In Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote: “I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”
In TEDxExeter 2013, we explored how to live the important questions facing us in all areas of life, including money, business, prosperity, sustainability, the environment, childhood and old age, community, society, science.
To help us, we gathered a group of outstanding innovators, activists and performers who are changing the world through their ground breaking work and ideas. But the opportunity to engage with and be inspired by other attendees was as at TEDxExeter 2012 a major part of the day.
Morning Session: The Big Picture
Welcome and Introduction to TEDx and TEDxExeter
Peter Owen-Jones What Future?
Stewart Wallis Our Big Bang – The Need for a Great Transition
Matt Harvey Performance
Kirsty Schneeberger Intergenerational Questions
Tom Crompton The Conscience Industry
Martha Wilkinson The Power of Giving
Morning Session: The Power of Connection
Jo Berry Disarming with Empathy
Robert Gupta TED Talk : Between Music and Medicine
Carrie Clarke Sparking Connections – Ways to Find Beauty, Joy and Meaning in Dementia *
Hazel Stuteley From Isolation to Transformation
Shanna Dawes The Power of Dance
Pam Warhurst Beyond Business as Usual
Tobit Emmens The Power of a Smile
* Simon Ripley is an abstract artist working alongside Carrie Clarke. He offers art workshops to patients living with dementia, then creates his own art work in response to the experience. His screen prints were hanging in the auditorium during the day.
Afternoon Session: Transformation
Alberto Arribas A Future Climate
Allan Savory TED Talk : How to Green the Desert and Reverse Climate Change
Declan Bates Systems Medicine
Rebecca Maze Performance
Camilla Hampshire The Royal Albert Memorial Museum: Home to a Million Thoughts
Kester Brewin Mutiny! What Our Love of Pirates Tells Us About Renewing the Commons
Afternoon Session: What Future?
Patrick Holden Making Our Food Safe and Sustainable
Jo Royle Designing Our Way out of Plastic Seas
Jonathon Porritt Sustainability for All
Matt Harvey Performance