Alejandro Aravena: My architectural philosophy? Bring the community into the process

Alejandro Aravena: My architectural philosophy? Bring the community into the process

If there’s any power in design, that’s the power of synthesis. The more complex the problem, the more the need for simplicity. So allow me to share three cases where we tried to apply design’s power of synthesis. Let’s start with the global challenge of urbanization. It’s a fact that people are moving towards cities. […]

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Depression and spiritual awakening — two sides of one door | Lisa Miller | TEDxTeachersCollege

Translator: Katelyn Nicholson Reviewer: Nadine Hennig In the dark of the night, 4 a.m., I look over and my husband’s not there. I look further, and I find him flat on his back, looking at the ceiling, arms out. “Our lives are hollow and meaningless without children.” It had been two-and-a-half years of hopes and […]

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Psychosis or Spiritual Awakening: Phil Borges at TEDxUMKC

Translator: Mika Fukasawa Reviewer: Maria K. Good evening. One of the things I love about visiting indigenous cultures is it lets me step back in time and see how we all lived centuries ago. In doing that, I’ve noticed so many things, things that we’ve gained and things that we’ve lost. One of the things […]

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Secular Community: Greg Epstein at TEDxCambridge 2011

Secular Community: Greg Epstein at TEDxCambridge 2011

Translator: Leonardo Silva Reviewer: Tijana Mihajlović So, I’m really glad to be part of this “We” session because, like it or not, for secularists like me, the most powerful form of connection to other people and to a community throughout human history has been religion. Now, I am one of these people who human rights […]

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Creating ethical cultures in business: Brooke Deterline at TEDxPresidio

Creating ethical cultures in business: Brooke Deterline at TEDxPresidio

Translator: Ilze Garda Reviewer: Maricene Crus So I got an e-mail last week from the conference organizer; it said, “Good news! You’re going after Van Jones.” (Laughter) I thought, “In whose alternate universe is it a good thing to follow Van?” (Laughter) And then I remembered I’m here to talk about courage: our ability to […]

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Xavier Vilalta: Architecture at home in its community

Xavier Vilalta: Architecture at home in its community

My work focuses on the connection of both thinking about our community life being part of the environment where architecture grows from the natural local conditions and traditions. Today I brought two recent projects as an example of this. Both projects are in emerging countries, one in Ethiopia and another one in Tunisia. And also […]

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Capitalizing on the Collectivist Culture of Deaf Community | Fred Weiner | TEDxGallaudet

Capitalizing on the Collectivist Culture of Deaf Community | Fred Weiner | TEDxGallaudet

Just a few years ago one evening I was on H street with a friend of mine dining at a bar, at a restaurant and talking about a whole host of issues, politics and so forth. We started talking about the American system of capitalism and rugged individualism. My companion that evening told me that […]

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The dangerous ways ads see women | Jean Kilbourne | TEDxLafayetteCollege

The dangerous ways ads see women | Jean Kilbourne | TEDxLafayetteCollege

Translator: TED Translators admin Reviewer: Ilze Garda I started collecting ads and talking about the image of women in advertising in the late 1960s. As far as I know, I was the first person to do this. I tore ads out of magazines, put them on my refrigerator, and gradually, I began to see a […]

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Community farming – it’s not about food: Josh Slotnick at TEDxUMontana

Community farming – it’s not about food: Josh Slotnick at TEDxUMontana

Translator: Alicia Ferreiro Reviewer: Ivana Korom My name is Josh Slotnick, and I am a vegetable farmer. I work on a farm where we grow food with University students, teenagers, school children, almost anybody who will come by. And the story that I’m going to tell you is about how I came to understand how […]

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