, I thought about its purpose and its use. I asked the google about survival and let me tell you, it talked back to me”

Shelters are essential for life. In Survival = Shelter from PechaKucha Night Portland’s 15th volume, speaker Richard Potestio discusses the history of tents as a catalyst which sparked a search for information on shelter and survival. Development, innovation, and usage, of tents as not just a temporary, but also as a permanent form of shelter. In the case of the later, Potestio discusses what is needed to change the status quo.

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Revitalizing Knoxville

BY DAVID DEWHIRST
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

David Dewhirst discusses how the revitalization of Knoxville continues to save the city's unique architectural heritage while fostering the growth of a strong, connected and passionate community. 

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Halifax Bus Shelter

BY ELORA WILKINSON
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Elora Wilkinson is a Planner II with the Urban Design Team at HRM, but has experience working in both municipal and consulting planning. Elora graduated from Dalhousie with a Bachelor in Community Design with a focus on sustainability and urban design. With a love of street art, she loves to find ways to add colour and creativity to the city to build places of unexpected vibrancy.

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Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm

BY MARIA AIOLOVA
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

"Eating bugs is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the future!"

In "Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, architect Maria Aiolova discusses her obsession with cricket farming. Her firm, Terreform ONE, built a sustainable insect shelter on site to conduct extensive research on crickets - studying their growth, social development, and reproductive habits...before harvesting the adults and turning them into tasty treats!

Maria is an architect, educator, designer, and community builder in New York City. She is an innovator in ecological design, smart cities, sustainable urban infrastructure, water, transportation, and waste. Maria is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on future cities.

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1 Hour From Knoxville

BY KEN SMITH
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 17, 2017

Within a one-hour drive of PechaKucha Knoxville are so many odd, quirky, hidden, strange, extraordinary, and bizarre things to see that it would be impossible to cram them all into six minutes and 40 seconds. But Ken Smith will do his best to try.