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Architect Students Discuss ‘Health for the Future’ in Bucharest

3/20/2017 1:14:06 PM

ecoweek_genius_bucharest_2017On March 9, Seneka Anticafe in association with ECOWEEK, hosted a 7 Days of Genius workshop with the focus of promoting health and improving life overall in cities.  Roughly 60 architects and architecture students explored design interventions in the gardens of two major public hospitals in Bucharest. In addition, leading Romanian architect Dorin Stefan introduced his current … Continue reading Architect Students Discuss ‘Health for the Future’ in Bucharest


Impact Hub Roma Celebrates Work, Travel & Food For Good

3/14/2017 3:39:20 PM

thumbnail_DSC_0571On March 10, Imapct Hub Roma joined 7 Days of Genius with an event called “Rome Genius Night. Create. For Good,” a storytelling panel featuring people who are trying, with their jobs, to make the world a better place. An audience of fifty people attended the panel that explored the topics of Work, Travel and Food … Continue reading Impact Hub Roma Celebrates Work, Travel & Food For Good


Meeting Point Cinema hosts 7 Days of Genius in Saravejo

3/13/2017 3:56:34 PM

Screen Shot 2017-03-13 at 10.04.54 AM  On Thursday March 9th, Meeting Point Cinema hosted a 7 Days of Genius event called The Human Scale of Saravejo. It was organized by ECOWEEK.     Meeting Point Cinema facilitated a workshop where participants were asked to share innovative ideas that would specifically impact communities in Saravejo.  The ideas generated during this session centered around … Continue reading Meeting Point Cinema hosts 7 Days of Genius in Saravejo


Shared Studios Portals Create Empathy During 7 Days of Genius

3/13/2017 2:42:06 PM

7GOn  Tuesday, March 7, Brooklyn-based startup Shared Studios used their Portals technology to connect people in Rwanda and Brooklyn, Mexico and Jordan to have 7 Days of Genius conversations on the challenge of empathy. Portals are gold spaces equipped with immersive audiovisual technology that allow people in different cities and countries to converse as if they were … Continue reading Shared Studios Portals Create Empathy During 7 Days of Genius


Sayfty Discusses Genius Ways to Ensure Public Safety

3/13/2017 1:47:22 PM

IMG_5527[1]On March 12, in Nairobi, Kenya, Sayfty, an international nonprofit that combats gender violence, hosted a 7 Days of Genius event on the topic of public safety for women and girls. Together, participants proposed that a tracking device would be the best the way to alleviate the dangers in public spaces. The device would notify … Continue reading Sayfty Discusses Genius Ways to Ensure Public Safety


BallotReady On How to Create Trust in the Media

3/13/2017 1:42:55 PM

Screen Shot 2017-03-10 at 11.06.00 AMOn Tuesday, March 7, BallotReady hosted a Genius event that discussed innovative ways to foster trust in the media. Four experts in the topic, Kyla Williams, Sarah Brune, Summer Fields, Maira Khwaja, explored new ideas in the world of information and media. Most of the ideas presented revolved around how to get information into the hands of … Continue reading BallotReady On How to Create Trust in the Media


JEST Hub and ECOWEEK Highlight Genius Solutions Created by Arab Women

3/13/2017 1:28:39 PM

20170308_174532To celebrate International Women’s Day, on March 8th, JEST Hub, a startup hub in East Jerusalem, hosted a 7 Days of Genius event in partnership with ECOWEEK. The event — attended by more than 50 people — featured all women speakers and entrepreneurs. Members of JEST Hub presented projects to enhance job opportunities and provide … Continue reading JEST Hub and ECOWEEK Highlight Genius Solutions Created by Arab Women


AKTO Art & Design College on Innovative Design for Public Good

3/11/2017 1:16:33 PM

DSC02162Saturday, March 11, in Athens, Greece, AKTO Art & Design College and ECOWEEK, hosted a 7 Days of Genius event for young architects. The event focused on how design can be used for public good.  The conversation was led by Dr. Elias Messinas, founder of EcoWeek, landscape architect Natalia Pantelidou, and architect Antonis Gavalas.  The speakers presented examples … Continue reading AKTO Art & Design College on Innovative Design for Public Good


Saturday, March 11 – 7 Days of Genius Recap

3/11/2017 12:57:30 PM

Screen Shot 2017-03-20 at 1.00.07 PMHere’s a roundup of all the amazing things that happened on Saturday March 11: The 92nd Street Y explored genius solutions to bringing meditation into the workplace. Check out the video below! a Innovate South Africa had a 7 Days of Genius event in Capetown, South Africa where youth leaders came together to brainstorm and create solutions to … Continue reading Saturday, March 11 – 7 Days of Genius Recap


Thessaloniki, Greece Explores Genius Designs for their Community

3/10/2017 1:39:39 PM

17273148_10207322547056744_2002478067_oOn March 10, in Thessaloniki, Greece, AKTO College of Art & Design and ECOWEEK hosted a 7 Days of Genius event where local designers, students and architects presented their ideas to improve life in Thessaloniki for all. These ideas covered the areas of  health, environmental awareness, and explored new ways locals and tourists can integrate meaningful experiences … Continue reading Thessaloniki, Greece Explores Genius Designs for their Community


Genius Exhibit Showcases the Work of Nepalese Students

3/10/2017 12:45:16 PM

17158913_1888731228005439_2626767632123169635_oAs part of 7 Days of Genius, the 17th Century Patan Museum in Kathmandu featured a Genius exhibit of artwork created by students around Nepal. In the 2 weeks leading up to the event, at workshops and discussion groups hosted by arts organization Spiny Babbler, students from more than 30 participating schools in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, … Continue reading Genius Exhibit Showcases the Work of Nepalese Students


Friday March 10 – 7 Days of Genius Recap

3/10/2017 10:08:32 AM

DSC_0572Check out what happened on Friday (March 10, 2017) of 7 Days of Genius: Impact Hub Roma in Rome, Italy hosted a panel discussion on how to use work, food, and travel for social good. 92Y produced a video on how creative design thinking can ensure more equality in education and criminal justice. Click here … Continue reading Friday March 10 – 7 Days of Genius Recap


