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Just don’t call us Afrofuturist
Tegan Bristow, the curator behind the Goodman Gallery's "Post African Futures" exhibition, is on a mission to discover Africa's many cultures of technology.
Inspired Luxe launches online global marketplace
Entrepreneur Denise Bradley-Tyson presents handcrafted luxury curated from a global array of master artists, beginning with those from South Africa.
5 design projects saving the oceans
Today – World Oceans Day – we celebrate the ocean’s power to inspire and the innovative thinkers who’re protecting them.
Christine Eyene curates exhibition on African music's fraught relationship with the West
"All of Us Have a Sense of Rhythm", an exhibition curated by Christine Eyene, brings together video, sound, animation, music and dance.
Southern Guild at Design Miami/Basel 2015
The South African gallery Southern Guild has put together a collection that bristles with raw texture.
An interview with one of the world's top infographic designers
Neanderthal anatomy, supercaves, albatrosses and China's Forbidden City – as an information designer, Juan Velasco says you have to understand it all.
Tracing the intersecting lines of African food
Tuleka Prah tells us why the representation of African food needs a makeover, and how she plans on doing it.
14 Artists speaking out against homophobia in Africa
Our selection from the more than 40 works by world-renowned artists that go on show in New York for the launch of Africa's Out!.
Wangechi Mutu launches Africa's Out!
Artist Wangechi Mutu rallies the art world to speak out against Africa's persecution of sexual minorities at the launch of her new creative campaign.
William Kentridge in Amsterdam, Venice, Zurich and Beijing
Five current and upcoming presentations by William Kentridge, including “More Sweetly Play the Dance”, a 45-metre-long frieze exhibited in Amsterdam.
What The Rug Company tells us about luxury today
There’s luxury in locality for the British designer rug producer, but a roster of the world’s most acclaimed designers doesn’t hurt either.
Our top 10 design projects on Kickstarter
It’s #DesignMonth on Kickstarter! We select our favourite new inventions – from a toothbrush made of bioplastic to an inside-out umbrella.
Joburg artists Hlanganani Nkambule and Melikhaya Ntlangeni’s Izikhotane-inspired cartoon touched a chord with readers this week.
ICFF Studio rounds up 11 young furniture designers
These prototypes by emerging talent from around the world will be shopped to manufacturers at this year’s ICFF Studio in New York.
8 illustrators on #NoToXenophobia
Local illustrators respond to our call for poster designs speaking out against the xenophobic attacks visited on foreign Africans this past week.
Designers breathe new life into Milan
“Liveability” seems to be a common thread among the designs on show at Milan Design Week 2015.
Finding hope in rope
Sep Verboom's new lamp and stool at Milan Design Week 2015 were inspired by a rope-making community in the Philippines.
Four social impact winners of A' Design Awards
There are hundreds of winners in 89 different design disciplines in the A' Design Awards & Competition. Here are four that could have the greatest impact.
Beyond the New - A Search for Ideals in Design
The full text of Hella Jongerius and Louise Schouwenberg's design manifesto, "Beyond the New", is released here for the first time.
A new manifesto of design
Hella Jongerius and Louise Schouwenberg make a public call for a return to quality and integrity in design.
A sci-fi journey through post-apocalyptic Ethiopia
The movie “Crumbs” is a surreal love story written and directed by a Spaniard, filmed in Ethiopia with an all-local cast. Is this the future of globalisation?
4 ways to rethink food production
Floating or far underground, these ideas chart a new course for more efficient food sources.
Advice for young designers (part one)
Wise words for aspiring creatives from some of the most globally acclaimed design professionals.
Designers rattling the cage of industry
Day One at Design Indaba Conference offered diverse viewpoints on the art of going it alone.
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