Downtown Dayton will be humming with activity, Friday, September 16 the evening of PK Night Volume 8 ($5, 9:30PM at The Neon). Not only is it an Urban Nights,with special stagings, events and offerings at galleries, cafes and pubs, The American Institute of Architects’ Regional Convention is in town for the weekend. And the architects are taking over this volume and making it part of their convention agenda. But the public is invited as always!
Which means many of the PK presenters will be from out of town, and very well known and respected as innovative thinkers. Watch them compress a 90 minute lecture into 6 minutes and 40 seconds! That’s what PK is all about. Essence. As you can see from our list of speakers, we have thought-provoking presenters from the Gem City to keep thing lively as well.
Carson Shields, LEED AP, Cincinnati, SHP, “A New School for Beavercreek”
Anne Del Prince AIA, Louisville, Del Prince Designs, “Human Sensibilities and Architecture”
Paul Sirek AIA, Louisville, Tucker Booker Donhoff + Partners Architects, “Fear of Swimming with Sharks”
Lee Waldrep, Ph.D., University of Illinois, “Designing your Career”
Terry Welker AIA, Dayton, Welker Studio, “Notes on Big Butter Jesus – Part Deux”
London Coe, Dayton International Peace Center, “Peace!”
Jane Black, Executive Director, Dayton Visual Arts Center, “Hats: Headwarmers or Cultural Icons?”
Dan Maginn AIA, Kansas City, El Dorado Inc., “Capers!”
We’re wondering if the presentation “Capers” includes the kind you cut or those little spicy things you put in food. Which might go nicely with Terry’s thoughts on a butter sculpture of Jesus. Or maybe it’s about people who wear capes. You’ll have to find out for yourself.
The Neon is a great place for the presenters to show their stuff. Just get a ticket at the door, mingle in the lounge and buy a beer and snack at the refreshment stand. As always, you’ll be enlightened by new thoughts and experiencing a room full of great intellectual energy with a wonderful sense of fun.
Check out the global Pecha Kucha website for info on all of the PK Nights across the globe!