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Indian graphic design studios reviving their heritage
We look at a few artists who represent their Indian Heritage through their designs.
Harnessing the power of urine
Researchers designed a cheaper, more efficient way to generate power from organic waste.
Cultivating mini farms aboard cargo ships
This student-designed collapsible farm could help utilise the massive amounts of wasted space created by shipping containers.
Graphic Designer, Art Director and the Founder of Middle Boop.
Two must-see projects by Design Indaba 2019 speaker Gordon Reid
The graphic designer is among several speakers announced for our upcoming festival of creativity.
Four literacy projects changing the world as we know it
See how these projects use literacy as a tool for positive change.
Morag Myerscough on transforming spaces with colour and embracing the unknown
The London-based designer takes us through her work that’s added colour to hospitals, public spaces and more.
9 creatives to look out for this Women's Month
To celebrate Women's Month, we're highlighting the work of some of our former participants in the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives programme.
Underwater couture for an uncertain future by biomimicry designer Jun Kamei
The Royal College of Art grad’s 3D-printed garments are for a world submerged in water.
The untold history behind William Kentridge’s most ambitious project to date
“The colonial logic toward the black participants could be summed up by: ‘Lest their actions merit recognition, their deeds must not be recorded’.”
How designers are using digital fabrication to improve wheelchairs
Disrupt Disability uses open source design and digital fabrication to make wheels that are affordable and fully customisable.
Natsai Audrey Chieza on working with nature to help solve fashion's waste problem
She talks about projects that include dyeing clothes using bacteria, developing a residency programme and her love for Solange, Mafikizolo and Bjork.
The Connected Supper Club on dinner tables as spaces for positive change
“London is a big city and I don’t find it surprising that people are attracted to small events centred around dinner tables."
Studio Swine on making sustainable design desirable
London-based duo is behind accessories made of human hair, furniture made from ocean waste, among other designs.
Uninvited Guests is an elderly man’s battle with smart technology
Superflux’s short film Uninvited Guests looks at the frictions that can arise as technology evolves.
AZEEMA is here to display beauty and dispel myths
“It is a celebration of heritage, culture and diversity, yet equally a champion for empowerment and progressive change."
Typeface as a tool for empowerment, with Bruno Maag
“We, as graphic designers, should strive to make sure that information processing can be done easily for everyone.”
Nigerian writer Ziki Nelson on his upcoming comic book featuring 15 African artists
"From our perspective, there's no point publishing a Spiderman-esque superhero story. The DCs and the Marvels of this world already do that so well.”
This British Nigerian artist's films celebrate the full spectrum of blackness
Seye Isikalu’s work thoughtfully captures black bodies on screen.
The ‘smart scalpel’ that can detect cancer
A new invention for the operating theatre to help pinpoint abnormal growths.
Will AI be our new co-dependent relationship?
Nicole Pérez’s annoying robots ponder the future of automated intimacy.
An ostomy bag for health, beauty and function
We look back at some impactful design from a UK graduate who sought to combat stigma in health care.
FrailTea analyses kettle grip data to monitor the health of the elderly
Callum Smith’s project FrailTea uses grip data from a kettle to monitor the health of elderly people and the state of their of frailty.
Life Kitchen offers free cooking lessons for people living with cancer
Life Kitchen is extending classes and has teamed up with designers to create a special range of plates, totes, and t-shirts.
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