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Doors of Cape Town
An intrepid Capetonian is photographing good-looking doors around the city; and an Instagram account set up to document his findings is developing a following.
How GetSmarter’s distance learning overhaul created a $100m company
The brothers Sam & Rob Paddock explain the "deliberate design" behind the e-learning empire's success.
Conscious fashion: Amna Elshandaweely’s take on fashion and revolution
The Cairo designer makes a moving case for social impact with something as simple as the clothes we wear.
Ilze Wolff on creating an activist and public culture around architecture
In this architectural practice collaboration with artists is just as important as working with other architects and engineers.
Brynjar Sigurðarson on the relationship between objects and stories
The Design Indaba #GlobalGrad alumnus has been awarded with the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize 2018.
Sunu Gonera on finding his voice, afrofuturism and making heroes out of ordinary people
In this opening talk of Design Indaba 2018 that brought the audience to its feet, the filmmaker talks about his career high and lows.
George Gibbens is using design to tackle South Africa's social problems
The industrial designer has designed a VR device to help the visually impaired, a portable machine to fight shack fires and more.
Sunu Gonera on working in Hollywood and why afrofuturism is not a new trend
“I think people are just trying to define what’s already happening on the ground.”
Meet the young designer making bold swimwear inspired by the shweshwe cloth
Mapitso Thaisi, who was part of this year's Design Indaba Emerging Creatives programme, chats to us about her brand.
Thandiwe Msebenzi uses photography to expose the consequences of misogyny
"I am harassed at least five times a day, 35 times per week...Now imagine what that must do to one psychologically.”
Photographs capture the dangerous practice of wine collecting in Namibia
The palm wine collectors in Namibia risk their lives for their cultural practice.
On creating unique ceramics out of sand collected from all over the world
Lonny van Ryswyck talks about using sand from the depleted Theewaterskloof Dam to make the Design Indaba 2018 speakers gift, her process and more.
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
Morag Myerscough's design converted at Cape Town primary school to inspire kids
This project extends the life of ‘Embrace the Unknown’, the structure that was erected at Design Indaba Festival 2018.
14 graphic designers to watch
These up and coming visual artist showed us a sneak peak into the future of graphic design in South Africa.
Meet the future of South African fashion
These are the young creatives in the fashion industry who formed part of our Emerging Creatives programme for 2018.
27 young South African creatives to watch
Part of our Emerging Creatives 2018, these are just some of the young designers you should have on your radar for South African talent.
Thomas Heatherwick on why the Zeitz MOCAA is unlike any other museum
“Some of the most incredible work is done on this continent and it felt bonkers that many of those artists have to relocate to other parts of the world”
Two Cape Town brothers on starting one of the world's biggest online learning platforms
"Rather than tearing down the structures that exist, it is far better to use the best of the old and the best of the new."
Lebo Mashile breathes inner life into the story of Saartjie Baartman
“For the first time, Saartjie's life as an artist and as a performer – because she defined herself as an artist – made a lot of sense to me."
Here are some highlights from Design Indaba 2018!
This year's Design Indaba was a multi-sensory event that brought together creatives from all over the world.
In pictures: The Tolerance Traveling Poster Show at Design Indaba 2018
The idea behind the nomadic exhibition is to spread a simple message of humanity and reach the maximum amount of people.
Meet the women who are leading by design
Design Indaba 2018 had the biggest contingent of women speakers and this is what they had to say.
9 Design Indaba speakers that told us more about the future of architecture
How can the built world be improved? Take a look at the different approaches to architecture innovation presented by our speakers this year.
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How a small Kenyan start-up is disrupting the way the internet works
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