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Theme: Interfaces

This event occurred on
October 11, 2016
4:00pm - 8:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Gliwice, Śląskie

TEDxSilesianUniversityofTechnology is initiating the spirit of TED talks and inspiration in Gliwice. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
The event will aims at providing inspiration for students and teachers of Silesian University of Technology, and for all others interested, at the beginning of the semester. The event is hosted at the faculty of architecture. The talks will cover a range of transdiciplinary activities "at the interface" between design and other fields. They will also give a fresh view at some of the issues, that designers, scientist and engineers are dealing with and give interdisciplinary inspirations. The language of the event is English.
The honorary patronage over the event is granted by the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Klaudiusz Fross Phd, DSc, Arch, and by the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission. The event is financially supported by Vice Rector for Research and Development Professor Marek Pawełczyk PhD, DSc.

Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, X building
ul.Strzody 10
Gliwice, Śląskie, 44-100
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Agnieszka Szóstek

User Experience expert, university teacher
User Experience expert and university teacher, currently dealing with innovations in campus design. Previously she has worked for Philips, Oce, Namahn i Google. Aga's pursuit of human-centered design has helped companies big and small develop far-reaching strategies aiming at satisfying basic needs of customers as a fundamental principle of design.

Anyeley Hallová

Real estate developer, planner and urban designer
A real estate developer (former planner and urban designer) from Portland, Oregon, USA with cross-disciplinary experience in working in various aspects and scales of shaping the sustainable built environment. Her most recent work includes forwarding an innovative building technology, Cross-Laminated Timber, for constructing high-rise buildings. Anyeley graduated from Harvard, MIT, and Cornell University. Her passion is creating unique developments that reflect the flavor of the local culture, respect the natural environment, and build community. In 2015 Anyeley received the "Portland 40 under 40” award for business excellence. Anyeley will be a Fulbright Visiting Specialist at Silesian University of Technology.

Daniel Bargieł

Software Developer
Experienced leader in Software Development industry, Man, who started talking to computers, went through long journey, and started talking to people. Author of many books about software and programming. Unyielding at bringing order to chaos.

Kathryn Zazenski

Visual Artist
Visual artist from the US who has been working in collaboration with the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (CAMK) and the Physics Department at the University of Warsaw for the past year as a 2015-16 US Fulbright Researcher. Inspired by the overlaps in the fields of science and art, her visual language borrows heavily from contemporary tropes in these fields, with the work often taking the form of video, sound installation, photography, and also internet-based works. She has participated in exhibitions and artist residencies internationally and regularly lectures on this intersection of art and science. Zazenski received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2014 and is continuing her work in Warsaw as a US Fulbright Researcher for 2016-17.

Peadar de Burca

Peadar is a writer living in Gliwice. His weekly columns in Gazeta Wyborcza have been collected in the book, Uporczywie Pogodnie Mysli. He regularly performs stand-up comedy and directs theatre shows. He is currently writing a novel, a thriller set in Silesia.

Piotr Prokopowicz

Sociologist and psychologist, university teacher and management consultant
PhD in Sociology and Master in Psychology, university teacher, organizational consultant and keynote speaker. Author of several books on management, Piotr has taught international courses in Personnel Psychology, Business Simulation Games and Organizational Behavior. As a consultant and trainer he has helped to develop over one hundred businesses and NGOs through evidence-based practice.

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Gliwice, Poland


Gliwice, Poland