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Celebrating the legacy of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Design Indaba captured the archbishop's character in the Arch for Arch, a wooden monument next to 14 lines from the South African Constitution’s preamble.
Trend Forecast 2018 with Li Edelkoort
Trend guru Li Edelkoort presents her annual forecast on upcoming creative trends.
Emerging Creatives 2018
Design Indaba presents the Emerging Creatives Class of 2018 in an exhibition that showcases the talents of our local rising design stars.
Design Indaba Nightscape 2018
Design Indaba Festival 2018 presents a celebration of sound and sight in a festival of music, performance and exhibitions on the Artscape Piazza.
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.
Design Indaba Conference 2018
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 Festival 2018
Every year the Design Indaba Festival curates a pioneering programme of speakers, music artists, film and design exhibitions, showcasing the best of the global and African creative industries.
Snøhetta unveil Arch for Arch project at Design Indaba 2017
The Oslo-based architects designed the physical tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Olafur Eliasson on label-free impactful design
“I am more interested in the consequences that my work has than how to label my work,” said the multidisciplinary designer.
Craig Dykers and Thomas Chapman discuss the Arch for Arch
"This project represents the power and strength of the people who overcame odds," says Dykers.
Publications & Art Projects
Co-edited by Gestalten and Design Indaba, Africa Rising is a book that celebrates creativity and design in Africa and the rise of new talent on the continent.
Kate Moross on her unorthodox approach to work and what she considers good design
The multi-talented creative talks starting a business and what makes her visual style different.
On making meaningful work, rebranding a country
"Design is not about designing a nice logo and putting some nice colours on it," said award-winning designer Nathan Reddy.
Yinka Ilori on the emotive value of the chairs around us
Each of his custom creations is a revival of a discarded seat.
Winy Maas on the future of cities
In case you’ve ever wondered how architecture combined with engineering and design can impact the future of cities.
Comms designer Arjun Harrison-Mann on dialogue, design and activism
When the UK cut benefits to disabled people, this RCA graduate found a way to give those affected their own platform.
#RightsNotGames makes protesting accessible for disabled people
Arjun Harrison-Mann talks ethical design at the Design Indaba Festival 2017.
Airbnb co-founder on designing Olympic-sized trust between strangers
Joe Gebbia, co-founder and chief product officer at Airbnb chats to us on the role of design in their success.
Thomas Chapman on the creation of the Arch for Arch project
The architect and urban designer talks about this momentous project to honor Nobel Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu.
Heartworks: Storytelling through crafts and embroidery
Helle Vibeke Jensen and Tina Ratzer’s Heartworks workshop inspires out-of-the-box thinking.
From dreaming up stories to starting a movement with the multi-talented Buhle Ngaba
We catch up with the woman taking stories to where they're needed most.
Carina Bonse on developing the Swimming In It campaign to new heights
The Global Grad chatted with us about the challenges of educating the masses about Cape Town’s less than pristine beaches.
Exposing the fecal danger in our picturesque beaches with Carina Bonse
“People are concerned about what they put in their bodies, yet don’t know the effect that wastewater can have on their health.”
The Maitland Institute is changing perspectives on how audiences engage with art
This Cape Town space is departing from the clinical, one-way-communication aspect of the modern art gallery.
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