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Our database of African and international creatives and companies making waves in the design world.
How important is a sense of place?
What role does locale play in shaping a design identity? We asked six producers to reflect on the role a sense of place can play in design.
Focus on: Mobility for the future
From breakthrough bicycle technology to transport in informal communities, these five designers reveal the power of transport design.
Cities, ceramics and service design grabbed readers' interest this week. Here are the top five stories on designindaba.com.
Is London the design capital of the world?
We ask six designers who have made London their home why so many creatives flock to the Big Smoke.
Focus On: Cities of the future
In this video roundup we focus on four different aspects of city making and design in the urban context.
Can design also be art?
As collectors take out their cheque books at Design Miami/Basel next week, we ask industry insiders what they think about one-off designs presented as art.
Focus on: Designing for education
We dip into our archives to pull out our most interesting features showing how design can impact education.
World Wide Web
Masashi Kawamura and his creative lab PARTY celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Web.
Design Indaba video app: New version out now
An updated version of the new Design Indaba App is now available, free for download, in the iTunes and Google Play app stores.
A’ Design Award winners
The results are in! A’ Design Award & Competition announces its best designers and designs for 2013 to 2014.
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Help us learn more about you and your perception of Design Indaba and stand to win one of 20 copies of Dean Poole’s book "This Over That".
Introducing the new Design Indaba video app
Design Indaba's new video app for iOS and Android features talks and interviews with the world's leading creative minds.
A’ Design Award & Competition call for entries
A’ Design Award & Competition invites designers and collectives from around the world to enter products, projects and design solutions for award consideration.
Why does Nando's, a global success story for its South African roots and delicious flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken, support SA creativity and Design Indaba?
Join the African Designer Directory
Calling all African designers and creatives: submit your information to become part of designindaba.com's database of designers from around the world.
Sponsored video: Rolex Mentor & Protégés Arts Initiative
Rolex supports artists by sponsoring year-long mentorship programmes between emerging artists and internationally recognised masters.
For excellence in design
Petting Zoo by Christoph Niemann has been awarded the Editor's Choice Award by Children's Technology Review.
#FilmFestFriday is a regular feature on designindaba.com, delivering a dose of creative inspiration every Friday.
Education & Development
TEN is a creative, digital and educational project aimed at democratising digital art. On the 10th of each month a free PSD is made available for download.
Petting Zoo now on Android
We're excited to announce that the hand-illustrated app Petting Zoo by Christoph Niemann is now available on Android.
The Bionic Eye
Dr Joseph Rizzo and Prof John Wyatt have pioneered a technology for restoring sight to patients who suffer from degenerative blindness.
Newtown Creek Digester Eggs: The Art of Human Waste
An unusual marriage of form and function energises the jaw-droppingly beautiful Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Brooklyn, New York.
Meet Mr Toilet
For those without access to a simple toilet, poop can be poison...
Business News, Advice and Insight from South Africa
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