Quiet, clean, green – that’s what the city of the future will look like. Does this sound utopian? Well it is. Or has been, till now. Smart City describes a vision being developed in individual projects, inititiatives and collective action worldwide in order to make our cities more efficient, more technologically advanced, more climate-neutral and more socially inclusive. For some, it is a perfect symbiosis of sustainability and digitization, for others a neo-liberal surveillance nightmare. But one thing is certain: the question of how we want to live is more urgent than ever.
The search for an answer needs clever visionaries, empathic concepts and creative planners. At this year’s TEDx Talk in the Telekom Design Gallery we are bringing together international experts from the worlds of science, technology, art and from society at large who will be providing altogether unusual answers to the question of how we want to live. They are all courageous enough to think outside of the box and they inspire people worldwide.
For good ideas change the world – that is the basic idea behind TEDx, the legendary discussion format, which, thanks to its international presence on the web inspires millions of people every year. Come and meet innovative thinkers, creative minds, unusual experts in the futuristic ambience of the Telekom Design Gallery.
TEDx Bonn is taking place as the visionary harbinger of COP24 in Poland. In association with the Federal Agency for Civic Education, Germany, Deutsche Telekom and SAVE THE WORLD e.V. on Saturday, 17 November, at 7.30 pm in the Telekom Design Gallery .