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A patient and caregiver centred chair by Rhys Jones
Industrial design graduate Rhys Jones and his neonatal chair.
Rhys Jones strives to make excellent products that are sustainable and socially responsible.
See the 2017 winners of the annual Warming Huts contest
This one of a kind design contest gives warmth to Canada’s chilly winters.
Emerging photographer Daniel Effah on the representation of Africa abroad
African artists in the diaspora are often caught between two worlds.
Nigerian artist Ojo Agi on ‘authentic’ African art and Daughters of Diaspora
What does it mean to be “black enough”?
Seeing nature in an unusual way
The Flow installation of Maotik offers a unique view of the weather around us.
We Shall See: A photographic journey from life to death
Photographer Ian Willms repairs the fractured relationship with his father in We Shall See.
A high-tech shopping cart for the homeless
This tricked-out trolley aims to help secure the belongings of Canada’s nomadic homeless population.
Luzinterruptus immerses Toronto in a flow of words
An artist group occupies the streets of Toronto with 10 000 books.
The Spectrum of African identities
An ongoing portraiture project by Gabonese photographer celebrates the diversity of the African continent.
Easy & accessible tools for fitness management by Kinduct
This Canadian company provides software tools for health and fitness enthusiasts.
IZ Collection: Stylish attire for the mobility impaired
See the adaptable fashion range designed specifically for wheelchair users.
Body Love: The adult colouring book challenging how we see our bodies
This Canadian artist is championing body positivity.
Solar Express: The futuristic space transit concept
Montréal’s Imaginactive has put forth a design idea that would bring remote parts of the cosmos within closer human reach.
Sculptural desalination plant imagined for Santa Monica pier
Pipe is a sustainable water harvesting solution that could produce 4.5 billion litres of clean water for California.
Digital meets acoustic in Mune, a new kind of instrument
Mune combines the power of electronic music with the expressiveness and simplicity of an acoustic instrument.
Pia Nyakairu: Designing a device to improve remote care for cancer patients
Ugandan-born industrial design graduate Pia Nyakairu has designed a device that helps physiotherapists and doctors offer distance care to cancer patients.
Pia Nyakairu on products that help form connections
Ugandan industrial designer Pia Nyakairu shares her work on products that aid connection as part of Design Indaba’s Global Graduates programme.
Wear Your Label wants a stigma-free society
Wear Your Label gets people talking about mental health through fashion and jewellery design.
The FoodShare Truck: Fresh produce at affordable prices
The travelling food market offers fresh produce at cheaper prices to locals that otherwise can’t access or afford it.
Eco-friendly trap designed to stop spread of virus-carrying mosquitoes
An innovation made from old car tyres helps contain mosquito-related virus outbreaks in Guatemala.
New, innovative material inspired by ancient design
The designs found in Iran’s Kharraqan towers became the unlikely inspiration for an advancement in metamaterials.
Interactive installations turn Toronto's beaches into winter destinations
Toronto’s beach goers are encouraged to hit the seaside throughout the year.
Zun Lee’s photographs alternate notions of black fatherhood in America
Zun Lee picked up a camera to relieve work stress and ended up capturing a poignant series of photos that challenge stereotypes of black families in America.
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