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TEDxBerlin 2013



TEDxBerlin 2013

Innovationskonferenz bringt  Visionen zum Thema „City 2.0"


Auf  der TEDx-Konferenz am 6. und 7. September in Berlin präsentieren  mehr als ein Dutzend  deutsche und internationale Experten ihre Ideen für die Metropolen der Zukunft. Vorgestellt werden auf der Innovationskonferenz Visionen zum Thema „City 2.0" aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven, etwa  aus den Bereichen Design, grüne Technik und Städteplanung.  Die TED-Talks starten am Freitag und am Samstag jeweils um 11 Uhr. Schluss ist um 17:15 Uhr. Nach einer ausverkauften Veranstaltung im vergangenen Jahr, gastiert TEDxBerlin  erneut während der IFA im ICC.

Weitere Informationen  unter: http://www.tedxberlin.de/


TEDxBerlin 2013 "City 2.0" - Program Details & Speaker Breakdown

Day 1: Friday, September 6

11:00 a.m. - Session 1

David LeMaitre performance
Kai-Uwe Bergmann talk: "Social Infrastructure"
Marc Elsberg talk: "Blackout: Spotlight on the Hidden Structures of Modern Society"

12:00 p.m. - Coffee Break

12:30 p.m. - Session 2

Priya Prakash talk: "Can Crowd-Powered Neighborhoods Create Resilient Cities?"
Michael Schindhelm talk: "What is the City But the People?"
Jens-Martin Skibstedt talk: "Urban Mobility"
James Patten talk: "Kinetic Creativity: Collaboration in Technology and Design"
Fabian Hemmert talk: "How Our Body Understands the Digital World"

2:00 p.m. - Lunch Break

3:30 p.m. - Session 3

Mitchell Joachim talk: "Smart Cities for 11 Billion People"
David Owen talk: "Green Metropolis"
Tomás Saraceno talk: "Lighter Than Air"
Kristien Ring talk: "The Selfmade City"
Reggie Watts performance

5:30 p.m. - End

Day 2: Saturday, September 7

11:00 a.m. - Session 1

Mark Turrell talk: "The Air We Breathe"
Sebastian Schlüter talk: "Post-Secular City"
Kolja Kugler performance

12:00 p.m. - Coffee Break

12:30 p.m. - Session 2

Zhang Yue talk: "Inclusive Community is the Direction of the City"
Line Hadsbjerg talk: "Into the Shadows"
Allison Dring talk: "Ornament & Climate"
David Fernandez performance
Bastian Lange talk: "Makercity Berlin"

2:00 p.m. - Lunch Break

3:30 p.m. - Session 3

Mazda Adli talk: "Stress and the City"
Alessandro Grassani talk: "Environmental Migrants: The Last Illusion"
Ariane Conrad talk: "Zombies Into Neighbors: How the Sharing Economy Could Transform Life in Cities"
Carlo Ratti talk: "Towards Senseable Cities"
Ofrin performance

5:15 p.m. - End



Jens Martin Skibsted

Jens Martin Skibsted is a design philosopher and serial entrepreneur. For more than a decade, he has helped Fortune 1000 companies build products that redefine marketplaces through iconic products. He pioneered the designer bicycle when founding Biomega, and he's a founding partner KiBiSi, the leading Scandinavian product design group. His bicycle designs live in the permanent collections at the MoMA, Le CNAP and SFMOMA amongst others. A Young Global Leader who spoke at DLD, Design Indaba, Davos and numerous other World Economic Forum meetings, he is an advisory board member of the INDEX Award, vice-chair of World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Design and Innovation, and board member of the Danish Design Council. He is a published author and an ad hoc expert commentator for Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Washington Post and more.

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Bastian Lange

Bastian Lange is an urban and economic geographer and specialised within the creative industries, questions of governance and regional development. He spearheads the research and strategic consultancy office Multiplicities-Berlin and has since been Guest Professor at the Humboldt University in Berlin between 2011 and 2012. He is particularly interested in socioeconomic transformation processes within the creative knowledge age, refining them into a useable form for the fields of politics, business and creative scenes.

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Wiwo Green hat auch ein Interview mit ihn Bastian Lange, Stadt- und Wirtschaftsgeograph und  Leiter des Forschungs- und Beratungsbüros „Multiplicities" in Berlin, geführt, der auf der TEDx Berlin am Samstag auftritt. Lange ist spezialisiert auf die reative Industrie, Innovationsprozesse, Regierungsführung und Raumentwicklung.

Vordenker: Wie stellen Sie sich die Stadt der Zukunft vor, Herr Lange?


