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Design Indaba 2018: A copywriter's expert opinion
Jeff Harvey details his experience of Design Indaba Conference 2018 for Bizcommunity.
LINKUP uses design to tackle unemployment
Devised by service designer Hazel Scrimgeour, LINKUP is a platform set to make a difference to South Africa's unemployed youth.
The world’s most awarded “Adman” to headline at Design Indaba Conference 2019
Global advertising superstar David Droga will take centre stage at the renowned Design Indaba Conference.
Emerging Creative alumna Thabo Makhetha launches crowdfunder
Design Indaba Emerging Creatives alumna Thabo Makhetha is now crowdfunding to produce her own textile designs.
Visi favourites: Design Indaba 2018
Here is a selection of just some of the inspiring things we saw and heard about during the three-day festival of creativity in Cape Town.
From Design Indaba to a youthful population: Africa is on (creative) fire!
At WGSN last week, we held intense seminars and workshops sharing trends from our global editors, and, from these, one thing became certain:
5 key trends from Design Indaba
And what brands can learn from Africa's most creative conference.
Design Indaba 2018: A festival of optimism in the face of ecological turmoil
Design Indaba 2018 once again lured a roster of international designers, filmmakers, musicians and other artists to Cape Town.
Design Indaba Conference 2019
The highlight of the creative calendar, the Design Indaba Conference brings together the people using design and innovation to create a better world.
Design Indaba 2018's celebration of creativity
Design Indaba 2018 welcomed creative minds from around the world to a colourful celebration of creativity
Before Beyoncé there was Saartjie Baartman
Spoken word artist, performer & poet Lebo Mashile speaks with Charl Blignaut about Saartjie vs Venus, a stage production that rewrites the Sarah Baartman story.
Advertising maverick David Droga to speak at Design Indaba 2019
“As a creative person you can’t bullshit yourself that you’re happy, no matter the perks. If you’re not having an impact on the work, it’s not worth it.”
Design Indaba Conference 2019: Tickets on sale now
From dates to discounts to speakers, here’s what you need to know about the world’s best creative conference.
Zambian fashion entrepreneur on prints, nostalgia and the importance of finding synergy
Lucy Mulima started Aya Goods after years spent working in fashion, PR and media.
Developed by a Cape Town lecturer, this self-sustaining toilet turns waste into material of value
The innovative Sanihive took home two major prizes at the recently held UNLEASH event.
Emerging Creatives: Where are they now?
We talk to some of the South African creatives who used the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives Programme as a career launchpad.
Talking cultural clashes and interrogating stereotypes with Gerhard Human
Armed with a prying nose for truth and sense of humour, this artist delves into contentious social assumptions in vibrant style.
The psychological effects of sound with Nicolás Kisic Aguirre
The Peruvian designer’s open-source projects are a combination of sound, architecture, and the mind.
What's in a cup of tea?
#GlobalGrad Shaakira Jassat's ThirTEA for One project highlights the hidden footprint in the lifecycle of the products we consume.
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.”
Iwo Borkowicz on creating a new model for social housing in Cuba
The Polish architect presents a workable solution for both residents and tourists.
Ameera Conrad on the joy and 'realness' of telling the stories of unheard voices
Meet the writer, director, and actress making unapologetically political theatre.
The designer of the Street Debater on fostering human connection through design
“I realised that Street Debating not only addresses the problem of begging but something much bigger. It’s addressing the problem of social segregation.”
Heartworks: Storytelling through crafts and embroidery
Helle Vibeke Jensen and Tina Ratzer’s Heartworks workshop inspires out-of-the-box thinking.
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