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Making the world a little more colourful with Olimpia Zagnoli
The Italian illustrator lives by the philosophy being kind and creating beautiful things.
Here is a look at some innovative design coming out of Iceland
The Iceland Design Award 2019 nominees include a wearable MIDI controller in the shape of a ring that sits on your index finger.
Cape Town school built with its pupils unique needs in mind
Cheré Botha School provides pupils with a learning environment that limits excess stimuli and distraction.
An outsider's critique of the American Dream
Zimbabwean-born photographer Barry Salzman talks to us about his latest project as well as his award-winning series on the Rwandan genocide.
Southapedia aims to transform Durban with street art
We catch up with former Design Indaba Emerging Creative, Wesley van Eeden, following the launch of his new festival called Southapedia Mural Festival.
These awards recognise excellence in design, architecture and interiors
We take you through some of the 2019 Dezeen Award winners working to create a better world through creativity.
How this stroke survivor inspired a new typeface
Kristina.Bold is the typeface developed from the handwriting of Kristina Hellgren.
This memorial honours the lives of victims of gun violence
An average of 700 lives are lost each week due to gun violence in the United States.
Joana Choumali on identity, tradition and dealing with trauma
“I always try to engage with the concepts of the African identity, in relation to history, especially the ways the black body is being represented.”
Lauren Bowker is making the world a little more colourful
The designer and innovator believes in pushing the limits of science, textiles and the natural world.
Is algae the material of the future?
We take a look at how this ancient aquatic life may hold the secrets to a sustainable future.
South African student tackles plastic waste with edible straws
Chemical engineering student Leila Siljeur has won R50 000 for her “Eat Me Straws”, a collection of edible and environmentally-friendly straws.
Tia Blassingame is using her craft to investigate racism in America
Using old-fashioned printing methods, Blassingame’s work focuses on historical and contemporary racism.
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.”
How Nelly Ben Hayoun is challenging the music and film industry
Her new documentary, informed by the philosophy of Hannah Arendt, explores what are the origins of knowledge.
These designers are merging tech and product design for more inclusive products
We look at the work of designers who are trying to make products that tackle access for those with disabilities.
Vietnamese designers create sneakers from coffee beans
Rens Originals is the sneaker brand that is taking your ground coffee waste and turning it into some of the freshest sneakers out there.
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.
Carlo Ratti's juice bar ensures that no drop goes to waste
Italian innovation and design firm Carlo Ratti Associati’s ‘Feel the Peel’ juice bar creates bioplastic cups made from oranges.
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.”
How AeroDelft is saving the skies
Student researchers from the Delft University of Technology are making aviation a little greener by trading in jet fuel for hydrogen-powered cells.
Thebe Magugu takes a seat at the fashion table
The 25-year-old former Design Indaba Emerging Creative recently won the 2019 LVMH Prize for his womenswear which often carry subtle political messages.
Limbo Accra, how design is saving a city caught in limbo
Art platform, Limbo Accra, explores the urban structures of the city of Accra
How 'Sakhile&Me' is connecting Africa to the world
Sakhile Matlhare explains how she created a hybrid art and research gallery in Frankfurt, Germany.
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