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Christian Benimana on architecture that serves the community
• Duration: 00:24:23
19 Apr 17
In his talk, Benimana asks a series of questions about the capabilities of the built environment: can a building heal, can a neonatal ward celebrate childhood?
Dutch designer Vera de Pont on making fashion sustainable and DIY
• Duration: 00:08:29
24 Apr 17
She believes fashion could be downloadable and open source where designers become facilitators that guide the customer instead of being in control.
Kyla Philander on using empathy as a design tool
• Duration: 00:05:42
26 Apr 17
This South African storyteller, musician and videographer looks to creativity as a positive outlet for violence, hurt and low self-esteem.
Airbnb is tapping into its network to help resettle refugees
• Duration: 00:33:20
1 Jun 17
Co-Founder & CPO Joe Gebbia announces that over 16,000 Airbnb hosts have already signed up to host refugees for free.
Winy Maas on innovating into the future of architecture
• Duration: 00:40:08
5 Jul 17
The Dutch architect chats about how he is unlocking the potential of buildings in overcrowded cities.
Yinka Ilori on telling stories through furniture design
• Duration: 00:20:30
10 Jul 17
“If the chair you are sitting on could tell your story, would it be a dangerous or good thing?”
Growing mushrooms in camel dung to raise planetary chickens
• Duration: 00:27:55
12 Jul 17
Belgian chicken artist Koen Vanmechelen and Zimbabwean activist Chido Govera talk about the Planetary Community Chicken Project at Design Indaba 2017.
Jabu Nadia Newman talks about the importance of womxn in film
• Duration: 00:18:08
13 Jul 17
“My design method is film, specifically telling stories through images.”
Punk designer Kate Moross on breaking the rules and rebelling against polarities
• Duration: 00:39:01
14 Jul 17
On the Design Indaba Conference stage, the multi-tasking creative discusses her unconventional approach to design.
Unwind: Music as an alternative to traditional medicine
• Duration: 00:22:12
17 Jul 17
Marko Ahtisaari presents Unwind, a global experiment in drug-free ways to treat physical and mental health.
Chris Sheldrick’s what3words is redefining the global address system
• Duration: 00:19:31
19 Jul 17
Making the world a less frustrating, more efficient and safer place.
Filmmakers Lernert & Sander address piracy in the creative industry
• Duration: 00:35:03
21 Jul 17
Their approach to their talk at the Design Indaba Conference 2017 was no different to their stunningly cheeky designs.
Ayse Birsel on designing a meaningful future for yourself
• Duration: 00:20:02
24 Jul 17
The award-winning designer talks about applying design processes to our daily lives.
Experience designer Nelly Ben Hayoun on colonising Mars with the worms from hell
• Duration: 00:47:34
26 Jul 17
In her Design Indaba Conference talk she introduces us to her project called The Life, the Sea and the Space Viking.
Designing for an inclusive & considered future with Grace Jun
• Duration: 00:10:17
28 Jul 17
“Less about perfection, but rather a desire to have more options.”
Design duo Dokter and Misses about the importance of the aesthetic function of products they create
• Duration: 00:26:21
31 Jul 17
“Aesthetic fuction is more important. How we designed what you don’t see,” on their wildly popular LALA Surma drinks cabinet.
Kaja Dahl on exploring the natural essence of Cape Town in scent form
• Duration: 00:08:31
2 Aug 17
She collected samples of soil, dried fynbos, wood, stone and seaweed to distil an accurate fragrance of the city’s landscape.
Pauline Saglio makes digital design tangible
• Duration: 00:09:47
4 Aug 17
The media and interaction designer’s work challenges perceptions of interactive and digital projects.
Shoko Tamura on designing garments that amplify personal expression
• Duration: 00:11:01
7 Aug 17
The Keio University student says wearable technology could redefine the way people play in urban landscapes.
Marina Willer on why designers should be creating frameworks for accepting political change
• Duration: 00:29:56
10 Aug 17
The partner at Pentagram on Brexit, family, history and the power of design during these changing political times.
Bo-Won Keum on using design to help elevate the voices of prison inmates
• Duration: 00:11:22
11 Aug 17
The graphic designer worked on a monochromatic book that had handwritten book requests and thank you notes from US prison inmates.
Jesper Brodin & Marcus Engman on the start of IKEA’s new African collaboration
• Duration: 00:00:00
14 Aug 17
“We like to work in an open way, because we believe in that way of co-creating things.”
Tea Uglow on the creative unknown and dispelling misplaced confidence in reality
• Duration: 00:31:26
16 Aug 17
Tea Uglow, the director of Google’s Creative Lab in Sydney on her work at the intersection of tech and creativity.
Isabel Mager on identifying the human body behind the making of high-tech gadgets
• Duration: 00:12:04
18 Aug 17
What human narrative exists beneath our shiny 21st-century products?
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