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Here’s how Design Indaba super-creatives are changing the world, one creative act at a time
A design response in the time of COVID-19.
The Department of Audacious Projects
A Design Indaba initiative for South African Tourism.
Nando’s Clout Fires Up The Ravi Naidoo Residency for Emerging Creatives, declaring Mmamotsatsi Masike its First-ever Recipient
The announcement of the new Ravi Naidoo Residency for Emerging Creatives was made at the recent Design Indaba Conference.
The Delicate Bracelet named Most Beautiful Object in South Africa
The winner of the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa was announced at the 2020 Design Indaba Conference.
Highlights from Day 3 of Design Indaba 2020
The final day of the Design Indaba Conference concluded with speaker talks from Jeanne Gang, Rick Brim and Natsai Audrey Chieza.
Highlights from Day 2 of Design Indaba 2020
Design Indaba continued into Day 2 and here's what you might have missed!
Highlights from Day 1 of Design Indaba 2020
Here's what you might have missed from the annual Design Indaba Conference.
South African performer Lebo Mashile returns to Design Indaba 2020 as Master of Ceremonies
Award-winning poet, author, presenter, actor and producer Lebo Mashile returns to Design Indaba Conference as MC for the third time.
Celebrate 25 years of Design Indaba with us
Tickets are on sale now, here is everything you need to know.
It's HERE! #DI2020 speaker programme announced
Come experience the magic! Here’s your 3-Day programme for the 2020 Design Indaba Conference.
Branding powerhouse| Design Indaba 2020 speaker and alumnus Jakob Trollbäck designs for sustainability
Founder of both the branding and design studio Trollbäck will be returning to the Design Indaba Conference stage.
Food for thought| Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen to share culinary business advice with Nightschool attendees
Book your tickets now!
Material difference | Design Indaba 2020 speaker Elissa Brunato’s bio-iridescent sequins dazzle sustainably
Leveraging the power of biotechnology, Elissa Brunato has created sequins that harness the power of cellulose.
Building sustainably | Design Indaba 2020 speaker Vukheta Mukhari’s bio-bricks help save the planet
Vukheta Mukhari and his team members created the world’s first bio-brick made from human urine.
Apocalyptic food| Alexandra Genis’s ‘Atoma’ brings 3-D printed ‘spice’ molecules into the kitchen
Global graduate, Alexandra Genis will be speaking at the 2020 Design Indaba Conference.
Water course| Ratchu Vaan Surajaras’s climate-adaptive solution to Bangkok flooding
Global graduate, Ratchu Vaan Surajaras is set to speak at Design Indaba 2020.
Rethinking rape kits with Antya Waegemann
The global graduate designs solutions for sexual assault survivors and will speaking at #DI2020.
Sacha Buliard’s responsive mat lets users connect with their bodies
Global graduate, Sacha Buliard is set to speak at Design Indaba 2020.
Breaking barriers | Enni-Kukka Tuomala’s designs channel radical empathy
Global Graduate, Enni-Kukka Tuomala spoke at #DI2020.
All the reasons not to miss Nightscape 2020, Design Indaba’s public-hearted festival
A cultural extravaganza second to none – performances, installations, design exhibitions, masterclasses and live music.
How design will change our future: Design Indaba maps key social movements set to define the next decade
The Most Beautiful Object in South Africa
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