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Craig Dykers and Thomas Chapman discuss the Arch for the Arch
"This project represents the power and strength of the people who overcame odds," says Dykers.
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Co-edited by Gestalten and Design Indaba, Africa Rising is a book that celebrates creativity and design in Africa and the rise of new talent on the continent.
Kate Moross on her unorthodox approach to work and what she considers good design
The multi-talented creative talks starting a business and what makes her visual style different.
On making meaningful work, rebranding a country
"Design is not about designing a nice logo and putting some nice colours on it," said award-winning designer Nathan Reddy.
Yinka Ilori on the emotive value of the chairs around us
Each of his custom creations is a revival of a discarded seat.
Winy Maas on the future of cities
In case you’ve ever wondered how architecture combined with engineering and design can impact the future of cities.
Comms designer Arjun Harrison-Mann on dialogue, design and activism
When the UK cut benefits to disabled people, this RCA graduate found a way to give those affected their own platform.
#RightsNotGames makes protesting accessible for disabled people
Arjun Harrison-Mann talks ethical design at the Design Indaba Festival 2017.
Airbnb co-founder on designing Olympic-sized trust between strangers
Joe Gebbia, co-founder and chief product officer at Airbnb chats to us on the role of design in their success.
Thomas Chapman on the creation of the Arch for the Arch project
The architect and urban designer talks about this momentous project to honor Nobel Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu.
Brian Collins on creative evolution and the pitfalls of brand homogeny
“Designers do not make the future, we are in competition with it.”
Talking promise, performance and persistence with Brian Collins
“Not everything should be about storytelling or simplicity,” says the design guru.
Heartworks: Storytelling through crafts and embroidery
Helle Vibeke Jensen and Tina Ratzer’s Heartworks workshop inspires out-of-the-box thinking.
Buhle Ngaba on resilience, trusting herself and why it's time for black women to flourish
We catch up with the woman taking stories to where they're needed most.
Carina Bonse on developing the Swimming In It campaign to new heights
The Global Grad chatted with us about the challenges of educating the masses about Cape Town’s less than pristine beaches.
Exposing the fecal danger in our picturesque beaches with Carina Bonse
“People are concerned about what they put in their bodies, yet don’t know the effect that wastewater can have on their health.”
The Maitland Institute is changing perspectives on how audiences engage with art
This Cape Town space is departing from the clinical, one-way-communication aspect of the modern art gallery.
Blinky Bill talks socially conscious music and breaking free of genre constraints
The former Just a Band frontman gets in depth about the power of music.
A return to our primordial roots with Stanislaw Trzebinski
“In spite of our total reliance on the natural world, we have become almost blind to it,” says the artist.
Blinky Bill brings African musical expression to the Design Indaba stage
The Kenyan musician, producer and DJ doesn’t care what African music is ‘supposed’ to sound like.
Isabel Mager on how the making of tech devices carry untold human value
This designer explores design mechanisms broadly and how they affect culture and way of life.
Isabel Mager on identifying the human body behind the making of high-tech gadgets
What human narrative exists beneath our shiny 21st-century products?
Minimal Exposure on careful, considered, slow fashion
“I find it difficult to call ourselves a fashion brand because the term fashion to me implies fast and fleeting.”
Talking odd interplay with information and ephemeral tech with Tea Uglow
As technology becomes more functional, does it become less human-centric?
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