Presented in partnership with the Civic Design Center

Inspired by the current exhibitions Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature and Ron Jude: 12 Hz, this PechaKucha will focus on presentations centered around conservation of our natural environment. With these inspirations in mind, we will also explore humans’ innate biophilia and how that drives design to incorporate and celebrate elements from nature. 

Here’s the lineup!

• Caroline Allison, Nature Photographer: “Seeing Nature
• Lorraine Ensley, EOA Architects: “Natural and Sustainable Materials in Interior Design
• Gary Gaston, Civic Design Center: “Reconnecting to Roots on the Farm
• Jim Gregory, Nashville Tree Conservation Corps: “Strengthening Nashville’s Tree Preservation Development Policy
• Tonya Lewis, NuSachi: “Exploring Hempcrete in Construction
• Megan Lightell, Nature Painter: “Living in a Landscape
• Bob Parrish, Friends of Warner Parks: “The Alleé: Restoration and Design Modernization
• Catherine Price, Cumberland River Compact: “Rewilding Our Lawns + Creating Pocket Prairies
• Ivan Vanchev, Anecdote Architectural Experiences: “Mass Timber as Sustainable Development
• Erica Weeks, HASTINGS: “How the Human-Nature Connection is Portrayed in Architecture

Free admission to the exhibitions will be included with your ticket, and you are encouraged to come early to spend time in the galleries before the event. 

Beer, wine, and snacks are also included with your ticket.

The Pepper Pott food truck will also be at the Frist from 4:30–8:00 p.m.!

About PechaKucha

Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of chit chat, PechaKucha rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images, 20 seconds each. It’s a format that makes presentations concise and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

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