Five-storey robot to enlightenment: Dave Smith at TEDxDublin

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What if each one of us had a five-storey robot? Well, not literally. But what if cities helped us realize our dreams? Dave Smith has always had an affinity with cultural activity. Eight years ago he set up Kings of Concrete festival, and eventually refurbished an old disused warehouse on Hanover Quay, Dublin into a space that defies description. Mabos was born with the intent to develop a multi-purpose space that continually flips and evolves. This venture into the unknown sparked Dave’s fascination with urban planning, development and progression and his drive to discover how we can work within and around these constraints to help make Dublin, and every city a more engaging, entertaining and inspiring place to live.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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