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Edel Rodriguez on how the South African protest art influenced his work
Rodriguez has a noted history of creating irreverent, illustrated depictions of the controversial US President Donald Trump.
Iwo Borkowicz on finding housing solutions that serve both tourists and locals
The young architect who was a Global Graduate at Design Indaba 2018 talks about his upcoming project in Tanzania.
Edel Rodriguez on protesting the Trump era through art
The Cuban-born illustrator brings his Trump-era protest art to Design Indaba Conference 2018.
Providing accommodation for tourists does not have to come at the expense of locals
Using one of Cuba's oldest and rapidly gentrifying neighbourhoods as a lens, architect Iwo Borkowicz explores tourism and social housing.
5 examples of great creativity in Cuba
We take a look at some unique design ventures all the way from the Caribbean.
The CimaVax vaccine is Cuba's most recent gift to cancer treatment
The Centre of Molecular Immunology in Cuba is making great strides in cancer research with a new vaccine.
La Marca – Cuba's first legal tattoo parlour
La Marca's innovative tattooists attempt to capture Cuba on the skin of their customers.
Cuban students have developed an architectural model for hurricane risk management
Four Cuban architecture students have collaborated with community members to create a design to reduce the effects of hurricanes on the Caribbean island.
Cuba's energy revolution is powered by sugar
The communist island of Cuba uses biofuel from sugarcane in order to meet its energy demands.
The new generation of Cuban poster art
Cuba has a strong tradition of poster design characterised by a bold, colourful and eclectic style, which this new generation of artists are embracing.
Technological disobedience: Cuba's amateur inventors create without resources
Limited resources and very little access to legal trade forced Cubans to create machines using household objects.
René Peña's black and white photographs demand attention
This Cuban photographer's haunting images send powerful messages about the individual's relationship to society.
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