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Freyja Sewell is designing cognitive training technology for the future
The Royal College of Art graduate’s work focuses on meditation and developing technology for the mind.
Kutti Collective is taking on the lack of Desi representation in the art world
“It’s about creating and dialoguing about things that affect us in a way that isn't Orientalist, or beholden to the erasures and violence..."
Adebayo Oke-Lawal is rethinking masculinity in African culture
The Nigerian designer’s brand Orange Culture embraces those who do not fit in and celebrates their individuality.
Steph Foster focuses his lens on the American prison system
Interdisciplinary artist Steph Foster is using his art to investigate and address what's wrong with the United States criminal justice system.
Faith XLVII on the power of collaboration
"Entering into collaborations with key people in my life has helped me rediscover my root inspiration."
Mirjam de Bruijn's work explores the border between function and aesthetics
She speaks about Twenty, a range of waterless dissolvable capsules that take away the need to use 80 - 95% water to make these products.
Building a more sustainable future
The architectural and engineering industries need to come up with new, gentler ways to construct future projects.
Carolien Niebling is creating the sausage of the future
Product designer Carolien Niebling believes that people can make a difference if they just take a moment to look at things a little differently.
How Hannah Barry is revolutionising the London art scene
She may not call herself an art curator but Hannah Barry explains how she revived an art scene via an abandoned car park.
Meet the South African artists exhibiting at La Biennale Di Venezia
Titled The Stronger We Become, the South African Pavilion will feature works by Dineo Seshee Bopape, Tracey Rose and Dineo Seshee Bopape.
Artist Olivié Keck plays where tech meets art
The South African artist brings the worlds of her psychedelic artworks to life through VR.
First ever Ghana Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale designed by David Adjaye
The historic event is a celebration of Ghana's untapped cultural capital.
Kgodisho Mowa’s work tackles inequality and political apathy
"Countless people are fighting for equality and fairness, and fighting for broken promises by the government, but they don't get the spotlight they deserve.”
Annabelle Selldorf on architecture's responsibility beyond the building
The veteran architect questions the greater role architects need to play after erecting projects in underresourced areas.
Ida is a non-invasive, painless way to test blood/glucose levels
“When designing for these diseases, you’re not designing to please or impress. You design because people are on fire and you might just have the water.”
John Pawson on the discipline of minimalism
“It takes great discipline to reduce until you can't further subtract anymore"
Dong-Ping Wong on his ambitious work at FOOD architecture studio
The architect's projects include an idea for a pool that also purifies the East River as well as collaborations with Kanye West and Virgil Abloh.
Nicole Nomsa Moyo on building self-sufficient townships
Her thesis project Ukubutha looks at service delivery solutions in Mamelodi, a township in Pretoria.
Lucas De Man on being a creator and following your gut
“Designing shows that there’s so many possibilities because there is no one truth. There is power in not knowing.”
Street artist Nardstar is painting women of colour in public spaces
Nardstar's murals can be found in New York, Paris and her hometown, Cape Town
Spanish mural artist, Okuda, uses art to bridge cultural borders
His murals have transformed degraded and abandoned buildings into unique colourful spaces around the world
Kagiso Lediga on storytelling, failure and staying true to who you are
“You need to be honest when you’re telling your story…it has to be a truth from inside.”
SMTNG GOOD is cosying up to art and design for the greater good
“I wanted every aspect of the project to be Proudly South African, to invest in South African resources and simultaneously contribute to growing the economy.”
Olof Schybergson on the influence of design on our society
"With the help of technology, with the help of design, we are improving the world".
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