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Off the beaten track
27 Nov 14
We chat to the organisers of the Hors Pistes project, which pairs European designers with foreign artisans, as they wrap up a workshop in Banfora, Burkina Faso.
Weaving new ways of thinking
25 Nov 14
Sabrina Kraus López teaches Berber weavers in rural Morocco to look with new eyes at their culture for design inspiration.
Akosua Afriyie-Kumi: It's time for African fashion to shine
• Duration: 00:03:47
24 Nov 14
The Ghanaian designer behind AAKS accessories brand tells us why she thinks Africa's time has come.
Alberto Alessi: What defines Italian design?
• Duration: 00:03:41
21 Nov 14
The man who brought us the Anna G corkscrew confronts the impact of globalisation on Italian design.
Q&A: Sonja Bäumel
19 Nov 14
The Austrian trans-disciplinary designer tells us why she believes we have a lot to learn from microorganisms.
Wangechi Mutu: I'm interested in how the eye can trick you
• Duration: 00:06:28
18 Nov 14
The Nairobi-born artist tells us about the making of her first video animation, "The End of Eating Everything".
Lara Bohinc: I was dying to design something really big
• Duration: 00:03:30
13 Nov 14
The jewellery designer tells us how collaborating with large-scale producers enabled her to branch out.
Teaching the next generation of tech trailblazers
• Duration: 00:05:42
12 Nov 14
Judith Owigar, president of Akirachix, talks tech and its ability to empower young women in Kenya.
A travel guide to social design
11 Nov 14
Dutch author Anne van der Zwaag hopes her new book will help businesses and governments see the power of design to address key challenges facing the world.
Q&A: Honey and Bunny
10 Nov 14
The food design duo tells us why they think we can't leave food production to the large multinationals.
Evans Wadongo: The little light that could
• Duration: 00:04:25
4 Nov 14
Kenyan engineer and businessman Evans Wadongo tells us about his award-winning MwangaBora light and creating a sustainable economy in rural areas.
Make. Change: A DIY sleeping bag for the homeless
• Duration: 00:04:34
3 Nov 14
Meet Jo Maxwell, an ordinary citizen who prototyped a sleeping bag made of newspaper and plastic bags that has been distributed to more than 20,000 people.
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