Cardboard recyclable tents: the solution for festivals? | Jan Portheine | [email protected]

Jan Portheine, a young Dutch entrepreneur and engineer, shows in his TEDxtalk what might be a simple and sustainable solution for festivals. Instead of all those thousands of tents that are left behind…

Jan Portheine

Co-Founder of KarTent

During his graduation at Architecture at the TU Delft, Jan designed, tested and implemented a solution for the thousands of tents that are left behind after a festival. With a history in cardboard constructions and a creative view he managed to make the KarTent to what it is now. (

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

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