Events > TEDxKrakówCinema February 2013

TEDxKrakówCinema - a new initiative from TEDxKraków

We’ll be getting together to watch TEDTalks and TEDx talks and sharing the TED experience with Kraków

Each time we will focus on a different topic.

Why TEDTalks?

We’d like to create a comfortable space in Kraków for creative debates about the role of technology, education, human behaviour in creating a more harmonious future, where ideas are the source of intelligent and constructive collaboration rather than conflict.

This month

Photography, art and creativity were the three main topics discussed during our February TEDxKrakówCinema. And all this thanks to Bartolomeo Koczenasz, who was our guest speaker that night. Bartolomeo - activist for happiness, speaker of TEDxYouthKraków 2011, nominated for Artist of the Year 2012 in the Culturally Different competition (organized by Gazeta Wyborcza) perfectly fit in as the event host.

The first TEDTalk, from Elizabeth Gilbert, was about our unrealistic expectations towards artists and geniuses on the assumption that people are not geniuses, but rather have a genius mind. After the talk, we talked about where talent comes from, how to shape it, how to nurture it? How not to lose it? Bartolomeo together with the audience pondered the topic of how art affects our lives? How does it change it? We also had a debate whether art can save the world and people's lives?

The involvement of art in politics was the focus of the second TEDTalk that evening. JR, an anonymous French street artist, proposed the use of art to change the world. He talked about his project called ISIDE OUT, which is about a global platform for people that allows them to exchange their personal stories. Anyone can submit a portrait and a story related to it, and the organization will create a large format of that portait and place it in a location chosen by the person. Through that, the personal story is transformed into a public piece of art that can impact the consciousness of people all over the world.

The fact that art can portray problems of the modern world, was a topic that our third speaker, Chris Jordan, focused on. The artist, with his works - huge graphics - showed statistics such as consumption in the modern world. His work portays the Western culture, like the daily consumption of paper cups presented not only with facts and charts.

The evening ended at Klub Pauza, where discussions on the topic of art lasted till late night.

What: TEDxKrakówCinema February 2013
When: Tuesday, 05 February, 2013, 7PM
Where: Kino Pauza
  Floriańska 18, Kraków

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