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Can cities have compassion? A Q&A with OluTimehin Adegbeye following her blockbuster TED Talk
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For 12 spellbinding minutes, OluTimehin Adegbeye gave us a moving, challenging talk on cities and communities — and who gets to belong. She spoke at TEDGlobal 2017 on August 30 in Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED Urban gentrification in Lagos is displacing hundreds of thousands of people who do not fit into the […]

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TEDWomen update: One year on, an extraordinary story of understanding and forgiveness
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Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger speak during TEDWomen 2016. Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED When we started TEDWomen in 2010, we felt strongly that we wanted to include a series of talks we called “Duets” in which we would forego the traditional TED Talk model and present pairs of speakers instead of solo ones. There […]

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Cities are great when they work: Notes from Session 6, Urban 3.0
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Architect Christian Benimana hopes to build a network of architects and planners who can help Africa’s booming cities grow in resilient, sustainable and equitable ways — balancing growth with human values that are uniquely African. He speaks at TEDGlobal 2017: Builders, Truth Tellers, Catalysts, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: Bret Hartman […]

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Tradition is not a frozen thing: Notes from Session 7, Power up
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Alsarah and the Nubatones bring a new twist on traditional East African pop. As Alsarah tells it: “Tradition is not a frozen thing, it’s not a stagnant thing. Tradition is merely a conversation between you and the future about your past.” They perform at TEDGlobal 2017: Builders. Truth-Tellers. Catalysts., on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in […]

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Manifestos and destinies: Notes from Session 8 of TEDGlobal 2017
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Ameenah Gurib-Fakim became the sixth president of Mauritius in 2015 (slightly to her surprise). Now, she’s using her platform to build capacity and highlight the biodiversity of her home country. She was interviewed onstage by Stephanie Busari of CNN at TEDGlobal 2017: Builders. Truth-Tellers. Catalysts., on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: Ryan […]

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Great shorts: All the short films and video played at TEDGlobal 2017
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How does TED complement a program of speakers sharing bold ideas, tough truths and jaw-dropping creative visions at TEDGlobal 2017 in Arusha? With interstitials: the beautiful, funny, inspiring, silly, short video breaks screened in between speakers. Pulling from a global pool of creativity, talent and thoughtfulness, this year’s TEDGlobal interstitial lineup boasts many films directed, […]

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TEDWomen: Exploring the complex challenges of life-work partnerships
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Tiq Milan and Kim Katrin Milan spoke at TEDWomen 2016 — now they have exciting news: a keynote, a forthcoming book, and more! Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED   When we started TEDWomen in 2010, we felt strongly that we wanted to include a talks that break the traditional TED Talk model and present pairs […]

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A hard look: Exploring tough truths in Session 4
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Dancer Qudus Onikeku and kora player Tunde Jegede, accompanied on the tabla, collaborate during Session 4 at TEDGlobal 2017, on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, in Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED TED is known for its inspiring talks. And all of the previous sessions before this have been inspiring, you have no idea. Humans, […]

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Repatterning culture, identity, language: Visual thinking from Session 5
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Thandiswa brings a rocking, soul-deep performance to kick off Session 5 of TEDGlobal 2017 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, in Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED The speakers in this session are artists, designer-scientists and visionaries who are remaking the world around them. Their weapons are scope, shutter, paint, brush, font, code, blood and […]

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One jump forward: Notes from Session 3 of TEDGlobal: Leapfrog
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Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu collects ideas from Africa that outperform imported Western ones, such as an irrigation method developed in Niger that beats irrigation tech from the west. She asks: What have we yet to learn from Africa’s own knowledge systems? She speaks at TEDGlobal 2017 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, in Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: Ryan Lash […]

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New visions for the world we know: Notes from an early morning of TED Fellows talks
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TED Fellow Mennat El Ghalid fights diseases in plants that cost billions in losses per year and threaten the security of the world food supply. Can we learn how diseases and plants communicate — and disrupt it? She speaks in Session 1 of the TED Fellows talks at TEDGlobal 2017, on Monday, August 28, 2017, […]

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