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  • Translator: Timothy Covell Reviewer: Morton Bast

  • Twelve years ago, I was in the street writing my name

  • to say, "I exist."

  • Then I went to taking photos of people to paste them on the street

  • to say, "They exist."

  • From the suburbs of Paris to the wall of Israel and Palestine,

  • the rooftops of Kenya

  • to the favelas of Rio,

  • paper and glue -- as easy as that.

  • I asked a question last year:

  • Can art change the world?

  • Well let me tell you,

  • in terms of changing the world there has been a lot of competition this year,

  • because the Arab Spring is still spreading,

  • the Eurozone has collapsed ... what else?

  • The Occupy movement found a voice,

  • and I still have to speak English constantly.

  • So there has been a lot of change.

  • So when I had my TED wish last year,

  • I said, look, I'm going to switch my concept.

  • You are going to take the photos.

  • You're going to send them to me.

  • I'm going to print them and send them back to you.

  • Then you're going to paste them where it makes sense

  • for you to place your own statement.

  • This is Inside Out.

  • One hundred thousand posters have been printed this year.

  • Those are the kind of posters, let me show you.

  • And we keep sending more every day.

  • This is the size.

  • Just a regular piece of paper with a little bit of ink on it.

  • This one was from Haiti.

  • When I launched my wish last year,

  • hundreds of people stood up and said they wanted to help us.

  • But I say it has to be

  • under the conditions I've always worked:

  • no credit, no logos, no sponsoring.

  • A week later, a handful of people were there ready to rock

  • and empower the people on the ground

  • who wanted to change the world.

  • These are the people I want to talk about to you today.

  • Two weeks after my speech, in Tunisia,

  • hundreds of portraits were made.

  • And they pasted [over] every single portrait of the dictator

  • [with] their own photos.

  • Boom! This is what happened.

  • Slim and his friends went through the country

  • and pasted hundreds of photos everywhere

  • to show the diversity in the country.

  • They really make Inside Out their own project.

  • Actually, that photo was pasted in a police station,

  • and what you see on the ground

  • are ID cards of all the photos of people being tracked by the police.

  • Russia. Chad wanted to fight against homophobia in Russia.

  • He went with his friends in front of every Russian embassy in Europe

  • and stood there with the photos

  • to say, "We have rights."

  • They used Inside Out as a platform for protest.

  • Karachi, Pakistan.

  • Sharmeen is actually here.

  • She organized a TEDx action out there

  • and made all the unseen faces of the city

  • on the walls in her town.

  • And I want to thank her today.

  • North Dakota. Standing Rock Nation,

  • in this Turtle Island, [unclear name] from the Dakota Lakota tribe

  • wanted to show that the Native Americans are still here.

  • The seventh generation are still fighting for their rights.

  • He pasted up portraits all over his reservation.

  • And he's here also today.

  • Each time I get a wall in New York,

  • I use his photos to continue spreading the project.

  • Juarez: You've heard of the border --

  • one of the most dangerous borders in the world.

  • Monica has taken thousands of portraits with a group of photographers

  • and covered the entire border.

  • Do you know what it takes to do this?

  • People, energy, make the glue, organize the team.

  • It was amazing.

  • While in Iran at the same time

  • Abololo -- of course a nickname --

  • has pasted one single face of a woman

  • to show his resistance against the government.

  • I don't have to explain to you what kind of risk he took for that action.

  • There are tons of school projects.

  • Twenty percent of the posters we are receiving comes from schools.

  • Education is so essential.

  • Kids just make photos in a class, the teacher receives them,

  • they paste them on the school.

  • Here they even got the help of the firemen.

  • There should be even more schools doing this kind of project.

  • Of course we wanted to go back to Israel and Palestine.

  • So we went there with a truck. This is a photobooth truck.

  • You go on the back of that truck, it takes your photo,

  • 30 seconds later take it from the side, you're ready to rock.

  • Thousands of people use them

  • and each of them signs up for a two-state peace solution

  • and then walk in the street.

  • This is march, the 450,000 march -- beginning of September.

  • They were all holding their photo as a statement.

  • On the other side, people were wrapping up streets, buildings.

  • It's everywhere.

  • Come on, don't tell me that people aren't ready for peace out there.

  • These projects took thousands of actions in one year,

  • making hundreds of thousands of people participating,

  • creating millions of views.

  • This is the biggest global art participatory project that's going on.

  • So back to the question, "Can art change the world?"

  • Maybe not in one year. That's the beginning.

  • But maybe we should change the question.

  • Can art change people's lives?

  • From what I've seen this year, yes.

  • And you know what? It's just the beginning.

  • Let's turn the world inside out together.

  • Thank you.

  • (Applause)

Translator: Timothy Covell Reviewer: Morton Bast

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