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24 OCT

NEXT EVENT VOL 33

Join the Nashville Civic Design Center and Frist Art Museum for Nashville’s 33rd PechaKucha Night! For PechaKucha Volume 33, speakers will talk about public art, murals, and more.

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

Light hors-d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact joe@civicdesigncenter.org.

RSVP is required as this event typically sells out!

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What makes a Dorm Feel Like a Home?

BY JOE MAYES
@ VOL 31 ON FEB 28, 2019

This presentation by Joe Mayes gives you an insight on how dorms and college living spaces in Nashville affect students.

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Your Neighborhood is a Home

BY JIM HAWK
@ VOL 31 ON FEB 28, 2019

Jim Hawk talks about how neighborhoods serve as a home, and how they are designed to provide us the essentials to live.

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Home(less)

BY KELSEY OESMANN
@ VOL 31 ON FEB 28, 2019

What happens when you call a city home, but the city calls you homeless? Understanding how the stigma of homelessness affects our neighbors and our community is the first step in addressing the housing crisis in Nashville and building places that we can all call "home".

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Renovations for Accessibility

BY KEITH BRANSON
@ VOL 31 ON FEB 28, 2019

Joe Mayes gives us an insight on an organitation the renovates and designs to allow for greater accessibility.

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Stories of Home

BY JUSTIN ORTON
@ VOL 31 ON FEB 28, 2019

Justin Orton and his team from Of Origin Design Studios looks at three varied interpretations of home and the stories within each space that inspired their design.

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Neighborhood Context

BY ROBIN ZEIGLER
@ VOL 31 ON FEB 28, 2019

Robin Zeigler explains how todays architects can integrate modern design into historic neghborhoods.

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20Kv22

BY 20KV22 TEAM
@ VOL 31 ON FEB 28, 2019

The 20kv22 Team from Auburn University talks about their Rural Studio and the 22nd version of the 20K home project.

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Cash Color

BY CAITLIN SHIROCK
@ VOL 31 ON FEB 28, 2019

Caitlin Shirock talks about how color can impact you, and the importance of being surrounded by the colors you love.

 

NASHVILLE Blog

Real Life as Art


 
"I want to show you what you look like and I want real life to look like art."
In 
Real Life as Art from PechaKucha Night Nashville Vol. 16 Melissa Fuller explores the fine line between reality and imagination through her impactful photography. Her aim is to capture the person and create a scene which embodies their being.  

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About the City's Organizers

  • Ron Yearwood

    Ron is a Nashville native, urban designer with degrees in both architecture + urban design. He coordinates the NCDC's Young Urbanists group, PARK(ing) Day Nashville and enjoys urban farming in his community garden. He has a passion for creating and envisioning a more livable, better connected and healthier city.

  • Gary Gaston

    Gary Gaston is the Design Director of the Nashville Civic Design Center, and a Lecturer with the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design. Gary joined the Design Center in 2002, and has led numerous planning efforts for the organization. Gary was a principal contributing author to The Plan of Nashville: Avenues to a Great City, published by Vanderbilt University Press in 2005, and he co-authored Moving Tennessee Forward: Models for Connecting Communities, published in 2012. Next City Magazine named Gary a “Next American Vanguard” in 2010. Gary served as the project director and executive producer of the NEA funded documentary film Design Your Neighborhood. Gary is currently working on a new book, Shaping the Healthy Community, to be published by Vanderbilt University Press in 2014.