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Natasha Jen on the power of being a critical thinker in the design world
The Design Indaba 2018 speaker has collaborated with Nike, the Guggenheim Museum, Google, Puma and MIT Architecture among many others.
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.”
Awundibone looks at how rape culture reduces women's everyday experiences
Thandiwe Msebenzi talks about her photography work as well as how she wants to use VR to further explore the topic.
#ArchForArch 1: Is democracy a design project?
Design Indaba and Liberty partnered on the series to tell the story of the man behind the Arch For Arch monument in Cape Town.
Thandiwe Msebenzi on fairness, the power of fragility and collaboration
"Designers are constantly collaborating with other people to create things and they're constantly pushing towards reaching a broader audience."
Award-winning South African film shows that surfing is more than just a pastime
It's a dramatic foray into the life of drug-plagued youth who find redemption and happiness in the sea.
How tech hopes to improve the lives of fishermen in South Africa
ABALOBI is designed to manage small-scale fisheries in the face of climate change.
This artist has a stellar record of art exhibitions on the rituals and culture of South Africa under her belt.
An activist and former Constitutional Court judge of South Africa.
This designer is a multitalented force between the worlds of decor, interior design, retail and broadcasting.
Lebo Mashile on the intrinsic power of spoken word poetry and performance
We sat down with the multi-talented South African artist who joins us at Design Indaba 2018.
Robin Rhode on talking drawing, performance and artistic ownership
The visual artist explains the thinking behind his show-stopping Design Indaba 2017 performance.
Cape Town is the first city in Africa to be named a UNESCO City of Design
The Cape joins 180 cities in 72 countries committed to the promotion and development of innovation and creativity.
Founder of Duolingo at the Design Indaba Conference 2017
Luis von Ahn launched the first African language course on Duolingo as part of his Design Talk.
It’s time to start pumping for groundwater – but at what cost?
As Cape Town reaches a critical stage of drought, we look at whether tapping into groundwater is a viable alternative.
Morag Myerscough on giving spaces character and sensitivity through the use of colour
The Design Indaba Festival 2018 speaker will turn the Artscape Piazza into a wonderland with her colourful structure.
Olafur Eliasson talks design that has real-world significance
Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson gives us his take on what functional design means and the newest member of the Little Sun family.
Osborne Macharia breathes life into his fantastical, fictional imagery
The self-taught Kenyan photographer takes the Design Indaba audience on a mesmerising journey of fiction, fantasy and narrative.
On the Design Indaba Festival 2018
Experience the world's leading creative currency that's driving design for a better world with our annual flagship conference and festival.
The smart bicycle dock by engineering student Mardu Swanepoel
The South African student designed a docking station to keep your bicycle safe in theft-prone areas.
Taking African animation and storytelling to the world
In this interview, Triggerfish's Stuart Forrest shares his plans to educate budding creatives and take African stories to the international stage.
How Stuart Forrest built the award-winning Triggerfish
Triggerfish CEO talks Revolting Rhymes, endurance in the animation industry and inspiring empathy in young people.
Multidisciplinary artist Robin Rhode brings his drawing process to life
The South African born artist and his “doppelgänger” light up the Design Indaba stage.
Speak up, speak out, speak back: Africa Architecture Awards 2017
"What is African architecture? What makes architecture work on this continent?," asks Mark Olweny, a judge at this year’s Africa Architecture Awards.
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The designer of the Street Debater on fostering human connection through design
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18 Jun 18
“I realised that Street Debating not only addresses the problem of begging but something much bigger. It’s addressing the problem of social segregation.”
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