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Design Indaba launches the Future Cities Residency
Paloma Strelitz is the first resident of the Design Indaba Future Cities Residency.
Graphic designer Rofhiwa Mudau is using famous faces to inspire the youth
“This acts as inspiration to influence a positive work flow to the career or the job of your dreams.”
Babusi Nyoni is making AI more accessible and relevant
The Zimbabwean developer made a gqom and vosho app and also worked with UNHCR to predict the movements of displaced people.
The world’s first bio-brick made from human urine
Its developer wants us to rethink the way we are utilising the Earth's precious resources.
Six designers tackle sustainability from food, waste and even death
These Design Indaba 2019 speakers are working to design more sustainable methods and products.
Bright Dimba’s products put a spotlight on traditional craft
His company Dukada focuses on African craftsmanship by working alongside rural women.
Chad 'Bushywopp' Hanning on the importance of street art
The artist is making his mark from Cape Town to Vietnam, across walls and zines.
African architecture: Ornaments, crime & prejudice
Mathias Agbo, Jr. reflects on the importance of African ornamentation and the stories they convey.
Doctor turned designer Kgahlego Kewana talks us through her unlikely path
The Emerging Creative exhibited her work at the Design Indaba Festival 2019 among 49 up-and-coming South African talents.
SMTNG GOOD is cosying up to art and design for the greater good
“I wanted every aspect of the project to be Proudly South African, to invest in South African resources and simultaneously contribute to growing the economy.”
Gabrielle Goliath honours victims of sexual-based violence through sound and art
The winner of this year's Standard Bank Young Artist Award talks about her latest project called This Song is For...
The Hugh Masekela Memorial Pavilion Unveiled
Designed by architect Sir David Adjaye, the Hugh Masekela Memorial was unveiled on 1 June 2019.
Faith XLVII talks about the importance of staging Aurum in South Africa
The artist and her collaborators, Pure and Inka Kendzia, talk to us about the interactive performance piece.
Freyja Sewell is designing cognitive training technology for the future
The Royal College of Art graduate’s work focuses on meditation and developing technology for the mind.
Adebayo Oke-Lawal is rethinking masculinity in African culture
The Nigerian designer’s brand Orange Culture embraces those who do not fit in and celebrates their individuality.
Kutti Collective is taking on the lack of Desi representation in the art world
“It’s about creating and dialoguing about things that affect us in a way that isn't Orientalist, or beholden to the erasures and violence..."
Steph Foster focuses his lens on the American prison system
Interdisciplinary artist Steph Foster is using his art to investigate and address what's wrong with the United States criminal justice system.
Faith XLVII on the power of collaboration
"Entering into collaborations with key people in my life has helped me rediscover my root inspiration."
Mirjam de Bruijn's work explores the border between function and aesthetics
She speaks about Twenty, a range of waterless dissolvable capsules that take away the need to use 80 - 95% water to make these products.
Building a more sustainable future
The architectural and engineering industries need to come up with new, gentler ways to construct future projects.
Carolien Niebling is creating the sausage of the future
Product designer Carolien Niebling believes that people can make a difference if they just take a moment to look at things a little differently.
How Hannah Barry is revolutionising the London art scene
She may not call herself an art curator but Hannah Barry explains how she revived an art scene via an abandoned car park.
Meet the South African artists exhibiting at La Biennale Di Venezia
Titled The Stronger We Become, the South African Pavilion will feature works by Dineo Seshee Bopape, Tracey Rose and Dineo Seshee Bopape.
Artist Olivié Keck plays where tech meets art
The South African artist brings the worlds of her psychedelic artworks to life through VR.
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