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A new source of water?
A new sponge-like nanomaterial, designed to be used in existing dehumidifiers, could offer a new source of aqua.
A floating farm that is designed to reduce wasteful emissions
“Technologies that minimize the ecological footprint and are based on circular principles are aimed for on all levels of the farm."
The design squadron of the future
Meet the bright young creatives who have surfaced through our three longstanding youth programmes: Emerging Creatives, Global Graduates and antenna.
The new face of collaboration #BetterTogether
This week, we’re exploring unconventional collaborations and combinations that show how diverse partnerships can present new opportunities.
This luxury sustainable micro unit utilizes solar and wind energy
“Ecocapsule is your design way to independent living. It can become a pop-up hotel, caravan, mobile office, research station or anything you want it to."
MIT Media Lab presents Cyborg Botany
“Our goal is to merge and power our electronic functionalities with existing biological functions of living plants.”
BioBombola: An algae garden made for inside your home
This project explores interaction and collaboration between high-tech cultivation and peoples' everyday lives.
Design hacks for the new normal
Taking a leaf out of hack’s own book, we’re finding ways to thrive by seeking out design solutions from around the world.
Are you socially acceptable?
New distancing norms in life after lockdown demand that we reinvent the way we socialize, especially as this mode may remain in place indefinitely.
Why we should recalibrate the future
With the pandemic throwing wasteful ways into sharp relief, we’ve all had to step back and recalibrate.
Can design solve for a pandemic?
The design community has rallied behind the cause, delivering a volley of rapid-fire solutions to help combat COVID-19.
The future may be virtual, but will it be good?
Join us as we highlight innovation and impact driven by virtuality and digital tech.
Quarantine Playlists: Weekly dose of inspiration from past Design Indaba speakers
Missed any of our earlier playlists? Catch up with our curated collections here.
The art of being here now
We’re taking the ultimate journey – one of self-exploration – to equip ourselves with know-how for now.
Led By Donkeys
Political street theatre
Anonymous night-time guerrilla poster campaign by four friends determined to expose the lies, lunacy and hypocrisy of Brexit.
Architecture Social Club
Designing disobedience| Led By Donkeys brings a satirical kick to #DI2020
Led By Donkeys started as an anonymous night-time guerrilla poster campaign by four friends determined to expose the lies, lunacy and hypocrisy of Brexit.
Space design| Anna Talvi’s microgravity-wear for interplanetary living
Design meets the future in Estonian Anna Talvi’s ingenious range of microgravity-wear.
Advertising superstar Rick Brim to share his creative process at #DI2020
As the Chief Creative Officer of the Year in 2019, Rick Brim's brilliance finds expression in a range of virtuoso campaigns.
Practical magic | Paul Cocksedge’s joyful, people-centred counterpoint to tech alienation
Paul Cocksedge will be bringing his humanistic designs to the 2020 Design Indaba stage
Patrick Thomas’s revolutionary artworks reflect the zeitgeist
The graphic artist spoke at Design Indaba 2020.
Playing with their food | Honey and Bunny’s deconstructive performance
Honey and Bunny productions set to speak at Design Indaba 2020.
honey & bunny productions
sustainable food design
sonja stummerer & martin hablesreiter
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