Maria Teresa Agurcia María Teresa Agurcia - Pioneer
Alejandro Biguria Alejandro Biguria
Stacey Bafi-Yeboa Pioneering the Canadian fashion industry
Aimee Crane Aimee Crane
Shai Rilov Robin Food
Gil Zablodovsky A Designer's Point of View
ephraim rinsky The Feeling of Anxiety
Manoj Dias A—SPACE
Szymon Bazan Szymon Bazan
Szymon Bazan Szymon Bazan
Wilora Keeley Be You
Freddie Bitsoie The Food of the Smithsonian's NMAI
Milos Jovanovic How to be a pioneer
Yoshie Akiba Connecting through Music after War
gabriel sffair gabriel sffair
kim daewoo kim daewoo
Abhinandan Sekhri Ankon Mitra From hand to heart
Dena Davida Dancing through life from anger to joy
Minya Oh Blinded By Passion and Getting Lost
Minya Oh Q&A with Minya Oh
Anousha Nzume Hello White People
Anousha Nzume Q&A with Anousha Nzume
Valentin Farkasch Valentin Farkasch
Fernando Del Vecchio Fernando Del Vecchio
Déborah Madelaine A DIY guide to being an active pioneer today
Kyle Steed Public Artist
Audience Takes The Stage Audience Takes the Stage for Pioneer
Romain Lyonnet Romain Lyonnet
Pilar Almenar Pilar Almenar
Helen Wexler 3D printing housing on Mars with Helen Wexler
Manoela Meroti Peixoto Manoela Meroti Peixoto
Ana Henton Designer
Céline Bizière Céline Bizière
Sam J Cruz F*ck That, Let's Do it
Carla Bristol What Would You Rather Be Doing?
Gay Gaddis "Cowgirl Power - How to Kick Ass!"
Teal Thibaud Pioneers Find.
Hannah Roberg Hannah Roberg
Kriss Eglite Pioneering at jewellery design marrket
Auriel Majumdar We are all pioneers
Elizabeth Abegg Co Founder of Spell and the Gypsy Collective
Umberto Maniscalco Umberto Maniscalco
Knud Johannsen Knud Johannsen
Erik Thorstensson Invention literacy – demo or die
Jan Lukacevic A young multidisciplinary space engineer
Jay Sales Q and A
Jay Sales Jay Sales
Steve Frykholm There always can be a first time
Mark Wexler Enterprise is the mission
Kevin Gillespie Pioneer
Oliver Räke Oliver Räke
Yew Kee Chung Pioneer - CreativeMornings Utrecht
Bree Gordon Across the Generations
Vivian Manasc Green Building Pioneers
Rob Veggies Trap Garden: For You, For Me, For Us
Dan Newman Dan Newman
Giedrė ir Gabrielė Look at the bigger picture
Jennie McGinn Pioneer
Cathey McClain Finlon Pioneering in Denver
Omar Passons Crafting Beer Into Action - Pioneering Passion Into Progress
Martin Angelov The halfbike journey
Tanja Grandits Tanja Grandits
Michelle Fanzo Executive Director of AIA Pittsburgh
Jon Lor Jon Lor
Evrim Dogu Pioneer
Melanie Corn The Artist/Designer as Pioneer
Sekou Coleman Pioneer for the Modern Frontier
Lamar Wilson LOVE | FREEDOM | LIGHT
Luis López Through Waters Uncharted
rubens mukunzi How to Give a Voice to a Multi-Cultural Community
Josh Goldblum Josh Goldblum
Roksolana Hudoba From the artist to the entrepreneur
Tod Mott Pioneering a Community Based Brewery
Kitchen Coffee Roasters Зачем жарить кофе в Беларуси
Mona AlSaadawi Mona AlSaadawi
Melissa Hemsley Make Soup and Go to Bed
Lucy Bellwood It's all relevant
Haley Bohon Pioneer
Ivan Sayers The History of Fashion
Charles Landry Charles Landry
For every success, you're going to trip and fall maybe three or four times.
There are no rules as you move forward into the unknown. Don't go out there unprepared, don't charge ahead without looking forward, don't think about what it's going to feel like when you trip and fall.
Know your audience. I'm not quite sure the people who don't get my jokes or can't appreciate them, I'm not quite sure I want them around me.
Why on earth would you look at somebody beside you and say, "Can I do this? Can I be successful? Can I take my creative idea, my solution and can I succeed?" That's being a pioneer...is NOT doing that.
