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Tracy Kunkler

in Asheville

Designing Inclusion

PRESENTED ON JUL 31, 2015
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 8

What if complex socio-political/economic systems mimicked natural systems? Would they be more sustainable? More equitable?

Tracy Kunkler, principal at the social enterprise consulting firm, Social Profit Strategies, described at PechaKucha Night Asheville: "The Art of Science" a governance model called "Circle Forward." It is a consent-based system of governance that attempts to connect bridge  complex webs of people and organizations in a sustainable way.

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Designing Cakes

BY MHAIRI WILD
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 26, 2013

Mhairi Wild talks about design, and more specifically, the craft of making cakes. She looks at some of her recipes and processes, and the importance of balance between flavors, the consistency of the cake and icing, and the design elements of the cake’s decoration.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 23, 2013.

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The Art & Science of Mixology

BY JASPER ADAMS
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 31, 2015

"Making cocktails and tending bar is a process that evolves from science into art. Doing the science beforehand enables the art during service." 

From "The Art & Science of Mixology" from PechaKucha Asheville Vol. 8, Asheville Organizer Jasper Adams, beverage manager at Table restaurant and The Imperial Life bar in Asheville and co-founder of Ninebar Creative, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the science and the work behind the beauty of cocktails and the craft of tending bar.

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Avant Garnish: Designing a Cookbook with my Sister

BY REBECCA GOESLING
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

“Instead of taking inspiration from the cookbook layout we actually took inspiration from things like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue”


In Avant Garnish: Designing a Cookbook with my Sister from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph’s 3rd Volume, Material Designer Rebecca Goesling discusses the makings of her collaborative new cookbook. Rebecca and her sister Sarah grew up surrounded in creativity, so it's no wonder they set off together to design a cookbook that has eye candy for both foodies and fashion designers.

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Behavioral Science and Governance

BY ARMENAK ANTINYAN
@ VOL 21 ON JAN 23, 2017

Armenak Antinyan discusses how different policy interventions may change human behavior.

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Designing for diversity – Innovating for all

BY FARNAZ NICKPOUR
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 10, 2017

Dr Farnaz Nickpour is an inclusive designer, an associate professor in Design & Human-centred Innovation at University of Liverpool, and director of the Inclusive Design Research Group (IDRG) in the UK. Farnaz gave this PechaKucha at Vol.16 in London and challenged the audience to reconsider how they approach design and raised the critical question - who will use your designs and how will they use them? Are we designing for ourselves or for others? And how well do we know those ‘others’?

Designers shouldn't just work on assumptions! We need information and empathy.

Farnaz explores some wonderful new ideas for inclusive design such as an evolvable modular walking aid kit, easy to use and clean commodes for NHS to assist patients using the bathroom, and a bio-reactive food packaging solution inspired by the blind users.

 

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The Importance of Nitrogen

BY HEATHER ESTRADA
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 09, 2017

Heather Estrada Ph.D, is a professor and director of Agriculture and Integrated Food Systems at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana. She shares with us the importance of nitrogen in our food systems and how it can both help and hinder our environment. 

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The Happy People of Asheville and Sustainable Joy

BY HAMISH ZIEGLER
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 23, 2018

Hamish Ziegler describes his spiritual journey towards happiness after moving to Asheville, shoutouts the happy people living in town, and how they are discovering sustainable joy in their daily lives.

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Negotiating Inclusion

BY GURVEEN DHALIWAL
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Gurveen Dhaliwal travels back in time to illustrate how community, belonging, inclusion and all the messy stuff in between, barriers, loneliness and displacement has transformed in Queensborough’s social, political and economic landscapes (or has it?). She ends with optimism calling for New West to move towards becoming a resilient city. 

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Asheville: First Impressions

BY TOM MCCARTER
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 30, 2018

Tom McCarter takes a satirical look at the city of Asheville through the lens of a transplanted Miamian.