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Fernando Laposse's Totomoxtle shortlisted for the 2018 Beazley Designs of the Year
"The world market has forced the price of corn to reduce drastically. This has made traditional methods of harvesting corn not economically viable anymore."
3 projects that predict the future of food, travel and architecture
These three young graduates formed part of the inaugural Antenna event organised by Design Indaba and Dutch Design Week.
Lonny van Ryswyck on the importance of looking after our diminishing resources as designers
In her 2018 Design Indaba Conference talk she takes us through her projects including, A World of Sand, where people donated sand from all over the world.
Entries for the second Future Food Design Awards are now open
Set to be held during this year’s annual Dutch Design Week, the competition is seeking to solidify the connection between the worlds of food and design.
Dutch designer, artist and entrepreneur, Joris Laarman to speak at Design Indaba 2019
“I don’t do things with a goal in my head. I just do them to discover things.”
Design Indaba founder Ravi Naidoo appointed ambassador for Dutch Design Week 2018
Alongside Laurens van den Acker and Wendy Plomp, he'll be bringing his trademark activism and sense of purpose to this year's event.
Is food the next big thing in fashion?
Agraloop Bio-Refinery produces high value bio-materials from food waste.
FaceThis is doing it for the kids
This initiative turns Indonesian kids' drawings into school funding through international collaboration.
What's in a cup of tea?
#GlobalGrad Shaakira Jassat's ThirTEA for One project highlights the hidden footprint in the lifecycle of the products we consume.
The fascinating way blind designer Simon Dogger is able to feel the emotions of others
The Design Indaba speaker began his 2018 Design Talk by giving the audience a listen into the life of a visually impaired designer.
Three smart, life-saving designs for kids
In observance of National Child Protection Week, we look at advancements in technology that are beefing up child rescue solutions.
Is it possible for childbearing to happen outside the human body?
Billie Rehwald talks about her project Ectogenesis, which is looking at using design as a tool to consider this possible reality.
Feel people smile with Simon Dogger’s handheld device for the visually impaired
“Being able to understand other people is about the quality of dialogue which is actually about the quality of life.”
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.
Sustainable planter helps trees and plants survive in arid environments
A product developed by Dutch startup Land Life Company increases seedling survival rates up to 95 per cent.
Myles Loftin on the importance of representing black masculinity differently
The #antenna2017 speaker takes us through the inspiration behind his multimedia project: Hooded.
Jalila Essaïdi’s project turns cow dung into textiles
Designer and entrepreneur Jalila Essaïdi says we have an untapped natural resource in manure.
6 clever design solutions for pressing healthcare issues
For #WorldHealthDay we highlight some of our favourite design solutions for the healthcare sector.
On the future of food, fashion and eating our environmental problems away
The world is changing rapidly, this means our fashion and food choices need to keep up.
This design duo is exploring ‘stardust’ as an alternative raw matter
As Above, So Below uses micrometeorites to communicate an important message.
The Desert Twins create water out of dry air
“The first three days of testing were frustrating; our own sweat was the only liquid produced.”
Food designer Chloé Rutzerveld turns waste into healthy treats
This edible innovation addresses wastage in the food industry – with delicious results.
Art as an exploration of the self and an interrogation of the world with Buhlebezwe Siwani
"I’ve always said if art doesn’t engage socially what are you making it for?"
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