“When things get difficult, the only thing that will keep you continuing and going is going back to your ‘why.’”
“I was like, ‘You know what, we need to pursue something that no one else is pursuing. And, we were dumb enough and naïve enough to start something in healthcare because it was difficult.”
I don't know when exactly I stopped being "that Asian girl" and became Miss Info. But I wouldn't have lasted long enough to find out if I was checking my retweet counts or my Instagram comments.
If your passion can protect you, and if it can also shield you from judgment, then I would say use it by really exploring all of the different aspects of whatever your passion entails because then you're more worthy of that protection and you will contribute better to that creative community.
Nobody could deny that I loved what I did, even the little tiny menial parts of it, and I knew my shit backwards and forwards. I think that was the ultimate thing, that passion, and the work behind it is what broke people down. That's how passion protects you.
When I found hip hop, that was it—that was the great love of my life. I knew I couldn't rap or sing. I don't want to dance. I have stage fright all the time. But I knew that I could document hip hop for the artist and for the people who were involved, the fans. I could find the truth, the fact, spread it and mark it down for history.
I was never driven by ambition or financial reward; I don't think you go into hip hop journalism thinking that you're going to then get the hip hop lifestyle. Those two things do not meet.
I never had a clear idea of where I wanted to go, but I think that's actually an advantage.
You don't necessarily set out to be a pioneer, you go out and you get lost.
Being a pioneer sounds like such a romantic term, it sounds like a great achievement, but I think it only exists in hindsight because when you start out pave a way, that's not what you intend to do. You're just running into the dark, solo, no flashlight, no plan.
What also helped me was isolation—the freedom to be odd, ridiculous, unwanted, and resilience.
Any of the tools that I have have been from my parents, and I use them all of the time: work ethic, attention to detail, ethics, respect, devotion, books—so many books—and music.
What has helped me get past fear and self-loathing has been to blinded by passion.
We learn more from something that doesn't work then from if everything works.
Because you'll have an opportunity and the odds are in your favor. You'll either hear no, maybe, or yes. 2 out of 3 .... the odds are in your favor.
If you have what you believe is an original, creative, terrific idea but you get timid and wonder what your client might think ... present it anyway.
If you take nothing away from this morning except this statement, "think about it—there always can be a first time."
DJ [De Pree] said, “George, nobody in the furniture industry sells their catalogs. And I said yes, I do know that. There can always be a first time.
Now, Brody died in 1944 of a heart attack eating French pastry at a bistro in NYC. Not a bad way to go.
Herman Miller is a pioneer. Ask them about the next frontier.
So I taught them screenprinting. I didn’t know about screenprinting either, so I was actually teaching myself. Little did I know that when I joined Herman Miller in 1970 and they asked me if I would design a [picnic] poster and I said I would. I would do 19 more and they’ve gotten a fair amount of recognition. That was my own personal pioneer story.
I had my own pioneer story of sorts when I joined the Peace Corps in 1965. My assignment was to teach at a government trade school for girls.
Everything that happened in my life came about through people asking the question and exploring 'what if.' We're in a world right now where we can focus a lot on what is. But I want to challenge you in home, in work, in your communities to really explore 'what if'—what if you took the time to leverage your experience, your opportunity, to make communities in this world healthier and better for all.
If you look at culture as the root for a new framework that provides an opportunity for communities to build an impact policy in ways that create social, educational, economic and environmental impacts that open up opportunities for communities, you're looking at healthier, more robust communities. And artists can play an integral role in that as being catalysts using social capital to leverage and bring folks together.
If culture shapes health and artists shape culture, then culturally shaped communities can have change.
Pioneers set up camp in the unknown. They can be comfortable in the uncomfortable.
You gotta let people see what it is you are, what you do. You can't create things and leave it in the basement.
You have to be light. Light attracts.
We were born to create more than we consume.
We were all born to create. Every kid with a crayon in their hand scribbles.
Instead of tearing down, I build up. That's what I live by.
If you really love something, you will sacrifice. You will give of yourself.
When we box ourselves too tightly into a single identity or career path, we deprive ourselves of the nutrient necessary to remain connected to the world around us. We are lacking in vitamin curiosity.
Pioneers are fundamentally curious. They want to see what's just over the next ridge. They want to discover whether the stories are true.
When we are young, we are presented with a set of pretty basic isolated end-goal career and identity options . . . Nobody tells you that your curiosity, your life experience, is going to determine a lot about what kind of doctor or firefighter you become.