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Famed photographer Walter Pfeiffer collaborates with ECAL students
11 Jan 16
“Choli Cholie” is a photographic book created by ECAL students in collaboration with the celebrated Swiss photographer Walter Pfeiffer.
A vertical, labyrinth playground wins the Emerging Architecture Award
13 Jan 16
Billed as the world's most popular and prestigious prize for up-and-coming architects, this year’s winner designed a concrete playground for kids and adults.
Shen Chen designs a temporary stadium built in bamboo
18 Jan 16
A graduate in architecture from TU Delft, Shen Chen has designed a temporary, multifunctional stadium built from bamboo.
Recycled plastic gets beautiful with these vessels
20 Jan 16
Wael Seaiby, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, has designed Plag, a series of glass and ceramic looking vessels made from recycled plastic.
A lamp for space-starved city dwellers
27 Jan 16
RISD graduate Matthew Lim has designed the Tack light – a portable lamp that can be magnetically attached to a wall-mounted plate.
South African nuclear physicist designs bag to charge your phone wirelessly
1 Feb 16
Shalton Mothwa is prototyping Aeon Power, a laptop bag capable of harnessing ambient telecoms signals and converting them into electrical energy.
Young Mexico City architecture practice will knit a neon canopy over the MoMA
3 Feb 16
Escobedo Solíz Studio, a Mexico City-based studio has won MoMA’s Young Architecture Program with their bid to knit a neon canopy over the museum’s garden.
Dutch students 3D print steel frame for Arc Bicycle
8 Feb 16
A team of students at the Delft University of Technology have printed the first stainless steel bike using a welding-based 3D-printing technique.
A tool to remotely monitor and support the rehabilitation of mastectomy patients
17 Feb 16
Pia Nyakairu has developed a wand-like product and app, which allows physiotherapists to monitor the progress of mastectomy patients over a digital platform.
Francois Knoetze's mythical trash creatures reveal our terrible treatment of waste
• Duration: 00:06:30
18 Feb 16
The five mythical Cape Mongo characters are each made of discarded waste from the city of Cape Town.
This designer is experimenting with emotions
19 Feb 16
Israeli-born multidisciplinary artist Naama Schendar is exploring individuality and indentity through experiments with trauma and empathy.
Using DIY-biotechnology, Kazuya Kawasaki is changing the fashion of the future
24 Feb 16
Kazuya Kawasaki is a graduate of Keio University and a bio-activist using speculative design to pursue the possiblities of growing materials for fashion.
A moss wall that creates clean, green energy
2 Mar 16
Graduate Elena Mitrofanova has designed a modular system that generates electricity from moss.
Helen Borg’s illustrations prove that a little bit of cheek goes a long way
6 Apr 16
Using a handful of quirk and a pinch of cheek, Helen Borg’s illustrations question and mock the pleasures and emotions surrounding desire in our society.
New African Photography Exhibition hosted in New York
10 May 16
African artists and photographers are getting some serious attention and exposure overseas. Here's a look at one current exhibition in New York.
Welcome Shelter: Charlie Redman’s kinetic dining experience
1 Jun 16
Architecture student Charlie Redman designed an outdoor structure that functions in any weather.
Not Yet Decided: A social experiment in superposition
3 Jun 16
A group of young Lithuanian architects are proposing a social project based on Schrödinger's cat, the thought experiment.
Re-thinking South African education
7 Jun 16
UCT Upstarts invites students to redesign the education system in South Africa.
Twenty-Fifty: A visualisation of the world’s food crisis
22 Jun 16
Designer Gemma Warriner is trying to make the global food crisis we face in 2050 accessible by representing the data in vegetables.
CROSS.CULTURES is an exploration into heritage, personal influences and culture
23 Jun 16
Despite their highly different cultures, Cebisa Mafukuzela and Georgina Campbell found a way to celebrate their heritage through their project CROSS.CULTURE.
A new human-centred packaging system for ARV medication in Africa
29 Jun 16
A new system for the packaging of AIDS-related virus medication in Sub-Saharan Africa thinks more holistically about the user's needs.
Enabled by design: A way finding system that considers the disabled
30 Jun 16
A More Inclusive Pedestrian Wayfinding System builds on the existing "Legible London" system to create an enhanced and more user-friendly navigation system.
Si-Low: A low-cost grain storage unit for Africa
1 Jul 16
Anthony Brown has developed the Si-Low, a low-cost grain storage unit to help prevent farmers in Africa from loosing their grain after they harvest.
A medical icon kit for low literacy communities
4 Jul 16
Graphic design student Jonathan Stannard has won an RSA Design Award for his medical symbol kit to help people in low literacy areas understand their medicines.
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