The people behind TEDxDelft – Christine Kuiper– Using the wisdom of the crowd

written by Olga Mecking, 18 September 2013, filed as article

KuiperIn this instalment of the “People behind Tedx Delft” series, we meet Christine Kuiper. She is one of the curators, which means that she is responsible for finding speakers who will “entertain, inspire and challenge” the audience to try great ideas at home.

Christine is working for MOVISIE, the Dutch centre for social support (read more about the liaison MOVISIE en TEDxDelft). There, she helps to promote citizen participation and independence by advising and supporting professional organizations, volunteer organizations and governmental institutions. She focuses specifically on the areas of social innovation and tries to answer these questions: “How can development and implementation of new ideas (products, services and models) meet social needs and create new social relationships or collaborations?”

What’s your idea worth spreading?

Christine believes in the wisdom of the crowd. For her, this means that people work together to co-create and actively participate rather than just react. Christine says: “We have to act differently. We have to stop with simple linear top down policy for these complex problems.” Christine also believes that people nowadays are not mere consumers anymore but they are becoming actors who are responsible for their own actions: “If you want people to be active citizens, threat them that way.

What’s your favorite TED(x)talk?

 “I really like the talk of Caly Shirky about cognitive surplus.”

What keywords define you as a person?

Mother * social innovator * curious * social media * practical idealist * serendipity * music * festival * green * TEDx * society 3.0 *

 

 

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