Category Archives : Projects & Ideas


Choose a way

Choose your bigger picture

What is guiding your bigger picture? With the start of a new year, the collective eagerness of taking a step back and submitting our lives to immense scrutiny is surely underway. Gaining perspective can be a powerful tool when used accordingly. Without delving into value systems, goals and discriminating against different ways of action, what I want […]


Why we’ve got all the time in the world

Happy 2017,  everyone! No matter in which stage of our lives we find ourselves in, may we be students, just got our first jobs, whether we are well accomplished at what we do, if we are young parents or pensioners – we never have enough time – or at least, that is how it seems […]


The African Startup Revolution is Coming

At the TEDxVienna event OUT THERE in October at the beautiful Volkstheater, Marcello Schermer teared apart the usual image of Africa existing in the western society. I had the unique opportunity to speak to Marcello, the entrepreneurial facilitator who turned his life upside-down in order to witness and participate in revolutionizing the African startup ecosystem. TEA: Marcello, […]


astronomical clock, prague

Four in the morning
that’s when the magic happens…

There’s a thin line between chaos and meaning, and Rives is walking it perfectly. Poetry is about letting your imagination flow, letting a “splinter swerve” as Emily Dickinson called it. Storytelling, on the other hand, is about finding the common thread that connects a series of seemingly unrelated events. Poet and storyteller Rives manages to […]


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 therefore simply passed by… We […]


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 to make information easier to […]


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 danger or who walk hundreds […]


A world full of opportunities out there

In the last few decades the world has opened up to most of us living and working in western countries. We face a lot of possibilities out there when it comes to lifestyle, relationships and of course, professional careers. This may sound like the freedom we always wished for: Free to choose a job, to study […]


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Citizen Science – New explorers out there.

“From the oceans to the soil, technology is changing the part that amateurs can play in research.” Nature. Nowadays, participation of amateurs in science is for research, what crowdfunding is for the start-up scene – an amplification of capacity. Digitalization has empowered a process called citizen science. In a nutshell, this is any kind of […]