1. Tell us a bit about your background? I’m the partnerships manager, which means I look after our relationships with local businesses and sponsors.2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? I’ve lived her for a while now and this answer changes weekly, but at the moment I love hot yoga classes at Fierce Grace, after which I stagger down the road to Lucy’ Juices for a pick me up. As I expect most people who live here say, Brixton Market is a favourite spot – Fish Wings and Tings is an institution and Dave from Market Row wines will always find you a great bottle. Oh, and Three Eight Four on Coldharbour Lane does the best cocktails I can find.3. What’s your interpretation of this years’ theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? I’ve been working with a lot of local businesses this year and the theme has been very meaningful for a lot of people, as it represents the mash-up of old and new that Brixton is currently experiencing.4. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? A few! Currently switching, depending on my mood, between Tim Jackson’s Prosperity without Growth (he has a great TED talk by the way) and Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient, which is a favourite of my dad’s, so he’s chuffed I am finally reading it.5. What’s your favourite TED talk? An all time great and one that I always pass on to others is Jackson Katz – Violence Against Women: It’s a Men’s Issue. Heavy title I know, but just a genius argument and one that never fails to spark debate.
Events. Published at Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 15:01:49 PM by Shelby G.
Events. Published at Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 14:55:48 PM by Shelby G. TEDXBRIXTON TEAMS: a spotlight with our set designers
An incredible amount of work goes into creating a TEDx experience and TEDxBrixton is no exception. With this years’ theme being so full of colour shape, it was down to our Executive Producer and Stage Designer to visualise and create a kaleidoscopic atmosphere that works seamlessly with the iconic TED brand. From the staging and venue design to the way finding and external branding, every detail was uniquely crafted by this talented team whose knowledge of events and design ensure TEDxBrixton 2015 leaves a lasting and impactful legacy.
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Events. Published at Monday, September 28th 2015, 14:53:27 PM by Shelby G.
1. Tell us a bit about your background? I’ve been working on the mobile app for TEDxBrixton ensuring that it’s launched ahead of the event. I’m also the Ticket Coordinator ensuring that tickets are distributed and allocated. The main part of my job will be at the actual event.2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? Eating! I love the Brixton Market and the wide range of food you can choose.3. What’s your interpretation of this years’ theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? Something that is constantly changing but is still so colorful and amazing to look at. This is how I feel about Brixton and the people living in it.4. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins – a book about how our brain works and if it’s possible to build a machine with artificial intelligence. Very interesting!5. What’s your favourite TED talk? How great leaders inspire action –it’s about why we do things and allows us to better understand our decisions. I absolutely love it.
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.
Events. Published at Saturday, September 26th 2015, 14:48:34 PM by Shelby G.
Tell us a bit about your background? I’m a researcher and news writer for a legal magazine. I also write music and pursue other business ventures in my spare time. For TEDxBrixton, I write the blog/online content.image1What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? I’m not from Brixton but when I’m in the area, I buy music from the local music stores and there are loads of great places to eat which is awesome.What’s your interpretation of this year’s theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? Multifaceted people with interchanging experiences.What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? I am currently reading ‘US’ by David Nicholls. It’s a funny, sad and tender tale of man trying to save his marriage. It details a thoughts, emotions, highs, lows, failures and disappointments of the journey of marriage and family life and includes brilliant observations about life, art and culture.What’s your favourite TED talk? I have a few faves but ‘Own your body’s Data’ by Talithia Williams was the very first TED talk I watched and I was hooked from then. It really opened my eyes about getting to really know the body that I’ve been living in all this time!
Tell us a bit about your background? I’m a private tutor and writer/editor. I am currently working on my first book, which will be self-published in September 2015. Within the team, I handle all the Twitter communication.IMG_7599What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? Observe the freedom and joy of the residents on a lovely summer day.What’s your interpretation of this year’s theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? Complexity; difference(s) and inclusivity; adaptability. When I think of the word “kaleidoscope,?? I imagine prisms and colours, and the reflection of light.What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? I am currently reading I Am Your Sister, which is a collection of essays by black feminist, lesbian, poet, Audre Lorde, and essays by other Black scholars who have been inspired by her. It’s a brilliant book that reminds me of my experience of reading her collection Sister Outsider.What’s your favourite TED talk? Oh, it has to be The Danger of a Single Story, by Chimamanda Adichie. This is important to me as a reader AND writer, especially one who is a bridge between two cultures. I was born and raised in Nigeria, and I moved to the UK in 2007.
Events. Published at Saturday, September 26th 2015, 14:41:02 PM by Shelby G. Meet the team hustling to make social good a wearable fashion
With a growing desire for more ethical fashion initiatives, fashion enterprise HustleBucks, co-founded by Samuel Ade Alebioshu, is picking up huge recognition for marrying social good with innovative clothing. “Our ‘hustle’ began in 2009 with a team of young people keen on making a difference through clothing by using it as medium to express ourselves and the issues we felt were relevant,” says Samuel.
HustleBucks has a unique focus in that not only does it cater for the socially conscious fashion lover
Events. Published at Thursday, September 24th 2015, 14:38:18 PM by Shelby G.
A huge TEDxBrixton supporter
Virginia has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success pioneering her eco-friendly toilet in her home town having provided toilets for the Eco-Zone at the Lambeth Country Show this year.
Events. Published at Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 14:36:15 PM by Shelby G.
What inspired you to create The Chronicles of Brixton?
The Chronicles of Brixton is an amazing kaleidoscopic image made up of photos submitted by the general public of what they would save from a fire. The image looks almost like a mandala, and only on closer inspection are you able to recognise the photos of different items that people have sent in.
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