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This photo series examines the ways in which black women are forced to comply in society
Emerging Creative 2018 participant Stephanie Kenyaa Mzee also talks about xenophobia and why her work centres black women.
The fascinating way blind designer Simon Dogger is able to feel the emotions of others
The Design Indaba speaker began his 2018 Design Talk by giving the audience a listen into the life of a visually impaired designer.
Designer Ini Archibong on merging myth and reality to create The Secret Garden
The ECAL graduate spoke about overcoming a difficult time, his design process and the importance of fulfilling a higher purpose.
Leroy Mwasaru on renewable energy and creating solutions for African people
“If I don’t, then who will?” asks the social entrepreneur.
This young South African artist uses the everyday dinner plate as a canvas
Duma Mtimkulu was one of 40 young exhibitors at Design Indaba 2018. Entries for 2019 are now open.
Renata Souza on designing an insulin kit specifically for children with diabetes
"Children with type 1 diabetes are insulin-dependent. The administration of it is crucial to their survival."
South African designer Thaakierah Abdul exhibits Cape Malay culture at Emerging Creatives 2018
Entries for the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives programme 2019 are now open. Watch 2018 alumna Thaakierah Abdul's creative journey.
Get to know Andy Mkosi, the queer rapper taking charge of her own story
The South African artist’s work sits at the intersection of music and photography to create a unique kind of storytelling.
How the Vula app is revolutionising the South African healthcare system
Ophthalmologist William Mapham developed an app that provides aid to rural healthcare workers.
Doors of Cape Town
An intrepid Capetonian is photographing good-looking doors around the city; and an Instagram account set up to document his findings is developing a following.
How GetSmarter’s distance learning overhaul created a $100m company
The brothers Sam & Rob Paddock explain the "deliberate design" behind the e-learning empire's success.
Conscious fashion: Amna Elshandaweely’s take on fashion and revolution
The Cairo designer makes a moving case for social impact with something as simple as the clothes we wear.
Ilze Wolff on creating an activist and public culture around architecture
In this architectural practice collaboration with artists is just as important as working with other architects and engineers.
Brynjar Sigurðarson on the relationship between objects and stories
The Design Indaba #GlobalGrad alumnus has been awarded with the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize 2018.
Sunu Gonera on finding his voice, afrofuturism and making heroes out of ordinary people
In this opening talk of Design Indaba 2018 that brought the audience to its feet, the filmmaker talks about his career high and lows.
George Gibbens is using design to tackle South Africa's social problems
The industrial designer has designed a VR device to help the visually impaired, a portable machine to fight shack fires and more.
Sunu Gonera on working in Hollywood and why afrofuturism is not a new trend
“I think people are just trying to define what’s already happening on the ground.”
Thandiwe Msebenzi uses photography to expose the consequences of misogyny
"I am harassed at least five times a day, 35 times per week...Now imagine what that must do to one psychologically.”
Photographs capture the dangerous practice of wine collecting in Namibia
The palm wine collectors in Namibia risk their lives for their cultural practice.
On creating unique ceramics out of sand collected from all over the world
Lonny van Ryswyck talks about using sand from the depleted Theewaterskloof Dam to make the Design Indaba 2018 speakers gift, her process and more.
Morag Myerscough's design converted at Cape Town primary school to inspire kids
This project extends the life of ‘Embrace the Unknown’, the structure that was erected at Design Indaba Festival 2018.
Spanish mural artist, Okuda, uses art to bridge cultural borders
His murals have transformed degraded and abandoned buildings into unique colourful spaces around the world
14 graphic designers to watch
These up and coming visual artist showed us a sneak peak into the future of graphic design in South Africa.
Meet the future of South African fashion
These are the young creatives in the fashion industry who formed part of our Emerging Creatives programme for 2018.
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