Category: Talks

Stereotyping gender — how is this still a thing? Linda Curika at TEDxRiga

Stereotyping gender — how is this still a thing?

Gender stereotypes in media are capable of driving a sane person insane; yet still they persist. Is fighting stereotypes head-on hopeless? Linda is one of the first and most recognizable Latvian feminists. For more than 10 years she has observed...

/ June 17, 2016
Dialogue as partnership: Lena Hercberga at TEDxRiga

Dialogue as partnership

Lena addresses people within corporations, social entrepreneurs to open up for a dialogue. She insists that building cross-sector social innovation is the only way to build a strong world. What can we learn from the changing relationship between the big...

/ June 17, 2016
What we can learn from birds about ourselves

What we can learn from birds about ourselves

Why do we cheat? Why do we forgive? Why do we get stressed? When difficult questions like these cannot be answered using humans, we turn to other organisms. It turns out that birds have the answer… Mikus Āboliņš-Ābols studies birds...

/ June 17, 2016
MNTHA: Fluidity

Fluidity

Project MNTHA started recently – summer of 2014 – when Marija Mickeviča accidentally started experimenting with production and electronic music. This led her to the National finals of Eurovision. In 2016, new music is still being written, the debut album...

/ June 17, 2016
The dawn of the virtual reality in architecture

The dawn of the virtual reality in architecture

Gunita is sharing her experience in research of how the virtual reality technologies can be used in the work of architect. She believes it can totally revolutionize the field. Deeply involved in both architecture and fostering technology startups, Gunita Kulikovska...

/ June 17, 2016
Would you be ready to host a refugee?

Would you be ready to host a refugee?

What questions do you ask yourself after seeing the news about sinking boats full of refugees at the doorsteps of Europe? Egils Grasmanis and his wife asked themselves if they would be ready to host a refugee. Would you? What...

/ June 17, 2016
Building a culture of feedback in every school

Building a culture of feedback in every school

What do you think would improve education for your kid? Government regulations? Change of school or a new class? Ernest Jenavs suggests that we should be finding ways to improve the quality of education school by school. And the way...

/ June 17, 2016
3D printing your own hand: How AI empowers mass customization

3D printing your own hand: How AI empowers mass customization

What do artificial intelligence and prostheses have in common? The software uses artificial intelligence algorithm to customize 3D printable prostheses and orthoses to fit the individual wearers’ needs. It allows creating individual supportive devices based on a 3D scan of...

/ June 17, 2016
Responsible parenting: Create memories, not expectations

Responsible parenting: Create memories, not expectations

We all are familiar with expectations. Expectations laid on us once to succeed in life. And without noticing we transfer all these expectations on our children. But do high expectations help our children to succeed in life? Austeja Landsbergiene, Ph.D.,...

/ June 17, 2016
Op. 2 | Stanislav Yudin & Asnate Rancane

Op. 2

An improvisation based on daina (a Latvian folk song) “the evening dusk”. Vocal by Asnate Rancāne, bass by Stanislav Yudin, who is also the author of this improvisation. Stanislav is inspired by ethno music, Asnate — by improvisation. This is...