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Do Tank News
15 Dec 15
Your designs could be featured in the best local and international design media – all you need to do is send us your latest and greatest creative work!
The weird and wonderful Design Indaba Conference
7 Dec 15
Design Indaba Conference will, for the first time in ten years, move to a theatrical stage to dramatize the creative ideas of the world’s leading change makers
The [R]evolution of Design Indaba Festival
27 Nov 15
Perhaps the best time to shake things up is when you think you’re at the top of your game.
Early Bird tickets are now available for Design Indaba Conference 2016
12 Nov 15
Secure your seat to the most inspiring and innovative event of the year with our limited, reduced-rate Early Bird ticket.
Design Indaba curates best of African design for Netherlands exhibition
15 Oct 15
The new Cube Museum in the Netherlands opens its doors to the public with a collaborative exhibition curated by six of the world’s top design authorities.
Your Street Project in Risør, Norway
Do Tank News
28 Aug 15
Both Risør and Bergen allow city residents to actively take part in shaping their own city using the Design Indaba Your Street competition.
Entries for the Emerging Creatives Programme are open
27 Aug 15
Are you ready to take your creative future to new heights? Applications to be part of the revised Emerging Creatives Programme 2016 are now open.
The way forward for Design Indaba Expo
29 Jul 15
The most important part of design is innovation, and now is our time for change.
The next step for Design Indaba Expo FAQs
28 Jul 15
Frequently Asked Questions about the cancellation of Design Indaba Expo in its previous format, and what we can expect in future.
Creative Collab ignites the Durban creative community
28 May 15
KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts and Imagination Factory present Creative Collab Durban 2015, powered by Design Indaba.
Africa Month's must-see design exhibition
12 May 15
Celebrate Africa Month by visiting the “We Are Africa” design and innovation exhibition at the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA) from 14 May – 7 June.
Design Indaba Turns 20 – Real Estate Magazine
23 Apr 15
10 of the most memorable design moments at Design Indaba 2015 by Real Estate Magazine
Design Indaba provides R100 000 support to Kannemeyer Primary School
8 Apr 15
Design Indaba's Make. Change. campaign results in cash donation, books and library furniture for a deserving school in Grassy Park, Cape Town.
Visual journal: My favourites from Design Indaba
10 Mar 15
9Lives' Liezel Fourie picks her top exhibitors at Design Indaba Expo 2015.
Design Indaba Expo 2015 – Cool Hunting
9 Mar 15
Cool Hunting's Cajsa Carlson selects the South African designers who grabbed her attention at this year's showcase.
Top 5 Emerging Creatives to watch – House and Leisure
6 Mar 15
House and Leisure's Megan King chooses her favourite young designers at Design Indaba Expo 2015.
Artymiss wins Most Creative Stand Award 2015
5 Mar 15
In recognition of her standout lightbox display, the Most Creative Stand Award 2015 went to Pauline Irvine, founder of Artymiss.
Rosita Missoni at Design Indaba 2015 – SA Homeowner
3 Mar 15
SA Homeowner's Janine Jorgensen covers Rosita Missoni's presentation on stage at Design Indaba Conference.
Sounding off on Design Indaba Music 2015
2 Mar 15
Music writer Jon Monsoon reflects on the sonic variety on offer at Design Indaba Music 2015, from happy downbeats to violent shoegaze.
The Boomslang voted Most Beautiful Object in South Africa
1 Mar 15
Kirstenbosch's suspended walkway designed by Mark Thomas and Henry Fagan is the public's choice in the Most Beautiful Object in SA at Design Indaba Expo 2015.
The stuff of legends
28 Feb 15
Illustrations of local myths by 44 different artists sold like hot cakes from the "Paper Planes" exhibition at Design Indaba Expo.
eLabs Watt Scooter wins Innovation Award
27 Feb 15
The Design Indaba Innovation Award is an annual prize awarded to one new design showcased at Expo. This year the prize goes to eLabs for its Watt Scooter.
27 Feb 15
There were rumours, there were tweets, there were reported sightings around town days before and finally, putting paid to it all – there was the Daddy G DJ set!
Getting away from the normal
26 Feb 15
Day Two at Design Indaba brought us ideas about the importance of playfulness and how design and creativity can benefit deeply from the input of others.
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