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Snøhetta reveals new Madiba-inspired "peace bench"
The inspiration for the bench came from the famous Nelson Mandela quote: "The best weapon is to sit down and talk".
Can the architecture of a prison contribute to the rehabilitation of its inmates?
"Every inmate in Norwegian prisons are going back to the society. Do you want people who are angry — or people who are rehabilitated?”
Norway announces plans for a sustainable, smart city near the country’s major airport
The ‘energy positive’ Oslo Airport City will be the first of its kind.
Top 10 Creative Crowdfunding Projects | January 2018
We've scoured the web for compelling creative campaigns around the globe that you might want to support in their quest for funding. Have a look!
The making of Taputti and the Sea with Kaja Dahl and Agata Karolina
We follow the product designer and perfumer behind this scent design project as they epitomise the nature of Cape Town in fragrant form.
Kaja Dahl on exploring the natural essence of Cape Town in scent form
She collected samples of soil, dried fynbos, wood, stone and seaweed to distil an accurate fragrance of the city’s landscape.
Arch for Arch celebrates Archbishop Tutu and the freedom of South Africa
It will be launched on 7 October, 2017 to coincide with The Arch's 86th birthday.
Design Indaba 2017 features a royal flush of Scandinavian speakers
Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland are all accounted for at this year’s Design Indaba Conference.
Kaja Solgaard Dahl
Kaja Solgaard Dahl is a product and furniture designer working with a wide range of products and materials that are all inspired by our senses and nature.
Kjetil Thorsen is a founding partner of the Norwegian architecture and landscape design firm Snøhetta and leads their Oslo-based office.
Sleeping with Snøhetta under the Scandinavian sky
Snøhetta explores the evolving relationship between handicraft and digital technology. Architect and co-founder Kjetil Thorsen will speak at Design Indaba 2017.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault
This facility safeguards the building blocks of agriculture.
Change a life with just one swipe!
Radi-Aid hilariously shows us that not all campaigns are created equal.
The mysterious masks of Damselfrau
Norwegian artist Damselfrau creates exotic looking masks out of found materials and textiles.
In the pipeline: The new underwater motorways of Norway
These submerged floating tubes may be the first step into trans-Atlantic road connections.
Young Norwegian illustrator explores the darkness inside
Illustrator and artist Kjersti Johanne Barli tells stories of Norwegian folk philosophies in her illustrations.
Svein Gunnar Kjøde designs with a humanitarian conscience
As lead designer at Design without Borders, Svein Gunnar Kjøde’s job revolves around creating human-centred design with meaningful social impact.
Designing tools for financial literacy in Uganda
As Africa’s poorest go from aid to trade, Design without Borders are helping a group of Ugandans to become truly self-reliant with a financial literacy kit.
#DITakeover on Instagram: How Far From Home
Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger took us with them on their creative sabbatical in a series of wanderlust-inspired photos.
Topiary Lamps by Vera & Kyte
This high-impact light by the Norwegian duo rethinks the traditional lampshade.
Your Street: Welcome to Bergen, Norway
A new Your Street Challenge has just been launched! The city of Bergen in Norway is now also taking part in this urban upgrade initiative.
"Chant" is the title of a new mural by Faith47 in Stavanger, Norway.
The Natalie Collection is a trio of highly effective, low-cost solutions for birth related mortality.
Your Street: Welcome to Risør
On Wednesday 6 March 2013 the latest Your Street Challenge was officially opened to a full house at the Culture Park in Risør, Norway.
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