Projects & Ideas


Fighting Loneliness:
An Interview with Karen Dolva

  “Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.” Honoré de Balzac Karen Dolva, co-founder of the No Isolation company, tackles different kinds of loneliness. So far she has taken it upon herself to help children with longterm illnesses and seniors. But she also challenges […]


No waste, no worries

This month our blog is all about the edge. Right now it feels like our society is on the edge of deciding what world we want to live in and what world we want to leave behind. A big challenge we are facing right now is waste. Strangely we seem […]


Randomized living – interview with Max Hawkins

Can chance make us step outside the bubbles that we live in and explore different perspectives? What started as a question soon grew into “Randomized living”- a lifestyle dictated by various randomized computer programs and apps. Last weekend, computer scientist and artist Max Hawkins came to Vienna to share his […]


5 Ways Indoor Plants will Change Your Life! 1

As humans, it is only natural for us to love plants. After all, they provide us with the necessary oxygen to survive. Whereas most people who own a garden will have the odd plant or bush in their green space, others who do not have access to an outdoor property […]


Coffee – A Wake-Up Call 1

The warm and welcoming smell of roasting coffee fills the living room.  The aromas of honey and chocolate are pervasive as the sun shines in and friends discuss the various tasting notes. The fruity and sugary notes of the honey processed pacamara, a coffee varietal derived in El Salvador, provide […]


Fashion:
the faster – the better?

1133 garment workers were killed and over 2400 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory collapsed in Bangladesh in 2013. Well-known fashion retail companies such as C&A, Mango, Primark, and Kik  produced articles in this complex. Even though cracks on the ceiling were noticed just moments before the caving-in, supervisors […]


About reading music and hearing books

Listen closely Usually when we think about combining music and text, it’s often in form of an opera. As I am not really a fan of the opera and honestly mostly don’t understand what they are singing about, who they are singing to and why they are singing (I am […]


© Sebastian Somloi for TEDxVienna

Checkit!
Conscious drug checking
in Vienna

A project worth checking out in the heart of the sixth district in Vienna: Checkit! is a drug-advice center offering integrated drug checking and prevention work. Founded in 1997 at the peak of the Gazometer Raves, it established its drop-in shop homebase ten years later in Gumpendorferstraße 8, 1060 and has […]


TEDxVienna Adventures: Prototyping at the AIT 1

  “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” Scott Belsky. In this spirit, TEDxVienna went on adventures in Vienna and this time did not only want to spread ideas, but figure out how to test ideas. Once a theory, concept or idea is born, the adventure does not […]


Patents:
Ideas worth saving

Working on an invention requires energy, time and emotion. It occupies each and every aspect of your life, tests your limits and pushes you forward on a professional and personal level. Eventually, it results into your very own piece of full-hearted mental and physical work; your very own piece of intellectual property. But […]