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Gloria Wavamunno: Fashion that responds to the surroundings
• Duration: 00:05:17
1 Feb 16
Ugandan designer Gloria Wavamunno draws from her environment to create local fashion with international appeal.
Teddy Ruge: Frustrations are an opportunity to innovate
• Duration: 00:04:59
3 Feb 16
Kampala-based innovation hub, HiveColab supports forward-thinking, African innovation through an incubator and mentorship programme.
Martin Kharumwa: Making images for an African audience
• Duration: 00:04:45
8 Feb 16
Ugandan photographer Martin Kharumwa constructs images that appeal to different cultural contexts.
Haute Baso: Collaborating with Rwandan artisans
• Duration: 00:04:14
10 Feb 16
Haute Baso, a boutique brand founded by Candy Basomingera and Linda Mukangoga, is committed to collaboration with Rwandan artisans.
Christian Benimana: Architecture with a mission
• Duration: 00:06:10
11 Feb 16
According to Benimana, before starting any project a designer must decide what his mission is and an architect must learn to think beyond the building.
Papa Shabani: The healing power of photography
• Duration: 00:05:11
12 Feb 16
Ugandan photographer Papa Shabani’s project looks at the royal essence of Nubian women.
Mihret Kebede: Connecting people through art
• Duration: 00:04:33
15 Feb 16
We talk to Ethiopian artist, Mihret Kebede about her Slow Marathon project, which all began with a pile of used shoelaces.
Fikirte Addis: Designing contemporary Ethiopian garments with a traditional soul
• Duration: 00:04:23
17 Feb 16
Fikirte Addis, the founder of Yefikir designs, is drawing on Ethiopia's rich cultural heritage to create modern, everyday clothing.
Design Without Borders: Introducing user-centred design to Uganda
• Duration: 00:03:41
19 Feb 16
Design Without Borders facilitates projects in Uganda using user-centred design.
Hilary Cottam: Social problems can be solved by using new digital solutions
• Duration: 00:01:05
22 Feb 16
Social designer and Design Indaba Conference speaker Hillary Cottam posits that digital tools are the key to innovative solutions to modern social problems.
Matthew Rugamba: Storytelling through fashion
• Duration: 00:04:38
23 Feb 16
Rwandan designer Matthew "Tayo" Rugamba tailors his collections for an African audience.
Joselyn Umutoniwase: Representing Rwanda through fashion
• Duration: 00:03:49
24 Feb 16
Joselyn Umutoniwase quit filmmaking to focus on starting Rwanda Clothing, a Kigali-based label representing fashion in her home country.
MASS Architects: Africa's architects must understand their continent
• Duration: 00:03:43
29 Feb 16
Jean Paul Sebuhayi and Amelie Ntigulirwa from MASS explain how their architecture is a response to the needs of communities.
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