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Love Story: A tale of refugees featuring Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore
Forced migration is a recurring theme at this year's Venice Biennale. An installation in the South Africa pavilion interrogates empathy.
Talking drawing, performance and artistic ownership with the irrepressible Robin Rhode
The visual artist explains the thinking behind his show-stopping Design Indaba 2017 performance.
International film festivals can’t get enough of this South African film
Krotoa, scheduled for release in South Africa in August this year, tackles an underrepresented history.
UNina Afrika: The totemic light sculpture
This design emulates the act of carrying heavy goods on one’s head.
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Redefining golf with visual artist Imraan Christian and friends
This short film follows a crew of South African creatives exploring their connection to their city.
Giorgia Lupi and Kaki King on the value of beauty in design
Beauty or functionality? We ask the designers who helped us feel data and see music.
Wacom Creatives: Illustrator Caroline Vos talks creativity, inspiration and artistic expression
How do digital artists bring their creativity to life? We ask some seasoned illustrators.
Kyla Philander on using empathy as a design tool
This South African storyteller, musician and videographer looks to creativity as a positive outlet for violence, hurt and low self-esteem.
Fashion is sustainable when it's DIY
Dutch designer Vera de Pont presented her project on DIY fashion and the future of the industry as one of the Design Indaba Global Graduates 2016.
Rich Mnisi: Fashion forward design
We talk to emerging South African fashion designer Rich Mnisi about the challenges of making a name for yourself in a young, local market.
Classic: Minedumps and Tokoloshes
In a 2015 interview, South African comics artists Ray Whitcher and Moray Rhoda talk about bringing the genre closer to home.
Christian Benimana on architecture that serves the community
In his talk, Benimana asks a series of questions about the capabilities of the built environment: can a building heal, can a neonatal ward celebrate childhood?
Navigating the informal transport systems of a bustling city
WhereIsMyTransport mapped the entire public transport network of Cape Town, South Africa.
Turning shipping containers into renewable solar units
SolarTurtle is an innovative green energy product that relies solely on battery-based distribution for rural electrification.
A card game for positive vibes
If a random act of kindness comes into your life, pay it forward.
Self-portraiture by Zanele Muholi
Visual activist Zanele Muholi turns the camera on herself.
Woza: The story of an African Surfer
"Woza" tells the story of an African surfer who has been taken as a lover by the African water spirit Mami Wata.
Dust by Minenhle Siphesihle Ntuli
The South African architect and designer unveils the first piece from his new furniture collection.
African aesthetic and Scandinavian sensibilities
We chat to Marcus Engman, head of design at IKEA Sweden, about the new Afrikea collaboration between Design Indaba and IKEA.
A conference is the new way of doing business
Ayse Birsel's lessons From Design Indaba Conference 2017.
Coding emotion and culture into art
"I try to make art that means something to people like me," says South African artist Lorenzo Plaatjies.
Cape Town illustrator talks local style and narrative
We spoke to Emerging Creative Russell Abrahams about maintaining a visual language in illustration.
The unspoken cost of precious metals
A literal depiction of what we gain from mining versus the longterm landscape destruction that follows.
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