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TEDxRiga 2018

TEDxRiga 2018

Light is everywhere. It’s in bright talent and brilliant ideas, shining minds and sparkling eyes. It’s time to see it and save it, be it and share it. After all — what better time is there to look at everything...

Social anthropology turns practical — lessons from cooking with refugees | Ieva Raubiško

Social anthropology turns practical — lessons from cooking with refugees | Ieva Raubiško

What does it mean for strangers to meet, recognize their differences, and work together? Is it possible all? When the European migration crisis brought a small wave of refugees to Latvia, Ieva Raubiško switched from her academic work as a...

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The battle for hearts and minds: studying Russia’s influence in Latvia | Martins Hirss

Is Russia winning the so-called information war? Russia’s state-owned media produces high-quality propaganda. Russia invests money in pro-Russia organizations and radicals abroad. But is it working? Are people influenced by Russia’s propaganda? Is Latgale the next Crimea? In fact, the...

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What I did not tell about Chechnya | Olga Dragileva

A journalist’s duty is to act as our eyes and ears out in the field, to convey to us the information they collected without distortion. But what if this puts the subjects of the report in danger? How can one...

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How to overcome fear? Tips from the world’s first drone jumper | Ingus Augstkalns

In his talk, Ingus Augstkalns speaks about his journey into BASE jumping, his method of overcoming fear, and his drone jump project that put him into the world’s spotlight as the first human to perform a parachute jump from a...

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Public speaking needs more introverts, and vice versa | Davis Golds

It is often said that public speaking — the ability to communicate ideas clearly for a larger audience — is a skill for extroverts. However, introverts will often have ideas and visions that they need to share with the world...

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Hello, please let me capture your personal space

What happens when a young and inexperienced documentarian sets out to portray the personal life of an eccentric individual? When does documenting become prying into one’s private life, and what are the ethical choices a filmmaker faces in such a...

The elephant in the room: a look at animal rights | Sandris Adminis

The elephant in the room: a look at animal rights | Sandris Adminis

They are present in countless areas of our lives — from our daily dose of lolcats to state-of-the-art pig organ donors, and even considered our distant relatives according to Darwin and scientific discoveries. Their wellbeing is a topic that has...

Miks Muižarājs: The state is a deeply personal experience

The state is a deeply personal experience

How do we perceive country, nation, and state? The term 'country' emphasizes the physical dimensions and boundaries of a geographical area. The term 'nation' emphasizes a particular community of people with shared history and culture. The term 'state' stands for...

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Prelude to a seashore

The duet called Kaktiņš Stūrītis was created in 2011, when Mārtiņš Jansons arrived to take up residence in Liepāja, where Mārtiņš Kuzmins had already been living. As a result of a combination of different circumstances in their lives, the two...