Curating Curiosity | Speakers + Watch


Curating Curiosity | Speakers + Watch

Sharks can only swim forward. And that’s the idea with an entity: you don’t stop, you never give up, and you keep using your strenghts to your advantages.
— Alexia Curmi

andrea dibben

Andrea is a lecturer within the Department of Social Policy and Social Work within the Faculty for Social Well Being at the University of Malta. She is currently the Chairperson for the university's Cottonera Resource Centre and chairs the Community Engagement Committee within the Faculty. She is also a member of the Observatory for Living with Dignity within the President's Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society and is the Chairperson of the Women’s Rights Foundation.

ludvic zrinzo

Ludvic is an academic neurosurgeon at the UCL Institute of Neurology, Ludvic also serves as Visiting Consultant Neurosurgeon in Malta. He will be talking and sharing experiences about the literal source of human curiosity; the brain, which in his words, "continues to raise some of the most interesting and challenging questions that nature has to offer."

alexandra pace

Alexandra is an artist and curator who works predominantly with photography and film, but lets her curiosity and inability to sit still evolve her practice constantly. She was educated at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts in London. She founded Blitz, a non-profit contemporary art space in Valletta. During her TEDx talk Alexandra will be referring to her experience in the creative industry to explain her belief of how the creative and the curious have much to learn from each other.

alexia curmi

Alexia is a Forensic Court Expert at the Malta Magesterial Court and teaches at St. Catherine's High School. She's an avid reader and adores sharks. During her talk she will be focusing on two subjects which she is deeply passionate about: sharks and forensic work.

The personal is political, and social change can be achieved when we all take steps to support women in their journey away from maternal sacrifice.
— Andrea Dibben
Compassion without the competence is useless. Competence without the compassion is meaningless.
— Ludvic Zrinzo

thomas camilleri

Thomas' curiosity has led him to play a variety of characters on the West End and touring shows in London and around Europe. After a decade in the land of tea and the overly-polite, he returned to his beloved island to flex his creative muscle with local digital and design agency Switch, where variety is the order of the day.

maria attard

Maria is the Head of Geography and the Director of the Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the University of Malta. She specialises in urban transport, policy and project implementation. Whilst highlighting myths and interesting facts, Maria will be challenging the lack of curiosity that we have about our mobility.