Thursday, March 9 – 7 Days of Genius Recap

3/9/2017 4:03:52 PM

Screen Shot 2017-03-13 at 4.10.28 PMWant to see what happened on Thursday of 7 Days of Genius? PRI (Public Radio International) hosted a Facebook live on the idea of “fake ideas” and the structual, technical , and cultural innovations being made to combat it. Watch the whole conversation here! GOOD also tackled our 7 Days of Genius challenge on ensuring trust in … Continue reading Thursday, March 9 – 7 Days of Genius Recap


Encouraging Empathy during 7 Days of Genius

3/9/2017 3:09:57 PM

Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 2.57.58 PMThis morning, 92Y hosted a Facebook live with Rabbi Peter Rubinstein, Director of Jewish Community and the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life at 92Y and Imam Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid, the religious and spiritual leader of The Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood Inc., in Harlem. Together they discussed the question, How can we encourage more empathy and … Continue reading Encouraging Empathy during 7 Days of Genius


Women’s Empowerment – Using Art as a Form of Genius

3/9/2017 2:12:20 PM

Pakistan 1On March 8, Hamqadam Youth Participation for Empowerment (HYPE) along with eighteen young activists came together to discuss the 7 Days of Genius challenge of ensuring human rights and an equitable world. The group identified current issues that hindered women’s empowerment in their community in Pakistan and together, discussed ways to resolve these hurdles by … Continue reading Women’s Empowerment – Using Art as a Form of Genius


Impact Hub Budapest Explores Genius Ways to Welcome Refugees

3/9/2017 1:58:58 PM

image1[1]Impact Hub Budapest welcomed 40 participants this past Tuesday to explore and discuss this year’s Genius theme, displacement and migration. Together they engaged in innovative ways to balance security while committing to opening regions to displaced persons. One idea presented to the group was a community-driven platform called, MIRA. This concept creates a matching system … Continue reading Impact Hub Budapest Explores Genius Ways to Welcome Refugees


GOOD Gives Us a Glimpse of the Future of Cities

3/9/2017 1:55:23 PM

Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 9.11.49 AM  Throughout this year’s 7 Days of Genius, our partners at GOOD are sharing stories that address some of the 7 Days of Genius challenges. Writer Jordan E. Rosenfeld gives us a glimpse of what the future of cities may look like, explaining how researchers from Gartner Inc., say that by the year 2020, smart … Continue reading GOOD Gives Us a Glimpse of the Future of Cities


Wednesday, March 8 – 7 Days of Genius

3/8/2017 3:38:31 PM

Screen Shot 2017-03-13 at 3.27.29 PMCheck out all of the 7 Days of Genius activations from all of the world: In honor of International Women’s Day, Sayfty engaged online activists in a Twitter chat focusing on creating safer spaces for women around the world. 92Y hosted a Facebook live with Rabbi Peter Rubinstein and Imam Al-Hajj Talib on the question, How … Continue reading Wednesday, March 8 – 7 Days of Genius


Highlighting Female Geniuses Around The World

3/8/2017 2:01:11 PM

Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 1.51.52 PMSuperwoman Next Door is a campaign to empower and encourage every girl to look inside herself and unleash her real ‘Superpowers.’ Every girl has them but they don’t always have the spaces or opportunities to unleash them. For 7 Days of Genius, Superwoman Next Door creator Upasana Chauhan wanted to showcase real life superwomen, some … Continue reading Highlighting Female Geniuses Around The World


Red Dot Foundation: Safecity Discuss Genius Solutions to End Sexual Harassment

3/8/2017 1:57:54 PM

7daysofgenius[1]  On International Women’s Day, March 8, Delhi, India’s Red Dot Foundation: Safecity marked 7 Days of Genius by creating a safe space to discuss areas of gender inequalities in their communities. The event was called, ‘Break the Silence’ which symbolizes the need to stand up against stereotypes about women.     Throughout the workshop, organizers were able … Continue reading Red Dot Foundation: Safecity Discuss Genius Solutions to End Sexual Harassment


GOOD Challenges Us to Engage in Empathy via #7DaysofGenius

3/7/2017 4:04:59 PM

Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 3.56.35 PMFor this year’s 7 Days of Genius, our friends at Good are sharing stories that address some of the 7 Days of Genius challenges. This article by Sarah Kavoc looks at the challenge of empathy and how we can we encourage more empathy and connection between individuals and distinct communities. The simple, but genius solution? … Continue reading GOOD Challenges Us to Engage in Empathy via #7DaysofGenius


Using 7 Days of Genius to Advance Entrepreneurship for Social Good

3/7/2017 3:34:47 PM

Holon 2  This year, the Holon Institute of Technology in partnership with ECOWEEK hosted a 7 Days of Genius discussion on using entrepreneurship for social good in Holon, Israel. It was attended by 50 young designers, including graduate and undergraduate students of Design at the Holon Institute of Technology.   The workshop centered around social entrepreneurship, … Continue reading Using 7 Days of Genius to Advance Entrepreneurship for Social Good


Tuesday, March 7 Recap – 7 Days of Genius

3/7/2017 2:55:53 PM

Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 12.05.47 PMCheck out highlights below from Tuesday of 7 Days of Genius: 92Y hosted a Facebook live discovering “Genius and the Grateful Dead” and the power of music and social change. Guests were Steve Silberman (author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity and Skeleton Key: A Dictionary for Deadheads) and musician … Continue reading Tuesday, March 7 Recap – 7 Days of Genius


Livestream of Holon Institute of Technology’s #7DaysofGenius Event via ECOWEEK

3/7/2017 10:14:08 AM

Screen Shot 2017-03-13 at 12.52.03 PMCheck out the full livestream of Holon Institute of Technology’s #7DaysofGenius event via ECOWEEK. To learn more about ECOWEEK’s line-up of events, visit their site.


