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Jonathan Jeffrey

Archivist, Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Housing the Dead

PRESENTED ON APR 23, 2013
IN BOWLING GREEN @ VOL 2

Jonathan Jeffrey talks about grave houses, explaining the differences between houses and other cemetery structures like crypts. He gives some examples of different types of grave houses, and talks about the variety of architectural features and styles that can be found in grave houses around Kentucky.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 11, 2013.

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Your Castle for a Night

BY HITOMI WAKAMATSU
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Hitomi Wakamatsu, from Airbnb Japan, goes into depth on the global housing/rental/hotel phenomenon that took the world by storm starting in 2008. She gives examples of how people have used Airbnb to finance their mortgages, travel the world for cheap, and spend the night in villas, castles, and even treehouses.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 3, 2013.

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From Cradle to Grave

BY TIM HAMMER
@ VOL 20 ON NOV 20, 2013

Tim Hammer of Hospzstiftung explains the aims of the hospice program, and how it is intended to give everyone dignity during their final journey. Hospizstiftung puts the comfort, physical needs, and social needs of its patients at the center of attention. 

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Straw Bale Houses

BY MANUEL ZEITLIN
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Manuel Zetlin, Principal Architect at Manuel Zeitlin Architects, aims to build sustainable houses by using natural materials and no chemicals. In one project, his team had to construct an additon for a 1945 brick home using straw bales, which came with its own unique challenges. 

 

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Web of Life in Kentucky

BY GREG ABERNATHY
@ VOL 6 ON DEC 07, 2011

Greg Abernathy talks about the biodiversity in the forest and parks of Kentucky. He explores the solution to preserving biodiversity in the forest of Kentucky.  

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A Grave Story

BY BOB CLAYTON
@ VOL 8 ON JUN 04, 2015

In this presentation  'A Grave Story', Bob Clayton will tell us how a chance encounter at Goold Island led to rediscovery of a little history.

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Our Corpses, Ourselves

BY CAITLIN DOUGHTY
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

"We run a funeral home, and our main mission is to get you spend more time with the corpse."

In "Our Corpses, Ourselves" from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 28, Caitlin Doughty, a progressive death positive mortician, challenges the way we look at death. Here she shares some little known facts about death and corpses and celebrates her favourite 13 graves, who knew so much personality could be found in a headstone!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Halloween, 2016. 

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New York: A City of the Living and the Dead

BY ALLISON MEIER
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on the arts and overlooked history. Currently, she is staff writer atHyperallergic, and moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds. These tours are focused on cemeteries as places of history, art, and architecture, as well as concerned in keeping our memorial sites visible for preservation and remembrance. At PechaKucha Night NYC Vol 16, Allison discusses these often abandoned and forgotten spaces right in the middle of our bustling city - reminding us the importance of slowing down.

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Dead Focused. Learning to Live

BY TANIA THOMAS
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 25, 2017

Tania Thomas speaks about living in a world where fear of dying suppresses our ability to live completely, authentically and with passion. 

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Tiny houses and sustainable communities

BY JIMMYZ HIRST
@ VOL 25 ON FEB 28, 2018

Jimmy Hirst has been traveling the world researching Tiny Housing, sustainable communities (Eco Villages) for the past five years and looking at progressive living ideals. He believes we now have the need, the technology (like with Blockchain), and the consciousness to facilitate a shift in the western living paradigm, to help bring the mainstream population into embracing more sustainable and connective communities. He believes it’s time to reinhabit the village, holistically regenerating human and natural values, to last for generations to come.