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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.”
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.
Rodrigo Garcia Gonzales wants to make packaging disappear
The Design Indaba 2019 speaker is the co-founder of Skipping Rocks Lab – the company behind the biodegradable water-filled bead to replace plastic bottles.
Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez
Inventor, designer, architect and engineer.
Hannah Barry has helped to revolutionise the art scene in Peckham, South London
Now the gallerist and curator will be joining us on stage at next year’s Design Indaba Conference.
Curator and founder of Bold Tendencies and Hannah Barry Gallery.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Could building with wood be the answer to high-density cities and the housing crisis?
Timber Rising predicts a future in which wood will supersede concrete and steel.
Industrial design student introduces a refillable, more sustainable mascara
The refillable mascara that can be applied using a 3D printed fingertip, saving an estimated 25 mascara bottles from landfill per person over ten years.
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