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Alexa Pollmann: Design, migration and a future form of statehood
Alexa Pollmann’s project Indivicracy presents a future statehood, where governments are no longer territorial and citizens are followed by a social network.
These biodegradable products represent a fresh perspective on the traditional practices of sustainability
How can a chair and a shoebox contribute to a more ecologically sustainable future?
This music video doubles as a PSA for domestic violence
Created for UK singer Frances’ song Grow’, the animated film addresses the isolating nature of abuse.
Vibrant Paralympic Games ad wins Art Director’s Club of Europe award
The ‘We are the Superhumans’ campaign celebrates the disabled community.
Wednesdays with Goddard
A personal quest for spiritual enlightenment leads to romance and despair.
The industrialisation of the natural world
Speculations on the future of biodiversity after the sixth mass extinction.
This kids clothing range literally grows alongside your child
“Slow fashion for fast growing kids.”
Stories of feral children told through photography
This photographer sheds light on the cruelty faced by children as they are abandoned by society absolutely.
Using technology to reimagine the documentation of human suffering
Photographer Richard Mosse’s latest work opens at the Barbican.
The carbon cost of your cocaine
In the sixth edition of Do The Green Thing, the eco-warriors reveal the carbon footprint associated with every line of cocaine.
Things we learnt from Kate Moross
It’s better to have a hole in your team than an ass whole.
Nataal is a global media brand celebrating contemporary African arts and culture.
The bold illustrations of Camilla Perkins
The artist’s vivid depictions of African life are bursting with energy.
Award-winning Burkina Faso architect Francis Kéré to design the 2017 Serpentine Pavilion
Our longtime friend and Design Indaba alumnus Francis Kéré has been chosen to design the 2017 Serpentine Pavilion in London. It will be his UK debut.
What do you think the post-Brexit British passport should look like?
UK-based design publication Dezeen have launched an unofficial post-Brexit British passport design competition, and their looking for submissions from Africa.
Special Projects create an experience that encourages connection between generations
The NEW OLD exhibition at the Design Museum focusses on how design thinking can help people live fuller, healthier and more rewarding lives as they age.
Dancing through difficulty
Liberty Express is a dance, film and cultural exchange project for children living in poverty.
The women calling for an end to female genital mutilation through film
From catchy and cute to raw and haunting, check out how filmmakers are speaking out.
Arjun Harrison-Mann is a London-based designer, activist and advocate for dialogue. He is also the co-founder of Studio Hyte.
NB Studio: From booze to babies to banks
We talk to Nick Finney and Alan Dye of NB Studio about their collaborative design process and some of the lessons they’ve learnt.
Massive Attack’s Daddy G has been a trailblazer in the music scene since the 1980s.
The online magazine created for women of colour by women of colour
Gal-Dem affirms a growing appetite for more intersectional and inclusive media.
Where are you now? Pinpoint locations with three simple words
Tech startup what3words can tell you exactly where you are with just three simple, easy-to-remember words. Its founder will be speaking at Design Indaba 2017.
Chris Sheldrick is the founder of what3words, an addressing app that assigns a sequence of three simple words to any location in the world.
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Christian Benimana on architecture that serves the community
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19 Apr 17
In his talk, Benimana asks a series of questions about the capabilities of the built environment: can a building heal, can a neonatal ward celebrate childhood?
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AFRICA. NOW. West Africa
For the next instalment of Design Indaba’s Africa.Now. series our journalists investigate design and creativity in Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast.
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