Past Knoxville Event: VOL 20

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VOL 20

August 18, 2016
@ Relix Variety Theatre

Doors at 6:30

Presentations at 7:20

Poster Designer: Richard Foster

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Uncovering, and then Recovering. A Family Tradition.

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

Wes Breitenbach shares a brief history of how comfortable we have become just sitting around and how one craft has spanned five generations of his family.

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My Intangible Collection

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

"They are permanent records of somebody's big mistake."

In My Intangible Collection at PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 20Holly Briggs shares how her keen interest in other's unfortunate mishaps on the road have led her to pursue a hobby of photographing these colorful mistakes. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on April 5th, 2017.

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Community Supported Apprenticeships

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

Community College students need skills and experiences to inspire and qualify them for employment. Jessica Dean, Raven Powell, and Sandra Wairimu invite you to ask: how might you work or craft to heal yourself, heal your place, and invite students in your community to join you, to learn together?

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Why Knoxville’s Zoning Code Prohibits Good Urban Design and Prevents Walkable Communities

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

Walkability is key in improving health, the local economy, and the environment.  Unfortunately Knoxville’s zoning code prohibits mixed use, requires too much parking, and mandates large setbacks, all of which make Knoxville less walkable and transit friendly. In this presentation, Marshall Stair explores Knoxville and discusses what could be done to promote walkability in future developments.

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Size Doesn’t Matter When You Make Your Own Clothes

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

In Size Doesn’t Matter When You Make Your Own Clothes at PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 20, Owner Burke Brewer shares how sewing transformed her love of her body, forced her to consider the consequences of buying clothing, and finally why everyone should take up the art of garment sewing. 

Modern Seamstress was created to empower women - to teach them to love their bodies and delight in dressing their bodies. Women fight a war every day for healthy body image, and most of the stress comes from the fashion industry and mass produced clothing. 

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Knox Brew Tours

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

Knox Brew Tours was established to share a love of beer with the Knoxville community. Owner Zack Roskop shares his story.

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Letterpress (or…Biting off more than you can chew)

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

"You forget all about the lines that you originally drew because they go on a journey and come back to you looking like this!"

In Letterpress (or…Biting off more than you can chew) from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 2, we hear the story of Camp Nevernice, a budding letterpress design and illustration shop, owned and operated by Laura Baisden. Laura has ten years experience in the field, but in her first year as a sole proprietor- she’s learning many lessons…including the lesson of time-management.

This was PechaKucha of the Day on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017.

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Making Knoxville Dementia Friendly

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

In this presention Angela Grant speaks about a grassroots movement to make Knoxville the first dementia friendly city in the US. Alzheimer’s and dementia are thieves…they steal memories, finances, independence, and relationships. Norm MacNamera of Torquay, England started this movement and it finally landed in Knoxville. The Purple Cities Alliance is working to make Knoxville dementia friendly through basic educational trainings, hospital bracelets and public events. They were featured in Parade magazine and that exposure caused other cities across the US to get involved and join the cause.

Shane Murphy
Solutions, Scripps Networks, Interactive in Knoxville, TN
Jessica Dean
Farmer / Teacher / Writer, Clay Halo Farm & Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville
Burke Brewer
Business Owner, Self in Knoxville
Angela Grant
Aging Services Manager, Knox CAC Office on Aging in Knoxville
Wes Breitenbach
Upholster, self employed in Knoxville
Marshall Stair
Lawyer/City Council Member, Lewis Thomason/City of Knoxville in Knoxville
Zack Roskop
Owner of Knox Brew Tours, NA in Knoxville
Holly Briggs
Educator, Knox Co. Schools in Knoxville
Laura Baisden
Letterpress Designer and Illustrator, Camp Nevernice in Knoxville