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The DisOrdinary Architecture Project is creating inclusive urban spaces
“People are only disabled when they are confronted with a barrier. If those barriers are removed, the disability ceases to exist.”
Typeface as a tool for empowerment, with Bruno Maag
“We, as graphic designers, should strive to make sure that information processing can be done easily for everyone.”
Natsai Audrey Chieza on working with nature to help solve fashion's waste problem
She talks about projects that include dyeing clothes using bacteria, developing a residency programme and her love for Solange, Mafikizolo and Bjork.
BioSolar Leaf is cleaning the air and putting food on the table
Experimenting with alternative ways to grow food, Arborea is tackling climate change one BioSolar Leaf at a time.
London street gets the Yinka Ilori happy treatment
Happy Streets is the product designer's first public project.
Combining fungi and willow to create functional furniture
Sebastian Cox and Ninela Ivanova’s collaboration investigates the potential of mushrooms as a raw material.
Designer Sanne Visser explores the potential of human hair as a raw material
Her project The New Age of Trichology turns discarded hair into beautiful products.
Meet Hayden Williams, the fashion illustrator to Hollywood stars
The 27-year-old talks to us about how he harnessed his 1,2 million Instagram followers to build a global brand.
From refugee camp to fashion runway
Motivated by experiences of displacement, these designers are using fashion to tell their story of war and strife and in doing so, helping refugee communities.
Gordon Reid on embracing the weird in design
The graphic designer talks us through his design career and starting his own agency, Middleboop.
The industrialisation of the natural world
Speculations on the future of biodiversity after the sixth mass extinction.
5 surprisingly sustainable fashion fabrics
It's not just organic cotton and hemp on the sustainable fabrics line up. Here are five of the most curious eco-friendly textiles.
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.
AZEEMA is here to display beauty and dispel myths
“It is a celebration of heritage, culture and diversity, yet equally a champion for empowerment and progressive change."
Changing the world by design: DUNDEED
Design Indaba collaborates with the European Academy of Design to solve for the solutions the world needs now.
Here’s how movement can form type
“The story of movement has just begun and we're really looking forward to where your designs take it.”
Dezeen Awards 2019 are encouraging African designers to enter
Dezeen Awards is the benchmark for international design excellence and the ultimate accolade for architects and designers everywhere.
A' Design Awards & Competition - Last Call for Entries
Entries for the A' Design Awards close on February 28
The curious case of the cyborg artists
The duo are set to bring their next generation experimental art to the Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town in just seven days.
Poet Lemn Sissay to speak at Design Indaba in Cape Town
Award-winning poet, playwright and broadcaster Lemn Sissay will join a stellar cast at Design Indaba Conference 2019.
The author of a series of books of poetry alongside articles, records, broadcasts, public art, commissions and plays.
The contemporary artist and cyborg activist
Culture Trip is a global hyper-growth startup operating in travel, media and entertainment.
The ‘smart scalpel’ that can detect cancer during operations
#WorldCancerDay: There are numerous cutting-edge technologies that are changing the game in cancer treatment.
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