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Changing the world by design: DUNDEED
Design Indaba collaborates with the European Academy of Design to solve for the solutions the world needs now.
Here’s how movement can form type
“The story of movement has just begun and we're really looking forward to where your designs take it.”
Dezeen Awards 2019 open for entries!
Dezeen Awards is the benchmark for international design excellence and the ultimate accolade for architects and designers everywhere.
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.
A' Design Awards & Competition - Last Call for Entries
Entries for the A' Design Awards close on February 28
The curious case of the cyborg artists
The duo are set to bring their next generation experimental art to the Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town in just seven days.
Poet Lemn Sissay to speak at Design Indaba in Cape Town
Award-winning poet, playwright and broadcaster Lemn Sissay will join a stellar cast at Design Indaba Conference 2019.
The author of a series of books of poetry alongside articles, records, broadcasts, public art, commissions and plays.
The contemporary artist and cyborg activist
Culture Trip is a global hyper-growth startup operating in travel, media and entertainment.
The ‘smart scalpel’ that can detect cancer during operations
#WorldCancerDay: There are numerous cutting-edge technologies that are changing the game in cancer treatment.
Freyja Sewell is a designer who creates for the mind.
Should we engineer the climate? A social scientist and natural scientist discuss
This is an article from Head to Head, a series in which academics from different disciplines chew over current debates.
Design Indaba 2019: Where business and design meet
The next Design Indaba Conference is set to tackle various topics across business and design.
William Kentridge: the barbarity of the 'Great War' told through an African lens
Kentridge underlines the lunacy of the project in every part of the production – from ruined landscapes to caricatural imagery to ironic captions
Design Indaba 2019 presents: Architecture driven by social responsibility
From Mariam Kamara to Dong Ping-Wong, the 2019 Design Indaba Conference will host a list of renowned architects.
Architect and Interior designer
Converting historical sites into modern architecture with John Pawson
Set to speak at Design Indaba 2019, architect and interior designer, John Pawson is known for his minimalist approach.
Demystifying design with the critically acclaimed Alice Rawsthorn
The author, columnist and world-renowned design critic will speak at Design Indaba Conference 2019.
Design critic and the author of the critically acclaimed books Design as an Attitude and Hello World: Where Design Meets Life.
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.”
A non-invasive tool for spinal correction
Correcting a spinal deformity early is key to avoiding a more severe form of scoliosis in adulthood .
Playful sonic sculptures that reverberate across the design world
Pentagram London’s newly appointed partner, Yuri Suzuki, will be speaking at Design Indaba Conference 2019.
Sound artist, designer and electronic musician.
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