We are really excited to announce that our 4th speaker at TEDxOrenda is a former partner at Buttered Side Down – a historic risk management consultancy focusing on systemic risks like state failure and economic collapse, Vinay Gupta (@leashless).


A rivetting and authoritative speaker, Vinay deals with many topics that most people ignore, as is well illustrated by the video above. He is currently curating a massively crowdsourced collaborative publication called ‘The Future We Deserve‘ which is ‘a place to create and share our visions of the possible future for the people and the planet… collecting 100 visions of the future, both dreams and practical technical realities, in a sourcebook for creating a new future.


Vinay has also devised The Hexayurt, an Open Source solution costing less than $100 and which could be the ideal solution for providing better accommodation for a variety of natural disaster situations.  It is made by ‘putting six sheets of plywood on their sides in a hexagon. Cut six more sheets in half diagonally, and screw them together into a shallow cone. Lift the roof on to the wall with a large group of people, then fasten it down with more screws. Seal and paint it for durability.



We look forward to hearing Vinay tell the TEDxOrenda audience about Open Source solutions to everyday problems.


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