Langes zentrale Aussage: Obwohl sich alle Städte verändern werden (nach unterschiedlichen  Faktoren wie dem Bevölkerungsschwund oder dem Verkeh), braucht es für diese Veränderung keinen „urbanene Masterplan". Vielmehr wird die gesellschaftliche Selbstorganisation die treibende Kraft sein. „Viele Bottom-Up-Initiativen, die im Kleinen anfangen, verbinden sich global zu neuen sozialen Bewegungen", sagt er voraus. Als zentrale Kritierien für eine lebenswerte Stadt nennt Lange: Respekt (Toleranz), Zugang zu Politik, Bildung und Mobilität. Befragt nach einem beispielhaften urbanen Projekt nennt er eine „selbst-organisierte Baugruppe in Berlin-Pankow", an der er selbst Teil hat.

Marc Elsberg

Marc Elsberg was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1967. For many years he worked as a creative in advertising, living in Hamburg from 1995 to 2003. 

His novel Blackout - Morgen ist es zu spät (Blackout - Tomorrow It Will Be Too Late), published in 2012, hit bestseller lists and made Elsberg a sought-after dialog partner for industry and politics.

His thriller illustrates modern society's interdependencies and vulnerabilities, dramatizing the consequences of a week-long blackout caused by a hacker attack against European and US power grids. 

Blackout has been translated into several languages and is a big success in Japan too. The book was awarded "Science Book of the Year 2012" in the category Entertainment by a prestigious jury of German science journalists for German science magazine Bild der Wissenschaft.

Marc Elsberg lives and works in Vienna. He is currently working on his next novel.

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David Owen

David Owen has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1991. Before joining The New Yorker, he was a contributing editor at The Atlantic and, prior to that, a senior writer at Harper's Magazine. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Green Metropolis, about the environmental value of urban density, and The Conundrum: How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse.

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Mitchell Joachim

Mitchell Joachim is a leader in ecological design, architecture and urbanism. He is the founding Co-President of Terreform ONE.  Mitchell is an Associate Professor at NYU and EGS in Switzerland. Previously he was the Frank Gehry Chair at University of Toronto and faculty at Pratt, Columbia, Syracuse, Washington, and Parsons. He was formerly an architect at Gehry Partners, and Pei Cobb Freed. He is a 2011 TED Senior Fellow and has been awarded fellowships with Moshe Safdie and Martin Society for Sustainability, MIT. He won the Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity, History Channel and Infiniti Award for City of the Future, and Time Magazine Best Invention of 2007 with MIT Smart Cities Car.

His project, Fab Tree Hab, has been exhibited at MoMA and widely published. Mitchell is also a Partner at Planetary ONE. He was chosen by Wired magazine for "The 2008 Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To". Rolling Stone magazine honored Mitchell in "The 100 People Who Are Changing America". Mitchell was the Winner of the Victor Papanek Social Design Award sponsored by the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Austrian Cultural Forum, and the Museum of Arts and Design in 2011. He earned a Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MAUD Harvard University, M.Arch. Columbia University, and BPS SUNY at Buffalo with Honors.

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Zhang Yue

Zhang Yue, Chairman and President of BROAD Group, was born in Changsha in 1960 and graduated in 1980 with a college degree in fine arts, working as a teacher and librarian. He founded BROAD with 3,000 USD in 1988. Ever since its inception, he has had an innate passion for creative thinking into technology.

He has obtained over 200 patents for his inventions, for example, in 1989 the pressure-free hot water boiler, in 1992 the non-electric air conditioning, in 1999the cooling, heating and power (CHP) system, in 2005 the air purification technology with electrostatic cleaner, in 2007 heat recovery fresh air unit technology, in 2009 the factory-made sustainable building (BSB), each of his inventions has revolutionized its industry, making BROAD a globally recognized technological leader.

Facing the imminent situation of climate change, Zhang Yue dreamed of his non-electric air conditioning to completely replace the electric one, saving twice as much energy. However, Zhang's greater dream is to popularize BROAD sustainable buildings worldwide, for its energy efficiency, which is five times more than that of conventional buildings. In 2011, Zhang Yue was awarded as the Champions of the Earth by the United Nations.

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Priya Prakash

Priya Prakash is the Founder of Design for Social Change, a social impact business marrying realtime citizen data with grassroots action to affect change in neighbourhoods through Changify, its mobile crowdfunding platform. Changify brings together brands, neighbours and councils in a win/win way informing brand reputation, customer loyalty and boosting local economies in communities. 

