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Joyce Simbine Saiete on how architectural interventions can aid Mozambican resettlement
Her thesis takes the challenges of resettlement in the region and turns them into opportunities.
Wacy Zacarias on taking back the African textile market
The Mozambican entrepreneur started Karingana Wa Karingana Textiles to create authentic African prints.
Can you deliver affordable housing while increasing the quality?
The Casas Melhoradas aims to do this in Maputo where 80 per cent of the population is estimated to be living in informal settlements.
Mozambican photographer Mario Macilau on documenting the lives of society's most vulnerable
"My work is also a personal documentary. I prefer long-term projects that require commitment and trust."
International graphic design campaign combats malaria
This cross-continental project advocates for malaria prevention with colourful designs.
5 sustainable fashion brands
We highlight five brands making clothes ethically
Low-cost housing project harnesses existing infrastructure
Using sustainable materials and local labour, the Casas Melhoradas housing project is trying to eliminate city slums.
Zero-emissions fridge helps Mozambican farmers adapt to extended drought seasons
Mozambican farmer, Gilberto Tethere designed a cooling silo to preserve grains in harsh farming conditions.
Pan-African collective debuts with visuals shot in the Mozambican savannah
Batuk, a Pan-African collective pioneering a new tribal and electronic sound has debuted with a music video shot in the sparse Mozambican savannah.
Low-cost house in Mozambique features corrugated iron and wood
Casas Melhoradas, a double storey, low-cost house by Architects Without Borders, reinterprets Mozambique’s traditional corrugated iron and wood homes.
European architecture and Mozambican heritage come together in Taibo Bacar's Fall/Winter 2013 collection.
Woven in Africa
Designers without Borders have collaborated with Mozambican basket weavers to create an African-inspired armchair.
Designers without Borders
Designers without Borders is a non-profit organisation that donates books, equipment and software to African countries.
Textile designer Zinzi de Brouwer pushes the boundaries of materials and technology to create complex knits with three-dimensionality.
The 25s32e line is a handcrafted scrap-wood furniture collection designed by members of the Mozambican design collective Piratas do Pau.
Mezimbite Forest Centre
Mozambique-based Mezimbite Forest Centre is a community based programme with an integrated sustainable design, forest management and education/training centre.
Magic by Mescla
Rich in detail, and drawing on special artistic skills, Mescla creates unique rugs, cushions and children's clothing.
Astrid Sulger transforms Nguni cow horn into a collection of sophisticated necklaces, rings, and bracelets.
Crafting a difference
Product developer Amanda Youngleson uses design to the development context of bad tools, poor skills, limited markets and deep poverty.
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