Let’s talk about Placemaking! This PechaKucha Night will host multiple speakers who will talk about how to transform a space into a place!
About this Event
Join us for a night where multiple speakers will talk about their “Placemaking” experience, and how to bring these ideas to Nashville. Topics include parks, fountains, streetscapes, youth engagement, placemaking Mexico City, and more! At this PechaKucha night, there will also be an opportunity for you to take that knowledge and share your ideas for how the spaces around the “Musica” Statue could come to life.
PechaKucha Night is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe. As the local host, NCDC will be leading conversation on the topic of placemaking.
What is Placemaking?
Here is how Project for Public Spaces describes placemaking: “As both an overarching idea and a hands-on approach for improving a neighborhood, city, or region, placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share, placemaking refers to a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value.”
What is PechaKucha?
PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe.
PechaKucha is what “Show and Tell” always dreamed of becoming.
20 slides. 20 seconds of commentary per slide. That’s it. Simple. Engaging. Spurring authentic connections.
PechaKucha is the ideal tool to share passions and drop some knowledge.
Global innovators use the PechaKucha platform to create powerful, visually-compelling stories that move audiences in less than 7 minutes.
Founded in 2000, the Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to elevate the quality of Nashville’s built environment and to promote public participation in the creation of a more beautiful and functional city for all.
Towards this end, the NCDC:
- Promotes the Ten Principles of The Plan of Nashville.
- Educates the public about civic design through: lectures by prominent speakers; presentations on the history and practice of urban design; and continuing education opportunities for design and development professionals
- Provides professional staff and highly qualified design interns to consult on civic and other community development projects.
- Facilitates public dialogue about civic design and its impact in Nashville.
- Researches and publishes reports on various civic design issues
Image courtesy of the Nashville Civic Design Center.