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STEAM not STEM: Why scientists need arts training
Associate Professor Richard Lachman explains the importance of including the arts into STEM
These awards recognise excellence in design, architecture and interiors
We take you through some of the 2019 Dezeen Award winners working to create a better world through creativity.
Two artists use video and sculpture to explore perceptions of history and memory
Kyu Sang Lee and Martin Wilson talk to us about their project, Still-life with Three Suspended Bodies.
Is algae the material of the future?
We take a look at how this ancient aquatic life may hold the secrets to a sustainable future.
IKEA & Design Indaba launched ÖVERALLT collection at Design Indaba Festival 2019
Two years ago, IKEA teamed up with a group of designers from five African countries curated by Design Indaba to create a one-of-a-kind collection.
These designers are merging tech and product design for more inclusive products
We look at the work of designers who are trying to make products that tackle access for those with disabilities.
Architects design a crematorium situated in the middle of a lake
Wrapped in a layer of rusty steel, this elongated crematorium is made of earth-coloured stone and also appears to be floating on water.
CityTree is an oxygen-producing forest in miniature
This compact green wall cleanses the air of pollutants and acts as a sound barrier for congested urban areas.
Festivals can transform cities by making space for overlooked people and cultures
Beth Perry and Rike Sitas explore the transformative role festivals can have on a society.
The Nonument Group is breathing life into forgotten worlds
Martin Baraga and Neja Tomšič, of the Nonument Group, and their team of researchers have set out to save the forgotten monuments of the 20th century.
Theatres are evolving to reconnect us to each other and the environment
Theatres around the world are becoming more immersive and open to experimentation.
Tahiti Fashion Week: A celebration of the island's rich cultural history
We take a look at the untapped talent of the French Polynesian island of Tahiti.
Travel the world through the eyes of the Agoraphobic Traveller
This curator reveals the beauty that can be found in Google Street View.
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.
Could this convenient bug harvesting design make insect-based diets popular?
Living Farms is being spearheaded by Austrian multidisciplinary designer, Katharina Unger.
Jordanian studio Turbo on resisting design trends
We chat to Saeed Abu-Jabar and Mothanna Hussein about how they’re contributing to the desert city’s flourishing design scene.
Blockchain in Africa, the leapfrog continent
Africa’s embrace of the technology could put it in a position to take a developmental detour.
On blockchain and art
The framework technology could make digital art less vulnerable to fraud and theft.
Would you put every life decision in the hands of an algorithm?
Max Hawkins has an interesting way of escaping the Internet's social bubbles.
The design flaw in data science
Artificial intelligence will mimic human prejudices unless we change the way we assess machine learning models
Design that is curious, brave and leaves a profound impact
These design graduates will join design veterans on stage at Design Indaba Conference 2019.
The Golden Age of 3D Printing: Innovations Changing the Industry
3D printing itself is no longer a new technology, but that hasn’t stopped researchers and innovators around the world from coming up with new applications.
The world is changing and green material is at the forefront
We look a little deeper at the materials trend that led to tangible design solutions we found this year.
The 5 most searched designers in 2018
Spanning across diverse ages, nationalities and disciplines, these were the most searched Design Indaba speakers in 2018
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