TEDxOdense speakers 2022
What happens when a LEGO Senior Art Director sees things from a different perspective? Morten Bonde tackles a genetic disorder ‘Retinitis Pigmentosa’ that slowly changes the way he sees the world.
With humorous anecdotes, he gives an insight into how to open your mind up to see possibilities in the impossible.
In his talk he tells how he could go from depression and stagnation to acting as Senior Art Director at LEGO and that the key to such a transformation lies in our minds!
Ditte Young is a family therapist, business coach, speaker, and author of four books. She has been helping both individuals and business owners achieve their goals through personal growth and development. She has 23 years of experience in both areas.
In 2008 Ditte became a mother to her only child, Philip. He was born blind, is autistic, and has minor brain damage. Together they embarked on a long journey together uncovering the world in a new vivid way. In her talk Ditte shares with us her long-held philosophy: “Where focus goes energy flows”.Ditte will uncover the secrets we can all use no matter our abilities or our reactions to life.
“The girl with the glass bones” - Subject of many documentaries, Marie has congenital osteoporosis, meaning she has broken her bones over 500 times. But she has the will and determination to live her life like no-one else.
Positive mindset, thinking beyond health, and enjoying life even when our body says we can't. Marie inspires us to do the best with what we have, and go beyond limits.
Activist Engineer and Associate Professor Dylan Cawthorne combines his passions for art, craft, ethics and technology. As the winner of the 2021 Inspiration prize, Dylan’s work is a reaction to the changing world, with humans at the center. Sometimes he wears skirts to work.
Dylan believes that being secure in yourself and trying new things is a healthy form of masculinity. Is gender binary too simplistic to capture the complexity of real people?“So far, I have had a lot of strange looks, but I’ve also had a lot of positive experiences.”Dylan highlights gender norms and provokes through interactive art. Dylan blurs the lines between the binary perception of gender, audiences and exhibitions.
Artist Aske Kreilgaard rejoins us on the Red Dot, following his 2018 talk, with a special update for us. Aske’s latest sculpture caused controversial reactions when he unveiled a 3,5 meter high statue of a breastfeeding man at the KØN Gender Museum in Denmark.
The sculpture is based on 3D scans of the artist’s own body, while the breasts are scanned and modeled after his girlfriend. Akse has fused their bodies so that the sculpture appears as a hybrid between masculine and feminine. “I can see there is a provocative element in it…” says Aske, “…and I like that.” How will you react?
Albin and Kasper
Feel the rhythm of this dynamic musical duo. Albin and Kasper perform percussion in a way you’ve never seen, or heard, before. What happens when two people share the same drum kit? Wild rhythms, big reactions, and unusual melodies from two rising starts from Syddansk Musikkonservatorium.
TEDxOdense 2022 host
Helen Russell is a British journalist and speaker, based in Denmark, and the author behind the bestselling books “The year of living Danishly'', “The Atlas of Happiness” and “How to be Sad”. She has a talent to fascinate people and create messages vividly. She is a charismatic humorous host who takes the audience on an entertaining journey.
Helen also writes for magazines and newspapers globally, including The Times and The Sunday Times, the Telegraph, the Independent, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, the Observer, Metro, Grazia, Stylist and Stella. She’s spent the last eight years studying cultural approaches to emotions and shared her amazing TED talk “What happiness looks like around the world” on the TEDxOdense stage in 2019. She returns to the famous Red Dot to host our event.
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