Architecture's 10 Most Inspiring TED Talks

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference and TEDGlobal -- TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

The TED Prize is awarded annually to an exceptional individual, and is designed to leverage the TED community's wide array of talents and resources. In 2012, the award was raised to $1 million to provide powerful seed funding for "A Wish to Inspire the World." Every year, after months of preparation, the wish is unveiled during a ceremony at the TED Conference. Over the life of the prize, wishes have led to collaborative initiatives with far-reaching impact.

Plataforma Arquitectura, the world's most popular Spanish language Architecture website, recently published a list of TED talks titled "The ten most inspiring Architecture TED Talks" - this is truly inspirational material and well worth viewing. The list is available here. The page is in Spanish but you can use the Google Translate button to generate a crude translation of the text. The videos are in English and you can disable the Spanish sub-titles on the media viewer if they bother you.

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