Africa is Tranformed

"Africa is Transformed" is one of the of the five themes explored in the "Africa is Now" exhibition at the Design Indaba Expo 2014.

Part of the Project

African makers and creators have a singular, make-do approach to materiality, transforming what’s at hand into unexpected objects and designs that delight. Found objects are repurposed in ingenious ways while mass produced materials are reimagined in novel applications – always reflecting traces of a previous incarnation.

  • Textiles from Man vs Nature (2013) and Marvelous Realm (2014) collections Zinzi de Brouwer, Mozambique
  • SKOP by Lara Kruger & Roché van den Berg, South Africa
  • Mwangabora, Sustainable Development For All-Kenya by Evans Wadongo, Kenya
  • Makapads by Dr Moses Musaazi, Technology for Tomorrrow and Faculty of Technology, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Colour Cup by Siyazama Project and Simunye Craft Collective with Margrethe Odgaard, for Editions in Craft, South Africa
  • Umtwalo Wooden Backpack by Inga, Gubeka, Indalo Décor, South Africa
  • Metal Chair by Hamed Quattara, Hamed Design Studio, Burkina Faso
  • Nostalgia bag & sweater Vernac bags by Dennis Chuene, South Africa
  • Blantyre Jar by People of the Sun, Malawi
  • SMATI Turtle 1 by Melle Smets and Joost van Onna, AARDSCHAP foundation, Ghana

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