DIT is TEDx

Date: May 14th 2015
Time: 16.00h till 18.30h
Location: Ketelhuis
Price: €5,00
 
The theme of DIT is TEDx is Do It Together. Twelve inspiring speakers will pitch their ideas, visions and projects in six minutes. The selected speakers have a fresh and innovative approach in their work field, a unique story to tell or a new perspective to share.
 
Speakers:
 
Fiona Jongejans
Did you know that 1/3 of all food in The Netherlands is wasted and 1.4 million people in our country are suffering from a shortage of healthy food? The SUR+ project aims to bridge this gap between food waste and food poverty by connecting partners in the food supply chain to Dutch food banks. A team of designers, architects, web-developers, strategists, volunteers and academics are using digital technology to build a platform and network for this connectivity around surplus food to evolve.
 
Rudy van Belkom
Bottom-up society! Disruptiveness is hot. We all know the examples: Uber, Airbnb, Peerby etc. It’s safe to say that the new economy is not only about rates and returns, but more and more about connections. But if everything is being disrupted, why not challenge the political system? See what our government can learn from the Do It Together movement.
 
Govert Flint
Technology becomes more integrated with our daily lives. They provide efficiency and ease. But does technology really optimize our humain – social, bodily and emotional – development as well? Technology provides us facts and certainty, but is this an answer to a higher quality of life in the upcoming future? A talk about redefining the definition of innovation, providing a design methodology based on human functioning.
 
Jessica Smarsch
Constructing Connectivity is a project about textile making and how digital, interactive processes can unite our minds and bodies with our machines in order to create meaningful outcomes. Movement is an essential part of human emotion and creative work is known to produce positive feelings. But often our work separates creativity from movement, and movement from making – we design sitting behind a computer while our machines do all the work. But what if we could use expressive body movement with our digital processes to create designs for our industrial machines? Constructing Connectivity uses movement as a digital design tool, creating textures and volumes in textile, formed from the body itself.
 
Bjorn Schulpen
Collaboration is key to achieving truly great things. Especially the educational system could very much benefit from collaboration between students of different disciplines, creating the connection between education and society. By telling about experiences and styles of work, I hope to eliminate some of the dogmas that surround collaboration and inspire people to work together differently.
 
Janou Bonnie
When the world of business is changing how do you act when you are a B2B corporation? The continuous increase of freelancers, the new demand for flexibility and the different needs of a new generation force B2B corporations to take a good look in the mirror. Joining forces, work together and create more valuable relationships with your clients seem to be the answer. But where & how do you start? Broeinest, a new initiative in Eindhoven, is set up by several B2B corporations within the (interior)architecture & design industry and is their answer to the changes we experience in business.
 
Johnny Kerkhof
I believe we are entering a new phase of capitalism. A phase in which next to earning money, we will generate other forms of value. Social, cultural, creative and ecological value. In all my endevours, inside and outside of academia, I’m working together with others to build castle’s in the sky based on the principle of multiple value creation. Only by doing this together, one can have true impact in the world.
 
Boudewijn Tooren
Boudewijn is director of the newly established cooperation Brainport Park. His strength is bringing partners together with conflicting interests, because he strongly believes that only the combination off different minds and insights creates innovative concepts and imaginative results. He feels that collaboration reduces costs and in the end, it will generate income. In the quest for creating a circular mini-economy for a public park in the northwestern region of Eindhoven he is looking for new forms of cooperation. Do it together. In this quest, he aims for cooperation between landowners, land users, service companies and innovative entrepreneurs, and he will ask them; can we work together in harmony? Can we be honest to each other and strive for a colorful result that causes an economic paradigm shift and will bring us a green happy economy?
 
Merel & Maartje from Met/Zonder
The power of doing is underrated. By doing things, executing ideas, the idea leaves your head, transforming into something other people can use, trash, enjoy, love or hate. Good idea’s are never in a singleman’s head, good ideas you have together. That’s why we have to talk less and do more!
 
Eric Slaats
The IT driven exponential changing world needs future innovators with a competence set that is different from the students we are educating now. We need an environment in which partners, whom are usually not found together, can create a symbioses as a breeding ground for innovation. This is a call for the creation of shared open innovation labs.
 
Serge Druiven
Rethink offline shopping. More and more city centres turn into deserted shopping areas. I asked myself how we can stifle this detoriation process, which affects the city function. Therefore I present my vision which rethinks the offline shopping behavior. Does the shop, as we know it, still have a future?
 
Symbat Satybaldieva
Satybaldieva will talk about the phenomenon of Sumptuous Feast, which is known as Toi all over Central Asia. As Toi is held on occasions of weddings and funerals in special designed restaurants for often more than 800 people, it regularly drives people into ruin in low-income countries like Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Satybaldieva will be mapping images and symbols of Toi as a social, political, economic and cultural phenomenon. At the same time she will compare the perception of Toi in Central Asia with the perception of Feast in the Western World as well as hacking and reframing certain rituals of Toi and opposing them to concepts of saving food, looking at the world’s challenge of feeding almost 10 billion people on this planet in 2050.
 
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