By Maylis Buonomo - Mar 29th, 2016
French artist Gilbert Legrand modifies everyday objects to give them life and turn them into characters. Inspired by Magritte and Dali, he has long been a freelance illustrator for publishing and advertising. In 2010, he decided to create stories with his characters. So far, he has published three children’s books: Le Grand Show des Petites Choses (The big show of the little things), Les petites choses à New York (The little things in New York) and Animaux surprises (Surprising Animals).
After having been part of a project with schools last year to discuss his stories with children and share what he likes to call ‘his taste for beautiful things’, he collaborated with TEDxAmsterdamED and created this year’s visual: a funnel, whose head is ready to welcome any learning material. We discussed his creations, his vision of art and the link he sees between art and education.
By Don McMinn - Mar 29th, 2016
This is the second of our three-part series on making lifelong learning an invigorating part of your everyday life. You can find part one HERE.
By Kathy Jastrzebski - Mar 22nd, 2016
Inspiring the leaders and changemakers of tomorrow has been a major theme in Karolina Stawinska’s work to date. For one of her most recent projects - Our Future World – she focuses on inspiring children to dream big and empowering them to create their own future. We spoke to Karolina to find out what she hopes to achieve through her Talk at the 2016 edition of TEDxAmsterdamED.
By Coraline Reeder - Mar 22nd, 2016
Chris Sigaloff is director at Kennisland, a think tank geared towards promoting social innovation. Besides exploring new themes, developing new methods and interventions, she advises governments and organisations on matters concerning innovation strategies, social innovation and policymaking. She also gives presentations on these subjects in the Netherlands and abroad. Aside from her activities at Kennisland, she is a board member of the Kafka Brigade and the Kriterion Foundation as well as a member of the international network SIX (Social Innovation Exchange). Chris is one of the speakers on the 20th of April so we asked her a few questions.
By Don McMinn - Mar 15th, 2016
This is the first of our three-part series on making lifelong learning a beneficial and invigorating part of your everyday life.
By Maylis Buonomo - Mar 15th, 2016
When they started what was supposed to be a one-year mother-and-son trip in 2009, Lainie and Miro never expected to create a community sharing experiences about ‘world schooling’ and certainly no intention of leaving their ‘normal lives’ for so long. Seven years later and still traveling, they describe themselves as ‘unschoolers’ - natural lifelong learners - and like to see the world as their classroom. We discussed their learning processes, their expectations for the day of the talk and the message they would like to share about education.
By Coraline Reeder - Mar 9th, 2016
Author and Your Lab founder André Platteel is one of the speakers at TEDxAmsterdamED this year. We asked him a few questions to find out more about him, his views on learning and education and of course his ideas about this year's theme Born to Learn.
By Mariette Reineke - Mar 2nd, 2016
Mariette Reineke, PR manager for TEDxAmsterdamED 2016, recently spoke to Yolanda Eijgenstein. Yolanda has recently joined the board of TEDxAmsterdamED and this year's event will be her first.
Mariette set out to find out what motivated Yolanda to become a board member, what her view is on Life Long Learning based on her own experience in the corporate world and her ideas about the future of TEDxAmsterdamEducation.
By Coraline Reeder - Mar 2nd, 2016
In alliance with the Ministry for Education, various schools and teachers organisations, TEDxAmsterdamED would like to invite you to join our Event on the 20th of April!