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Dave Hakkens wants to upgrade his plastic project to version 3.0
The Design Indaba alumnus gives discarded plastic a second life with his plastic recycling project.
Kenyan art collective reimagines science fiction through the eyes of a migrant
Their new comic series, Rovik, tells the story of an intergalactic, migrant warrior.
This Migrant Business
This short film by Kenyan artist and animator Ng'endo Mukii looks at the movement of African people to Europe from the point of view of a human trafficker.
A tribute to the gourd
This designer reimagines the traditional calabash for the contemporary home.
Research project produces first map of Nairobi’s informal transport system
Researchers are crowdsourcing data to create a transport system map for the accurate location of matatu routes – Nairobi’s informal transit system.
Have the conversation: Make contraception one of the cool kids
Future Fab, a lifestyle brand, is on a mission to break through the stigma and awkwardness of talking about reproductive health using innovative campaigns.
Check out the musicians paving the way for the sounds of Africa
From Black Coffee to DJ Steloo, you won’t want to forget the names of these beatmakers.
Grandmothers, Afrofuturism and Nairobi-beats
Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia directs his first film, the music video to Blinky Bill's new song "Atie".
Giving back with ethical fashion
Eco-friendly and ethically made, Allmade pushes the boundaries of the ordinary t-shirt.
New subversive hip hop from Kenyan artist Muthoni Drummer Queen
Kenyan rapper and singer, Muthoni Drummer Queen’s latest song is hip-hop activism at its finest.
Panâh: An ethical fashion production house in Kenya
This African production house produces high quality clothes for international brands.
Magadi: New work by phenomenal Afrofuturist Osborne Macharia
At Design Indaba 2017, Osborne Macharia introduced the audience to Magadi, a new series which focusses on a group of former female circumcisers.
Osborne Macharia is a self-taught commercial and advertising photographer born and bred in Nairobi, Kenya and with a bachelors in architecture.
Nairobibounce: Meet Kenyan alternative music producer Blinky Bill
Meet "Blinky" Bill Sellanga, one of Kenya's most exciting music producers and a speaker and performer at this year's Design Indaba Festival.
Nairobi-based "Blinky" Bill Sellanga is a singer-songwriter, beat maker, producer and one fourth of Kenyan art and music collective, Just a Band.
Osborne Macharia’s latest work highlights the unsung achievements of Kenya’s female freedom fighters
The Kenyan social media favourite is back with a new photo series.
Smokeless cooking in Kenya
Fighting lower respiratory infection with innovative design.
RED by Lyra Aoko is a photographic exploration of womanhood
We talk inspiration, collaboration and changing the narrative of Africa with the Nairobi-based artist.
Why waste shouldn't go to waste
Impossible: Kenyan grannies learn karate to fend off would-be attackers
A group of Kenyan grannies, the oldest of whom is 85, meet every week to learn self-defence to help protect themselves against sexual predators.
Yuwote Charvet: The typeface that infuses African symbols with geometry
Kevin Karanja explores African writing systems & 3D design.
Open source wheelchair for developing countries
The SafariSeat by Kenya-based design team Uji is an open-source wheelchair specially tailored to the needs of people living in rural communities.
Handing over the camera to former child brides
Veteran photographer Stephanie Sinclair teaches child brides to tell their own stories using basic photography.
Creativity burns across the African continent in Khuli Chana’s new music video
Shot in Ghana and produced by South African producers, One Source celebrates Africanness through collaboration.
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