Activism

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of activism.

Video playlists about Activism

Freedom rising

11 talks • 2h 41m
From the Arab Spring to the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe, a new generation of freedom fighters -- entrepreneurs, journalists, activists -- shares powerful stories of resistance against dictatorships and oppression.

Photojournalism up close

10 talks • 2h 48m
Talks from photographers who use their art to fight for social justice.

Climate change: Oh, it's real.

10 talks • 2h 38m
We still have a lot to learn about climate change, about why it's happening and what that means. But one thing is clear: It's real, alright. These talks provide a primer on the issue of our times.

Spoken-word fireworks

9 talks • 2h 3m
Brave and beautiful expressions from some of the world's most talented spoken-word performers, who weave stories in words and gestures.
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Exclusive articles about Activism

Why cities rule the world

Cities are the the 21st century’s dominant form of civilization — and they’re where humanity’s struggle for survival will take place. Robert Muggah and Benjamin Barber spell out...

Sharing ideas at massive scale

Travis Threlkel paints in light. His canvas: the largest buildings he can find. For one magical night this summer, the Empire State Building turned into a massive movie screen f...
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TED Books

Minescape: Waging War Against Land Mines

By Brett Van Ort
Photojournalist Brett Van Ort blends images of deceptively innocent landscapes, land mines and prosthetic limbs to illustrate the remnant threats of war that linger in times of peace.
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