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Christian Benimana: Architects don’t have to be local to think local
Rwandan architect Christian Benimana believes that the built environment should catalyse positive systemic change.
Street art and energy inform Kronk’s Zakifo redesign
The Zakifo Musik Festival comes to Durban, South Africa with a look inspired by culture, street art and energy.
Twins Cartoon: Comics in Egypt will keep evolving
Identical twin brothers Mohamed and Haitham El-seht draw inspiration from the characters found in the streets of Egypt.
When world-famous chef Elena Arzak visits South African forager Kobus van der Merwe
While award-winning chef Elena Arzak was in SA to present at the Design Indaba Conference, she visited the Paternoster-based forager chef Kobus van de Merwe.
Parallel: Si MacLennan and Ross Symons collaborate on a new project
The two artists have incorporated their unique styles into a colourful creation.
Christian Benimana on architecture that serves the community
Rwandan architect Christian Benimana shares his ideas about how architecture can heal, inspire, and be a catalyst for peace.
We Are Africa exhibition 2016
Celebrate Africa Month 2016 the creative way with the #WeAreAfrica Exhibition in Newtown, Johannesburg, from 26 to 28 May 2016.
Tony Gum on nourishing and celebrating your personal art
Still an undergraduate, Tony Gum calls herself an “artist in learning” and talks about how she is still learning to celebrate and understand her art.
Brad Harris’ illustrations capture the innocence of everyday childhood
South African artist Brad Harris draws from childhood experience to create stories and illustrations that capture child-like innocence.
Rich Mnisi: Fashion forward design
We talk to emerging South African fashion designer Rich Mnisi about the challenges of making a name for yourself in a young, local market.
Thomas Chapman on reconnecting a fractured city
South African architect Thomas Chapman is fixing the past using layers of new design.
Claudia Liebenberg explores masculine themes through delicate watercolour illustration
Illustrator Claudia Liebenberg uses her passion for art to mentor some of South Africa’s disadvantaged kids.
Pia Nyakairu on products that help form connections
Ugandan industrial designer Pia Nyakairu shares her work on products that aid connection as part of Design Indaba’s Global Graduates programme.
Open Eyes: The social ad campaign with a vision
Following the moving advertising campaign #OpenEyes, we talk to FoxP2 at about why a brand needs to make people feel something in order to be relevant.
Rich Mnisi on building a fresh fashion brand in South Africa
South African designer Rich Mnisi shares his creative journey (catwalk included) as part of the Global Graduates selection at Design Indaba Conference 2016.
Pop culture and people inspire Monde Mabaso’s illustrations
Design Indaba 2016 Emerging Creative, Monde Mabaso is a Johannesburg-based illustrator who finds inspiration through this thriving city.
Alfredo Brillembourg: Architecture as a response to social issues
Alfredo Brillembourg’s work addresses the housing crisis and poverty through architecture.
The Honey: Representations of blackness as power
Rendani Nemakhavhani's dynamic photo series "The Honey" turns away from blackness as struggle.
Tony Gum: Young, carefree, made in Africa
Labelled the coolest girl in Cape Town, “Artist in learning” Tony Gum tells us about her creative philosophy and why she is often her own muse.
Three innovative solutions to water shortage in South Africa
These three ideas were submitted to Hack4Water, an initiative aimed to help solve some of SAs water challenges.
Illustrator Ishaarah Arnold on experimentation, creativity and elusive inspiration
"Inspiration is an elusive bastard..." South African illustrator Ishaarah Arnold talks about being creative in art and graphic design.
Siyanda Mazibuko on his work: "I've got a crazy passion for making things from wood." We think that just about says it all.
Counterspace: Investigating the strange in Johannesburg’s built environment
Counterspace Studio's recent investigation into the reappropriation of Johannesburg’s mine dumps led the group to discover how abandoned spaces are being used.
Green Product: Wirework takes a contemporary twist on traditional crafts
The South African self-help project uses recycled materials to create functional art.
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