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TedxSalon @ International Towers

Posted Nov. 29, 2016, 8:59 p.m. by T

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TedxSalon 

International Towers

Barangaroo, AUS

November 24, 2016

Let’s kick it off with some CliffsNotes for the uninitiated, shan’t we:

TED is a nonprofit global community welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world, devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).

TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today does not confine itself to any topics — from science via business to global issues — in more than 100 languages, in a bid to build a clearinghouse of free knowledge.

Meanwhile, in the spirit of ideas worth spreading, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world, e.g. via screening of TED Talks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos — to incubate ideas and connections with “think globally, act locally” as the guiding principle.

While following a similar format as the flagship events, TEDxSalon events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED and in a more intimate environment.

Sydney’s November incarnation of TEDxSalon focused on the theme of art and culture and took place in Sydney’s newest suburb, Barangaroo – a nexus of innovation in design, engineering, and sustainability – on the top floor of Tower Two, International Towers.

The evening’s lineup included sculptor Jennifer Mann, known for her “sweetly forged” edible art among other things, whose forensic facial reconstruction recreated the face of a 2000-year-old Egyptian mummy; composer and was followed by sound architect Lawrence English investigating the “politics of perception” and the ways in which we hear sound, delving into the subconscious choices that we make when we listen and explaining his “relational Listening Theory”.

Architect Shaun Carter put forward his plaidoyer for the preservation, adaptation or reuse of brutalist architecture and demonstrating the value of some of Australia’s iconic Brutalist buildings, i.e. Sirius in Sydney’s Rocks.

The evening was adorned by Amrita Hepi, choreographer and dancer, whose 2016 TEDxYouth@Sydney talk encouraged us to be confident and comfortable in our bodies and whose body of work focuses on intersectionality.

With the bang of percussion, the proceedings were rounded out with live music from acclaimed soloist and chamber musician Claire Edwards, the “sorceress of percussion”, and a post-event chance to enjoy sunset drinks and discussion with fellow TEDx community members.

A well-curated, presented – seasoned Australian radio and TV presenter and interviewer Fenella Kernebone MCed the event in a masterfully engaging fashion - calibrated evening with an interesting and eclectic mix of presentations which whets one’s appetite for the next incarnation.

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Photos by KAVV

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