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Malawian artist Samson Kambalu on the non-Western ways of crafting a narrative
The multimedia artist says there’s no such thing as a passive audience in Africa.
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.”
The coveted items that make up the IKEA Överallt collection
“This is how design makes the world smaller and brings people from different cultures closer together,” Bibi Seck.
Interdependence II by Houtlander named Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2019
The public has spoken! Take a look at this year’s winning design in the question of what constitutes beauty.
#MotherLanguageDay: 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.”
Samuel's Streets documents a radio show in Kinshasa run by homeless young people
#WorldRadioDay: Makhulu Productions' virtual reality film tells the story of how a homeless child found his voice on a Kinshasa radio show.
These designers will present the IKEA x Design Indaba ÖVERALLT collection on the Conference stage
Two years after the project started, the designers return to the Design Indaba stage to showcase their final project.
Come experience Nightscape, the Creative Village at Design Indaba
There is no need to book, and entry to Nightscape is absolutely free – come enjoy the design exhibitions, film, installations, curated retail and live music.
South African artist Faith XLVII returns to Design Indaba Conference
She’s no stranger to Design Indaba, now Faith XLVII returns to our annual conference on creativity to present a never-before-seen performance
Lebo Mashile to MC Design Indaba Conference for the second time
The multi talented South African performance artist blew the audience away in 2018, here's why:
South African design driving social change
Meet the young creatives taking on the world through Design Indaba's Emerging Creatives programme in 2019.
It’s election time: Vote for the country’s fittest design
This February, the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa will be decided by public vote.
Design Indaba 2019 – design activism and creativity takes center stage
This year's speakers include David Droga, architects Dong Ping-Wong and Annabelle Selldorf. and filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu.
IKEA launches ÖVERALLT collection during Design Indaba Festival
The limited-edition ÖVERALLT collection will be launched on 27th February 2019 at the place where it all started – Design Indaba Festival.
Li Edelkoort returns to Design Indaba to present her vision of 2020
The acclaimed speaker will be discussing key topics like cultural appropriation in fashion and how to cure "colourphobia" in our interiors.
Photographer Thero Makepe brings childhood memories to life in new photo series
“I hope my artwork also provokes viewers to reminisce about their childhood adventures and troublesome filled stories.”
Danish designer Johannes Torpe on the power of design to create universes
“To create a universe around our products we actually have to take it out into the hands of the people who have to use it."
On South African icon Thandiswa Mazwai
Affectionately known as King Tha, the award winning musician uses her craft for activism.
Creatives that shape cultural narratives
These Design Indaba 2019 speakers are using their wells of creativity to define culture in a myriad of magical ways.
From scrap to robot: This unlikely creation is one man's livelihood
I’ve always been good with my hands, says South Africa's “Robot Man”.
Emerging Creative Chad Hanning on the importance of street art
He is set to exhibit his work at the 2019 Design Indaba Conference among 49 other South African up-and-coming creatives.
The illustrator colouring streets and founding zines.
Furniture and homeware designer
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