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Leeds, United Kingdom
September 20th, 2013

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About this event

In an increasingly urban and mobile culture, the notion of a smart city has come to the fore in recent years. This narrative has largely been about optimisation and efficiency – a hybrid of concrete and code infrastructure, built by large corporations and sold to city councils to manage resources; A presumption that cities are currently ‘dumb’…

There is however a parallel countercultural and disruptive notion of the Networked Citizen – people, places and projects which seek to challenge orthodoxy and almost subvert traditional power structures.

At TEDxCity2.0, we’ll showcase a range of speakers who are using art, food, wellbeing, housing, play, politics and public space to create serendipity, joy and resilience in our communities…

Confirmed Speakers

  • Shane Mitchell
    Shane Mitchell is global program manager for Cisco's Urban Innovation Practice
  • Erinma Ochu
    Exploring and experimenting how citizen science and interactive storytelling might contribute to biomedical research challenges.
  • Emma Bearman
    Emma is the Chief of Play at Cultivate, developing and producing creative projects and helping clients to develop relationships and communities.
  • Paul Chatterton
    Paul is one of the founders of LILAC Leeds, a member-led eco-housing neighbourhood right in the heart of inner city Leeds, affordable and built to the highest ecological standards with social interaction between its residents at its heart.
  • Steve Manthorp
    Steve is an artist, curator and an innovator in digital practice.
  • Shanaz Gulzar
    Shanaz is a digital and installation artist and stage designer, working across disciplines to make innovative and challenging interventions.

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Venue and Details

Beeston Road
Leeds, LS11 6AD
United Kingdom

Event Type (what is this?) TEDxCity2.0

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Organizer 90759

Imran Ali
Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Rebecca Milnes
Event Management
Paul Connell
Curation & Host