At Stockholms Handelskammare (the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce) we believe in the power of gathering people to exchange great ideas.
We were therefore delighted to host the first ever TEDxBrunkebergstorg at March 9. At this event, “Sense of Belonging”, six speakers explored how subcultures influence urban society.
The event was filmed and will be published on the TEDx Youtube channel.
The TEDxBrunkebergstorg-talks was followed by an after party with DJ, food, interesting conversations and drinks.
Photos from the world premiere of TEDxBrunkebergstorg
We would love if you share your own photos and videos from the event. If you do – please tag them with #TEDxBrunkebergstorg and @stockholmshandelskammare.
Meet the speakers for TEDxBrunkebergstorg
Anna Henning Moberg
Anna Henning Moberg is the operations manager at the test farm Torsåker gård, where she strives to find the food of the future.
Anna is passionately driven by the idea that nutritious and sustainably produced food should be available to all, and not just those with money.
Throughout her life, she has worked with food, and with her background in entrepreneurship, journalism and advertising, she now uses her knowledge and experiences at a center for sustainable food systems run by the environmental organization Axfoundation.
Alex Karlsson is a 39-time Billboard chart-topping and multi-platinum selling musician, metaverse pioneer and K-pop expert.
As a writer, producer and vocalist he has worked with K-pop mega stars such as BTS, Enhypen, TXT, SHINee, SUPERM, SuperJunior, TWICE and NCT.
His main drive in life is empowering creators and making art that adds to the lives of people around the world. He is currently most curious about the mediums yet to come and how they may change the way we create and experience our surroundings.
Alex grew up both in Sweden and the United States, and now resides in Stockholm.
Erik Manzano Fagerlind
Erik Manzano Fagerlind is the co-founder of Swedish retail brand Sneakersnstuff (SNS). He is currently working as a brand and creative strategy consultant helping brands to become the best version of themselves. He is a partner at fashion retailer Très Bien, fashion brand Hoodakova and sits as an advisory board member on the Swedish Fashion Council.
Erik fell in love with American hip-hop culture around basketball, music and fashion as a young teenager and to this day owns way too many sneakers.
Lara Szabo Greisman
Lara Szabo Greisman is the co-founder and executive producer of Nobel Week Lights - a light festival launched in 2020 in Stockholm as a way to bring people together for a safe but spectacular cultural experience during the global pandemic.
Lara specializes in producing large scale light art installations in public space as well as bringing high quality cultural experiences to new audiences.
In 2010, Lara moved to Stockholm from Vancouver, Canada to attend Stockholm University's International Master’s Program in Curating, including Art Management and Law. Before founding Nobel Week Lights, Lara was Cultural Attaché at the French Embassy in Sweden, where she worked to build professional opportunities for French artists in the country.
Erik Hannerz is a senior lecturer in Sociology at Lund University, and faculty fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology within Yale University. His research interests focus on subcultural theory, cultural criminology, and urban ethnography.
Born and raised in cities, Erik has always been fascinated with cultural expressions that break the norm. Among his recent publications are a study on how graffiti writers use videos and social media to represent spatial control and superiority, and how crime news and investigations are dramatized on the online Swedish discussion forum Flashback.
Louise Xin is a self-taught, award-winning fashion designer and founder of Scandinavia's first rental-only, non-sale couture brand. Her passion for sustainability, and personal goal to create a circular brand led her into humanitarian work, dedicating her debut fashion show to raising awareness around war and genocide.
In 2022, Xin was appointed to the Sakharov fellowship for human rights defenders by the European Parliament.
About TEDx and TED
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxBrunkebergstorg, where x = independently organized TED event.
At our TEDxBrunkebergstorg event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED Conferences, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organised TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of TED Talks are published to TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; The Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TED Translators Program, which crowdsources the subtitling of TED Talks so that big ideas can spread across languages and borders; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also offers TED@Work a program that reimagines TED Talks for workplace learning. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala and How to Be a Better Human.
What: First ever TEDxBrunkebergstorg delivering ideas worth spreading.
Date: Thursday March 9 2023.
Where: Regeringsgatan 29, Urban Escape/Brunkebergstorg, Stockholm.
Note: This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.