Monthly Archives: November 2016


Cafè Mocca Gersthof

Coffee House Readings #11: The Laws of Medicine

Does medicine have universal laws that doctors and patients can count on? It oftentimes seems like this is not the case. And still, there’s an apparent need for it. This 1.5 hour read is a book that even busy interns can manage to squeeze into their around-the-clock working schedule. And […]


O Home, where art thou?
Vienna through the eyes of the homeless.

Vienna, ranked “the most livable city”, is often associated with music, art and coffee… but let us scratch the beautiful surface and see what is hiding underneath. Although Vienna houses a wide mix of people, there are some that you probably have looked at, chosen to not really see and […]


I’m in the weird part of the internet again…

“I’m in the weird part of the internet again…” is a comment commonly read on very niche Youtube videos, hidden reddit threads or any other website that seems out of the norm in any way. But what exactly brings us to these incredible online spaces? Usually, it’s boredom. We start by looking […]


Graham Shaw

Drawing? – Yes, you can

Are you having trouble with memorizing chunks of information? Perhaps even having trouble with accessing your stored information? Then let us introduce you to Graham Shaw, a communication coach from United Kingdom. Graham gave a remarkable speech at our big event about how everybody can learn to draw in order […]


“Men men men men, manly men, oo hoo hoo, hoo hoo, oo… “

  As today marks “international men`s day” we dedicate this post to the men who run the (TEDxVienna-) show (together with us ladies). TEDxVienna has about 80 team members – only about 25 of those are men. But today we make sure to celebrate our very own minority. This world currently […]


Exploring Street Art with Martha Cooper

One day before her talk at this year’s TEDxVienna event I got to chat with our wonderful speaker Martha Cooper about her work and what it means to be OUT THERE. Having documented graffiti and street art in New York from its very beginnings, her book “Subway Art” is now known […]


The Non-Space of Death in our lives

Death is all around us? Most of us have dealt with the loss of someone we loved at some point in our life. While there is always an emotional struggle when losing someone, there is also the harsh reality we have to deal with after someone’s death: From organizing a funeral, […]


RESTART – Creating art spaces for creatives

On September, 17th 2015, Anish Kapoor and Ai Weiwei led a 8-mile-walk between their artworks in London as an act of solidarity with refugees around the world: “We are demanding creativity of others, recognizing that those who leave their country and go on a journey across the water full of […]


Humans of OUT THERE

Humans of “OUT THERE”

The TEDxVienna conference “OUT THERE“ took place last month and it was a blast! As mentioned in our review of the event, an enormous amount of preparation went into organizing and executing our main annual event. 1000 attendees, from Vienna, throughout Austria and even other countries, came to hear our speakers spread […]


Alina Nikolaou_income inequality_TEDxVienna

The space between us:
Income inequality

The life years you’ll have. The health you will enjoy…or suffer of. Your social status, the number of friends, how much you will trust them. Your character itself. Richard Wilkinson calculated the above for you, indicating how income inequality is not only a matter of politics and economy: It is […]