Ideas! Creativity! Spreading ideas and creativity!
TEDxEastVan is nearly upon East Vancouver, in fact, it's tomorrow, and there are 12 AWESOME speakers lined up, ready to talk to you about a range of topics all on the theme of 'Move'. From reconciliation to mobility inventions, to the movement and flow of refugees, the day long event is going to get people thinking outside the realm of what they may know.
I've been involved in TEDx as a photographer, and have spent lots of time in the various neighbourhoods of East Van over the past six weeks taking photos of the local residents for a 'Humans of East Van' photo story. It's been a lot of fun to do! I've met so many people who have taken part in the project, and given their own story or take on the theme of 'move.'
From moving countries, to being moved to take part in an anti-war demonstration, to journal writing, to converting to Buddhism, to understanding different cultures working together to taking part in an anti-bullying dance performance....the stories and musings from the people of East Van have been varied and beautiful and moving. Which is definitely apt!
So if you're coming to the event...I look forward to meeting you and perhaps taking your photo tomorrow as Humans of East Van will be evolving to Humans of TEDx!
Here are just a selection of portraits taken, some of which will be on display tomorrow at the TEDxEastVan event over lunch at the Aboriginal Friendship Centre. To have a look at the full bundle of them head on over to this Instagram feed!