Of her experience setting up shop in Brixton, she was surprisingly met with very little challenges and says the South London residency still offers a very ??neighbouring feeling’. “Brixton is a great place to set up an office and we recommend it to all our friends. We also love bringing people to visit our workshops and conferences.”
Fast forward seven years later, Loowatt has evolved tremendously winning multiple awards and has graced the fields of several major festivals and national trade shows across the UK, as well as our very own TEDxBrixton stage where Virginia revealed how her waterless toilets turns human waste into energy. “When we built the first system in Madagascar, we made bio gas tea to share with the community. On the other side of the wall was a toilet which produced the energy to make the tea. So this is real.”
2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? I spend pretty much every day in Brixton and still love just walking around and soaking up the atmosphere, mainly walking through Market Row, Granville Arcade and Electric Avenue.3. What’s your interpretation of this year’s theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? My interpretation is very much a visual one. Kaleidoscopes are beautiful ever-changing patterns that develop and grow without knowing what you are going to see next. I think that hugely describes Brixton. It is such a diverse place that is constantly changing. Every day I see new developments and the way things change but still fit together and work alongside each other.4. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? I’m reading a few! One is “Lean in” by Sheryl Sandberg which is a hugely motivational read that I would recommend to anyone. I’m also working my way through the new Gizzi Erskine “Healthy Eating” cookbook which is brilliant. I’ve just finished Lena Dunham’s “Not That Kind of Girl” which had me in stitches throughout and gave a whole new perspective on being a woman in her twenties!5. What’s your favourite TED talk? That opinion changes daily, I have the app so constantly have a look as to what kind of talk I’d like to listen to. One that really sticks out is from this year’s TED in Vancouver by David Eagleman which we screened at the Impact Hub in Brixton. It really opens your eyes to what science can do6. What’s your biggest highlight from last year’s TEDxBrixton event? I put forward Simon Parkes as someone to approach as a speaker for 2014 and seeing him on stage after weeks of developing his talk and being such a huge fan of his story and book was a very special moment, one I will remember for a very long time.
1. Tell us a bit about your background? I’m a freelance events manager working across a variety of community and commercial projects in and around London including music festivals, experiential productions and corporate events. I’m also our Executive Producer responsible for leading all production and planning on the event day.
1. Tell us a bit about your background? My role within the team is Project Coordinator. I help all the teams where necessary on a variety of tasks and have been working on sourcing the merchandise for the event.2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? I love going to Brixton Market at the weekend: having a browse and trying all the different food there, picking up fresh bread from the Sunday Farmer’s market and have particularly enjoyed Pop Brixton this summer, especially the savoury crepes from L’Amuse Bouche!3. What’s your interpretation of this years’ theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? For me, kaleidoscope means something that is rapidly changing, something vibrant and colourful which is full of energy and continuously creating something beautiful that comes together perfectly.4. What book(s) are you currently reading? I am currently reading I Am Pilgrim, a fantastic thriller entwining the lives of a former intelligence officer and an international terrorist – I can’t put it down and would highly recommend!5. What’s your favourite TED talk? There are so many amazing TED talks that I have enjoyed, but one that stands out to me is Susan Cain’s The Power of Introverts because it really examined the social emphasis on being bold, assertive and outgoing and discusses how we should change our perspective and understand the value of introverts. In our society, I think there is bias thinking that the ideal students and employees are extroverts as opposed to introverts, and I think it is important to shed light on the positive differences between the two and strive for more of a cultural balance between the two.
Backyard. Published at Tuesday, September 25th 2018, 14:48:52 PM by Shelby G.
Queen Anne/Victorian Porch
This style of porch is easy to spot because of their grand towering columns. They are a well beloved porch dating back to the early days of America and have an English flair. You will see them on two story homes and are common on southern style plantation homes. The common decor on these styles of porches is plush and comfortable outdoor seating and simple yet elegant decor.
Bedroom. Published at Tuesday, September 25th 2018, 14:37:52 PM by Shelby G.
Next, you should focus on your wall color
If you are looking for the perfect masculine makeover for your home
Decor. Published at Monday, September 24th 2018, 14:32:48 PM by Shelby G. 4 Great Ways to Create Invitations With a Baby Footprint Stamp
When it comes to making baby footprint invitations there are a lot of options to choose from. You are limited only by your creativity. Here are 4 great ideas for ways you can make a baby footprint invitation.
There are some really easy ways to make these invitations, and some are more complicated, let's take the easiest first.
Swimming Pool. Published at Monday, September 24th 2018, 14:31:31 PM by Shelby G. Above Ground Pool Decks For All Kinds of Pool People
When someone decides they want to install an above ground pool seldom do their thoughts include above ground pool decks. Why? Probably because they are thinking about all the time they are going to spend in the water and lounging on a deck doesn't even cross their mind. But if you are one of those people reading this article then let me put your mind to ease now that you are probably asking yourself how much more an above ground pool deck is going to cost. Not that much more unless you want something extensive. And by extensive I mean something that reaches from the house to the deck, which would probably need to be tiered.
If you choose the more extensive deck
Events. Published at Thursday, October 01st 2015, 15:03:39 PM by Shelby G.
he night ended with some amazing personal favourites of our team including Kate Faragher’s speech on intuitive collaboration and Roi Cohen’s almost sci-fi presentation on brain stimulation. Cloudia Vardon challenged our audience with her experience on coping with synaesthesia and Lata Govada educated us all on crystals beginning with her opening line “crystals, the fascination of mankind!”Ideas from Europe Competition
Some incredible speakers
Events. Published at Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 15:01:49 PM by Shelby G.
1. Tell us a bit about your background? I’m a finance consultant at PwC and I work in the partnerships team with TEDxBrixton.2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? Eating a bowl of noodles at Mama Lan in Brixton Market.3. What’s your interpretation of this years’ theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? It’s about changing perceptions and seeing things in a different way.4. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? Money and football – a Soccernomics guide by Stefan Szymanski.5. What’s your favourite TED talk? Dan Gilbert: Why We Make Bad Decisions.
Events. Published at Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 14:55:48 PM by Shelby G.
1. Tell us a bit about your background? I’m a digital and product designer specialising in user experience design. My role within the TEDxBrixton team is stage design and attendee.2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? Evenings at Brixton street gym with the BlockWorkout team.3. What’s your interpretation of this years’ theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? Every time you twist the Brixton kaleidoscope a new world appears. That’s what I love about living here- it’s unpredictable, dynamic and has so many hidden facets, you just have to go exploring.4. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? Dominic Wilcox- Variations on normal. It’s one of my favourites. A collection of illustrations by Dominic Wilcox.5. What’s your favourite TED talk? One of the best, taught me a lot about perception and authority. Amy Cuddy’s Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.
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