TEDxGenovaSalon – Porous Borders

General Admission Description + € 12.00 Registrations period has ended.

Salon events are often SMALL weekly or monthly events that keeps a TEDx community engaged between regular TEDx events.

This event will be taken in ENGLISH without subtitles.

Chris Richmond N'zi, founder and CEO of Mygrants - the most widely used educational app for refugees and asylum seekers in Italy, will be live as Speaker at TEDxGenovaSalon and other 8 Speaker on streaming from 3 europeans countries: Relay Race Format.


Since the beginning of time, humanity has always been “in motion”. Some people move searching for new horizons, others to escape conflicts, poverty, hunger, persecution or climate change, but many do so for these reasons altogether.

Nowadays we are facing one of the greatest human flows in history. According to the United Nations reports, wars and economic crisis push 33,000 people daily to move from their countries looking for peace and fundamental rights. Women, men and children die every day on the long journey to salvation in an attempt to cross seas, borders, physical, political and cultural barriers.

Faced with this situation, the TEDx Community feels in the need to contribute to the international discussion on this urgent issue with both local and global consequences, and for the first time ever, the main six Team Organizer of TEDx events of different cities in Europe have decided to tackle on this topic together in a single format, starting from different geographies and perspectives.

The project, based on the Relay Race Format, consists in a series of events TEDx Salon organized in Europe, which on the same day, will connect and communicate through a live streaming platform, to share the speakers’ humanitarian witnesses.

Italy, Germany and England, thru 6 local events (TEDxRoma, TEDxGenova, TEDxReggioEmilia, TEDxCesena, TEDxMünchen, TEDxLeicester) will discuss the central theme of refugees, called “Porous Borders”, a concept that goes far beyond the meaning of border, a space of linear geometry; but rather wanting to take on a new dimension: that of porosity as complexity.
But what is a border? It is something that protects or that divides us?
Would it be a risk or could be an opportunity?

On this day we invite the speakers and our communities to explore the theme from different points of view, offering a neutral dimension to discuss a global and complex topic in a transversal and innovative way.


14.30  Registration

14.45  Event Start

15.10  TEDxRomaSalon – streaming

15.45  TEDxMünchenSalon – streaming

15.20  TEDxReggioEmiliaSalon – streaming

16.40  Coffee Break

17.40  TEDxGenovaSalon – LIVE

18.00  TEDxCesenaSalon – streaming

18.30  TEDxLeicesterSalon – streaming

19.00  Goodbye



Saturday, September 15, 2018 2:30 PM


PALAZZO DUCALE - Sala del Minor Consiglio
Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 9
16123 Genova
Genova, Italy

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