Meet the hosts of TEDxAarhus 2017: Emma Holtet & Philip Morley!
Emma Elisabeth Holtet
Freelance writer & Actor
Emma Elisabeth Holtet has worked with theatre for almost a decade. She trained to be an actor at the London School of Dramatic Art, has a bachelor in Theatre Studies from Copenhagen University and was a founding member of the award winning fringe theatre group Circonflex.
In 2014 she traveled to Greenland to create and direct two plays in a series entitled “Greenlandic Voices” telling the real-life stories of 15 young Inuit actors and their lives in a modern Arctic society. The shows played in theatres across Greenland and Theatre Grob in Copenhagen.
Emma spent a total of 1,5 years north of the Polar Circle, living in both Aasiaat and Qaanaaq. She was the owner of 21 sled dogs and spent her free time driving out on the sea ice exploring the surrounding islands.
A year ago, she moved back to Denmark and is currently living in Aarhus where she is finishing a bachelor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, whilst working for local companies and creative projects – combining her passion for arts and business.
Recently we had a chat with Emma and Philip about their expectations. Check it out in the video!
Philip is an British creative living in Aarhus at the moment, after working with advertising all over the world. He describes his job as “helping companies explain what they do, how they do it and why they do it”, and swears by analogous tools for doing it.
He’s also gone through several Edward de Bono lateral thinking courses, proving his creative mindset.
From at a young age wanting to be a pscychiatrist, Philip has always been interested in thinking, and this interest brought him all over the world working with advertising.
Almost always working as a freelancer, he’s not in it for the money – rather he’s doing the thing that he enjoys, and trying to convice others that they need what he has to offer, even if they don’t initially think they want it.
So far, it’s going quite well – Philip has helped industry giants such as Arla and Schulstad communicate their messages. This goes hand in hand with his special interest in the “infrastructure of things”, for instance meaning that with a bakery he works on the level of ingredients rather than bread.
The stories are simply better, and the competition less, because everybody wants to do the more glamourous stuff. This entusiasm has brought him many places and now also to the TEDx stage.
Philip was a speaker at TEDxAarhus 2016, so he knows all about what this year’s speakers are going through. View his talk here!