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Zach Lieberman on using human gestures to bring his work to life
• Duration: 00:29:40
27 Aug 18
The coder and artist speaks on his collaboration with Design Indaba and projects that have stayed close to him.
Graphic designer Natasha Jen poses six questions for design thinkers
• Duration: 00:26:22
21 Aug 18
During her Design Indaba Conference talk she expands on her thinking since declaring: Design Thinking is Bullshit.
Morag Myerscough on transforming spaces with colour and embracing the unknown
• Duration: 00:25:55
20 Aug 18
The London-based designer takes us through her work that’s added colour to hospitals, public spaces and more.
Landscape architect Peter Veenstra on the importance of bringing nature into our cities
• Duration: 00:33:08
17 Aug 18
Veenstra, of LOLA Landscapes, talks us through three projects including the Dome of Plants, planned for the City of Cape Town.
Lonny van Ryswyck on the importance of looking after our diminishing resources as designers
• Duration: 00:24:28
16 Aug 18
In her 2018 Design Indaba Conference talk she takes us through her projects including, A World of Sand, where people donated sand from all over the world.
Martha Cotton on the growth and influence that design has on business
• Duration: 00:23:24
15 Aug 18
“My clients have started to really look towards the way me and my design colleagues look at the world and solve problems."
Graphic designer extraordinaire, Tony Brook, on his studio’s creative journey
• Duration: 00:00:00
13 Aug 18
The founder of Spin Studio shares his creative wisdom with the Design Indaba audience.
Ensamble Studio on building flexible, stackable spaces and working with nature
• Duration: 00:40:47
7 Aug 18
"When we look at nature we want to learn from it, we want to build with it."
Edel Rodriguez on childhood, nationalism and a nation on fire
• Duration: 00:40:21
6 Aug 18
The Cuban-born illustrator was dubbed "America’s Illustrator-In-Chief" by Fast Company.
When a natural disaster occurred in Chile, Alejandro Aravena and his team set out to rebuild the city
• Duration: 00:53:50
9 Jul 18
The architect tackles the reconstruction of a city through public participation.
What a cup of tea teaches us about the value of water
• Duration: 00:08:07
26 Jun 18
Shaakira Jassat's ThirTEA for One project highlights the hidden footprint in the lifecycle of the products we consume.
The maker of Algiknit talks seaweed fashion and the next stage of biotech
• Duration: 00:06:54
20 Jun 18
Aleksandra Gosiewski's work touches on sustainable ways to fix the disconnect within the fashion industry.
The designer of the Street Debater on fostering human connection through design
• Duration: 00:10:57
18 Jun 18
“I realised that Street Debating not only addresses the problem of begging but something much bigger. It’s addressing the problem of social segregation.”
The fascinating way blind designer Simon Dogger is able to feel the emotions of others
• Duration: 00:09:18
13 Jun 18
The Design Indaba speaker began his 2018 Design Talk by giving the audience a listen into the life of a visually impaired designer.
Renata Souza on designing an insulin kit specifically for children with diabetes
• Duration: 00:09:14
4 Jun 18
"Children with type 1 diabetes are insulin-dependent. The administration of it is crucial to their survival."
How the Vula app is revolutionising the South African healthcare system
• Duration: 00:18:47
29 May 18
Ophthalmologist William Mapham developed an app that provides aid to rural healthcare workers.
How a small Kenyan start-up is disrupting the way the internet works
• Duration: 00:18:10
25 May 18
In his Design Indaba 2018 talk, Mark Kamau talks about how Brck plans to give Google and Facebook a run for their money.
How GetSmarter’s distance learning overhaul created a $100m company
• Duration: 00:18:08
22 May 18
The brothers Sam & Rob Paddock explain the "deliberate design" behind the e-learning empire's success.
Conscious fashion: Amna Elshandaweely’s take on fashion and revolution
• Duration: 00:19:06
15 May 18
The Cairo designer makes a moving case for social impact with something as simple as the clothes we wear.
Lebo Mashile on her life and how poetry and books became a lifeline
• Duration: 00:28:41
9 May 18
“Criss-crossing, jumping identities has been the story of my life.”
Brynjar Sigurðarson on the relationship between objects and stories
• Duration: 00:05:36
3 May 18
The Design Indaba #GlobalGrad alumnus has been awarded with the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize 2018.
Sunu Gonera on finding his voice, afrofuturism and making heroes out of ordinary people
• Duration: 00:36:40
1 May 18
In this opening talk of Design Indaba 2018 that brought the audience to its feet, the filmmaker talks about his career high and lows.
Hugh Masekela in conversation with Stewart Levine
• Duration: 00:33:48
24 Jan 18
#DIarchives: In 2011 Hugh Masekela sat down with long-time collaborator American producer, Stewart Levine to discuss his career on the Design Indaba stage.
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