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Trees meet tech
A unique creative space in the Mexican jungle is shaped around natural structures.
Austrian industrial design company Salz tackles water heating in emerging markets with a solar water heater.
Rays of sunshine
Atelier Nomadic’s luxury bamboo treehouses are inspired by Mobula Rays
No Waste Challenge winner, Sustrato uses pineapple leaves to create biomaterials
Putting pineapple waste to good use
Composting made even easier, all thanks to No Waste Challenge winner, Hagamos Composta
We chat with founder Gerardo Montes De Oca Sierra about making waste management more accessible
No Waste Challenge Winner, Radial makes radical change
Materials for mitigating plastic pollution
No Waste Challenge winners announced!
Sixteen global waste-busters awarded top honours by What Design Can Do.
Smart Forest City is a sustainable mini city in Mexico
It is energy self-sufficient and greened to the max - 362 hectares of planted surfaces will play home to 120 000 plants from 350 different species.
Using Cactus leaves as a substitute for leather
The New startup company is bringing you an eco-friendly, vegan textile made from cactus.
Self-taught Mexican artist on creating artwork that speaks to the masses
“I am totally self-taught, which gives me full freedom of experimentation."
Why Mexican squares may be the best public spaces in the world
Plaza Ciudadela won’t win any design awards, but it accomplishes something far more important: it draws a crowd of all ages.
Art for the soul and your lungs
Spanish art collective Boa Mistura have created a 35m-tall mural that purifies the air.
A collective of artists are preserving Mexico's linguistic diversity
“No one can love what he does not know.”
Manipulating bad eating habits with product design
Portion Distortion is a conceptual design project that explores the psychology behind our eating behaviour.
The all-woman band taking over a space traditionally reserved for men
New York’s Flor de Toloache talk preserving culture, women empowerment and taking on the male-dominated world of Mariachi.
Wearables that extend the function of the human body
Machina creates wearable tech in the garments that can make music and enhance your safety at the touch of a button.
AGI Open Mexico ends on a fun, moving and experimental note
Sarah Snaith takes us through the highlights of this year's conference which was recently held in Mexico City.
AGI Open México City speakers contemplate design on 'the other side'
Alejandro Paul, Alejandro Magallanes, Flávia Nalon and Fábio Prata on how they will broach the topic in their talks this week.
Nikki Gonnissen on building a united AGI in a divided world
“Good design is not only about good form, it’s also about a better world.”
Elaine Ramos: "A good cover captures the essence of the book.”
The former art director at Cosac Naify, Ramos uses the production of books as an exercise in experimental design.
Selva Hernandez on design and independent book publishing in Mexico
“Studying design allowed me to design books. After more than twenty years designing for cultural institutions, I decided to open my own label.”
A sixth sense for visually impaired people with the Sunu wristband
This device is designed to help blind people seamlessly navigate their surroundings with sonar.
Renata Souza on designing an insulin kit specifically for children with diabetes
"Children with type 1 diabetes are insulin-dependent. The administration of it is crucial to their survival."
See the novel ways these designers are innovating healthcare practices
From beautiful colostomy bags to a USB stick that’s also an HIV testing kit, these projects affirm that the future of healthcare is in safe hands.
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