Check Out These 3 Innovative Designs on Displacement and Migration

3/6/2017 4:40:54 PM

Screen Shot 2017-03-13 at 12.53.31 PMAs part of the #7DaysofGenius themes, we’re asking the question, How can we better balance security while also helping refugees and displaced people facing humanitarian crises? Learn more about these 3 innovative designs discussing this theme via Cooper Hewitt.


Cities and Communities: How the First City Got Started 12,000 Years Ago

3/6/2017 12:04:21 PM

Screen Shot 2017-03-13 at 3.24.37 PMThis year, as part of #7DaysofGenius, we’re asking people to think about their city or community of the future — one that’s sustainable and equitable. To kick of the festival, we look back at the very first city on record. Check out the 92nd Street Y’s animated video for #7DaysofGenius where Jonathan F. P. Rose … Continue reading Cities and Communities: How the First City Got Started 12,000 Years Ago


Monday, March 6 Recap – 7 Days of Genius

3/5/2017 2:47:13 PM

IMPACT-HUBHere’s a snapshot of the 7 Days of Genius activations that happened around the world on Monday, March 6: 92Y produced a video in collaboration with the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum on how design can address challenges around migration and displacement. Take a look! In addition, Impact Hub Mexico hosted a 7 Days of Genius … Continue reading Monday, March 6 Recap – 7 Days of Genius


#7DaysofGenius Global Kick-Off

3/3/2017 1:29:35 PM

Genius_tile_2GeniusRevealed  We’re so excited to welcome our co-programmers around the world to #7DaysofGenius 2017.   Check out some of the great events happening next week from Rome to Nairobi, India to Mexico, and more.  


Contribute to our #7DaysofGenius Video – Create for Good

3/2/2017 12:37:04 PM

jakob-owens-127761 (1)Contribute to our #7DaysofGenius Video – Create for Good Call to Action: Help Make a Crowd-Curated #7DaysofGenius Video Description: There are over 50 #7DaysofGenius events happening around the world! We want to capture and share some of the voices and ideas that make #7DaysofGenius so great. We’d like to create a video collage featuring #7DaysofGenius … Continue reading Contribute to our #7DaysofGenius Video – Create for Good


Spiny Babbler and PIN Nepal Come Together to ‘Create for Good’ during #7DaysofGenius

3/1/2017 11:26:38 AM

17039234_1884382978440264_2509043135583718786_o (1)On February 27, Nepalese arts organization, Spiny Babbler in collaboration with 92Y helped kick off the #7DaysofGenius festival with an event at PIN Nepal – a home for girls in need. They hosted a workshop for students around the 7 Days of Genius challenges: Bridging the Divide, Health, Wellness and Mindfulness, News and Information, Cities … Continue reading Spiny Babbler and PIN Nepal Come Together to ‘Create for Good’ during #7DaysofGenius


Welcome to 7 Days of Genius 2017 – Create for Good

2/1/2017 12:58:29 PM

genius_logo[1]Welcome to 7 Days of Genius 2017! Once again, we are thrilled to invite people from around the world to collaborate on a digital festival of new ideas. 7 Days of Genius is an opportunity for anyone anywhere to reflect on — and create! — genius solutions to challenges we face in our immediate communities … Continue reading Welcome to 7 Days of Genius 2017 – Create for Good


7 Days of Genius in Delhi, India

5/4/2016 5:50:51 PM

saket logo92Y partnered with UN Women & UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development focusing on defining and developing youth-led genius solutions for gender equality. From New York to New Delhi, and Anchorage to Guatemala City — in dozens of events around the world and through online content — 92Y’s “7 Days of Genius” ignited a global conversation to explore the power of … Continue reading 7 Days of Genius in Delhi, India


Pitch Night on Genius ideas for Mobility in Guatemala City

4/25/2016 12:53:05 PM

resizeIn Guatemala, Grafiaetc and Movillidad hosted a pitch night around the topic of genius ideas in mobility. Groups delivered their business models and the mentors selected the most interesting project. The winners won a prize to implement their project in an incubator. The event was available to watch on live stream, and groups in El Salvador … Continue reading Pitch Night on Genius ideas for Mobility in Guatemala City


GENIUS: CONNECTION & MASTERY in Nairobi, Kenya

4/25/2016 10:03:34 AM

Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 9.49.16 AMOn March 11th, GMin together with 92nd St Y partnered to host an an Event on Genius: Connection & Mastery. Youths that we have worked with in the past along with other aspiring youth leaders were selected to be part of the event which took part in the Hall in All Saints. We had around … Continue reading GENIUS: CONNECTION & MASTERY in Nairobi, Kenya


The Unknown Genius Nancy Cunard with Think Olio

4/21/2016 2:04:51 PM

Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 2.01.36 PMMarch 8, 2016 — Think Olio — the New York City start-up that brings the best teachers to local venues to hold classes for the price of a movie ticket — celebrated 7 Days of Genius by looking at the theme of “Unknown Genius” through the life of Jazz Age genius Nancy Cunard. From Think Olio’s … Continue reading The Unknown Genius Nancy Cunard with Think Olio


Central Synagogue Explores Einstein’s Jewish Science as part of 7 Days of Genius

4/21/2016 1:27:17 PM

Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 1.20.46 PMIs relativity Jewish? For 7 Days of Genius, Central Synagogue joined 92Y in presenting an exciting exploration of the intersection of science and religion through the lens of one of the world’s greatest minds: Albert Einstein. On March 10, 2016, Professor Steven Gimbel, author of Einstein’s Jewish Science, joined Rabbi Geoff Mitelman, founder of Sinai … Continue reading Central Synagogue Explores Einstein’s Jewish Science as part of 7 Days of Genius


Irvine Welsh & Chicago Humanities Festival celebrate 7 Days of Genius

4/21/2016 11:25:06 AM

Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 11.31.51 AMThe Chicago Humanities Festival welcomed Irvine Welsh to Chicago’s Bottom Lounge on Tuesday March 8th to talk about genius and his new book A Decent Ride. Welsh was interviewed by Jessa Crispin, editor-in-chief of Bookslut in a conversation that covered creativity, writing, music, the working class, the election and more. Read Chicago Humanities Festival Storify here.


