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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 a cup of tea teaches us about the value of water
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.
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.
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.
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