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Christophe Guberan on textiles that transform
• Duration: 00:07:53
26 Jul 16
Swiss product designer Christophe Guberan presents as one of Design Indaba's Global Graduates on active textiles.
Lava Lab: Innovation at the intersection
• Duration: 00:05:09
14 Jul 16
We talk to the ladies of Lava Lab about the rise of the hybrid designer and the age of Millenial thinking.
Basia Dzaman on the intersection of robotics and creativity
11 Jul 16
A Polish student from the School of Form in Poznań, Poland has designed a robotic arm that reimagines the lost art of snutki.
Image Merchants: W&N Studio and James Lavelle
• Duration: 00:04:56
8 Jul 16
We talk to DJ and artist James Lavelle and photographers Warren Du Preez and Nick Thorton Jones about the resurgence of craft and their various collaborations.
Francois Knoetze on representations of waste and consumer culture
• Duration: 00:07:00
5 Jul 16
Performance artist Francois Knoetze's trash monsters are a bleak and beautiful reflection of our consumer culture and the waste it creates.
A new channel for the vicarious traveller
5 Jul 16
How Far From Home, speakers from our 2016 Conference, have just launched a video blog for those of us that are seeing the world vicariously through their eyes.
Sou Fujimoto on multi-layered and conceptual architecture
• Duration: 00:24:17
28 Jun 16
Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto’s philosophical body of work explores architecture that doesn’t dictate any particular behaviour to its users.
Benjamin Hubert on how to redesign the way you work to make a bigger, better impact
• Duration: 00:39:34
21 Jun 16
Design by numbers. British industrial designer Benjamin Hubert shares a bit of data about his journey through the design industry.
Margaret Calvert on work and play over 60 years in graphic design
• Duration: 00:27:34
15 Jun 16
South African-born graphic designer Margaret Calvert, OBE is best known for the signs she helped design for Britain's roads. You can now watch her full talk.
Sou Fujimoto: The infinite possibilities of open field architecture
• Duration: 00:06:02
13 Jun 16
Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto talks about how architecture should create spaces for people to behave as they would like to.
Dominic Wilcox on thinking your way out of the normal
• Duration: 00:30:48
7 Jun 16
Here's a taster from the whimsical, stirring talk from British product designer Dominic Wilcox on how to hunt for new ideas in the everyday.
Benjamin Hubert: Design with meaning
• Duration: 00:02:07
2 Jun 16
Industrial designer Benjamin Hubert talks about how designers have a responsibility to solve the right kind of problems.
Pia Nyakairu: Designing a device to improve remote care for cancer patients
• Duration: 00:02:50
26 May 16
Ugandan-born industrial design graduate Pia Nyakairu has designed a device that helps physiotherapists and doctors offer distance care to cancer patients.
Studio [D] Tale: Design for social impact in emerging economies
• Duration: 00:04:18
25 May 16
We talk to cross-continental architecture and design studio Studio [D] Tale about innovation in the everyday, especially in emerging economies.
Christian Benimana: Architects don’t have to be local to think local
• Duration: 00:04:09
24 May 16
Rwandan architect Christian Benimana believes that the built environment should catalyse positive systemic change.
Studio [D] Tale on design activism and innovation within existing systems
• Duration: 00:21:57
23 May 16
Social impact designers Studio [D] Tale talk about innovating within informal economies and interventions in existing, sometimes backward, systems.
When world-famous chef Elena Arzak visits South African forager Kobus van der Merwe
20 May 16
While award-winning chef Elena Arzak was in SA to present at the Design Indaba Conference, she visited the Paternoster-based forager chef Kobus van de Merwe.
Christian Benimana on architecture that serves the community
• Duration: 00:24:23
19 May 16
Rwandan architect Christian Benimana shares his ideas about how architecture can heal, inspire, and be a catalyst for peace.
Tony Gum on nourishing and celebrating your personal art
• Duration: 00:08:23
18 May 16
Still an undergraduate, Tony Gum calls herself an “artist in learning” and talks about how she is still learning to celebrate and understand her art.
Rich Mnisi: Fashion forward design
• Duration: 00:02:41
17 May 16
We talk to emerging South African fashion designer Rich Mnisi about the challenges of making a name for yourself in a young, local market.
Pia Nyakairu on products that help form connections
• Duration: 00:06:41
16 May 16
Ugandan industrial designer Pia Nyakairu shares her work on products that aid connection as part of Design Indaba’s Global Graduates programme.
Rich Mnisi on building a fresh fashion brand in South Africa
• Duration: 00:06:29
13 May 16
South African designer Rich Mnisi shares his creative journey (catwalk included) as part of the Global Graduates selection at Design Indaba Conference 2016.
Stevo Dirnberger & Chanel Cartell: Find inspiration in the unfamiliar
• Duration: 00:05:01
20 Apr 16
Inspired by DI speaker Stefan Sagmeister to quit their advertising jobs and take a sabbatical, Stevo and Chanel tell us about what they’ve learnt on the road.
The Venus Bushfires on storytelling and bridging the middle
• Duration: 00:14:59
11 Mar 16
Helen Isibor-Epega, who performs as The Venus Bushfires, is an optimist, dreamer and musical storyteller who uses her art to build bridges across cultures.
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