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Theme: Anarchy of Change

This event occurred on
April 2, 2022
Flekke, Sogn og Fjordane

TEDx is coming back to UWC Red Cross Nordic! On April 2nd, 2022, students, staff, and external speakers will present inspiring and informative talks on a wide range of topics.

TEDxUWCRCN will take place at United World College Red Cross Nordic (UWCRCN), one of the eighteen United World College schools all over the world. UWCRCN is located in Flekke, Sogn og Fjordane on the west coast of Norway. Although a small community in size, Flekke is one of the most diverse cities in Norway. Our school, UWCRCN is a dynamic community with current students representing close to 100 nationalities. Each of our speakers has undergone a rigorous application process and is all exceptionally motivated and driven to improve and advance the world through politics, art, science, economics, technology, and more.

This year's theme is Anarchy of Change. When referring to anarchy, we most closely mean the state of disorder and chaos an environment can find itself in. Oftentimes, people advocate for change without considering the ramifications and consequences of it. Whether it be change in STEM, change in politics, or social change, we want to emphasize that change can be a bumpy process. In these talks, we hope to create a dialogue about things to consider before radically changing a system and what can be learned from past experiences. We want to spark discussion about the chaos and disorganization that comes from change, regardless of what that means to you.

United World College Red Cross Nordic
United World College Red Cross Nordic
Flekke, Sogn og Fjordane, 6968
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Ali Gaber

Ali Gaber was the Egyptian student union leader in 2021. In this talk, he shares his experience with the education reform process and the obstacles that Egyptian society faced.

Fanny Skarin

Fanny Skarin is a disabled climate activist from Sweden who shares her insight into the poorly known topic of eco-ableism: the systemic or individual discrimination against disabled people in the name of climate activism.

Giulia Cigolot

Giulia is an Italian student at UWCRCN. She has always been a great reader and is interested in politics and understanding how our societies work, so experiencing life in a community as diverse as the one at UWCRCN, she was able to put her knowledge into context.

Julie Elias

Julie is a Dutch student attending UWC Red Cross Nordic, a diverse school with over 88 nationalities. She is invested in the concept of diversity and always explores it through different approaches

Pablo Reyes

Music Production
Pablo Reyes is a Costa Rican student, driven by his passion for music. He sees anarchy as a way to go beyond walls. Generating something new while trusting in oneself even with the uncertainty given by inexperience.

Tom Potter

Tom has over forty years of experience with rail-based systems starting with freight rates on heavy railways in the US after the Staggers Act of 1980, to railway design in Norway, to planning and design of the light rail system in Bergen (Bybanen), to specifications for infrastructure and vehicles for other light rail systems in Norway, Canada, Denmark, Sweden and Finland.

Organizing team


Flekke, Norway


Flekke, Norway
  • Hayden So
  • Isabella Ying
  • Jakob Schirdewahn
  • Katya Mastyukova
  • Loree Keushgerian
  • Siri Fält
  • Trym Sibeko