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Building sustainably | Design Indaba 2020 speaker Vukheta Mukhari’s bio-bricks help save the planet
Vukheta Mukhari and his team members created the world’s first bio-brick made from human urine.
19 Jun 20
Meet the Emerging Creatives who exhibited at Design Indaba 2020
The Emerging Creatives programme is a product of creative inclusion created by Design Indaba and supported by the Department of Arts and Culture.
19 Jun 20
Designers Leta and Wade on living and working together successfully
Graphic Design & Illustration
The couple talked about honesty, creativity, their project Complements and the universal strangeness of love.
19 Jun 20
Design Indaba Conference 2019
Nando’s Clout Fires Up The Ravi Naidoo Residency for Emerging Creatives, declaring Mmamotsatsi Masike its First-ever Recipient
The announcement of the new Ravi Naidoo Residency for Emerging Creatives was made at the recent Design Indaba Conference.
18 Jun 20
Expressing solidarity through design
In the wake of #blackouttuesday we look to the everyday work needed to right the social wrongs.
9 Jun 20
Design hacks for the new normal
Taking a leaf out of hack’s own book, we’re finding ways to thrive by seeking out design solutions from around the world.
2 Jun 20
Africa Day 2020
We look to a wealth of African thinkers who are improving the world through creativity.
24 May 20
Are you socially acceptable?
New distancing norms in life after lockdown demand that we reinvent the way we socialize, especially as this mode may remain in place indefinitely.
19 May 20
Why we should recalibrate the future
With the pandemic throwing wasteful ways into sharp relief, we’ve all had to step back and recalibrate.
12 May 20
Hope heroes from across the globe
DON'T WORRY (TOO MUCH), BE HAPPY.
5 May 20
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