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Standing for art and truth: A chat with Sethembile Msezane

Standing for art and truth: A chat with Sethembile Msezane

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Sethembile Msezane’s sculptures are not made of clay, granite or marble. She is the sculpture, as you will see in her talk — which you can watch right now before you read this Q&A. We’ll wait. The fragility of the medium combined with the power of her messages make for performances that literally stop people []

5 reasons to convince your boss to send you to TEDWomen this year

5 reasons to convince your boss to send you to TEDWomen this year

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Every year at TEDWomen, we gather to talk about issues that matter, to learn and bond and get energized. This year, we will be reconvening on November 1–3 in New Orleans — and we would love for you, and your amazing perspective and ideas, to join us and become part of this diverse, welcoming group that’s growing []

This is how to make Pierre Thiam’s fonio sushi

This is how to make Pierre Thiam’s fonio sushi

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If you’ve seen Pierre Thiam’s TED Talk about fonio, then you saw that part when he actually handed food out to the audience, yes? For those who didn’t know to sit in the front rows to receive that blessing (or couldn’t be there in the first place), and don’t mind rolling up their sleeves in []

Great shorts: The lineup of short films and video played at TEDGlobal 2017

Great shorts: The lineup of short films and video played at TEDGlobal 2017

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How does TED complement a program of speakers sharing bold ideas, tough truths and jaw-dropping creative visions at TEDGlobal 2017 in Arusha? With interstitials: the beautiful, funny, inspiring, silly, short video breaks screened in between speakers. Pulling from a global pool of creativity, talent and thoughtfulness, this year’s TEDGlobal interstitial lineup boasts many films directed, []

Cities are great when they work: Notes from Session 6, Urban 3.0

Cities are great when they work: Notes from Session 6, Urban 3.0

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Cities are a constellation of dreams — dreams that are constantly dying and being born. Cities are living things, with character and distinct personalities. Africa’s cities teem with these dreams. Who gets to decide which ones live, and which ones die? To become an architect, Christian Benimana had to go far away from home. There []