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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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The Garden: Growing the (Dancing) Beloved Community

BY KATHARINE SLOWBURN
@ VOL 25 ON NOV 16, 2017

While a Master of Divinity student at Harvard Divinity School, Katharine Slowburn developed a theory and practice of embodied sacrality utilizing dance. Upon graduation in 2013, Katharine returned to Knoxville, building a different type of beloved community through dance. After choreographing single pieces in several companies, she launched her own group in 2017 - The Katharine Slowburn Experience - and her first full-length production, “The Garden,” using her unique approach of dance-making and dancing as tools for healing and transforming.
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It All Makes Cents

BY CHRISTINEA BEANE
@ VOL 25 ON NOV 16, 2017

Christinea Beane was once accused of stepping over a dollar to pick up a penny. This was intended to be an insult, suggesting that she only cares about the little things, or things that do not matter to other people. However, Christinea saw this as an opportunity.
 
Christinea believes that a penny is a metaphor for everything in life, and like you, every penny has its story. That story should be heard. While she is connecting with people as a sales representative for a Nashville based brewery, Christinea is collecting stories as inspiration and for the jewelry that she creates.
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Paris Woodhull Illustrations

BY PARIS WOODHULL
@ VOL 25 ON NOV 16, 2017

Paris Woodhull is a young, female entrepreneur who shares her story of starting her own illustration business. To growing up in the inner city of Knoxville to dealing with the new found pressure of the current presidency, see how she deals with her truth through art.
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#BigBoxLogic

BY JASON YOUNG
@ VOL 25 ON NOV 16, 2017

Using a book project on contemporary American urbanism as his backdrop, Jason Young shares some embodied knowledge of the so-called suburban frontier of sprawl.
 
Such territories are known in their negative images by most people actually thinking about the built environment. Despite the learned inertia to remain in the city, young skirmishes with the post-city landscapes of entropy and horizontal fluidity brings back a series of explorations into the deep structure of our commercial democracy. Big Box Logic should not be confused with the shitty architecture of sprawl, as it is almost inseparable from who Americans are as a people.
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The American Outlaws

BY KYLE CLARK
@ VOL 25 ON NOV 16, 2017

Kyle Clark goes in depth about who The American Outlaws are and how they became the premier (and unofficial) supporter organization for United States Men and Womens soccer. He presents how they support on a national and local level, with an emphasis on how Knoxville is involved.
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Cuba With Love: The Tangled Tale of the Daiquiri

BY CASEY FOX
@ VOL 25 ON NOV 16, 2017

Casey talks about how one of the great joys of cocktail culture is learning the stories behind the many classic drinks in the canon. The Daiquiri is a drink that many people know in its modern incarnation as a frozen beverage served by the pitcher. But its
history is deep and complicated, entwined with Spanish colonial ambitions, American empire - building, and the complex experience of Cuba in the 20th century. By telling the tale of the Daiquiri, the founders of Libacious cocktail catering illustrate how much history can be contained in a single, delicious drink.
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An Architect's Own Home

BY CHAD BOETGER
@ VOL 25 ON NOV 16, 2017

Chad Boetger explores the challenges and opportunities inherent in modern residential design. He explains from first-hand experiences of an architect designing and building a home for him and his family. 
 
Chad explores in his discussion issues of lifestyle, home size, materiality, energy efficiency, and construction cost in his projects and how those choices impacted the design of a modern residence overlooking the Holston River in Knoxville, Tennessee. 
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Knoxville is #1

BY KENNETH HERRING
@ VOL 25 ON NOV 16, 2017

Most people love their city and think it’s awesome. But can you prove it?  Knoxville can. Kenneth Herring shares 20 reasons why Knoxville, Tennessee is the #1 city in America to live. 
 
 

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PKN Poster Spotlight: Knoxville

PechaKucha Knoxville celebrates their PKN Vol. 28 with a playful poster, putting them under the PKN Poster Spotlight for this week. The interaction between the blue and yellow gently draws the eye in, highlighting the bright minds and ideas that will be shared at their PKN. Graphic artist Tricia Bateman illustrates the many stories that will soon be told with their PechaKucha Poster, as all the graphics are encapsulated in speech and thought bubbles. This poster anticipates a fun and eventful night on August 16th for the PechaKucha Knoxville team. We can’t wait to see you all there!

To see some more fun posters, head over to the PechaKucha Night Tumblr page!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Dianna Osickey

    Dianna graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Architecture. She is a licensed architect with a specialty in lighting design. Her desire to combine the design process with a high level of craftsmanship have merged to create Fourth Year Studio - a custom design and letterpress company in Knoxville, TN. You can find her combing through antique stores for wooden type or inking up the press in her spare time.

  • Matthew Jordan

    Matt is an architect who received his B.Arch in 2005. When not virtually modeling buildings, manipulating pixels, and altering vectors, Matt enjoys meticulously organizing his son's LEGO collection.

  • Carolyn Boetger

    I'm a stay at home mom who has found her passion in the research of nutrition/whole foods/herbs/oils and autoimmune diseases. On the side I am interested in the arts, travel, being outdoors, and music. I am currently trying to teach myself how to play the violin...very slowly.

  • Lauren Fyfe

    I graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Art with a concentration in Video/Cinematography. After years of working in PR and event planning, I joined a local video production company, Loch & Key Productions. I'm a producer and manage our clients and projects. In my free time, you’ll find me at concerts, cooking, or in the garden.