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Pecha Kucha Night @ Four Day Weekend


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Thursday, November 7, 2013
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Four Day Weekend

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Join us for a fun, fast-paced Pecha Kucha event at the Four Day Weekend theater, within walking distance of the Fort Worth Convention Center. Buy a drink and watch the show as we explore and celebrate architecture, art, and the built environment in one of the convention's most popular events.

Please note: Due to size constraints, this event is limited to 200 attendees.

Some of the presenters will be:

Bart Shaw, AIA: Fort Worth architect commissioned for Fort Worth public art projects

Bart was the recipient of the AIA Fort Worth 2008 Young Professional Award, and his work has been recognized with multiple Design Awards from AIA Fort Worth. In 2009, Shaw received a Studio Award from the Texas Society of Architects. He is currently serving as the 2012 President of the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. His works and writing have been published in Texas Architect magazine and 360 West Magazine. In 2010, Bart was a finalist in an International Holocaust Memorial Competition juried by Richard Meier and Daniel Libeskind. His works exhibit strong conceptual expression, which resonates through his competition, commercial, retail, and residential work.

Fernando Costa, Hon. TxA: Assistant City Manager for the City of Fort Worth

Fernando Costa serves as Assistant City Manager for the City of Fort Worth, overseeing a group of five departments that deal with infrastructure and development. Before moving to the City Manager’s Office five years ago, he worked for 10 years as Fort Worth’s planning director, 11 years as planning director for Atlanta, and 11 years as a planner and planning director for a regional commission in Georgia. Among many professional and community activities, Fernando chairs the management committee for Vision North Texas and serves as a part-time faculty member at the University of Oklahoma. In 2004, the Texas Society of Architects appointed him as an honorary member.

Lauren Cross: Founding Director and Curator of WoCA Projects

Lauren Cross is the founding director and curator of WoCA Projects, a nonprofit artspace located in the city of Fort Worth's Riverside Arts District. Cross is a working artist and filmmaker whose work has been screened and exhibited nationally in various museums, galleries, and universities. A independent curator and speaker, Cross has organized local and traveling exhibitions in the DFW metroplex and in Boston, Mass., and has been a featured presenter/lecturer at numerous colleges, universities, and academic conferences.

Cross earned her BA in Art, Design, and Media from Richmond, the American International University in London, England, MFA in Visual Arts from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., and is a Doctoral candidate in Women's Studies at Texas Woman's University in Denton. In March 2013, Cross was among three local artists awarded the 2013 Visionary Award by The Fort Worth Weekly.

Brad Bell: Digital Fabrication Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture

Brad teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the integration of digital fabrication technologies into the architectural design process. He has lectured, taught, and written on the uses of such technologies for the past 12 years and has been an invited critic at schools of architecture throughout the United States. In 2009, Brad became one of the founders and co-directors of TEX-FAB. TEX-FAB is a nonprofit organization founded between three universities in Texas with the primary function of connecting design professionals, academics, and manufactures interested in digital fabrication. In 2012, Brad started TOPOCAST, a design and consultation firm focused on the implementation of innovative methods in casting through the application of digital fabrication technologies. Brad is currently a member of the faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture. He holds a BA in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University and earned a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University.

Jim Richards: author of Freehand Sketching and founder of Fort Worth Urban Sketchcrawl

James Richards, FASLA, is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington, and is cofounder and Principal of Townscape Inc., an urban design consultancy based in Dallas, Fort Worth and Vancouver. He is a national award-winning designer, writer and lecturer whose work spans landscape architecture, town planning, and urban design. Mr. Richards is a blog correspondent for Urban Sketchers, an international non-profit dedicated to the promotion of freehand location sketching across disciplines and around the globe. He has traveled and sketched in 34 countries to date, and conducts sketching workshops for students and professionals internationally.

Devon Nowlin: co-founder of HOMECOMING! Committee

Devon Nowlin is an artist from Fort Worth, TX. Her paintings depict figures through facets of relationships, specifically the relationship between people and their environment. There is a cinematic quality to her paintings; elements and figures within the frame are fragmented as if seeing different images superimposed. She is the co-founder of HOMECOMING! Committee, a locally based artist collective that seeks to develop collaborative projects in conjunction with their individual artistic production. Devon earned at her BFA from the University of North Texas and an MFA at Texas Christian University.

Russell Buchanan, AIA, LEED AP: Buchanan Architecture

In addition to his architecture practice, in 1986 Russell Buchanan began putting together a collection of furniture design prototypes. The collection continued to grow, and in 1994 Russell Norton Buchanan was formed as the furniture arm of his design practice. Currently, the collection includes over 50 pieces, and his Spring Table is included in the permanent collection of the Dallas Museum of Art. In 2009, Russell began to create works of art in a wide variety of mediums, including found objects, painting, plaster, pencil on paper, and digital prints. Articles about his work can be found in Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Architecture, Texas Architect, Metropolitan Home, Wohnen, and The I.D. Review. He is represented in Dallas and Marfa by Galerie Urbane.

Emily Little, FAIA: Clayton & Little Architects

As she celebrates her thirtieth year practicing architecture in her hometown of Austin, Emily Little is intent on keeping the city’s funk and soul alive in the wake of its population boom. Twice named Austin’s Best Architect by the Austin Chronicle and an inductee in the Austin Arts Hall of Fame, Emily’s work rehabilitates historic buildings for modern day function and artfully inserts new elements into the existing built environment. She has recently participated in two high profile installations involving art and architecture: one suspended hundreds of chimes beneath the Waller Creek bridge, and the other, planned for this fall, will suspend a doomed, drought-stricken tree above Lady Bird Lake as 14,000 prayer flags are woven through trees along the hike-and-bike trail in Austin.

Daniel Hammerman: the Renzo Piano Building Workshop 

Daniel Hammerman loves architecture, and a few other things. He hails from New York, but has spent the last five years abroad with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop.  Half in Italy, half in Texas, and wholly dedicated to working as Construction Administration on the Kimbell Art Museum Expansion.

Shut Up and Prance Improv Group

Shut Up and Prance is a sketch comedy troupe and filmmaking collective based in Fort Worth, TX. The group was founded by Naaman Rodges and Riley Morris in 2010.

Lend your support. As this event is being held in conjunction with Pecha Kucha Fort Worth, please consider donating.

Not quite sure what a Pecha Kucha is? Check out some examples from last year's 20 x 20 @ 500 Chicon!

"What does architecture do?" - Larry Speck, FAIA

"Working in a small town means you live with your projects." - Elizabeth Price, AIA

"As cool as architecture may be, space flight is, in fact, much, much cooler." - Brantley Hightower, AIA

"The focus was always organic objects contrasted with fixed objects." - Michael Malone, AIA


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