This talk is a bit older but Ken Robinson is a great speaker and this is a very interesting topic. I think it is worth a look again. Thank you Sarah Holnbeck for reminding us of this TED talk.
From TED: Filmed, February 2006, Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. (19:24)
In keeping with our goal of 30 minutes of TED Talks each Tuesday I did search of the key word Architecture and found the following presentations that sparked my interest and was approximately the right length.
From TED: Filmed, July 2009, Venice is sinking. To save it, Rachel Armstrong says we need to outgrow architecture made of inert materials and, well, make architecture that grows itself. She proposes a not-quite-alive material that does its own repairs and sequesters carbon, too. (7:32)
From TED: Filmed, February 2010, TED Fellow and urban designer Mitchell Joachim presents his vision for sustainable, organic architecture: eco-friendly abodes grown from plants and — wait for it — meat. (2:56)