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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 from the bottom up
"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.”
Martha Cotton on the growth and influence that design has on business
“My clients have started to really look towards the way me and my design colleagues look at the world and solve problems."
Graphic designer extraordinaire, Tony Brook, on his studio’s creative journey
The founder of Spin Studio shares his creative wisdom with the Design Indaba audience.
Michelle Mlati's afrofuturist approach to spatial planning
“It is about spatially rewriting the city to not only mitigate apartheid spatial legacies...but one that transforms with evolving black culture.”
Morag Myerscough's Design Indaba installation brings vibrant colour to two Cape Town schools
Design Indaba worked with stakeholders including SeeSawDo on two projects giving a second life to the Embrace the Unknown installation.
Advice from past Design Indaba Emerging Creatives
Here's what illustrator Daniel Ting Chong, director Anthony Silverston, artist Paul Senyol and furniture designer Neil Grantham have to say.
9 creatives to look out for this Women's Month
To celebrate Women's Month, we're highlighting the work of some of our former participants in the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives programme.
Gourmet Grubb on making ice cream from insect milk
Food designer Leah Bessa was part of this year's Design Indaba Emerging Creatives programme.
Drop Drop app helps water conservation in drought-stricken South Africa
A new app makes every drop of water count as South Africa’s water crisis continues.
Streetwear designer Wandile Leeu on bridging the gap between tradition and cool
“The whole essence behind us establishing the brand was to celebrate the city and the people and the mentality of what Joburg is about.”
These five creative women are using fashion, food and more to challenge and inspire
This Women’s Month, we take a look back at some of the fiercely creative women who have graced the Design Indaba stage.
Design Indaba x Radisson Blu Hotel
Design Indaba Conference 2018 delegates can take advantage of this special accommodation offer
Dutch designer, artist and entrepreneur, Joris Laarman to speak at Design Indaba 2019
“I don’t do things with a goal in my head. I just do them to discover things.”
Ndumiso Nyoni uses striking geometric illustrations to celebrate women
The graphic designer and illustrator talks to us about the inspiration behind the African Sisters project.
Wikipedia is bridging the knowledge gap on African languages
“We are not running away from English. English is very important. But, what we are trying to do is maximise the child's bilingual ability through Wikipedia.”
The innovative, unconventional and inspiring work of Droga5
Ahead of David Droga’s talk at Design Indaba 2019, we take a look at some of the more impactful work from his agency.
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