A Special Open House of House of Genius

4/21/2016 9:33:26 AM

open-house-of-genius-NYC_edited-1-1140x380As part of 7 Days of Genius, Impact Hub NYC partnered with House of Genius, an internationally recognized event series in over 30 cities. Each House of Genius works with local businesses and organizations to solve problems or make the most of opportunities. How? Through a moderated format based on anonymous collaboration, House of Genius … Continue reading A Special Open House of House of Genius


Creating a Company Culture That Allows Genius to Emerge at Startup Hall in Seattle, Washington

4/7/2016 6:13:27 PM

Screen Shot 2016-04-07 at 6.12.07 PMStartup Hall‘s Start Something Series partnered with 92Y 7 Days of Genius to invite Koru CEO and co-founder Kristen Hamilton to discuss her own unique startup journey under the theme “Creating a company culture that allows genius to emerge.” Vikram Jandhyala, the University of Washington’s Vice Provost of Innovation, moderated the event and guided Kristen’s answers with an … Continue reading Creating a Company Culture That Allows Genius to Emerge at Startup Hall in Seattle, Washington


The Genius of Literary Life in Palo Alto, California

4/7/2016 4:28:40 PM

LogoThe Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto partnered with 92Y’s “7 Days of Genius” series by presenting literary legend Joyce Carol Oates. The author of national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde, Joyce’s repertoire includes more than 70 books: novels, short story collections, poetry volumes, plays and more. Check out the full event video … Continue reading The Genius of Literary Life in Palo Alto, California


Ingenious Incubation at Ponyride in Detroit

4/7/2016 4:08:50 PM

Screen-Shot-2016-03-12-at-10.46.02-AM-1024x436In Detroit, MI, Ponyride‘s residents and founding leaders offered examples and advice for growing genius ideas into a business at a workshop called “Ingenius Incubation”. Business planning and growth of your genius ideas takes time and LOTS of planning. Ponyride set out to help Detroit locals with good ideas to workshop that. A panel of Ponyride’s residents and … Continue reading Ingenious Incubation at Ponyride in Detroit


Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce encourages Genius!

4/6/2016 3:54:39 PM

Adam GrantDuring 7 Days of Genius, the RSA in London hosted two satellite events bringing people to together to explore the idea and impact of Genius. On March 7, 2016, Business professor & writer Adam Grant delivered a sold-out lecture on the themes of his new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Change the World. And, later in … Continue reading Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce encourages Genius!


Genius & the Artist-Mind at American Jewish University’s Whizin Center

4/6/2016 3:03:31 PM

John Paul ThorntonThe Genius of the Artist-Mind with painter and art historian John Paul Thornton was part of the 92Y’s 7 Days of Genius. On March 9, 2016, in Los Angeles, California, more than 300 people attended American Jewish University’s Whizin Center where popular lecturer John Paul Thornton discussed several of the greatest master-artists in history, including … Continue reading Genius & the Artist-Mind at American Jewish University’s Whizin Center


Preparing the Children at Spiny Babbler for a 7 Days of Genius Event in Lalitpur, Nepal

3/29/2016 4:14:06 PM

1557685_1733575983520965_1770184964679366641_n-1by Anuttama Sharma. On Tuesday, 8 March, 2016, I was called “Teacher” for the first time ever when the students of Spiny Babbler asking me my name, addressed me so. I had gone to Spiny Babbler in order to assist and guide the students prepare presentations for the Genius Event. Only a little way into … Continue reading Preparing the Children at Spiny Babbler for a 7 Days of Genius Event in Lalitpur, Nepal


Speaking of Numbers – A 7 Days of Genius Event in Lalitpur, Nepal

3/29/2016 4:01:00 PM

944856_1733487700196460_6540387824123292787_nby Nitya Poudel Feeling nervous and excited I wake up at 6 o’clock. It’s beautiful sunny morning, 9 March 2016. I chose to wear a blue coat, blue pants and, again, a blue tie set against a blue shirt. Oh! I think I look pretty handsome in formal clothes, I should do this more often. … Continue reading Speaking of Numbers – A 7 Days of Genius Event in Lalitpur, Nepal


ECOWEEK & 7 Days of Genius in Sarajevo, Bosnia, & Herzegovina

3/29/2016 3:38:34 PM

Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 3.35.52 PMby Elias Messinas. ECOWEEK’s Sarajevo, Bosnia, & Herzegovina event took place at NETWORKS hub in downtown Sarajevo on Friday March 11th and was co-organized with NGO LIFT. The event was moderated by the LIFT team headed by Nedim Mutevelic. Click here to learn more about the event. Following a short introduction on ECOWEEK by ECOWEEK founding chairman … Continue reading ECOWEEK & 7 Days of Genius in Sarajevo, Bosnia, & Herzegovina


ECOWEEK & 7 Days of Genius in THESSALONIKI, GREECE

3/28/2016 2:06:24 PM

Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 2.04.56 PMBy Elias Messinas. ECOWEEK’s Thessaloniki event took place at TECHNOPOLIS Hub in Pylea Thessaloniki, on Monday March 7th. The event was co- organized with Nanotypos, and in cooperation with AKTO School of Arts and Design and the ECOWEEK GREENHOUSE. The event was moderated by ECOWEEK Associate Despoina Kouinoglou and was livestreamed. Check out the event program here: Following … Continue reading ECOWEEK & 7 Days of Genius in THESSALONIKI, GREECE


ECOWEEK & 7 Days of Genius in Bucharest, Romania

3/28/2016 1:50:30 PM

Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 1.45.32 PMECOWEEK’s Seven Days of Genius event in Bucharest, co-organized with NGO University, took place at Seneca Anticafe downtown Bucharest on March 10th. The event was moderated by ECOWEEK Associate Radu Negulescu. You can learn more about the event program here. Following a short introduction on ECOWEEK, the event included a series of presentations by young entrepreneurs. … Continue reading ECOWEEK & 7 Days of Genius in Bucharest, Romania


