Past Knoxville Event: VOL 12

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VOL 12

August 19, 2014
@ Relix Variety Theatre

Doors at 6:30

Presenters at 7:20

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@ VOL 12 ON AUG 19, 2014

Nichole McMinn shares her story, learning to face her fears and push herself in what she loves. A discussion of the struggles of the creative mind, the challenges faced as a young artist, and the realizations reached during this pursuit. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 29, 2014.

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On Creating Space

@ VOL 12 ON AUG 19, 2014

On Creating Space focuses on the possibilities of creating a community space that fosters collaboration and meets the needs of professional artists, craftspeople, and small businesses. In his presentation, Rob Laliberte, explores the benefits of working as part of a cooperative and how crowdsourcing, business partnerships, and acquisition of federal grants can help establish such spaces. 

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A Journey Into the Virtual World

@ VOL 12 ON AUG 19, 2014

Architect / Urban Planner David Denton recently relocated to Knoxville from Los Angeles. A former Managing Partner of Frank Gehry Associates, David has been working in the Virtual World for seven years and is founder of the K2C project funded by the US State Department bringing together American and Egyptian architecture students in collaboration in the Virtual World via avatars. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 11, 2014.

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Candee Noir: Genesis of a Character, Journey of a Short Film

@ VOL 12 ON AUG 19, 2014

Kelly Shipe goes into depth on the journey of the production of the short film "Candee Noir", beginning with the creation of the film's main character and culminating with the premiere of the final edit in New York City.

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Mary Boyce Temple House

@ VOL 12 ON AUG 19, 2014

Brian Pittman is a man of many talents. Many of us know him as the CathedralGuy and as a local architect. We have followed his inspiring contributions to the renovation to the last remaining single family home in Downtown Knoxville's core. This presentation focuses on what life is like after construction is complete.

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Rap Mapping and the Everyday

@ VOL 12 ON AUG 19, 2014

This conceptual project is steeped in both community engagement and storytelling as an investigative tool. As studio critic Jennifer Bonner outlined in ATL: A Guide to the Dirty South, there is a rivalry in east coast and west coast design, like the rivalry between east coast and west coast rap. The importance of cultural identity and community through narrative are essential in the South - so much that legends are accepted simply because they they convey moral lessons. There is a paradox in storytelling and fact, but not in legitimacy. Liz Teston explores the role of placemaking within the cultural context of Atlanta and it's rap history. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 24, 2014.

Rebecca Ware
Interior Designer, Geoorge Armour Ewart, Architect in Knoxville
Rob Laliberte
Designer and Illustrator | WDWRK Small Wares Co in Knoxville
David Denton
Architect / Urban Planner in Knoxville
Kelly Shipe
Writer, Producer, Actor in Knoxville
Liz Teston
Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee in Knoxville
Whitney Manahan
Graduate Student | Master of Architecture, University of Tennessee in Knoxville
Jared Wilkins
Graduate Student | Masters of Architecture, University of Tennessee in Knoxville
Brian Pittman
Architect/Artist, McCarty Holsaple McCarty, Inc. in Knoxville