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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.
On the soles of her feet
20 Jan 15
Bethlehem Alemu is not your standard shoe saleswoman. Her fair-trade brand soleRebels is merging Ethiopian artisanal heritage with modern design sensibilities.
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.
Whatever happened to Watterson?
2 Feb 15
Notoriously media-shy cartoonist Bill Watterson features in the comic-strip documentary film “Stripped”, to be screened at Design Indaba FilmFest 2015.
Keep on truckin'
5 Feb 15
The "godfather" of the Californian food truck movement is coming to Cape Town. It’s a good thing we’ll have 14 food trucks on tap.
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.
How art helped a former gangster rise from the ashes
9 Feb 15
Project Phoenix is a film about a former member of the feared South African Numbers Gang and how creativity helped turn his life around.
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.
A special relationship
17 Feb 15
Lauded New York City-based graphic designer Michael Bierut returns to emcee the Design Indaba Conference for the sixth time. This year, he’ll present as well.
#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.
Crossing continents and disciplines
9 Mar 15
Don't try to pigeonhole Kossi Aguessy. He was born in Togo, grew up in the US and is now based in London. Oh, and he is both an artist and industrial designer.
Ng’endo Mukii weaves history and heritage into textured animations – Designboom
12 Mar 15
Designboom profiles Kenyan artist and animator Ng'endo Mukii, who interweaves the history and heritage of African identities into films
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