Design


The resurrected poets society

Do you remember the last time that you actually took a pen and a sheet of paper in your hands and wrote something? You don’t? Me neither. How about taking a piece of paper to draw something, as an expression of your own feelings? Or maybe to paint something? No? And […]


What if we designed the most awesome bags and T-shirts?

The preparations for What if… are running on full speed. While we, of course, get support from our sponsors, we didn’t want to miss the chance to get involved creatively. That´s why we decided to have a creative design session to create not only 1.200 What if…-branded bags for our audience but also […]


learning

What If we put a spin on learning?

The Evolution of Learning The concept of “learning” has taken on an entirely new meaning in the past decades. Like with everything else, learning has gone though a number of changes brought about by interesting innovations that have unfolded over the past. The overall first problem of learning that needed […]


Ordinary People with Extraordinary Ideas 1

The world is not only filled with professional and highly knowledgeable inventors and scientists, but also with numerous smaller creative personalities from different fields that surprise us on a daily basis with their fascinating ideas. Here are two average citizens in the areas of fashion and environmental mobility whose innovative […]


The architectural rendering of life and death

Airports and train stations, hospitals and cemeteries… Places known for their bad lighting and their sad attempt to lighten up the atmosphere with some green elements in order to offer consolation to those left behind. The psychology of saying goodbye is always the same, and so is its architecture. Due […]


Homes for the Homeless 1

Nowadays you find green and innovative technology around almost every corner. Projects based on improving the environment and making healthier living conditions for everyone are on the rise in today’s society. Let’s not forget documentaries like Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and the annual Earth Day, matters that are meant […]


10 ways designer Vivienne Westwood fights for change

Vivienne Westwood, the 73 year-old, orange-haired fashion icon, is one of the most anticipated speakers at the TEDxAmRing conference on May 30th in Vienna. Not only is she one of the world’s most important designers and influencers, Vivienne Westwood is also a political activist and fighter for environmental issues. „It’s […]


How to design change

The most effective method of fighting disease is prevention. Contraceptives play a vital role in the quest to overcome HIV/AIDS – and the Origami condom invented by TEDxAmRing speaker Danny Resnic could prove to be a game changer. Innovative, easy to use and supposedly even better than “regular sex”. As […]


Design like you give a damn

    I remember watching Cameron Sinclair‘s acceptance talk for the 2006 TED Prize and gazing in amazement at the idea of open-source architecture. Since then we’ve come a long way, and today, his project “Architecture for humanity” is a global endeavor doing its “best to save the world, one […]