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Design Indaba Conference 2019
27th February 2019
1st March 2019
The highlight of the creative calendar, the Design Indaba Conference brings together the people using design and innovation to create a better world.
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Faith XLVII on the power of collaboration
17 May 19
"Entering into collaborations with key people in my life has helped me rediscover my root inspiration."
Mirjam de Bruijn's work explores the border between function and aesthetics
15 May 19
She speaks about Twenty, a range of waterless dissolvable capsules that take away the need to use 80 - 95% water to make these products.
Carolien Niebling is creating the sausage of the future
14 May 19
Product designer Carolien Niebling believes that people can make a difference if they just take a moment to look at things a little differently.
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.
Kordae Henry imagines an alternative African history and future
10 May 19
The artist combines science fiction, Afrofuturism and cinema to speculate on the myths of the future.
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.
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.”
John Pawson on the discipline of minimalism
3 May 19
“It takes great discipline to reduce until you can't further subtract anymore"
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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".
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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."
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.
Dave Hakkens on tackling the planet's waste
5 Apr 19
“When I start something I like to start with a problem.”
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."
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.
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.
Young designers are the future of the industry, but what are they saying?
27 Feb 19
Some of these young designers, like urbanist Nicole Moyo, will take the stage at Day 1 of the 2019 Design Indaba Festival.
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