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Drivelines is a building that does not conceal its true self
LOT-EK architect Ada Tolla says they wanted to design a building as honest as Joburg itself.
Ukubutha: A township hub powered by smart architecture and green tech
A central hub might be able to provide a safe environment, clean water, solar energy and on-site recycling in underdeveloped townships.
Reshaping the alphabet one typeface at a time
We’re going to be treated to an experimental approach to typeface design at the next Design Indaba Conference.
A new public pavilion by Es Devlin creates a glimpse into the future of electric travel
A new interactive installation designed by award-winning designer Es Devlin, and commissioned by Mercedes-Benz South Africa, is now open to the public.
Stand-up comedian, actor, writer and film director.
Where would the South African comedy scene be without Kagiso Lediga?
The filmmaker, actor and comedian behind some of the country's most loved comedy shows and films will speak at Design Indaba Conference 2019.
What can AI do for you?
Daniel Ting Chong uses creative coding to create collaborative artwork for Design Indaba 2019.
Unscrambling Africa photo project reveals the Africa beyond the slums and safaris
Photographer Mutua Matheka launched his project to show the complex beauty of African cities.
Entries for the 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards are open!
The awards are open to artists, designers and architecture students living in South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Tech innovations that make dealing with mental illness a little bit easier
We take a look at the interesting ways design can assist with some of the symptoms associated with mental illness.
Unpacking graphic design with Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, Seymour Chwast & more
These industry elites drop some priceless gems after illustrious careers in graphic design.
The Slave Calendar retells the story of South Africa’s slave trade
This award-winning campaign highlights the overlooked descendants of South Africa’s slave trade.
Mapitso Thaisi talks culture, fashion and recognising Africa's impact
The designer showcased her Basotho inspired swimwear as part of the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives programme in 2018.
On being a young creative dealing with mental health
We spoke to past Design Indaba Emerging Creatives to unpack the way creativity and mental health co-exist in their lives.
The role of architecture according to five Design Indaba Conference alumni
Watch architects like Thomas Heatherwick and Christian Benimana describe how they view their role in society.
Design Indaba Global Emerging Creatives Programme
Exhibits & Awards
Promoting cross-border connections between young creatives.
Zach Lieberman on using human gestures to bring his work to life
The coder and artist speaks on his collaboration with Design Indaba and projects that have stayed close to him.
Architect Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou on building African smart cities
"The problems we will face tomorrow in Africa are so big that we can’t count only on the politicians and experts to find solutions."
Graphic designer Natasha Jen poses six questions for design thinkers
During her Design Indaba Conference talk she expands on her thinking since declaring: Design Thinking is Bullshit.
Morag Myerscough on transforming spaces with colour and embracing the unknown
The London-based designer takes us through her work that’s added colour to hospitals, public spaces and more.
Landscape architect Peter Veenstra on the importance of bringing nature into our cities
Veenstra, of LOLA Landscapes, talks us through three projects including the Dome of Plants, planned for the City of Cape Town.
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.
What does it take to make it as a creative?
We looked to a new book by Creative Nestlings to find some clues from women featured in the book.
Gale Maimane on her new short film, starring Zoe Modiga, called Me
“We wanted to make a piece that encapsulates fashion and music in a skilful way. A tender way. A femme way.”
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