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That Stinks! Or Does It?   Recently updated !

In October my partner and I made a spontaneous, lockdown puppy purchase; a Beagle. She came into our lives, big ears a’flapping and eyes pleading for more food, please! Beagles are scenthounds, bred over time to prioritise smell over everything else. This is particularly obvious when we walk her and […]


The beginning of a parallel society

Arriving in a new country is always exciting and a little bit overwhelming. We may undergo different stages of happiness, gratitude, solitude, nostalgia, frustration, and so on. This first stage, where we pack our life into a suitcase, full of longing for better opportunities, dreams, and hopes, has to come […]


Board games: where do the classics come from?

With so much of the year spent at home, it is unsurprising that board games and other indoor activities have been extremely popular. In fact, sales of tabletop games rose by 240 per cent in the UK back in March. It was a similar story in Australia.  It’s not only […]


The future of work organizations – Interview with Markus Reitzig at TedXVienna 2020

Professor for strategic management Markus Reitzig is an organizational scientist and scholar well known for his innovative ideas and predictions for the future of work organizations. Markus studied both law and chemistry before transitioning into business, where he obtained his PhD in Business Economics. Markus has published numerous articles on […]


Food for Thought: Science Distrust Debunked – Martin Kusch

Food for Thought was brought to the TEDx audience by the TEDx Vienna teams as a ‘digital dinner table.’ It is a space where professionals tackle topics such as politics, economy and how the professionals make sense of the current pandemic. On the 15th episode of Martin Kusch, a TEDx […]


History on the fly: documenting a pandemic 1

In early 2020, as Covid-19 began shutting down parts of the world, one group of academics was amassing a virtual army of volunteer research assistants to capture data about the policies and measures introduced by governments across the world in response to the pandemic. The CoronaNet Project as it is […]


Solidarity in self-isolation: Why we #leavenoonebehind during a global pandemic

With the invisible threat of covid-19 seemingly all around us, governments all over the world instruct us to shelter in place and wait. We huddle alone, or with friends and family, anxious about the future and what kind of society we will step out into once this is all over. […]


Why is justice so important? 1

And why it might not be what you think! The word justice conjures up a myriad of definitions. It evokes emotions or even pure apathy. Justice can serve to champion those who have been wronged. The lack of justice can set the tone for severe impunity. For many, it is […]