PechaKucha Night Houston Vol. 5, presented by Architecture for Humanity Houston


Architecture for Humanity Houston hosts the fifth PechaKucha night, themed "Coverged, Collaborate, Ignite." The event will focus on local communities that are at risk of being left behind in the midst of Houston's rapid urbanization. Consistent with the unique PechaKucha format, each speaker will present 20 slides in 20 seconds per slide.

Speakers will address projects that highlight health design, housing, educational outreach, urban agriculture, ecological impacts and community engagement.

Presenters include:

  • Joseph Altshuler, architectural designer and writer, editor of Soiled
  • Katy Atkiss, program officer, sustainable communities, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • 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
  • Jay Blazek Crossley, program development and research, Houston Tomorrow, ecological urbanist and farmer
  • Dean Daderko, curator, 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, project coordinator, Houston Parks Board
  • Roland von Kurnatowski III, executive vice president TX/RX Labs, founder Analytic Software Services
  • Susan Rogers, director, Community Design Resource Center, 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



UH Hines College of Architecture Lecture Hall
122 College of Architecture Bldg.
Houston, TX 77024


Admission is free.
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