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Dave Hakkens on a phone worth keeping
• Duration: 00:07:26
18 Dec 14
The graduation project of this young Dutch designer might actually save the world.
Experimental Jetset on scavenging the ruins of Modernism
• Duration: 00:36:23
15 Dec 14
The Dutch graphic designers tell us how they tap into design history to create work that is rooted in today's culture.
Agi Haines on being the Frankenstein of design
• Duration: 00:09:40
11 Dec 14
This Royal College of Art graduate looks at the possibility of bioprinting body parts to benefit the human race.
DJ Stout on big hair, cowboy poets and planet Texas
• Duration: 00:41:56
3 Dec 14
The Austin-based graphic designer's work is an ode to cowboy country and the role of place in producing authentic design.
Joy Mckinney on overstepping her boundaries
• Duration: 00:07:34
25 Nov 14
This New York City-based artist touches people’s faces and records their response.
Tom Hulme on technology as a design tool
• Duration: 00:38:08
19 Nov 14
The founder of OpenIDEO tells us why we have to stop being afraid of technology.
5 goosebump moments at Design Indaba Conference
• Duration: 00:02:29
17 Nov 14
Five great reveals from 20 years of our globally acclaimed conference, your front-row seat to inspiration.
Ian Murchison on wooden knives and bendy bicycle racks
• Duration: 00:06:00
11 Nov 14
This Canadian industrial designer talks about finding the freedom to develop products that question everyday perceptions.
Lauren Beukes on fiction as an incredible kind of telepathy
• Duration: 00:38:52
29 Oct 14
South African author Lauren Beukes brings a singular storytelling experience to the Design Indaba Conference stage.
Dean Poole on playing with words
• Duration: 00:34:03
15 Oct 14
The creative director of New Zealand agency Alt Group reveals the ABC's of his creative language.
Chris Gotz on building beautiful monsters
• Duration: 00:36:27
24 Sep 14
The chief creative officer of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa shares three campaigns that turned the agency around.
El Ultimo Grito on creating a new design ecosystem
• Duration: 00:29:57
17 Sep 14
Through their exploratory work husband-and-wife team Roberto Feo and Rosario Hurtado challenge our most fundamental understanding of design.
State of the Art ft. Athi-Patra Ruga, Nandipha Mntambo and Zanele Muholi
• Duration: 01:01:54
10 Sep 14
Three contemporary South African artists share the intensely personal visions that come to life in their work, alongside top curator Hans Ulrich Obrist.
David Goldblatt on life through the lens
• Duration: 00:43:51
3 Sep 14
The veteran photographer selects 20 career-defining photos that open a window onto South Africa's conflicted history.
Juliana Rotich on a new tech ecosystem for Africa
• Duration: 00:28:48
27 Aug 14
What if solutions to the world’s problems came from Africa? asks Juliana Rotich, co-founder of Kenyan technology firm Ushahidi.
Marcello Serpa on the art of reduction
• Duration: 00:52:29
20 Aug 14
The creative director behind Havaianas on German precision and Brazilian exuberance.
Michel Rojkind on a design strategy to cope with overstimulation
• Duration: 00:35:21
13 Aug 14
The Mexican architect shares three ways he wades through our world of chaos and flux to create award-winning work.
Ije Nwokorie on the messy business of branding
• Duration: 00:35:21
6 Aug 14
It's more useful to think about branding as a messy creative process than as a pristine product, says Wolff Olins global CEO.
Alex Atala on creativity and innovation in cuisine
• Duration: 00:30:25
18 Mar 14
At the 2013 Design Indaba Conference Alex Atala spoke about creating dishes that sum up an entire culture.
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg on shaping the future through design
• Duration: 00:31:51
10 Mar 14
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg uses Synthetic Biology to look at a conflict between a bacterial world of the future and the antibacterial world of today.
Pieter-Jan Pieters on using human movement to compose music
• Duration: 00:06:42
9 Jan 14
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Pieter-Jan Pieters makes digital music using his body parts as the instruments.
John Maeda on design thinking and creative leadership
• Duration: 00:38:00
7 Jan 14
Artist, graphic designer and educator John Maeda talks about the exchange between design thinking and creative leadership at 2013 Design Indaba Conference.
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