On St. Patrick’s Day in 2008, Chris Downey, an architect in Piedmont, California, reported to the hospital for surgery to remove a brain tumor. The procedure was a success. But two days later, his sight started to fail. On the third day, it was gone. Yet as he tells Alison Prato, Downey never once thought of giving up his work in architecture....
Architect Ole Scheeren fights against the rigid hierarchy of the skyscraper.
When Ole Scheeren (TED Talk: Why great architecture should tell a story) unveiled his design for a complex of residential towers in Singapore, his clients were stunned. “There was a moment of silence, and I could feel that there was a degree of disbelief in the room.” ...
Tiq Milan and Kim Katrin Milan brought warmth and light to the TEDWomen stage in 2016, sharing their vision of queer love and possibility. As a Black trans activist, writer and media maker, Tiq Milan expands the cultural imaginary on what it is to live beyond the margins. It's an interesting time to be Tiq; he's working on a book, just compl...
Joshua Prince-Ramus is best known as architect of the Seattle Central Library, already being hailed as a masterpiece of contemporary culture. Prince-Ramus was the founding partner of OMA New York—the American affiliate of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in the Netherlands—and served as its Principal until he renamed the firm REX in 2006.
Mary Lou Jepsen pushes the edges of what's possible in optics and physics, to make new types of devices, leading teams and working with huge factories that can ship vast volumes of these strange, new things.
Barcelona-based architect Xavier Vilalta works in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He adopts and updates traditional design principles to construct modern buildings that truly suit their environment.
About this event: Extensive speakers, including a scientist, a reporter, an advertiser, an architect, a musician, and a college student, will present unique information about 'Imagination' with movies motif.
Event details: Busan, Busan Gwang'yeogsi, South Korea · October 10, 2012
If you look closely at the Lideta Mercato -- a shopping mall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, designed by TED Fellow Xavier Vilalta -- you will notice a unique pattern on its skin, inspired by the beautiful, bold patterns found on Ethiopian women’s dresses. But if you look closer, you will also notice something else: that the design is based on fra...
In today's talk, Teddy Cruz looks at San Diego-Tijuana border, where some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the United States are just a short drive from some of the poorest communities in Mexico. As used materials flow from San Diego to Tijuana, transforming the kinds of structures created there, people move from Tijuana to San Diego, retrofit...
About this event: This is our second event. Speakers are movie director/producer, young ambitious university student, innovative English teacher, high school solar car project leader, photographer, architect, traditional dancer, artist, social enterprise innovator, free diver, deep sea explorer, doctor, and nuclear researcher.
Event details: Okinawa prefecture, Japan · November 9, 2013
Architect William McDonough believes green design can prevent environmental disaster and drive economic growth. He champions “cradle to cradle” design, which considers a product's full life cycle -- from creation with sustainable materials to a recycled afterlife.
About this event: This is a simulcast of TED2013's Session 7, entitled "Sustain!"
Open to 100 members of the UConn community.
The Session 7 speakers will be:
Leyla Acaroglu, Sustainability strategist
Ron Finley, Renegade gardener
Wang Li, Mouth musician
Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao, Science fair winners
Alex Laskey, Energy software maker
Event details: Storrs, Connecticut, United States · February 28, 2013
Britain's former prime minister Gordon Brown played a key role in shaping the G20 nations' response to the world's financial crisis, and was a powerful advocate for a coordinated global response to problems such as climate change, poverty and social justice.
About this event: Our Theme for the event was Openness. A diverse range of speakers presented on how Openness is changing everything from a business investor who grew a $2 Billion company to the DKNY PR girl with a huge social media following to the Architect who designed the Open NY Times Building to a Mind/Body expert speaking how to Open as a person.
Event details: New York, New York, United States · April 10, 2013
About this event: Three executive speakers from Comcast/NBC Universal will present leading edge topics related to creativity.
Ola Ekundare, Director Customer Svc: Make Customers Happy, One Algorithm at a Time
Trevor Menaugh, Sr Software Engineer: Loving Your Job
Joe Kokinda, BI Solution Architect: The Key to Better Decision Making
Event details: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States · September 11, 2013
About this event: Diverse international speakers came together and shared their 'hot spots' with 200 selected audience members. Speakers ranged from immersive designer to architect, future trend reporter, artificial humans designer, a mystery surprise guest, former White House advisor, to improv comedy,plus live music.
About this event: We will show Amanda Burden TED2014 Talk and Iwan Baan TED City 2.0 2013 Talk and then we will have a moderated and open discussion moderated by an architect and with a community of designers, artists, architects, sociologists, ... and citizen about the big challenges to solve due to the future huge urban population and the cities we dream of and...
Event details: Valladolid, Castilla y León, Spain · February 11, 2015