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Photography

Why I document the often violent and traumatic daily lives of others: Fellows Friday with photographer Jon LowensteinWhy I document the often violent and traumatic daily lives of others: Fellows Friday with photographer Jon Lowenstein

Posted By Karen Eng

Social violence in Guatemala, Mexican and Central American migrant communities in the United States, the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, children with cerebral malaria in Uganda — for the past decade, photographer Jon Lowenstein has been documenting the often violent and traumatic daily lives of individuals and communities living at the edges of society, both […]

Business

Cartels as businesses, terrorism as a brand, gang violence as an epidemic: 4 talks for rethinking how to stop violenceCartels as businesses, terrorism as a brand, gang violence as an epidemic: 4 talks for rethinking how to stop violence

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Rodrigo Canales begins today’s talk by bringing us to a very confusing peace march. After a battle between Mexican law enforcement and the drug cartel La Familia Michoacana turned the city of Apatzingán into a battlefield for two days in 2010, the mayor of the town decided to hold a march for peace. Thousands of […]

Art

Imagination is not a luxury: Fellows Friday with Gabriella Gomez-MontImagination is not a luxury: Fellows Friday with Gabriella Gomez-Mont

Posted By Karen Eng

Gabriella Gomez-Mont founded cultural salon Tóxico Cultura to build bridges between the arts within Mexico City. Today, she’s transforming Tóxico into an international platform for synthesizing art with a wider range of disciplines, creating new “blueprints for reality.” You’ve said that being a TED Fellow messed with your mind. Why? Tóxico Cultura — the independent […]