The TEDxAveiro team — along with 30 students from 6 different local schools — is organizing TEDxYouth@Aveiro in Aveiro, Portugal on November 20, 2011, as a part of TEDxYouthDay.
To launch a promotional campaign for the event, we decided to paint a bus in the city center!
Why bus graffiti? Because the motto of this year’s event is “You Think, Therefore You Create,” and we wanted to showcase the creativity of our youth!
And we did! We invited our youth to participate in this project, and encouraged them to not be afraid of thinking and doing.
Everyone lent a hand and had the chance to make art on our bus. While everyone worked, four young musicians from one of the secondary schools that is participating in the organization of TEDxYouth@Aveiro played live music for the people who were there.
And the result was this amazing piece of work!
In Aveiro we believe in our youth. We believe that they will think constructively, think in innovative ways, and think forward. We believe that from this way of thinking, beautiful products will be created.
“Think globally, create locally.” This message and other powerful ideas from our motto were passed onto TEDxYouth@Aveiro bus graffiti and the outcome was amazing!
For the next five weeks, the “TEDxYouth@Aveiro bus” will be traveling around our city inviting our community to embrace the TEDxYouth@Aveiro event, to believe in our youth, and to be at “Teatro Aveirense” on November 20, 2011 – Universal Children’s Day.
Over the course of four hours, this bus was brightened up thanks to this creative work!
Welcome to TEDxYouth@Aveiro, where we believe in your creations.
Written by Andre Cester Costa, Co-Organizer of TEDxYouth@Aveiro.