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Theme: D Is For Design

This event occurred on
July 8, 2016
7:30pm - 10:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
The Hague, Zuid-Holland

You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our July edition — themed D Is For Design — is curated by TEDxTheHague.

"Question: How many designers will it take to screw in a light bulb? Answer: Why a light bulb? In our last salon before the summer break, we delve into the D of TED. Design in its most effective form is process and action. A verb, not a noun. Also, it's relentlessly asking Why?, Why? Why? As we will be doing this evening."

We'll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:

Robyn Richardson: Design thinking for every endeavour
Robyn treats teaching like a musical gig. Teaching Design Thinking in her own way through rediscovering lost mediums with her students, she encourages people to re-frame what they think they know. This talk was given at TEDxCreativeCoast.

Kent Larson: Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city
How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding cars, quick-change apartments and other innovations that could make the city of the future work a lot like a small village of the past.

Alice Rawsthorn: Pirates, nurses and other rebel designers
In this ode to design renegades, Alice Rawsthorn highlights the work of unlikely heroes, from Blackbeard to Florence Nightingale. Drawing a line from these bold thinkers to some early modern visionaries like Buckminster Fuller, Rawsthorn shows how the greatest designers are often the most rebellious.

RSVP if you want to attend
We hope this theme will resonate with you, awaken your curiosity and make you decide to attend TEDxTheHague. To stimulate conversation, we admit up to 25 guests. If you want to be put on our final guest list, please RSVP. First-come, first-served!

Bazaar of Ideas
Hoefkade 9
The Hague, Zuid-Holland, 2525 BN
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Organizing team


The Hague, Netherlands


Rijswijk (Zh), Netherlands
  • Paul Rudenko