She has 12 years of hands-on strategic digital product design and leadership experience responsible in creating market leading products with unique IP for household brands such as BBC iPlayer - No.1 brand in UK and Nokia Asha Smart Phones commanding 35% market share in Asia. Her designs have boosted share value by 18%, created valuable online properties and paved the way for successful start-up-exits worth over millions. She is an invited speaker at SXSW, O'Reilly ETech, MEX, TEDx and Apple Computers Inc., Design tutor at Mobile Academy - UCL and 2013 D&AD judge. Priya is a RSA fellow with a MA in Interaction Design from the Royal College of Art and holds patents for iPlayer & Nokia Asha phones.

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Kristien Ring

Kristien Ring Is the founder of AA PROJECTS Active Architecture_Cultural Projects (2011), engaged in the production of space in contemporary society. The studio conceives and realizes interdisciplinary projects on future oriented themes in the realm of architecture and urban planning for private as well as public institutions and initiatives. Kristien Ring is currently commissioned by the German Federal Foundation for Baukultur (Building Culture) for the development of their program. She is the author and editor of the publication SELF MADE CITY. Berlin, Self-initiated Urban Living and Architectural Interventions, published in 2013 by JovisVerlag and in cooperation with the State Department for Urban Development in Berlin. She has taught Architectural Design at the Technical University of Braunschweig and the Brandenburg Technical University-Cottbus. 

From 2005 to 2011, Kristien Ring was the founding Director of the DAZ German Center for Architecture in Berlin, and from 2001 to 2005 the co-founder and curator of the Gallery SuitcaseArchitecture in Berlin. Kristien Ring worked for many years in well-known architectural offices and has been a registered architect in Germany since 1998.

Kristien Ring comes from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (*1969) and has been living in Berlin since 1991. She studied architecture at North Carolina State University as well as at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee.

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Fabian Hemmert

Fabian Hemmert is a design researcher, born and raised in Germany. During his studies towards an M.A. degree in Interface Design, he worked for Nintendo Europe and Marvel Comics.

He is currently finishing his PhD at the the Design Research Lab at the Berlin University of the Arts. His thesis focuses on new ways of interacting with technology.

Fabian is considered one of the leading experts for new ways of mobile telecommunication, having presented his work at multiple visionary events, including TED Global, CeBIT, TEDxBerlin, TEDxSalzburg, Lift Conference, the EuroVision TV Summit and the Chaos Communication Congress.

Fabian's TED talk on mobile phones of the future has been viewed more than 500.000 times and translated into 29 languages. It can be watched here.

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Sebastian Schlüter

Sebastian Schlüter is a geographer and urban researcher. His work focuses on the future of public spaces and the opportunities of increasing diversity in cities. Having formerly worked in west-african countries, Sebastian is now employed at the Humboldt-University of Berlin and is currently writing his PhD on the role of religions in urban development.

He is the co-founder and CEO of Stadtaspekte - Die dritte Seite der Stadt, a new magazine on contemporary urban phenomena.

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Mark Turrell

Mark Turrell is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (2010) and Technology Pioneer (2008). He pioneered the development of crowdsourcing and collective intelligence as founder of Imaginatik plc, focused on innovation and collaborative problem solving. During this time he consulted to hundreds of companies and business units, spanning a wide range of industries including healthcare, technology, chemicals, industrial, telecommunications and government.

In 2010 he founded Orcasci, a strategy company developing the Science of Spread and applying the approach to developing growth programs and go-to-market strategies for technology and science companies. He has worked as a mentor to many start-ups across Europe and the US, helping develop strategies, and tapping into his extensive network. Mark is also a strategist helping NGOs develop plans to scale and spread their good works.

He is an Associate Professor at Hult International Business School lecturing on marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship, and a visiting lecturer at WHU in Valldemar, Germany.

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Ariane Conrad

Ariane Conrad is an editorial consultant and ghostwriter known as The Book Doula. She partners with thoughtleaders and superheroes across the globe to produce non-fiction books for mainstream audiences about world-changing ideas and solutions. She worked with American environmental advocate and civil rights activist Van Jones on two New York Times bestsellers: The Green Collar Economy (Harper One, 2008) and Rebuild the Dream (Nation Books, 2012), and with the economic reformer and waste activist Annie Leonard on The Story of Stuff (Free Press, 2010). She's currently working with human rights defender Ai-jen Poo on The Care Shift, a forthcoming book about the ethical and economic aspects of caregiving work. In 2009, Ariane discovered the sharing economy, first as a viable solution for waste reduction and conservation of natural resources; and later, during research for Rebuild the Dream, as an engine for alternative employment and economic opportunities. In 2013 she became an advisor to OuiShare, the European-based global network for the collaborative economy. She has also served as a Community Board Member for the Story of Stuff Project since 2010.