ECOWEEK & 7 Days of Genius in Jerusalem, Israel

3/27/2016 11:18:15 AM

Screen Shot 2016-03-27 at 11.16.05 AMECOWEEK’s Jerusalem event took place at the American Center in Jerusalem on Tuesday, March 8th and was co-organized with the American Embassy, JEST Hub and the ECOWEEK GREENHOUSE. The event took place on International Womens Day and was dedicated to women designers and social entrepreneurs. The event was moderated by ECOWEEK Founding Chairman Elias Messinas. … Continue reading ECOWEEK & 7 Days of Genius in Jerusalem, Israel


ECOWEEK & 7 Days of Genius in ATHENS, GREECE

3/24/2016 6:05:50 PM

Screen Shot 2016-03-24 at 6.03.16 PMby Elias Messinas The ECOWEEK Greece event took place at AKTO College for Art and Design in Athens, Greece on Saturday 5 March from10:00-17:00 in cooperation with LoveGreece.gr, Mamidakis Foundation, Design Lobby, ArchiSearch and the ECOWEEK GREENHOUSE. The event was moderated by ECOWEEK Associate Dimitris Nanos. Click here to learn more about the program! Following a … Continue reading ECOWEEK & 7 Days of Genius in ATHENS, GREECE


Preparing the Children at Spiny Babbler

3/22/2016 6:15:09 PM

1557685_1733575983520965_1770184964679366641_nby Anuttama Sharma On Tuesday, 8 March, 2016, I was called “Teacher” for the first time ever when the students of Spiny Babbler asking me my name, addressed me so. I had gone to Spiny Babbler in order to assist and guide the students prepare presentations for the Genius Event. Only a little way into … Continue reading Preparing the Children at Spiny Babbler


Pitch Night as part of the 92Y 7 Days Festival held in Berlin, Germany

3/22/2016 3:15:03 PM

Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 3.14.15 PMThe DO School was busy preparing its new campus and global headquarters for a wonderful evening last Monday, March 14, as part of 92Y’s 7 Days of Genius global events series. The night celebrated three different occasions – each of which tied directly into the #thatsgenius ethos core to the 92Y 7 Days of Genius festival. One … Continue reading Pitch Night as part of the 92Y 7 Days Festival held in Berlin, Germany


The Genius of Communication

3/15/2016 5:08:49 PM

by Marissa Shorenstein As Mark Twain once said, “Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered, either by themselves or by others.” Although this literary genius made this observation over a century ago, this remains true, particularly in the many underserved communities across the United States. Too often in poor neighborhoods and isolated areas, potential geniuses miss … Continue reading The Genius of Communication


Speech Spark Salon-Genius Week Time of Discovery in Liberia

3/14/2016 10:21:22 AM

Len Millar High School-The winning teamBy Gwendolyn Myers The Speech Spark Salon-Genius Week Time of Discovery in Liberia (March 5-11, 2016) was hosted by Messengers of Peace-Liberia Inc (MOP) in close collaboration with the United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development’s Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality. The week included radio talk shows, outreach in schools, communities and an … Continue reading Speech Spark Salon-Genius Week Time of Discovery in Liberia


7 Days of Genius Saturday Recap

3/13/2016 2:36:10 PM

Screen Shot 2016-03-13 at 11.03.15 AMA recap from yesterday! Check out some exciting events that happened around the world on March 12th: In Anchorage, Alaska, the Anchorage Museum hosted a workshop on how to create your own hydroponic garden. Vertical Harvest Hydroponics joined Spark!Lab to talk about the genius of creative design through their innovative approach to making hydroponic gardening in Alaska more … Continue reading 7 Days of Genius Saturday Recap


Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington DC Invited Three MacArthur Fellows to Speak About Their Pioneering Work as it Relates to Immigration

3/13/2016 10:54:48 AM

VOICE1_160307_071The historic synagogue Sixth & I, in partnership with 7 Days of Genius, and in collaboration with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in honor of the 35th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, invited three Fellows—Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Sarajevo-born author Aleksandar Hemon, and Assistant to the President and Director of the … Continue reading Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington DC Invited Three MacArthur Fellows to Speak About Their Pioneering Work as it Relates to Immigration


In Bangalore, India, over 300 Young Women & Men Joined Together to Appreciate Women and Learn About Gender Equality

3/13/2016 10:32:40 AM

12821563_1215574268470000_6298089054499374056_nby Sailesh Singhal On the occasion of International Women’s Day and 7 Days of Genius Week, Student Council of St. Joseph’s College, in collaboration with Step It Up for Gender Equality, World We Want and 92Y, celebrated, honored and appreciated the women of our community. On 9th March 2016 early in the morning at 7.30 am, … Continue reading In Bangalore, India, over 300 Young Women & Men Joined Together to Appreciate Women and Learn About Gender Equality


Thousands of Young Students, Boys & Girls, Joined DYDF in Bangladesh for Three Genius Week Events Focused on Gender Equality

3/13/2016 10:24:11 AM

DSC_0525Dhrubotara Youth Development Foundation (DYDF) organized three events in Bangladesh at Noakhali Science & Technology University, Sylhet Sahid Minar, Kazi Jalaluddin High School, Sylhet. Thousands of young students, boys and girls, joined the events, as well as the Honorable Deputy Director of the Women’s Development Department, the Honorable Deputy Direct of the Youth Development Department, and the Vice Chancellor. … Continue reading Thousands of Young Students, Boys & Girls, Joined DYDF in Bangladesh for Three Genius Week Events Focused on Gender Equality


Raising The Bar Hosted 4 Genius Events in NYC, and You Can Listen to Them All as Podcasts

3/12/2016 11:17:30 AM

Screen Shot 2016-03-12 at 10.57.40 AMRaising the Bar is a worldwide initiative aimed at making education a part of a city’s popular culture. They create one of a kind, knowledge-drive events in unusual locations. In New York City, they partnered with 92Y to put together four events as part of this year’s 7 Days of Genius Festival. All of the events … Continue reading Raising The Bar Hosted 4 Genius Events in NYC, and You Can Listen to Them All as Podcasts


