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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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Making The Maker City

BY MARANDA VANDERGRIFF
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

The Maker City is the greater Knoxville-area community of makers, artists, creatives, and small-scale manufacturers and supporting entities. Led by the Mayor’s Maker Council, The Maker City creates collaborative partnerships, programming, and opportunities in support of Knoxville’s maker community. Maranda Vandergriff is the Creative Director at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, the owner and designer behind Vagabondary, and serves on the support staff for The Maker City.
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Envision. Inspire. Improve. Welcome to The East Tennessee Community Design Center

BY DUSTIN DURHAM
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

Non-profits are not typically thought of as resources for architecture, design, and
planning services. Dustin Durham is here to change that mentality. He works for The East Tennessee Community Design Center, a local non-profit that has been around since 1970 with the sole purpose of making East Tennessee a better place through design. He runs through who they are, how they operate, and shows examples of a few of the 1,000+ projects they have designed in our region over the previous fifty years.
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Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound

BY ERIC DAWSON
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

In feature films, documentaries, news footage and home movies, moving images offer unique and rich records of our cultural history. Due to the ephemeral nature of these artifacts, however, we can’t take their longevity for granted. Eric Dawson and John Morton offer a look inside the Knox County Public Library’s audio-visual archive, and examine the importance of film archiving as a means of preserving our past.
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Never Climb Everest Without a Sherpa

BY BARB STEPPE
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

While working as a nurse in East TN’s two freestanding birth center, Barb Steppe noticed a need for women to have a greater sense of community in their childbearing years. 1,100 births, thousands of families and 7 other amazing women joining energies, Barb has created Knoxville’s one-stop agency for all things pregnancy and parenting.
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Knoxville Poetry Slam (Abridged)

BY JONATHAN CLARK
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

Growing up in Knoxville, TN as a teenage poet, Jonathan Clark, also known as “Courageous,” shares his personal experience and fondest memories of the Knoxville Poetry Slam; a community built by the love of words and the competition that has kept it together through this 25th year of consistency.
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The Machine in the Garden or the Garden in the Machine

BY AVIGAIL SACHS
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

Avigail Sachs has been fascinated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) dams for several years and has visited every dam at least once. She is currently writing a history of the architects and landscape architects who were part of this Authority. This presentation includes some of her efforts as a photographer and as an historian, highlighting one theme in particular: the ways in which the TVA system is a “machine in a garden”, but also a “garden in a machine."
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PARK(ing) Day Knox

BY ALLI MONTGOMERY
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

While many believe that the biggest issue with parking is the lack of, in reality most U.S. cities suffer from an excessive amount of parking. With all this space being designed for vehicles, what is happening to the space in the city of human experience. That coupled with the ever-changing technological advances in vehicular travel leaves Alli Montgomery and Justin Hare wondering what else can a parking space be used for besides just a car?
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What I Know For Sure

BY JENNI BRAEUNER
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

Jenni Braeuner describes what she has learned through her journey in fiber arts. She combines traditional techniques with unexpected materials to create handmade tapestries.
 

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PKN Poster Spotlight: Knoxville


PechaKucha Night Knoxville knocked it out of the park once again for this weeks PechaKucha Poster Spotlight! The flowing work of art features a backdrop reminiscent of a stained-glass "Starry Night" with beautiful waves of blue, green and purple. The poster peers upon a delighted water tower who is taken aback by the beauty of Knoxville's iconic Sunsphere, or maybe more appropriately known by its nickname, the "Wigsphere", in this case - thanks to an episode of The Simpsons. The two seemed to have locked eyes with interest; maybe it is the beginning of a Tennessee love story! For more stories, Knoxville is the place to be as they are hosting their Vol. 32 event on the 15th of August, it won't be anything you want to miss!
Want to see more posters? Go check out our Tumblr and Instagram, you won't be disappointed!

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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.