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This wind-up flashlight kit was designed in collaboration with its intended users.
SAFTA-nominated director Jessie Zinn is a Design Indaba Emerging Creative for 2023.
Cape Town-based 2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creative Naledi Modupi is obsessed with faces.
Body of work
2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creative Thembi Mthembu uses the body as a site for her artistic exploration.
This set of woodcut prints celebrates the months of the year.
For 2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creative Kamil Adam Hassim, nature is the ultimate inspiration.
This 2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creative is a storyteller at heart.
Design for Human Rights
In honour of Human Rights Day on 21 March, we take a look at human-centred innovations from South Africa.
To the world
Sumayya Vally is shaping and shifting architectural discourses for the future.
Announcing Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives Class of 2023
Hot talent to watch – 20 rising stars are the 2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creatives.
To the streets
Street artists participating in an international art festival ask ‘What if?’ in large-scale murals across Cape Town.
Black and white
The new edition of Ernest Cole’s monumental photobook documenting the injustices of apartheid includes previously unseen material.
In his bones
A Cape Town-based artist has created a flute made from a replica of his leg bone.
In SOLO, Charity Vilakazi weaves African narratives with mythology to pay homage to her heritage and the matriarchy.
Using the rhino, Design Indaba alum Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg examines human beings’ relationship with endangered animals.
Malian artist Famakan Magassa has won the Norval Sovereign African Art Prize for 2023.
South African artist Frank van Reenen’s latest solo exhibition explores human folly.
This series of ceramic and bronze sculptures pays homage to African women’s hairstyles.
Something from nothing
Solar Foods’ photosynthesis-inspired process is creating a new future for food.
Spawn is the first spoon designed by artificial intelligence.
Many hands, light work
The David Krut Projects art gallery in Johannesburg presents a collection of photogravures by South African artist William Kentridge.
The first contemporary florilegium in Africa is reviving botanical art with the aim of furthering conservation.
Fruits of labour
Seeds of the Fig at Twee Jonge Gezellen farm features sculptures by 24 celebrated African artists.
Ten local designers and brands were awarded for their sustainability practices at the Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2022.
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