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Lemn Sissay on the importance of daily acts of creativity
Sissay talks to us about taking creative risks and where he finds inspiration to write a new poem every morning.
Ilze Wolff on creating an activist and public culture around architecture
In this architectural practice collaboration with artists is just as important as working with other architects and engineers.
Cyborg artists Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas on physically merging oneself with technology
“I think the more we design ourselves the less we’ll have to design the planet and the less we’ll have to change it.”
Could embracing the informality of South Africa’s chaotic taxi industry do more good than bad?
Researcher and urban planner Zonke Mkhomazi discusses the history and future of transport in South Africa.
Emerging Creative Max-Gordon Stoffberg on community empowerment & creativity
“I have a willingness to reach out to the marginalised in society. I believe everyone has equal potential power and everyone has unique gifts & talents.”
Malawian artist Samson Kambalu on the non-Western ways of crafting a narrative
The multimedia artist says there’s no such thing as a passive audience in Africa.
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.”
8 emerging fashion designers on their interpretation of South African fashion
These designers were part of this year's Design Indaba Emerging Creatives Programme.
4 graphic designers experimenting with colour and tackling taboos
These are the graphic designer who were a part of the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives exhibition, a smorgasbord of young South African talent.
7 Interior designers that should be on your radar
As part of the Emerging Creatives programme, these young designers exhibited their work at the Design Indaba Festival 2019.
The coveted items that make up the IKEA Överallt collection
“This is how design makes the world smaller and brings people from different cultures closer together,” Bibi Seck.
Could a synthetic brain make manufacturing automation accessible for all?
Imagine a future in which anyone with a dream can easily turn it into a physical product.
Interdependence II by Houtlander named Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2019
The public has spoken! Take a look at this year’s winning design in the question of what constitutes beauty.
Ukubutha: A township hub powered by smart architecture and green tech
A sneak speak at the work of Global Graduate Nicole Nomsa Moyo who presented at Day 1 of Design Indaba Conference 2019,
A vote for ‘beauty’: What does it mean to you?
As Design Indaba 2019 kicks off, voting for the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa is still open! Make your choice now.
Typeface inspired by the movement of dance
Typographers María Ramos and Noel Pretorius together with dancer Andile Vellem have launched Movement, a new font inspired by the art of dance.
Young designers are the future of the industry, but what are they saying?
Some of these young designers, like urbanist Nicole Moyo, will take the stage at Day 1 of the 2019 Design Indaba Festival.
The three industry greats hosting Design Indaba 2019
From 2019 Design Indaba Conference speaker Lucas De Man to the iconic performer Lebo Mashile, get to know this year's hosts.
#MotherLanguageDay: Wikipedia is bridging the knowledge gap on African languages
“We are not running away from English. English is very important. But, what we are trying to do is maximise the child's bilingual ability through Wikipedia.”
Meet the women who led the charge at Design Indaba Conference 2019
These talented women include Wanuri Kahiu, Annabelle Selldorf, Ane Crabtree, Mariam Kamara and Faith XLVII.
Vellem began dancing at an early age inspired by his parents who were ballroom dancers.
The role of architecture according to Thomas Heatherwick, Christian Benimana and more
Five Design Indaba Conference alumni on how the role of architecture is evolving in society.
Samuel's Streets documents a radio show in Kinshasa run by homeless young people
#WorldRadioDay: Makhulu Productions' virtual reality film tells the story of how a homeless child found his voice on a Kinshasa radio show.
These designers will present the IKEA x Design Indaba ÖVERALLT collection on the Conference stage
Two years after the project started, the designers return to the Design Indaba stage to showcase their final project.
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