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Mazda Adli

Mazda Adli was born in 1969 into an Iranian diplomatic family in Germany and grew up in Cologne, Bonn and Teheran. He attended Medical Schools in Bonn, Vienna and Paris. After completing his doctoral thesis at the Departmtent of Neurology at the University of Vienna, he started his residency at the Department of Psychiatry at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2004 he was appointed senior physician by the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. He became Director of the Mood Disorders Research Group in 2006 and received his venia legendi in 2010.

Mazda Adli has dedicated his clinical and scientific work to the pathogenesis and treatment of mood disorders, i.e. stress-associated symptoms, depressive and bipolar disorders. He has worked extensively on strategies to optimize the treatment of depression and to overcome treatment-resistant depression. His fields of expertise are the treatment and prevention of stress-associated mental disorders and the treatment of refractory depression. He has led numerous studies on ways to optimize the treatment of depression with particular focus on the neurobiology of lithium treatment.

In 2009 he initiated the World Health Summit as Executive Director which annually gathers leaders from health research, health politics and health economy and NGOs at the Charité under the patronage of German Chancellor Merkel and French President Hollande. With the Alfred Herrhausen Society he has recently initiated the forum "Stress and the City" which aims at better understanding both risks and protective factors for mental health in urban environments.

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Michael Schindhelm

Michael Schindhelm is a writer, filmmaker, performing arts expert and a cultural advisor for numerous international organizations. He has also worked as screenwriter (librettist), a TV presenter (Der Salon, Swiss TV) and as a translator. Schindhelm is the author of internationally produced documentaries including "Chants of the Steppes" (2004, arte, Frankfurt, Zurich, Paris), documenting the music of nomads in the Gobi desert (Mongolia) and „Bird's Nest" (2008, arte/Swiss TV, Berne, Paris), which portrayed the construction of Beijing's Olympic Games Stadium (designed by the Swiss architectural office Herzog&deMeuron). 

Since 2010 he has been a member of the board of trustees of the German Food Initiative Welthungerhilfe and an International Advisor to the Zurich University of the Arts since 2012. Additionally he has been a consultant on culture and sport for the Skolkovo Innovation Center, Moscow on the development of culture and art within the concept of the Innovation City Skolkovo. Between 2010 and 2012 he was head of research on Urban Culture in contemporary Moscow at Strelka Institute, Moscow, Russia and a cultural adviser to the architectural firm OMA (Netherlands) in the development for a masterplan on the large-scale cultural project West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong. He also took on the position of Director to the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority and Director General of the newly founded "Stiftung Oper in Berlin", Germany, the world's largest opera group, comprised of the Staatsoper Berlin, the Deutsche Oper and the Komische Oper.

Kai-Uwe Bergmann

Kai-Uwe Bergmann is a Partner at BIG who brings his expertise to proposals around the globe, including work in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States. Kai-Uwe heads up BIG's business development, which currently has the office working in over 15 different countries. In addition to these duties, Kai-Uwe is also Head of Communications. Registered as an architect in the USA, UK and Denmark, Kai-Uwe is also a LEED AP certified architect who was Project Manager upon Central Asia's first Carbon Neutral Master Plan - Zira Island in Baku, Azerbaijan. He also compliments his professional work through teaching assignments at IE University in Madrid and at the New School of Architecture in San Diego. Kai-Uwe also sits on numerous international juries and lectures on the works of BIG worldwide.

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Rückblick auf 2012

WiWo Green hat  als  Medienpartner der Konferenz  einige der faszinierendsten TED-Speaker der vergangenen Jahre aus dem Bereich Nachhaltigkeit und grüne Innovation im Internet zusammen gestellt. Hier die spannendsten Talks  der Frauen:


1. Die ehemalige Gouverneurin von Michigan, Jennifer Granholm, will mit alternativen Energiequellen Jobs schaffen

2. Die Juristin Vicki Arroyos erklärt, wie wir künftig mit dem Klimawandel leben werden:

3. Die Designerin Leyla Acaroglu spricht darüber, warum wir neu über Nachhaltigkeit nachdenken sollten:

4. Stadtplanerin Jennifer Keesmaat rechnet vor, wie der Weg zur Schule unseren CO2-Fußabdruck beeinflusst

5. Die Unternehmerin Sonia Medina spricht über Green Economy in Afrika:

6. Die Heldin aller digitalen Hipster, Rachel Botsman, meint, es sei besser Dinge zu teilen und zu tauschen, statt sie immer wieder neu zu kaufen


Beachten Sie auch diese Seite zu einer anderen Berliner Diskussion über die Stadt der Zukunft:


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