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IKEA ÖVERALLT: In the designers' words
2 Apr 19
At Design Indaba Conference 2019, the group of African designers share the motivations behind the products they dreamed up and realised.
Wanuri Kahiu on using film to talk about Africans as joyful and radiant
3 Apr 19
“I realised that there is more images and more stories of joy than there is of remorse,” Kahiu says of her search for African stories of joy.
David Droga on why he is still optimistic about advertising
4 Apr 19
“Linear and logical people make the world go round, but it’s the creative people who make it worth living in."
Dave Hakkens on tackling the planet's waste
5 Apr 19
“When I start something I like to start with a problem.”
How ostrich feathers are uplifting Oudtshoorn's economy through design
8 Apr 19
Pascale Theron's work looks at breathing life into the vulnerable ostrich farming industry in Oudtshoorn, South Africa.
Tin&Ed on work that fosters togetherness and celebrating the unknown
10 Apr 19
“The unknown in our practice is the most fertile place, and we love the unknown."
Yuri Suzuki on combining his passion for music and design
11 Apr 19
The Japanese sound designer shares how he finds “order in the noise.”
Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez on tackling the world’s problems with creativity
12 Apr 19
Gonzalez shares his method to coming up with creative solutions to everyday problems.
Keenan Wyrobek on saving lives with drones
15 Apr 19
“Doctors shared with us their torment at losing patients they knew how to save. They knew the treatments. They just didn’t have the supplies.”
What is the data behind #MeToo really telling us?
16 Apr 19
In her research, graduate Ellie Frymire looks beyond the tweets to delve further into what people are really saying.
Markus Kayser's work enables collaboration between tech and biology
16 Apr 19
“The promise of design is to inspire industry to follow suit in the quest for better methods to produce using solar energy and abundant resources.”
Meet the cyborg artists who have merged themselves with technology
17 Apr 19
Neil Harbisson has an antenna implanted in his skull that allows him to feel colour, while Moon Ribas has sensors in her feet that allow her to feel earthquakes
Olof Schybergson on the influence of design on our society
18 Apr 19
"With the help of technology, with the help of design, we are improving the world".
Kagiso Lediga on storytelling, failure and staying true to who you are
23 Apr 19
“You need to be honest when you’re telling your story…it has to be a truth from inside.”
Ane Crabtree’s labour of creative love
25 Apr 19
“What I do is act like a kind of connector or conduit of emotion. Emotion in words, in pace, in visuals across the screen.”
Lucas De Man on being a creator and following your gut
26 Apr 19
“Designing shows that there’s so many possibilities because there is no one truth. There is power in not knowing.”
Architecture's ability to alter narratives with Mariam Kamara
29 Apr 19
At Design Indaba Conference 2019, the Niger-born architect shared how she is using her work to shift perceptions of her home country.
Nicole Nomsa Moyo on building self-sufficient townships
30 Apr 19
Her thesis project Ukubutha looks at service delivery solutions in Mamelodi, a township in Pretoria.
Dong-Ping Wong on his ambitious work at FOOD architecture studio
1 May 19
The architect's projects include an idea for a pool that also purifies the East River as well as collaborations with Kanye West and Virgil Abloh.
John Pawson on the discipline of minimalism
3 May 19
“It takes great discipline to reduce until you can't further subtract anymore."
Alice Rawsthorn on bad design
6 May 19
“We desperately need good design in this world and we desperately don't need bad design. That's why it's so important that we should come to terms with it.”
Ida is a non-invasive, painless way to test blood/glucose levels
7 May 19
“When designing for these diseases, you’re not designing to please or impress. You design because people are on fire and you might just have the water.”
Annabelle Selldorf on architecture's responsibility beyond the building
8 May 19
The veteran architect questions the greater role architects need to play after erecting projects in underresourced areas.
How Hannah Barry is revolutionising the London art scene
13 May 19
She may not call herself an art curator but Hannah Barry explains how she revived an art scene via an abandoned car park.
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