7 Days of Genius Friday Recap

3/12/2016 11:00:09 AM

Screen Shot 2016-03-12 at 10.56.37 AMA recap from yesterday. Check out some of the 7 Days of Genius events that happened around the world: In Detroit, MI, Ponyride‘s residents and founding leaders offered examples and advice for growing genius ideas into a business at a workshop called “Ingenius Incubation”. At Impact Hub Rome, three individuals who have excelled in different field … Continue reading 7 Days of Genius Friday Recap


A Brazilian Meal of Genius

3/11/2016 1:59:46 PM

brazil6By Daniel Lewis. Our meal of genius was three-course; an appetizer of an innovative political education platform called Politize; a main course of IDoCode hands-on programming training; and a desert of an all-in-one emergency services app called SOS Fácil. After each course was tasted, a panel of experts gave their feedback and questions to figure … Continue reading A Brazilian Meal of Genius


To Expose the Truth of Mental Hospitals, Nellie Bly Feigned Insanity to Study One

3/11/2016 7:40:04 AM

big think and 7 Days of GeniusBig Think is partnering with 92Y to bring you a video series on female genius as part of its 7 Days of Genius Festival. Published on Mar 9, 2016 Nellie Bly’s achievements are truly outsized: she spoke out for women’s rights, feigned insanity to expose the truth of mental health treatment, and travelled around the world in less … Continue reading To Expose the Truth of Mental Hospitals, Nellie Bly Feigned Insanity to Study One


7 Days of Genius Thursday Recap

3/11/2016 7:37:16 AM

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 7.18.27 AMA recap from yesterday. Check out some of the 7 Days of Genius events that happened around the world: In Guatemala, Grafiaetc and Movillidad hosted a pitch night around the topic of genius ideas in mobility. Groups delivered their business models and the mentors selected the most interesting project. The winners won a prize to implement … Continue reading 7 Days of Genius Thursday Recap


Be A Genius! Move Ahead, Make A Difference – Let Nothing Stand in Your Way: 7 Days of Genius in Lahore, Pakistan

3/10/2016 12:09:26 PM

3D3A0780Be A Genius! Move Ahead, Make A Difference – Let Nothing Stand in Your Way: Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality was held at UCP School of Media Studies in Lahore, Pakistan. The event was organized by Youth Revolution Clan in Collaborations with 92Y, UN Interagency network on Youth Development’s Working … Continue reading Be A Genius! Move Ahead, Make A Difference – Let Nothing Stand in Your Way: 7 Days of Genius in Lahore, Pakistan


7 Days of Genius Wednesday Recap

3/10/2016 8:09:47 AM

Screen Shot 2016-03-10 at 8.04.55 AMA recap from yesterday. Check out some of the 7 Days of Genius events that happened around the world: In Mexico City, Impact Hub and Movillidad hosted a pitch night around the topic of genius ideas in mobility. At the Whizin Center for Continuing Education in Los Angeles, CA, historian and author John Paul Thornton … Continue reading 7 Days of Genius Wednesday Recap


An Update from 7 Days of Genius in Nepal

3/9/2016 1:31:40 PM

IMG_0527by Sanjog Thakuri Greetings from Nepal Yesterday to mark International Women’s Day coordinating with various Youth organizations, Yuwalaya organized a Men’s March against Violence against Women and Girls. More than 100 men on Tuesday held a march in Lalitpur expressing their commitment against violence against women and girls. More than 15 youth organisations had joined … Continue reading An Update from 7 Days of Genius in Nepal


Overhauling Gifted Ed: Schools, Feds, Researchers Race to Better Identify Top Students of Color

3/9/2016 1:18:11 PM

logoby CAROLYN PHENICIE. Originally published on The Seventy Four. March 03, 2016. Updated March 3: This is one article in a series that examines gifted education, classroom creativity and geniuses in society. (See our full genius archive) The 74 is a proud media partner of the 92nd Street Y’s “7 Days of Genius,” a global series of … Continue reading Overhauling Gifted Ed: Schools, Feds, Researchers Race to Better Identify Top Students of Color


#AnonymousGenius: Helen B. Taussig

3/9/2016 12:27:12 PM

unspecified-2The Nightingale-Bamford School celebrates 7 Days of Genius by sharing work from their Anonymous Project. As part of the Open Doors Leadership Program, every girl from Kindergarten through Class XII has researched, studied, and created a project celebrating the life and work of a female leader whose achievements have been elided by history.  In the lead up to … Continue reading #AnonymousGenius: Helen B. Taussig


Genius Hour: A New Campaign to Bake Creativity Into the School Week

3/9/2016 12:17:22 PM

logoOriginal article published on The Seventy Four. This is one article in a series that examines gifted education, classroom creativity and geniuses in society. (See our full genius archive) The 74 is a proud media partner of the 92nd Street Y’s “7 Days of Genius,” a global series of events orchestrated to explore “the power … Continue reading Genius Hour: A New Campaign to Bake Creativity Into the School Week


7 Days of Genius Floripa as a Lifestyle

3/9/2016 11:31:45 AM

Floripa  By Daniel Lewis If Hawaii and Silicon Valley had a baby that baby would be Florianopolis. Florianopolis (Floripa to the locals) is a city of about 400,000 in southern Brazil. It’s famous for having Brazil’s highest reported quality of life and has hopes of becoming Brazil’s very own Silicon Valley. But what really makes … Continue reading 7 Days of Genius Floripa as a Lifestyle


Behind Our Favorite Children’s Books, a Woman Who Championed Imagination

3/8/2016 9:20:06 PM

big think and 7 Days of GeniusBig Think is partnering with 92Y to bring you a video series on female genius as part of its 7 Days of Genius Festival. Some of our most timeless children’s books — The Giving Tree, Charlotte’s Web, Where the Wild Things Are, Goodnight Moon — are the result of the little-known publisher Ursula Nordstrom. Check out this video … Continue reading Behind Our Favorite Children’s Books, a Woman Who Championed Imagination


7 Days of Genius: Tuesday Recap

3/8/2016 9:10:14 PM

Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 8.29.15 PMMore great genius happenings online and around the world today: Raising the Bar hosted two events in NYC: one on decision-making & the brain with Moran Cerf and the other on disrupting the status quo with Leyla Acaroglu. Both events were sold out! In honor of International Women’s Day, 92Y and Mental Floss co-hosted a … Continue reading 7 Days of Genius: Tuesday Recap


