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AGI Open Mexico ends on a fun, moving and experimental note
9 Oct 18
Sarah Snaith takes us through the highlights of this year's conference which was recently held in Mexico City.
Filmmaker and photographer Senay Berhe's unbounded approach to creativity
11 Oct 18
“I see myself as a tool to create. So what you put in, is what you get out. If I am doing well or doing something I love I feel that will be what comes out."
Close Distance explores the divide between Bangladeshi women of different classes
12 Oct 18
"While maidservants make the bed and dust the sofa day in and day out, they are not expected to sit or lie on them.”
Unscrambling Africa photo project reveals the Africa beyond the slums and safaris
18 Oct 18
Photographer Mutua Matheka launched his project to show the complex beauty of African cities.
The Frame Awards 2019 will honour the world’s best interiors
23 Oct 18
The international jury includes former Design Indaba speaker, Yinka Ilori.
Rodrigo Garcia Gonzales wants to make packaging disappear
25 Oct 18
The Design Indaba 2019 speaker is the co-founder of Skipping Rocks Lab – the company behind the biodegradable water-filled bead to replace plastic bottles.
Design is what combines technology and biology in Markus Kayser's work
7 Nov 18
The 16 robots, including the design system to control them, were developed by researchers who work at the intersection of biotechnology and design.
Lucas De Man uses art to help bring more social cohesion to our cities
14 Nov 18
His latest project called EYE humanises the anonymous city by giving it eyes and offering visitors new perspectives.
Making sense of Ghana’s built environment with architect Alice Asafu-Adjaye
16 Nov 18
Design needs to be driven more by people’s needs and less by ego, says the architect.
Frame Lab aims to catalyse the future of interior design
21 Nov 18
The event will takes place over two days and explore innovation in retail, hospitality, shows, institutions, work and residences.
Fight against malaria needs combination of innovative science and communities
28 Nov 18
One promising solution includes reducing the population of malaria mosquitoes through genetic modification to help reach the target of ending transmission.
Design Indaba 2019 presents: Architecture driven by social responsibility
5 Dec 18
From Mariam Kamara to Dong Ping-Wong, the 2019 Design Indaba Conference will host a list of renowned architects.
Could self-examination rape kits curb sexual violence in Kenya?
7 Dec 18
A team of researchers are developing a tool much like a tampon that rape survivors can apply themselves after an attack.
The Socio-Technical City combats the key challenges of our future cities
14 Dec 18
UNStudio designs a speculative cityscape for The Hague, aimed to address rapid urban growth and sustainability.
5 Innovations that broke the mould in 2018
18 Dec 18
Pioneers in their fields, these innovations were made to provide new solutions to old problems.
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