1. Learn how to Build.
2. Quit my job
Architect Jack DeBartolo and his father (DeBartolo architects) have been taking ordinary projects and turning them into extraordinary solutions. Their work has taken them all over the country, but also to the developing world. His efforts working in Liberian Africa with architectural students opened his eyes to the standards of construction and culture.
"Presentation of the Day" on September 8, 2014.
Dee Wagner joins us to discuss mindful play and how it may be used in place of the third reaction style that follows the two known reactions "fight" & "flight"... The third is "shutdown" and is a reposnse when neither 'fight' not 'flight' are an option... Mindful play has its roots in the polyvagal theory and Dee walks us through responses, the nexus of her mindful play approach, and peppers it all with her own personal story.
The Cattywampus Puppet Council, which is a Knoxville based nonprofit seeking to build community and promote play for all ages through the puppetry arts. This spring, Cattywampus will organize and facilitate the Appalachian Puppet Pageant, Knoxville’s first community puppet parade. This project will invite members of the community of all ages and backgrounds to come together and create puppets, masks, and costumes rooted in local ecology and stories of “place.” As an act of public play and storytelling, this parade will celebrate the culture of love, creativity, and mutual dependence we wish to create in Southern Appalachia.
According to Fred Rogers, "play is really the work of childhood." For many of us, play is for children and work is for grown-ups, but what happens when you grow up and find yourself working at play for a living? As a 15-year industry veteran, Peter Olson will share an insider’s perspective on a day in the life of a Play Worker.
Sustainability, as well as digitalisation, are two of the hot topics at the moment. Yet, they are sometimes contradicting. Burak Can is researcher and founder of sustainably.io. In his PechaKucha presentation, he explores how we can stop ruining ourselves and fare the new digital revolution towards better shores by merging sustainability and digitalisation.
Play is a necessary function of skill development. Joe Norskov has played and organized Ultimate for 15 years. During this time, he’s noticed a consistent and above average number of community minded, kind, and high achieving people play Ultimate. The sport develops problem solving, work ethic, good health, and conscientiousness. Joe believes that the sport attracts and shapes individuals to be better humans.