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The cultural universe of brands
16 Jan 14
Global brand director of G-Star RAW, Shubhankar Ray believes brands can play an enabling role in cultural production.
1 May 14
What can crafters from opposite ends of the earth learn from each other? Can they reach a common ground? What are the common methods they employ?
Opinion: Heinrich Wolff on constructing cultural identity in architecture
16 Jun 14
With the Venice Architecture Biennale in full swing, Heinrich Wolff argues that architecture that attempts to define a nation's culture is inauthentic.
Opinion: Charl Thom on why FoxP2 is taking a break from awards
30 Jun 14
Why sit out the ad world's most important annual events? FoxP2 Group CEO Charl Thom tells us how the decision germinated from a midnight walk in New York City.
Opinion: Life in the Uber City
14 Jul 14
Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel consider the impact of pervasive digital networks entering physical space, giving rise to the “Internet of Everything”.
Building revolution in the city - part 1
19 Jul 14
Architect and urbanist Andrew Makin considers the South African city and proposes a new vision for our urban centres.
Building revolution in the city - part 2
26 Jul 14
Architect and urbanist Andrew Makin unravels the chaos that is Mexico city and finds more than a little method in the madness.
Adventures in Venture Land
1 Sep 14
Steven Heller and Lita Talarico, co-founders and co-chairs of SVA's MFA Design programme, tell us why today's designers need to also think like entrepreneurs.
A million ways to be an architect
8 Sep 14
Ilze Wolff questions her place in a profession that celebrates the achievements of the single, "star" – and invariably male – architect.
Milton Glaser's "10 Things I Have Learnt"
22 Sep 14
The celebrated graphic designer on the limits of being professional, why style is not to be trusted and other career (and life) lessons.
Designing better HIV treatment
1 Oct 14
Digital designer Jepchumba tells us about the making of Aviro, a mobile app for HIV clinicians to accurately prescribe ARV medication.
A brief personal history of illustration
6 Oct 14
The legendary graphic designer Seymour Chwast gives us a bird's-eye view of the period styles that have shaped the industry.
18 Nov 14
Nick Finney, founder and creative director of NB Studio, ponders the role of time itself in producing "timeless design".
What design thinking can do for Africa
10 Dec 14
Instead of waiting for roads to be built designers are finding their own ways to overcome the continent's challenges, says Matthias Reichwald.
How design can build a bridge between politics and the public
17 Dec 14
Danielle Arets and Thijs van Son report on the Dutch city of Eindhoven's shift to change its political machinations with the input of designers.
#MakeChange: Think like a designer
22 Dec 14
Kosheek Sewchurran looks at how design thinking has been used to pioneer change in the business world. Can it do the same for the City of Cape Town?
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