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?
The Missing Link

The Missing Link

The latest art project by Ivars Drulle includes planting hundreds of flowers in ruins of an abandoned building. However, this is an unusual step by a classically trained sculptor, who once thought that in the quest of creating flowy shapes,...

/ June 17, 2016
Maria Golubeva @ TEDxRiga

Two Lessons from Late Medieval Politics

Mass culture tells us that medieval political life was somewhat like ‘Game of Thrones’ – kings and dynasties fiercely fighting each other for power. This image is rather far from the complexities of late medieval politics, where institutions played at...

/ June 17, 2016
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
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
Āres at TEDxRiga

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Music band Āres is a project by two ex-classmates – Andrejs Irbēns and Jānis Zvīnis. They come from Salacgrīva and their inspiration in music comes from the beautiful nature around their hometown. Āres play together since 2014 and they are...

/ June 17, 2016
Alise Joste at TEDxRiga

Climbing my mountain of fear

Sharing her music has always been a constant struggle between Alise’s inner urge to tell her story and the fear of failure. In her talk she tells about this struggle and how she embraced it as an important part of...

/ June 17, 2016