Category: Talks

The microscopic order that defines our macroscopic world: Karlis Agris Gross at TEDxRiga

The microscopic order that defines our macroscopic world

The make-up of any object reveals only one part of its secret. The rest – depends on the arrangement at the macro, micro and nano level. Prof. Gross shows us how arrangement is essential for optimal performance – whether it’s...

What you see when you listen...with your eyes | Elza Volonte |

What you see when you listen… with your eyes

Elza Volonte has an uncommon ability: sign language is her native tongue, though she is not deaf. Having been raised by deaf parents, Elza holds a unique perspective of being able to observe two worlds simultaneously: one, where listening is...

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The Curious Case of Drums

Drums — always there in the background, and more often than not — overlooked. Kaspars Kurdeko challenges traditional views of the drums and takes us on a creative musical journey. He demonstrates the true art of percussion — seeing the...

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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...

Elizabete Balčus - The Hanging Garden

The Hanging Garden

Anything is permitted in Elizabete Balčus’ cosmic garden: looped flute and voice, clicking electro pop beats, and a synthesizer made out of fruit. “The Hanging Garden” is a song from her album “Conarium” and it represents the diversity of identity...

The wisdom of three generations, held together by a thread — Līga Ruperts

The wisdom of three generations, held together by a thread

What does it mean, as a refugee, to lose everything — even your sense of cultural identity? How does one connect to their heritage after being displaced? Līga Ruperts tells her story at TEDxRiga 2017.

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 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 of them created...

Can a spade teach something to an iPhone? Miķelis Baštiks at TEDxRiga
How to treat your addiction: Confessions of a serial adventurer: Kārlis Bardelis at TEDxRiga