The DO School Participates in 7 Days of Genius with a Gathering Focused on Social Innovation and Changemaking

3/8/2016 1:43:08 PM

InnovateNYC_Workshop3_6-900x501This Sunday, March 6 the DO School brought together NYC university students participating in our Innovate NYC program for Gathering #3. The agenda for the day emphasized the development of the students’ social innovation and changemaking skills – working their way through the DO School Method to ensure they are fully prepared for the Shared … Continue reading The DO School Participates in 7 Days of Genius with a Gathering Focused on Social Innovation and Changemaking


2 Geniuses, 2 Americas: Why I Want My Students to Read Ta-Nehisi Coates But Believe Lin-Manuel Miranda

3/8/2016 1:31:11 PM

Screen Shot 2016-03-06 at 7.40.16 PMby Robert Pondiscio. Original article published on The Seventy Four. March 3, 2016. This is one article in a series that examines gifted education, classroom creativity and geniuses in society. (See our full genius archive) The 74 is a proud media partner of the 92nd Street Y’s “7 Days of Genius,” a global series of … Continue reading 2 Geniuses, 2 Americas: Why I Want My Students to Read Ta-Nehisi Coates But Believe Lin-Manuel Miranda


The Genius of Storytelling in Rome

3/8/2016 7:42:07 AM

12717916_10153267786426816_2967984530594967467_nAs part of 7 Days of Genius, Impact Hub Rome put together a Genius Night dedicated to the power of creative genius and its positive impact on society. On March 11th, people came together to hear from four amazing genius storytellers: Carlo Boschetto, an inventor Paola Pacetti, an author and musician Oliver Page, founder of a startup … Continue reading The Genius of Storytelling in Rome


7 Days of Genius: Monday Recap

3/7/2016 9:18:14 PM

Cc8p3KWW4AI4o9kGreat genius happenings online and around the world: RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) hosted author Adam Grant for a genius discussion on his new book Originals: How Non-Conformists Rule the World Check out Mental Floss’s shout-out to all the lady geniuses who invented things we can’t live without Big … Continue reading 7 Days of Genius: Monday Recap


7 Days of Genius in Anchorage, Alaska

3/6/2016 7:27:45 PM

Anchorage MuseumThe Anchorage Museum partnered with 92nd St Y to celebrate their 7 Days of Genius Festival through family programming throughout the museum that explored what genius looks like in Alaska and the North. Included with museum admission: March 5 – Create your own snow goggles. Held in conjunction with the exhibition “Near the Bear,” looking at … Continue reading 7 Days of Genius in Anchorage, Alaska


#AnonymousGenius: Dr. Dorothy Hansine Andersen

3/6/2016 7:07:47 PM

unspecified-10The Nightingale-Bamford School celebrates 7 Days of Genius by sharing work from their Anonymous Project. As part of the Open Doors Leadership Program, every girl from Kindergarten through Class XII has researched, studied, and created a project celebrating the life and work of a female leader whose achievements have been elided by history.  In the lead up to … Continue reading #AnonymousGenius: Dr. Dorothy Hansine Andersen


#AnonymousGenius: Francoise Barre-Sinoussi

3/6/2016 6:56:56 PM

unspecified-8The Nightingale-Bamford School celebrates 7 Days of Genius by sharing work from their Anonymous Project. As part of the Open Doors Leadership Program, every girl from Kindergarten through Class XII has researched, studied, and created a project celebrating the life and work of a female leader whose achievements have been elided by history.  In the lead up to … Continue reading #AnonymousGenius: Francoise Barre-Sinoussi


How a 27 Year-Old Poet Became the World’s First Computer Programmer

3/4/2016 2:44:51 PM

Students highlight Ada Lovelace as part of the Anonymous Genius ProjectBig Think is partnering with 92Y to bring you a video series on female genius as part of its 7 Days of Genius Festival. Check out this video about Ada Lovelace. The daughter of a mathematically gifted mother and the Romantic poet Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace’s understanding of computational logic was matched only by her interest in art and … Continue reading How a 27 Year-Old Poet Became the World’s First Computer Programmer


Think Olio celebrates an unknown genius of the Jazz Age

3/4/2016 2:26:35 PM

7 Days of Genius partner Think Olio celebrates Jazz Age genius Nancy CunardBrooklyn-based 7 Days of Genius partner, Think Olio, celebrates Jazz Age genius Nancy Cunard & the genius professor who inspired their event March 8 at Chinatown Soup.  He wore a fedora on the first day of class and he pulled a flask out of his pocket within the first seven minutes. He knew the Jazz … Continue reading Think Olio celebrates an unknown genius of the Jazz Age


7 Days of Genius Festival: Find Your Path to Genius at the Free Library

3/4/2016 11:09:23 AM

Free Library of PhiladelphiaBy August M. Information and books and podcasts and programming and computers and Wi-Fi and a great place to hang out: All of this and more make up the Free Library of Philadelphia. But what does the Library mean to you? We aim to help you find out. From March 5-12, the Free Library participated in … Continue reading 7 Days of Genius Festival: Find Your Path to Genius at the Free Library


Drink a beer. Have a Laugh. Learn How to Build a Spaceship with Raising the Bar.

3/3/2016 4:43:44 PM

Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 3.03.19 PMRaising the Bar is excited to bring you a special mini-series to celebrate 7 Days of Genius. Check out some of their awesome events! You can learn how your brain both senses and makes sense of taste and smell – and also, how it’s fooled at their talk on Scents & Sensibility. At a talk on Transforming … Continue reading Drink a beer. Have a Laugh. Learn How to Build a Spaceship with Raising the Bar.


