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Communities are at risk of being left behind in the midst of rapid urbanization in Houston. Architecture for Humanity Houston invites you to PechaKucha Night. A Night of art, food, chats, and drinks with presenters whose work engages local Houston communities in an effort to support their social and ecological resilience. Topics of the evening will include work that highlights health design, housing, educational outreach, urban agriculture, ecological impacts and community engagement. CHANGING OUR CITY IN <7 MINUTES:

Joseph Altshuler, Architectural Designer and Writer, Editor of SOILED

Katy Atkiss, Program Officer, Sustainable Communities, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Carroll Parrott Blue, Research Professor, University of Houston and Creative Placemaker, The Dawn Project

Shannon Bryant, Materials Expert and Builder, Co-Owner of Tend Building, LLC

Jay Blazek Crossley, Program Development and Research, Houston Tomorrow, Ecological Urbanist, and Farmer

Dean Daderko, Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Gwen Fedrick, Community Coordinator for the OST/South Union Great Opportunities Neighborhood in Southeast Houston

Joe Icet, Urban Farmer, Founder of the Last Organic Outpost

Michelle Jordan, Assoc. AIA, Project Coordinator, Houston Parks Board

Roland von Kurnatowski III, Executive Vice President TX/RX Labs, Founder Analytic Software Services

Susan Rogers, Director of the Community Design Resource Center (CDRC) and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Houston

Danny Marc Samuels, FAIA, Professor in Practice, Rice University, Director of the Rice Building Workshop, Partner at Taft Architects 

Anton Sinkewich, Executive Director at East Downtown Management District (EaDo) 

PechaKucha Night is a forum that takes place in cities all over the world. It is a mix of show and tell, open mic night, and happy hour. It has become an event for people to share their ideas, explore cultures, and showcase their designs.