2012 TEDxTransmedia at the MAXXI

This was an astonishing event at the National Museum of 21st Century Art in Rome, summed up here by Nicoletta Iacobacci, Head of TEDxTransmedia:
‘This is the third TEDxTransmedia. Each year the message we want to convey – about making ‘meaningful media’ to help the world grow safer, healthier and stronger – fortifies and engages more people. The TEDxTransmedia 2012 theme, WEkids: Dreamers, Geeks, Mindshifters, will involve a diverse and talented range of speakers, including educators, authors, activists, journalists, artists, philosophers and, for the first time, kids and teenagers.’

The ‘kids and teenagers’ of TEDxTransmedia 2012 were students from across both sites of St George’s. On Friday 28th September, they presented their own talks on the main stage in the MAXXI auditorium alongside the professional adult TEDx speakers. The change making, SGBIS projects that they described included: ZOARetake Roma & Design For Change.

These videos speak for themselves...

As if that weren't enough, on the preceding day, Thursday 27th September, our creative staff and students quite literally took over the MAXXI for an ambitious site-specific, performance-based artwork entitled ‘TRANS-mission of knowledge’.

Guided by Jean-Luc Godard’s creative maxim that “…It’s not where you take things from, it’s where you take them to…” over 40 visual artists, dancers, singers, performers and musicians, from St George’s British International School, transported the audience to another dimension. Strange dreamlike figures, lost voices and half remembered thoughts, haunted the galleries, as the Curators of the Knowledge Dresses recursively constructed and deconstructed what we think we know and feel.

Promotional Video

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