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Theme: Vínculos | Strong Bonds

This event occurred on
November 3, 2018
9:00am - 6:00pm WET
(UTC +0hrs)
Peniche, Leiria

O que nos liga aos outros, aos lugares, ao mundo; o que nos mantém unidos; o que nos dá identidade e significado; o que nos faz pertencer; o que cria confiança, envolvimento, propósito. Quais são os relacionamentos de que dependemos para dar lógica à vida e o que acontece quando essa lógica é desafiada. Quantas ligações ignoramos e quantas coisas aparentemente sem conexão estão ligadas das formas mais extraordinárias.

Numa altura em que parece que o que nos separa é muito mais do que aquilo que nos une, é urgente compreender que temos o poder de construir um futuro alternativo baseado em novos vínculos.

What connects us to others, to places, to the world; what keeps us united; what gives us identity and meaning; what makes us belong; what creates trust, involvement, purpose. What are the relationships that we depend on to bring logic to our lives and what happens when that logic is challenged. How many connections we don't know of and how many things seemingly unrelated are connected in the most extraordinary ways.

At a time when it feels that what divides us is far greater than what unites us it's urgent to understand that we have the power to build an alternative future based on new strong bonds.

Clube Recreativo Penichense
Praça Jacob Rodrigues Pereira
Peniche, Leiria, 2520-
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Ana Rita Duarte

Teacher of yoga for kids and entrepreneur
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Carlos Vala

Carlos Vala, architect and artist from Peniche will be present at TEDxPeniche live painting. His works, often marked by the theme of the human figure, are paper drawings, canvases, sculptures and installations in which he uses various types of materials and tools. And if you are in Peniche, go check some of his works in the city and in the council of Atouguia da Baleia.

Dapunk Sportif

Dapunksportif started in late 2004 in Peniche and now, 14 years after and with 3 published albums, the duo João Guincho and Paulo Franco will be at the TEDxPeniche. They are the creative core of the rock band and longtime friends who have opened shows for the Xutos and Pontapés with their sonority inspired by music genres such as blues, rock'n'roll, punk and electro.

David Foox

Artist and Filmmaker
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Joana Mateus

Designer and Entrepreneur
Joana is a fishmonger by mother side and farmer by father side but it was in design that she found the way to make peace with this hereditary load. Moved from the countryside to the city to work with developing brands, communication campaigns and innovation projects for clients, big and small. Ended up opening the Peixaria Centenária (Centennial Fishmonger) where, with design, she learned how to sell her fish.

João Correia

Professor, Entrepreneur and Author
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Jon Barnes

Democracy thinker, consultant and author
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José Ribeiro

We challenged one of the most recognized musicians in Peniche to create a music for the theme of the event - “Vínculos” Strong Bonds. Zé Manel, as he is known, is probably who taught more people to play music in Peniche. To celebrate the music, the story, and his work got together Cristina Luz - singer, João Viola - viola, and Nelson Valério - portuguese guitar.

Pedro Aibeo

Design architect
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Ricardo Gomes

Director of a folkloric ranch
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Robin Teigland

Professor of Business Administration and Management, Co-director of the Center for Strategy & Competitiveness
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SEA Groove

Musician and surfer
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Susana António

Activist Designer
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Susana Novais

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Teresa Ayala

Surfer and environmental activist
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Tó-Zé Correia

Ambassador for Peniche
How can the energy of civic action enter into our lives and change our communities forever? As ex-Mayor of Peniche and local ambassador, Tó-Zé shares his powerful journey of community action and environmental sustainability that had a global impact.

Toroa Aperahama

Maori Elder
An appointed Maori elder, Toroa Aperahama, was raised and taught the traditional ways of his Ancestors in New Zealand. Today, do we all live a mono-existence or are we all one? Toroa will share with us unexpected new ways the world is connected.

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