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22 NOV


Join us for another evening with the most fascinating people in Asheville. We're forming an all-star lineup after a hiatus since March, coming back with a bang!


Tickets are available at https://pechakuchaavl.org/tickets.


Featured Presentation

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Kym Verhovshek

Defiant Requiem Verdi at Terezin: Asheville 2019 in Asheville

Kym Verhovshek has partnered with Carolina Jews for Justice and other local social justice groups to bring the unique and profoundly motivational multi-media concert-drama, Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin to Asheville in June 2019. Music often reaches the heart and soul when words can not. The arts and humanities offer hope and inspiration, and this performance will be led by 8+ weeks of educational programming created for and coordinated with area schools, colleges, and the public. The goal is to create awareness by sharing past experiences, and through education and these conversations to participate in shaping the future.

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The Herbal Brain

@ VOL 22 ON MAR 01, 2019

What if there were an easy way to combat memory loss? Herbal nootropics may be the answer. Research shows these herbs improve attention, memory, and thinking skills; and they do it without any nasty side effects.

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PKN Team, I'll See You in My Dreams

@ VOL 15 ON MAY 19, 2017

Breaking up with the PKN Asheville Organizers is hard to do. Luckily, they live in Randi Janelle's dreams and expanding consciousness.

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Hope for a Peaceful Future

@ VOL 15 ON MAY 19, 2017

Despite recent events, the long arc of human history bends toward less human violence, in addition to justice. Jim Veilleux's talk describes how human violence has declined over the millennia and why that's likely to continue.

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Invasives as Gift and Medicine

@ VOL 15 ON MAY 19, 2017

So-called invasive plants and animals turn out to be more than the monsters Monsanto and popular culture has made them out to be. Coyotes, zebra mussels, kudzu-all have important ecological roles-and encourage us to play.

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Stitching Stories Through Coreography

@ VOL 15 ON MAY 19, 2017

Stories are written and spoken, but Story Choreographer, Barrie Barton takes stories to the stage. In her presentation, she shares how community members, age 25-70 go spelunking for personal stories and movements around a specific theme and then co-create a performance piece- including choreography and spoken word.

Her presentation reveals the creativity, compassion and courage and ultimate liberation kindled through this process. Barrie reveals participant’s poignant stories from a lifetime secret to a recovering heroine addict. The stories cover the full spectrum of the human condition.

Through telling our stories, "We are seen and heard. We Belong. We are not alone. We a part of a much larger story."

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Recycling Dos and Don'ts

@ VOL 15 ON MAY 19, 2017

Ever wonder what you should recycle or what recyclables become? If so, this is a great way to find out.

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White People on Maney

@ VOL 14 ON MAR 03, 2017

Many of our neighborhoods have long standing privilege based on early policy decisions. See the difference (and inherent privilege) contrast of one North Asheville neighborhood to other areas of the city.

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Stay Calm and Take the Next Step

@ VOL 14 ON MAR 03, 2017

Trevor Lewis shares the lessons he learned walking through a waterlogged tunnel in the dark.



Art With Other Species

"One of the themes that keeps drawing me back to this sorta work is that of technological augmentation. Some interspecies collaboration can begin to suggest to us what it might be like to be technologically augmented humans..."
Art with Other Species from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol. 9Egg Syntax explores the artistic, scientific, and all-together fascinating intersection of an art crossbred with nature. He surveys examples, themes, and implications of interspecies art from the simplest notions of using another species as a medium, to that of collaboration with another species. Prepare to have your mind blown. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Jay Hill

    Software developer, tech community organizer and outspoken advocate for the introverted.

  • Jasper Adams

    Jasper is one half of NineBar Creative, a small design creative in Asheville focusing on web, graphic, and small-scale industrial design. He also runs the beverage program at Table & The Imperial Life, and finds plenty of time to develop tasty concoctions of his own. An unhealthy amount of Lego time paired with shockingly-free access to art supplies and entirely too much NPR meant this nerdy little child knew from an early age he wanted to study architecture. Someone in the admissions department at the University of Virginia spilled coffee and let Jasper into the School of Architecture. Four years later, The University spit out an enlightened and marginally more mature architect-in-training. Jasper amplified his design aesthetic at school by dabbling in architectural history, preservation and urban planning courses, all aside his architecture studios. His work is spatial, textured and tactile and his design process typically involves an ample freedom of movement between digital and manual media. He pushes NineBar Creative to foray into industrial and product design. Jasper developed an interest in and an affinity for classic cocktails and spirits about 5 years ago, and he’s sometimes just as often behind the stick as he is in front of the computer. Outside of the office, Jasper is most likely at home cooking, riding his bike, or looking for bottles of antique spirits with which to further clutter his bar, er...house (much to the chagrin of his girlfriend).

  • Kate Kelleher

    Kate Kelleher is a Speech Language Pathologist currently working in Long Term Care and Short-Term Rehabilitation in Black Mountain. Her work experience includes the school system, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, home health and outpatient care. She graduated from Appalachian State University with her bachelors and masters degree. She currently has been living in Asheville for 4 years.

  • Ryan Naylor

    Ryan Naylor is an Asheville native. He traveled the world with his working family through middle school, and went on to earn his BFA in graphic design from Appalachian State University. After graduating, he moved back to Asheville where he had a daughter (now 4 years old) and decided to build a home for his new family. Ryan has always been a box-breaker and a boundary pusher (as his scars can attest). Instead of just building another house, he decided to build his first home as a statement. He constructed it from re-purposed and re-used materials in order to show how wasteful the construction industry in our country is. His intention was to show others that you can construct a beautiful modern home with a more environmentally friendly impact; even if you don't know much about construction. He went on to design, contract, and construct the first shipping container home in Asheville with the help of his partner Brook, and his daughter Soleil. They also produced a blog which got over 100,000 views, and attracted attention from over 150 different countries. The construction of this home was followed by magazines, newspapers, and a documentary film maker who is now in the final phase of editing a documentary on the project. Please welcome Ryan Naylor to present on 40x28... his shipping container home.