Category: Life

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
Would you be ready to host a refugee?
When looking for certainty, beware of experts

When looking for certainty, beware of experts

As a professor of psychology, Ivars Austers knows well how biased is our thinking. He wants to raise our awareness to the fact that when we crave for certainty, an expert will often show up to provide it. But not...

/ June 17, 2016
What we can learn from birds about ourselves
Teaching science: we're doing it wrong

Teaching science: we’re doing it wrong

The world needs scientists and engineers more than ever, but our approach to raising them is backwards and ineffective. Drawing on his research and experience, high school physics teacher Danny Doucette challenges us to reimagine school science. As a physics...

/ June 17, 2016
Responsible parenting: Create memories, not expectations
When rebelling is justified

When rebelling is justified

Do you participate and take action when the city needs you? Dāvis Kaņepe tells his story about the importance of “unlocking” the doors that get closed in front of you. Dāvis Kaņepe is a well-known culture activist and film director,...

/ June 11, 2015
Aha! Now I Get How Everybody Lives

Aha! Now I Get How Everybody Lives

Imagine the world as a street ordered by income. Everyone lives somewhere on the street. The poorest lives to the left and the richest to the right. Everybody else lives somewhere in between. Anna Rosling-Rönnlund tries to figure out how...

/ June 11, 2015
Valdis Zatlers: Death Can Positively Impact Your Life

Death can positively impact your life

You would expect the former President of a country to speak about politics, right? But in his TEDxRiga talk, Valdis Zatlers brings up a different topic: one that many consider a taboo — death. Moreover, Mr. Zatlers is sure that...

/ June 11, 2015