Past Knoxville Event: VOL 16

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VOL 16

August 06, 2015
@ The Square Room

Doors at 6:30

Presentations at 7:20

Poster Designed & Letterpress Printed : Striped Light

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Emory Place Block Party

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 06, 2015

As an architect I'm a proponent for saving historic buildings and I constantly see potential in unique and underutilized spaces. There are areas of town which may have both but sometimes need that "something more." After living near Emory Place for 3 years I decided the "something more" it needed was a stronger connection and community and more activity in general. This isn't an issue that is solved by renovations alone. This is where a group of like-minded people came together to make that "something more" a reality. This is how the Emory Place Block Party came to be. 

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Fluting, Anyone? Smoky Mountain Flute Circle

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 06, 2015

The Native American Flute is a fascinating instrument that creates exquisite music. It is used and has been used by Native American people in different ways, such as in their prayers, festivities, weaved with their beautiful stories, or for boys to woo girls.

The Knoxville/Townsend area is very lucky to be home of the Smoky Mountains Flute Circle. The SMFC has hosted two back to back National level events, the 2013 and 2014 Renaissance of the North American Flute Foundation annual gatherings. It all started with Knoxville Area Cherokee Flute Player Randy McGinnis who founded the SMFC. 

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The Seventh Art

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 06, 2015

In 1911, Italian critic Ricciotto Canudo described cinema as “the seventh art,” announcing its place among the more established and reputable traditions of architecture, sculpture, painting, music, poetry, and dance. A century later we’re all awash in moving images, but cinema has remained relatively marginalized in the art world. It’s a commercial form described in commercial terms. This presentation is about my and Paul Harrill’s effort to establish a venue for sharing interesting contemporary cinema here in Knoxville, but more generally — more idealistically — it’s about changing our conversation about movies.

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Primary Beauty

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 06, 2015

This is the journey that led Jeremy Wann  to open Geo Hair Lab in Knoxville, TN and why he's taking on the challenge of ensuring the outlook encompasses sustainability and an anti-vain approach to positive self-esteem. 

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Simulating HIV prevention

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 06, 2015

HIV and AIDS remain a significant health issue.  There are many methods that we use in public health to understand and intervene in the HIV epidemic, but it is difficult to determine the effectiveness of one strategy over another.  To tackle this issue, Ginger McKay has incorporated simulation modeling as part of her dissertation work.  Her hope with this work is to suggest better ways to structure the public health system so that the services provided for HIV prevention are more strategic, effective and efficient.

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River City

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 06, 2015

With the goal of generating ideas to enhance the connection between downtown Knoxville and the north waterfront, Matthew Jordan's project imagines the possibility of inserting infrastructure to create new recreational and cultural opportunities.

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Design-Build Education: Creating a New Education Center for Beardsley Community Farm

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 06, 2015

Presented with Bud Archer and Bailey Green. 

Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design will present on the benefits of design-build education as illustrated by an innovative new building being created for Beardsley Community Farm in Knoxville—a non-profit urban demonstration farm promoting food security and sustainable agriculture. Design-build education through architectural design courses at UT enabled making a building that reinforces Beardsley’s mission. The new structure will operate as a teaching tool helping farm staff and volunteers more effectively engage the public about the benefits of local sustainable farming. It also creates significant public spaces for the benefit of the community at large.

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Strain-ger than Fiction

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 06, 2015

"I was in China, I was alone. I said 'How can I do it? How can I make it? I have 10 days in my hotel. Lets do something!'"

In Strain-ger than Fiction from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 16, Ryann Aoukar summarizes the process of designing a product, prototyping it, marketing it, having it picked up by the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, failing to bring the product to the mass market, failing on Kickstarter, relaunching the product after a year, finally getting it made, getting it stolen 3 times in less than a month, getting featured with the founder of Alibaba in the Globe and Mail, and selling it in 32 countries around the world. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016. 

Whitney Manahan
Graduate Student | Master of Architecture, University of Tennessee in Knoxville
Lúcia Furukawa Couto
Spanish Coordinator, Western Heights Dental in Knoxville, TN
Ginger McKay
in Knoxville
Jeremy Wann
Owner | Stylist, GEO HAIR LAB in Knoxville
Matthew Jordan
Architect, BarberMcMurry architects in Knoxville
Darren Hughes
Communications Director, Freelance Critic, Film Programmer in Knoxville, TN
Jennifer Akerman
faculty member in the College of Architecture and Design, University of Tennessee in Knoxville
Ryann Aoukar
Product Designer, UTK in Knoxville