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What can AI do for you?
Daniel Ting Chong uses creative coding to create collaborative artwork for Design Indaba 2019.
Tech innovations that make dealing with mental illness a little bit easier
We take a look at the interesting ways design can assist with some of the symptoms associated with mental illness.
Mapitso Thaisi talks culture, fashion and recognising Africa's impact
The designer showcased her Basotho inspired swimwear as part of the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives programme in 2018.
On being a young creative dealing with mental health
We spoke to past Design Indaba Emerging Creatives to unpack the way creativity and mental health co-exist in their lives.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
3 creatives on the importance of dabbling in different sectors
Former Design Indaba Emerging Creatives reflect on their journeys since leaving the incubator programme.
Jimmy Wales speaks on diversity and the value of knowledge in one's mother tongue
The founder of Wikipedia spoke to Design Indaba during Wikimania2018, which was held in Cape Town recently.
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.
Hafeez Floris captures the other side of South Africa's townships
His photography shows the more childlike and creative side to people in areas like Manenberg and Soweto.
Award-winning director Siphiwe Myeza-Mhlambi on his approach to storytelling
“I want everything that l do to allow me to change the world."
Pentagram’s Natasha Jen: “Design is not a monster you ‘unleash’ to fix the world”
Pentagram partner Natasha Jen makes her feelings on business buzzwords, simplistic flow diagrams and sticky note brainstorm sessions very clear...
#DesignIndaba: Notes on Design Indaba 2018
In spite of the physical space feeling more dreary than usual, Design Indaba 2018 ensured a number of strong and critical speakers.
The much-loved poet tells Nataal about her new theatre piece, which re-examines the story of Saartjie Baartman.
Design Indaba 2018: More than a soundbite
Seven speakers whose insights transcended a character limit at Cape Town's annual festival of creativity
Peter Veenstra to build dome of plants at Design Indaba venue in Cape Town
Dutch landscape architect Peter Veenstra has revealed plans to build a plant-covered bamboo sphere in Cape Town's Luthuli Plaza.
6 trail-blazing design graduates you should know
Design Indaba 2018: These exciting young designers are pushing creative boundaries.
24 hours with Morag Myerscough at Design Indaba
Here, exclusively for It’s Nice That, Morag shares her Design Indaba highlights.
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