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A changing landscape
This week: Design takes Gold in Tokyo; the war on waste; and artists changing norms…
No Waste Challenge 2021 winner Mapu is the world’s first active sound system made of clay, wood, cork and wool
Craft-led Mapu proves that eco-friendly materials can replace plastics in electronics
Exploring Woven Cosmos, Kenyan biophilia, music’s mavericks, & our newest multimedia-ists
Hella Jongerius - a former #DI Speaker - welcomes you into her magical world of weaving
Woven Cosmos, Hella Jongerius’ interactive show, demonstrates 25 years of textile wisdom.
Why KoolKiel’s cool, Kenya’s new CAMO-flage, proud LGBTQIA+ garb, & more!
A shot of Expression
#DI Speaker Winy Maas’s latest MVRDV project, KoolKiel, is a community-engaged, resident-designed building
For its new building project in Germany, MVRDV has asked the community what they want.
#DI Global Graduate Ackeem Ngwenya envisions a future of fashion inclusivity with REFRAMD eyewear
REFRAMD’s vision is one of individualized solutions to eyewear.
The Ideal City – A Crowd-Sourced Recipe for Building the Cities of the Future
SPACE10 and gestalten’s new book release asks experts how to create better cities.
The new solar powered eBussy
The reconfigurable, modular light vehicle innovatively adapts to your needs, as often as you like. From a convertible to a station wagon, off-roader and more.
Ignis uses household materials to create a safe, reliable source of energy
Antenna 2019 speaker Tobias Trubenbacher created Ignis to help provide clean and affordable energy to those without access to electricity.
Generative design creates new ways to form a brand's identity
From wine, dance and even voice, designer Patrik Hübner chats us through how he uses creative algorithms to tell new stories.
This women-led tech school has an innovative curriculum at its core
"I make it a priority to work with women and persons from under-represented communities in the tech world because times have changed..."
This monument combines history, art and architecture
The architects worked in collaboration with photographer Edward Burtynsky, Holocaust scholar Doris Bergen and landscape architect Claude Comier.
How 'Sakhile&Me' is connecting Africa to the world
Sakhile Matlhare explains how she created a hybrid art and research gallery in Frankfurt, Germany.
Argentinian artist uses 100, 000 banned books to build a monument
Conceptual artist Marta Minujín has created a full-scale replica of the Parthenon – one of the world’s most famous structures.
Ilze Wolff on creating an activist and public culture around architecture
In this architectural practice collaboration with artists is just as important as working with other architects and engineers.
The German designer's work focuses on novel design and digital fabrication processes at the intersection of design, technology, and biology.
Sebastian Gier's futuristic Xplore project nominated for Dezeen Award
Since his presentation at Antenna in 2017, the German designer has been making big waves.
A better way to harvest water from air
Tested in the arid regions of Morocco, the CloudFisher claims to be the next generation in fog collecting.
Six creative crowdfunding projects worth supporting this April
From a wordless graphic novel to a project to turn an olive farm into a retreat for creatives and even a project turning plastic into homeware.
Alexandra Fruhstorfer uses design to find creative solutions for environmental problems
She explores the impact of alien species through food as well as how to make clothes more sustainable through a different kind of yarn.
Journalists are fighting censorship using streaming sites like Spotify and Deezer
The Uncensored Playlist uses a streaming loophole to get censored news to the public in repressed countries.
Niger-based architect Mariam Kamara to be mentored by Sir David Adjaye
The two architects will work together for two years as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.
Top 10 Creative Crowdfunding Projects | February 2018
We've scoured the web for compelling creative campaigns around the globe that you might want to support in their quest for funding. Have a look!
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