Past Knoxville Event: VOL 19

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VOL 19

May 12, 2016
@ The Bijou Theatre

Doors at 6:30

Presentations at 7:20

Poster Designer: Jesse and Lauren Wagner of Nathana

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Restoration from the Rubble - Medic Samaritan

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

In this presentation Chad Becker discusses the efforts of Medic Samiratan, which was established to offer medical support in Haiti for mission teams and the residents they served following the catastrophic earthquake in January 2010 which devastated the already impoverished Third World country.  Evolving from its founding objective, Medic Samaritan now enters into healthcare concentrated endeavors that facilitate access to shelter, education, and clean water within the rural mountainous communities of Beloc, Camatin, and Decouze, Haiti. The Medic Samaritan SEWing Sustainability model (Shelter, Education/Engagement, Water), focuses on empowering Haitians through projects that promote long-term, community health development and sustainability.

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Yes You Can Can

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

Jessica Comer is a self proclaimed "millennial canning enthusiast." She shares her history with the art of canning and home preservation, some of the basics of the craft, and why you're not going to give anyone botulism.

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Rethinking High School: The Edison Initiative

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

Richard Foster, a local architect and the Director of Design at Lewis Group Architects, will introduce the XQ Super School Project. As part of this competition, Lewis Group Architects is leading a team of local educators and thinkers to develop a school that redefines the way we educate in America.

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University of Tennessee Governor's Chair for Energy and Urbanism

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

What can we do together that we can't do individually? This is the
question that serves to unite the efforts of UT College of Architecture
and Design, Skidmore Owings and Merrill, and ORNL as partners in
the Governor's Chair for Energy and Urbanism. Based in the
downtown FabLab and taught in conjunction with Phil Enquist and
others from SOM and ORNL, the Governor's Chair studios challenge
students to tackle tough design problems. One such challenge is the
architectural application of additive manufacturing or 3D printing. In
the spring of 2015 a graduate architecture studio was tasked with
developing an understanding of the opportunities and limitations of
this new technology. These findings foregrounded the design and
construction of the AMIE prototype. More akin to natural processes
like seashell growth than familiar construction, the process of
designing and building AMIE has created a platform for global
leadership in this emerging field for UT, SOM, and ORNL.

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Crafty Bastard Brewery

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

In this presentation Aaron McClain (Co-owner and brewer) describes how the brewery got started, some unusual ingredients used in their beers and several collaborations with other local businesses.

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Adopt the Pace of Nature

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

"Adopt the pace of nature. Hersecret is patience." -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

In this presentation Brianna Larmberson explains how by adopting the pace of nature we can learn to be patient with ourselves in a culture that is anything but.

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Curate Sacredness.

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

Eric Minton reminds us that whenever we give our lives to something, not because of how cool it sounds at a dinner party, or even because we think someone or something will reward us, but because we have this belief that in doing it, the world (even in like the smallest way) makes sense, is better off, and not just for some us, but for all of us. This is deeply sacred work. 

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Revitalizing Knoxville

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

David Dewhirst discusses how the revitalization of Knoxville continues to save the city's unique architectural heritage while fostering the growth of a strong, connected and passionate community. 

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Manhattan Project 2.0, or One Thing Donald Trump Taught Me About Architecture

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

In this presentation, Mark Stanley uses Donald Trump as an avatar for exploring other contingencies for architecture in the 21st Century. Though the lens of two of his favorite architectures, One Wilshire Tower and The Large Hadron Collider, he projects his future speculative design work onto Oak Ridge National Lab. 

Richard Foster
Design Director / Architect, McCarty Holsaple McCarty in Knoxville
eric minton
writer//pastor in knoxville, tn
Jessica Comer
TV Editor, Red Arrow Industries in Knoxville
Brianna Lamberson
Artist, Writer, Coach, Me! in Knoxville
James Rose
Architect and Educator, University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design in Knoxville
Chad Becker
Director of Engagement, Medic Samaritan in Knoxville
David Dewhirst
in Knoxville
Aaron McClain
Co-Founder of Crafty Bastard Brewery
Mark Stanley
Professor of Architecture, University of Tennessee in Knoxville