The Story of a Journeyman

Do you know TEDx? I am watching the videos since more than one year now. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos – or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos – sparks deep conversation and connections.

A few weeks ago a friend of mine – Fabian Sixtus Körner (Facebook page / his blog) – was invited to talk and present at TEDx Berlin. He was asked to talk about his travels. He was on the road for 2 years and 3 month. Traveling the world to work as a designer, photographer and architect. Instead of money, he asked for some food and a place to sleep. He is going to release a book about the trip in mid 2013.

But the book is not only about traveling, it is more about the question what limits and borders are we faced with as individuals, as a society? Who or what defines these boundaries? What are the results of these demarcations – demarcations as barriers that may even result in scientific and artistic limitations to us as individuals and society as a whole? Are they arbitrarily defined borders or are they erected due to their necessity? Are they obstacles or are they beneficial? And what happens if we overcome these borders?

Check the video to find out more.

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