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Adaptable modular homes present a solution to South Africa’s housing crisis.
Seeds of life
Biodegradable toilet 'paper' infused with seeds encourages plant growth.
A colossal book captures Design Indaba alum Es Devlin’s 30-year multidisciplinary career.
Threads that bind us
A hand-embroidered South African scene was transformed into a wallpaper.
‘I always make clothes that I would want to wear … forever,’ says 2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creative Shamyra Moodley.
These running shoes help spread plants and seeds in the city.
2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creative Nokukhanya Justine Zungu is the founder of a brand that specialises in African contemporary women’s wear.
Fairest of them all
The first edition of a Johannesburg art fair dazzled visitors with local and international artworks.
To the walls
‘Murals have a unique ability to connect with a community,’ says this member of the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives class of 2023.
This exhibition shows how wool is more than just a raw material.
The artistic practice of this 2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creative examines memory, identity and inheritance.
Fashion designer Khumo Mohloli Morojele finds inspiration in the traces of memory in thrifted clothes.
Analogue photographer Sandra Leigh Nagel’s work has a clear style, cutting-edge aesthetic and unequivocal direction.
Former Design Indaba Emerging Creatives showcased their collections at South African Fashion Week 2023.
Cape Town-based 2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creative Naledi Modupi is obsessed with faces.
This set of woodcut prints celebrates the months of the year.
This 2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creative is a storyteller at heart.
Design for Human Rights
In honour of Human Rights Day on 21 March, we take a look at human-centred innovations from South Africa.
To the world
Sumayya Vally is shaping and shifting architectural discourses for the future.
Announcing Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives Class of 2023
Hot talent to watch – 20 rising stars are the 2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creatives.
To the streets
Street artists participating in an international art festival ask ‘What if?’ in large-scale murals across Cape Town.
In his bones
A Cape Town-based artist has created a flute made from a replica of his leg bone.
In SOLO, Charity Vilakazi weaves African narratives with mythology to pay homage to her heritage and the matriarchy.
Using the rhino, Design Indaba alum Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg examines human beings’ relationship with endangered animals.
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