#AnonymousGenius: Mary Elizabeth Walton

3/3/2016 2:22:18 PM

unspecifiedThe Nightingale-Bamford School celebrates 7 Days of Genius by sharing work from their Anonymous Project. As part of the Open Doors Leadership Program, every girl from Kindergarten through Class XII has researched, studied, and created a project celebrating the life and work of a female leader whose achievements have been elided by history.  In the lead up to … Continue reading #AnonymousGenius: Mary Elizabeth Walton


Talk the Geography of Genius on Parlio

3/3/2016 10:42:58 AM

Talk the Geography of Genius on ParlioFrom ancient Greece to Silicon Valley, why does genius flourish in certain locations at certain times? To celebrate 7 Days of Genius, Silicon Valley start-up, Parlio, will host a Q&A with Eric Weiner on his new book, The Geography of Genius. Eric will be taking questions about the origins and geography of genius. We’d love … Continue reading Talk the Geography of Genius on Parlio


Who is the Ultimate Genius? This Week’s Match Ups

3/1/2016 12:24:04 PM

Ultimate Genius Showdown92Y and MSNBC gathered 32 world shakers and placed them head-to-head in one bracket spanning four regions: Politics, Innovation, Science, and Morality. Genius indeed takes many forms, and which kind will triumph comes down to you.  Who do you think is the ultimate Genius? We’re now in the semi-finals and here’s who is competing this … Continue reading Who is the Ultimate Genius? This Week’s Match Ups


#AnonymousGenius: Vera Rubin

3/1/2016 11:58:15 AM

unspecifiedThe Nightingale-Bamford School celebrates 7 Days of Genius by sharing work from their Anonymous Project. As part of the Open Doors Leadership Program, every girl from Kindergarten through Class XII has researched, studied, and created a project celebrating the life and work of a female leader whose achievements have been elided by history.  In the lead up to … Continue reading #AnonymousGenius: Vera Rubin


How a Team of Female Astronomers Revolutionized Our Understanding of Stars

2/27/2016 2:25:38 PM

big think and 7 Days of GeniusBig Think is partnering with 92Y to bring you a video series on female genius as part of its 7 Days of Genius Festival. Check out this video featuring astronomer Anna Frebel as she talks about the women who pioneered the field of stellar research.


Why Fewer Women Succeed at the Highest Levels of Science — From a Woman Who Did

2/27/2016 11:07:55 AM

big think and 7 Days of GeniusWhere Are All the Women Scientists? Big Think is partnering with 92Y to bring you a video series on female genius as part of its 7 Days of Genius Festival. Check out this video with Dr. Joy Hirsch, Director of the Brain Function Laboratory at Yale University, as she discusses the challenges women face in the professional world … Continue reading Why Fewer Women Succeed at the Highest Levels of Science — From a Woman Who Did


ECOWEEK Joins 92Y For Seven Days of Genius

2/27/2016 10:39:28 AM

ecoweek2011_workNGO ECOWEEK joins 92Y for Seven Days of Genius. ECOWEEK is hosting satellite events co-organized with local partners in Jerusalem, Athens, Thessaloniki, Bucharest and Sarajevo. Young and established entrepreneurs, designers, innovators, architects, landscape architects, researchers, and planners, will come together for a day of presentations, brainstorming workshops, and networking on new and established ‘genius’ ideas. The … Continue reading ECOWEEK Joins 92Y For Seven Days of Genius


Who is the Ultimate Genius?

2/27/2016 10:19:24 AM

Ultimate Genius Showdown92Y and MSNBC gathered 32 world shakers and placed them head-to-head in one bracket spanning four regions: Politics, Innovation, Science, and Morality. Genius indeed takes many forms, and which kind will triumph comes down to you.  There are four match-ups this week and voting is now underway for round 3. Who do you think is … Continue reading Who is the Ultimate Genius?


Drumroll, please…

2/27/2016 10:18:26 AM

92Y GeniusLast month, we launched three challenges as part of our 7 Days of Genius Festival to unleash Genius ideas and generate Genius excitement leading up to the official Festival in March. We asked individuals across the United States to tackle some of the biggest issues facing our communities. The bolder and more ambitious the idea the better! Now, … Continue reading Drumroll, please…


Brazil: beaches, endless surfers, music, dancing…GENIUS??

2/25/2016 10:56:06 AM

hub_floripa_positiva_vermelhoFlorianopolis, Brazil: 45 beaches, endless surfers, even more parties, lots of soccer, and technology. Lots of it, actually. You probably imagine Brazil and think of Rio and the Amazon; of vibrant and colorful culture and music. Honestly, you probably think of anything other than technology. But here, in Brazil, when you mix an emerging tech … Continue reading Brazil: beaches, endless surfers, music, dancing…GENIUS??


Social Impact Start-up Challenge!

2/24/2016 12:00:58 PM

92Y 7 Days of Genius92Y & Impact Hub NYC partnered on the “7 Days of Genius” Start-up Challenge. The winner will score $10,000 + IHNYC membership. The deadline to enter was February 12, 2016. If you missed it, check back here for updates on the winning genius ideas. Also, don’t miss the IHNYC & House of Genius co-sponsored event on … Continue reading Social Impact Start-up Challenge!


Unearthing Genius Across Africa: Global Minimum

2/3/2016 1:21:44 PM

B_a8q2yUIAAbELxAs part of 7 Day’s of Genius in 2015, the 92nd Street Y partnered with Global Minimum’s Innovate Kenya program to present a “Genius in Innovation” event for Nairobi students. 35 students representing five local schools gathered at iHub, an innovation center in Nairobi, to discuss the idea of genius and present their own innovative … Continue reading Unearthing Genius Across Africa: Global Minimum


Who Does Bill Nye Consider a Genius?

2/1/2016 3:33:11 PM

Bill-NyeCheck out these comments Bill Nye the Science Guy shared for last year’s Genius festival. Do you agree?


Welcome to 7 Days of Genius 2016!

2/1/2016 3:19:54 PM

92Y 7 Days of GeniusMarch is quickly approaching, which means our third annual, 7 Days of Genius Festival is on the horizon. Over the past three years, we’ve grown into a community-curated exploration of all things genius, from around the globe. In 2016, we will examine genius through a variety of lenses, including spirituality, science, the arts, business and technology. … Continue reading Welcome to 7 Days of Genius 2016!


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