7 amazing TEDxCity2.0 posters celebrate the city of the future

image(TEDxCity2.0 posters from TEDxMelbourne, TEDxTanta, TEDxPeshawar and TEDxLeeds)

What is the city of the future? What will it look like? How will it come to be?

This weekend, from Taipei to Melbourne to Mexico City, over 100 local organizers will offer their answers at TEDx events in honor of TEDCity2.0, a day-long TED event to celebrate urban innovation.

TED challenged organizers to remix the official TEDCity2.0 posters
(made by design firm Kiss Me I’m Polish) to give them some local flavor — with really impressive results.  

Below, some of our favorites — including a design from TEDxStormont in Belfast, Northern Ireland — whose team cited Seamus Heaney’s poem, “The Cure at Troy,” as inspiration, a poem signaling new hope for Belfast after long political trauma. Eva Grosman, TEDxStormont’s organizer, sent this excerpt:

“History says, don’t hope
On this side of the grave.
But then, once in a lifetime
The longed-for tidal wave
Of justice can rise up,
And hope and history rhyme.”

1. TEDxChristchurch
: Christchurch, New Zealand
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Kaila Colbin, organizer:  “Christchurch is a city best defined by transition, as it seeks to rebuild and reinvent itself following the major earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Today, the city is littered with shipping containers and broken buildings, but it also boasts seeds of life as creative temporary projects have begun to spring up. A summer events pavilion made entirely of blue shipping pallets or a Cathedral made out of cardboard…these are all signs of the re-emergence of Christchurch as a place to experiment and grow.”

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This past December, the team at TEDxAdelaide took part in TEDx’s global conversation about the state of women in the world today — TEDxWomen. Their event, TEDxAdelaideWomen, brought together women and men from all over Australia to talk, share, and discuss ideas for the future and solutions for today.

At the event, attendees used giant chalkboard conversation bubbles to finish the sentence, “Before I die, I want to…” — inspired by TED Fellow Candy Chang’s “Before I die” art project. See some of their answers above.

This year, TEDxWomen events around the world will join TEDWomen in San Fransisco on December 5, 2013 in celebrating the female inventors and designers, thinkers and makers, local problem-solvers and global leaders who are changing the world today. 

For more information, visit the TEDxWomen website, sign up to host a TEDxWomen livestreaming event, or find a TEDxWomen event near you to attend.

How to read when you’re blind: Ron McCallum at TEDxSydney

Ron McCallum was born blind. Regardless, he managed to fall in love with reading soon after. In this funny and heartfelt talk, he tours the history of reading gear for the blind and shows how each new design has impacted his life. (Filmed at TEDxSydney)

Each week, we choose four of our favorite talks, highlighting just a few of the enlightening speakers from the TEDx community, and its diverse constellation of ideas worth spreading. Browse all TEDxTalks here »