Benvinguts a la primera llista de temes en català: 5 TEDx talks in Catalan

Voleu veure Talks en un idioma que no sigui anglès o castellà? Al TEDx no ens hem oblidat dels nostres espectadors catalanoparlants.

This week — we have compiled a selection of TEDx talks in Catalan — a language that is sometimes overlooked because every speaker is at least bilingual. But Catalan is a fascinating language with a rich history — now the 7th most-spoken language in the EU and the official language of Andorra.

Below, 5 talks of our favorite talks en català. Enjoy! Que gaudiu!

TEACHERS: Did you know it’s possible to create a virtual lesson from a TEDx Talk? At TED-Ed you can quickly flip any of these talks. Check out these questions we whipped up for Rosa Gili Casals’ talk and find out more about how to make your own TED-Ed lessons.

Les noves torres de Babel: Rosa Gili Casals at TEDxAndorralaVella 
In this fascinating talk at TEDxAndorralaVella, Rosa Gili Casals discusses the state of the Catalan language in Perpignan, France, a region traditionally Catalan-speaking.

En aquesta fascinant xerrada al TEDxAndorralaVella, Rosa Gili Casals analitza l’estat de la llengua catalana a Perpinyà, França, una regió tradicionalment catalanoparlant.

Castellers from Vilafranca: David Miret at TEDxReus 
Learn about Castellers, the exciting Catalan tradition of making human towers up to ten people high, in this vertigo-inducing talk at TEDxReus. David Miret, the former leader of the Castellers de Vilafranca team talks about the what it takes to make a human tower, with a live demonstration to boot.

Apren sobre els Castellers, l’apassionant tradició catalana d’alçar torres humanes de fins deu persones d’alçaria, en aquesta xerrada al TEDxReus que et donarà vertigen. David Miret, l’anterior líder de l’equip de Castellers de Vilafranca, ens parla sobre el que cal per a fer una torre humana i l’acompanya amb una demostració en viu.

El paisatge, una mirada des de la literatura: Mariàngela Vilallonga at TEDxUdG 
Join Mariàngela Vilallonga, vice president of the Institute for Catalan Studies (IEC), on a journey through Catalonia as she looks at the Catalan countryside through a literary lens, exploring areas that have inspired authors.

Uneix-te a Mariàngela Vilallonga, vicepresidenta de l’Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC), en un viatge a través de Catalunya observant el camp català a través d’una lent literària i explorant àrees que han inspirat a autors.

Aula de Sons: Daniel Carbonell at TEDxReus
In this short talk and musical performance, Daniel Carbonell discusses how to keep cultural tradition alive and plays the gralla, an important Catalan instrument used in Castells performances (for more about that, see above).

En aquesta breu xerrada i interpretació musical, Daniel Carbonell analitza cóm mantindre viva la tradició cultural i toca la gralla, un important instrument català utilitzat en les execucions de Castells (per a saber més, veure a dalt).

Tenim el món que consumim: Amadeu Barbany at TEDxManresa 
Small business owner Amadeu Barbany takes us on a fun romp on the history of consumerism at TEDxManresa.

El petit empresari Amadeu Barbany ens porta una divertida comèdia sobre la història del consumisme al TEDxManresa.

Una playlist de TEDx en español: 5 talks in Spanish

¡Hola! Happy Monday! To start the week off right, we’re bringing you 5 TEDx Talks in Spanish from speakers from all over the world. From a talk discussing the difficulties of living under the shadow of famous drug lord father to another explaining the realities of being a transgendered woman in Colombia, we have 5 talks that will truly give you a wider view of the world.

TEACHERS: Did you know it’s possible to create a virtual lesson from a TEDx Talk? At TED-Ed you can quickly flip any of these talks. Check out these questions we whipped up for Manfred Meiners’ talk and find out more about how to make your own TED-Ed lessons.

