Inclusive culture in schools transforms communities | Heidi Heissenbuttel | TEDxMileHigh

Translator: Kirstie Neo Reviewer: Ilze Garda Imagine. Imagine that schools recruit children who have the most different thoughts and behaviors. Imagine that children who learn differently are considered children with special rights. Imagine that educators have all the tools and strategies they need to meet all the needs of the learners in their classroom. Imagine […]

Xavier Vilalta: Architecture at home in its community

My work focuses on the connection of both thinking about our community life being part of the environment where architecture grows from the natural local conditions and traditions. Today I brought two recent projects as an example of this. Both projects are in emerging countries, one in Ethiopia and another one in Tunisia. And also […]

Alejandro Aravena: My architectural philosophy? Bring the community into the process

If there’s any power in design, that’s the power of synthesis. The more complex the problem, the more the need for simplicity. So allow me to share three cases where we tried to apply design’s power of synthesis. Let’s start with the global challenge of urbanization. It’s a fact that people are moving towards cities. […]

Society where elderly live happily | Shinsuke Muto | TEDxUTokyo

Translator: Masako Kigami Reviewer: Claire Ghyselen There is a very specific reason for how I practice my medicine. I had a chance to make a house call when I was a doctor at the University of Tokyo Hospital. This is the house of my patient. I was appalled. As I only met him at the […]

Violence — a family tradition | Robbyn Peters Bennett | TEDxBellingham

Translator: Ile Mon Reviewer: Nhu PHAM I’m a grandmother. And as a grandmother, I want to share with mothers and fathers how important it is that we never hit our children, including spanking. My granddaughter just started kindergarten, and she loves school–I mean, she loves everything about school, except for this one thing: reminder sticks. […]

Be a Community Organizer with a Cause | Beth Benedict | TEDxGallaudet

Thank you. Thank you very much. And hello everybody. Everybody is looking at me and thinking of me as an early interventionist or a woman or whatever identity you’re ascribing me. But I’m here to talk about early intervention and also to talk about what your role in early intervention approach is. We often talk […]

Haas&Hahn: How painting can transform communities

Dre Urhahn: This theater is built on Copacabana, which is the most famous beach in the world, but 25 kilometers away from here in the North Zone of Rio lies a community called Vila Cruzeiro, and roughly 60,000 people live there. Now, the people here in Rio mostly know Vila Cruzeiro from the news, and […]

Building Community: Jessica Posner at TEDxMileHigh

Translator: Helena Bowen Reviewer: Denise RQ Hi everyone. So nearly five years ago, I moved into Kibera, the largest slum in Africa while I was studying abroad in Nairobi, a long way to go for a girl from Denver, Colorado. I did not spend my time in Nairobi making out with giraffes. (Laughter) Soon after […]

Secular Community: Greg Epstein at TEDxCambridge 2011

Translator: Leonardo Silva Reviewer: Tijana Mihajlović So, I’m really glad to be part of this “We” session because, like it or not, for secularists like me, the most powerful form of connection to other people and to a community throughout human history has been religion. Now, I am one of these people who human rights […]

Community service: Alex Danilowicz at TEDxEncinitas

Translator: Katarzyna Lisowska Reviewer: Tulio Leao As a high school student, I know that just jumping in can be scary, but I always find it rewarding. And I know that just jumping in isn’t the easiest thing to do, but it continues to surprise me how few people do just jump in, especially teenagers. Today, […]