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John Hardy at TEDxBlackRockCity

Speaking at TEDxBlackRockCity

John on his TEDxBlackRockCity experience at Burning Man: I spoke at  TEDxBlackRockCity. It was amazing and really a shock to speak without big, beautiful pictures. I had two pictures printed and Carina [John’s daughter] held the pictures up at the appropriate time as my assistant, but the rest was storytelling. And it’s really changed my understanding of speaking. Always relying on the pictures and speaking about the pictures makes things quite linear. Now I’m speaking somewhere between pictures and no pictures. Here’s a TEDxBlackRockCity wrap up from the TEDx site. Try and spot John, Carina and the bamboo hat!

Elora Hardy by Heather Bonker at TEDxUbud

TEDxUbud: Elora Hardy and Houses made of grass

In 2014, Elora spoke at TEDxUbud. “Thousands of handmade pegs, 18 meter long poles, bare feet, and hundreds of hands. This is what it takes to make a house designed by Elora Hardy. She’s interested in changing the perception of luxury in relation to scarcity and abundance. Her tool? The super grass that is bamboo.” Raised in Ubud, Elora spent 14 years of her young adult life in the United States, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tufts University and went on to become sole textile and print designer for Donna Karan Intl. In 2010, Elora returned to Bali to carry on the incredible work of the design-build team that created the world-renowned Green School in Bali, founded by her father John Hardy. She reconnected with the culture and landscape that she loves and today continues to cultivate Balinese artisans alongside innovative designers and architects with the goal of making Bali a global center for sustainable design and bringing those designs to the rest of the world.

WATCH: Bjarke Ingels- Hedonistic sustainability

Bjarke Ingels’ architecture is luxurious, sustainable and community-driven. At TEDxEast he shows us his playful designs, from a factory chimney that blows smoke rings to a ski slope built atop a waste processing plant. Theory meets pragmatism meets optimism in Bjarke Ingels’ architecture. His big-think approach is informed by a hands-on, ground-up understanding of the needs of a building’s occupants and surroundings.