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Teller of a thousand tales
16 Jan 15
Stanley Hainsworth talks to us about performing in the workplace, his ability to help brands communicate, being independent, and his hair.
Her body as a weapon
22 Jan 15
"She can be an angel or a bitch," says Angelo Valerio about his performance persona, Angel-Ho. Here he tells us why she wants to toy with our perceptions.
Working after hours
27 Jan 15
London-based duo The Workers, creators of four robots that enabled the public to explore Tate Britain at night, will speak at Design Indaba Conference.
#MakeChange: The Zero Waste campaign
29 Jan 15
2015 Emerging Creative Camilla Kruger is dedicated to tackling tough environmental issues – first by designing her life around five principles.
Storytelling that moves people
30 Jan 15
Yoni Bloch is a triple threat for the technological age: a modern storyteller, a hit-making rock star/producer and a pretty funny interview.
South African creativity's unlikely ambassador
6 Feb 15
As Nando's prepares to ramp up its support for local design, co-founder Robbie Brozin tells us what chicken and creativity have to do with one another.
Telling Kenya's queer stories
9 Feb 15
We chat to the filmmakers of "The Stories of Our Lives" who risked their personal safety to depict the everyday lives of gay Kenyans.
Building with communities
12 Feb 15
26'10 South Architects work to upgrade informal settlements by changing the physical, as well as emotional, landscape of the place.
Music for your eyeballs
12 Feb 15
Anthea Duce, or "Duce Duce" as she is known on the underground bass music scene, interprets music in live projections that mix found footage with graphics.
Reflections on design
16 Feb 15
In this exclusive interview, Jennifer Bradley reveals how her hunt for a mirror was the start of her brand Damn Good Looking.
#MakeChange: Imparting design wisdom in shifts
18 Feb 15
The Shift is making change one sustainable design at a time with tutorial films and toolkits for communities in need.
Behind Adjaye's facades
22 Feb 15
Oliver Hardt, director of "David Adjaye - Collaborations" at Design Indaba FilmFest, on getting to know the architect's work through the eyes of others.
Paul du Toit public artwork unveiling in Cape Town
27 Feb 15
We interview Lorette du Toit about her husband's bronze sculpture and bench being unveiled on 28 February 2015, on the corner of Bree and Shortmarket Streets.
Playing with clay
28 Feb 15
In this interview, we chat with Catherine Ash about ceramics in the contemporary age.
Casey Neistat at Design Indaba
4 Mar 15
We interview the self-taught filmmaker, who sees YouTube and Snapchat as ideal forms of distribution
"It's the end of fashion as we know it," says Li Edelkoort
6 Mar 15
Fashion is dead, trend forecaster Li Edelkoort has declared. Dezeen editor Marcus Fairs interviews Li Edelkoort.
From all angles
6 Mar 15
Cape Town-based architect and artist Lars Fischedick's work tests the boundaries of where it begins and ends.
Head, hands and heart
23 Mar 15
"Craft art", says author Elbé Coetsee, heralds the merging of "art" and "craft" as makers bring a conceptual approach to traditional handmade techniques.
Roy Choi takes gourmet fast food to the streets – Designboom
23 Mar 15
Roy Choi, co-founder of Kogi BBQ trucks, has revolutionised food truck culture by bringing gourmet cooking to the masses, reports Designboom.
Tasting the creative process
24 Mar 15
Bubblegum spaceships, an idea kitchen and food as performance art. Emilie Baltz's job is so Willy Wonka one has no idea how she crafts a career out of it.
An interview with Stanley Hainsworth of Tether – Designboom
25 Mar 15
During Design Indaba 2015 Designboom spoke to Stanley Hainsworth, the founder and creative director of Tether.
A sci-fi journey through post-apocalyptic Ethiopia
8 Apr 15
The movie “Crumbs” is a surreal love story written and directed by a Spaniard, filmed in Ethiopia with an all-local cast. Is this the future of globalisation?
#cocreateSA calls on designers again
21 Apr 15
The Dutch government goes for impact with a second project linking innovators from South Africa and the Netherlands to solve local challenges.
An avant-garde approach to macramé
24 Apr 15
Wire, plastic, string – Lukhanyo Mdingi is not afraid to use unusual materials in his fashion design. He tells us about his latest material exploration.
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