Tautumeitas

Dai citas meitas

“Dai citas meitas” (“Let the other maidens”) is based on an ancient Latvian folk song. The six Latvian girls who form the group Tautumeitas, use their six voices and six pairs of hands to create music, because they believe that...

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Being All Ears

Have you ever got stuck on a certain noise? A crackling sound in your attic? Raindrops bouncing of a window sill in a very rhythmic way? Two wooden logs struck against each other, creating a beautiful tone? Miķelis Putniņš is...

Can cute kittens save the news? | Inga Spriņģe | TEDxRiga

Can cute kittens save the news?

Over the last decade the life of traditional newspapers and news publishers has become increasingly challenging. It is more and more harder to attract and keep the reader's attention, and convince them to spend some money on it. The leader...

Sarcasm is ruining my life: Mike Collier at TEDxRiga

Sarcasm is ruining my life

Irony can be intelligent, perceptive and witty. Sarcasm rarely is. If you have caught a malarial sarcasm, how can it be treated? There may be no cure, but in this talk, there are a few suggestions on how we can...

TEDxRiga stage

TEDxRiga 2017 has concluded

TEDxRiga 2017 took place on Friday, June 16 at Splendid Palace in Riga, Latvia. Learn more about the event at 2017.tedxriga.com.

Mārtiņš Otikovs: Decrypting the Puzzle of Spider Silk

Decrypting the Puzzle of Spider Silk

Don’t judge the book from the cover, so the saying goes. That’s definitely the case with spiders, whose webs are made of spider silk, a material with amazing mechanical properties. So common in nature, and, as it turns out, so...

Bring back the magic: How you can help reinvent the cinema experience

Bring back the magic: How you can help reinvent the cinema experience

Do you ever feel like the cinema experience is not what it used to be? You are not alone. After years of experience in marketing and media, fueled by a passion for cinema as a storytelling medium and encouraged by...

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...

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...

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?