Cosechando el futuro: Gabriel Salazar at TEDxGuatemalaCity
In order to combat potential health and environmental hazards caused by disposable plastic cups, Gabriel Salazar created an alternative: a cup made of 100% organic material. In this talk at TEDxGuatemalaCity, he explains why he said no to plastic.

A fin de combatir los peligros potenciales para la salud y el medio ambiente causados  por los vasos de plástico desechables, Gabriel Salazar creó una alternativa: una taza hecha 100% de material orgánico. En esta charla de TEDxGuatemalaCity explica por qué dijo no al plástico.

Pecados de mi padre: Sebastián Marroquín at TEDxDF
Sebastián Marroquín is the son of arguably the world’s most famous drug baron — Pablo Escobar. At TEDxDF, he talks about what it was like growing up with a narcotrafficker as a father.

Sebastián Marroquín es hijo de, posiblemente, el capo de la droga más famoso del mundo: Pablo Escobar. En TEDxDF habla de lo que supuso crecer con un padre narcotraficante.

Inventing the body: Brigitte Baptiste at TEDxTeusaquillo
In this moving talk at TEDxTeusaquillo, Brigitte Baptiste — one of Latin America’s leading biologists — talks about her experiences as a transgendered woman in Colombia, and how she has built the body that truly corresponds with how she feels inside.

En esta charla conmovedora de TEDxTeusaquillo, Brigitte Baptiste —una de las principales biólogas de América latina— habla de sus experiencias como mujer transgénero en Colombia, y de cómo ha construido el cuerpo que corresponde realmente con lo que siente en su interior.

Vendedores de ilusiones: Lisandro Carnielli at TEDxRosario 2012 
Can you trust your brain? Perhaps not as much as you’d think. Prepare to have it put to the test in Lisandro Carnielli’s mind-bending talk at TEDxRosario.

¿Puedes confiar en tu cerebro? Tal vez no tanto como podría pensarse. Prepárate para ponerlo a prueba en esta charla alucinante de Lisandro Carnielli en TEDxRosario.

La belleza de la creación individual: Javier Cañada at TEDxValladolid
At TEDxValladolid, product designer Javier Cañada explores the universal aspects of beauty and how to create lasting designs that appeal to people the world over.

En TEDxValladolid, el diseñador de productos Javier Cañada explora los aspectos universales de la belleza y la forma de crear diseños duraderos que sean del agrado de las personas en todo el mundo.

Bienvenidos al primer playlist de TEDx en español

¿Estás harto de ver talks en inglés? ¿O quizás estás aprendiendo castellano y quieres explorar sus variedades y las culturas que lo hablan?

Below we have lovingly compiled a selection of talks featuring both European and Latin American Spanish. Experience the Spanish language in its full glory. ¡Ándate!

TEACHERS: Have you considered making a lesson out of these talks? Check out these TED-Ed questions we whipped up for Manfred Meiners’ talk and find out how to make your own to complement your lessons.

La biodiversidad de México: Manfred Meiners at TEDxGuadalajara

At TEDxGuadalajara, Manfred Meiners tours the surprisingly cool flora and fauna in Mexico.

Hay pocas mujeres directivas porque hay pocos hombres cuidadores: José Andrés Fernández at TEDxGranViaWomen 2012

José Andrés Fernández explores gender equality in the workplace and expounds a thought-provoking hypothesis for it. Hint: gender equality starts in the home.

Amo mi celular y extraño mi notebook: Roberto Balaguer at TEDxMontevideo 2012

In this funny talk, Roberto Balaguer waxes lyrical on how technology is taking over our lives.

El color de nuestra deliberación: Juan Fernando Giraldo at TEDxTeusaquillo

At TEDxTeusaquillo, Juan Fernando Giraldo explores the Colombian identity and hints at what the future has in stall for the South American nation.

The mistake that helped discovery and saved lives: María Teresa Ruiz at TEDxSantiago
At TEDxSantiago, María Teresa Ruiz tells us about the power of mistakes, showing us some stunning images of our galaxy in the process. This is a good talks for both astronomy buffs and those who simply want to learn more about what’s out there in space.