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Wednesdays with Goddard
A personal quest for spiritual enlightenment leads to romance and despair.
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 asshole.
Nataal is a global media brand celebrating contemporary African arts and culture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Design is not decoration: Advice from Pentagram partner Marina Willer
Marina Willer tells us about how film can be cathartic, why you shouldn't give up hope and shares some wise words from Dame Margaret Calvert.
These images highlight the insanity behind beauty routines
Spa Days by Aleksandra Kingo presents an alternative perspective on beauty rituals.
Pentagram partner Marina Willer believes inspiration comes away from a computer screen
Graphic designer, filmmaker and Pentagram partner Marina Willer, best known for the identity she created for Tate Modern, is speaking at Design Indaba 2017.
Marina Willer is a Pentagram partner and creative director with a background in graphic design, branding and filmmaking.
A quirky alternative look at human anatomy
Fruits as body parts by Marwane Pallas.
What does flatpack furniture have to do with love?
Assisted intimacy: How to build flat-pack furniture and bond with your loved ones.
Kate Moross: How to make mess look good
London-based art director Kate Moross and her studio create explosive work, often for music artists or events with a certain chaotic (messy) energy.
London-based Nigerian designer Yinka Ilori specialises in upcycled vintage furniture inspired by Nigerian parables and fabrics from Africa.
Naresh Ramchandani: The power and grace of words
Naresh Ramchandani is a master wordsmith. Here, we talk to him about some of the creative campaigns he has been involved with over the years.
Award-winning, multi-tasking art director and designer Kate Moross is a fast rising-star on London's design scene.
Ungifted: Why Santa must die
In the latest chapter from creativity versus climate change non-profit Do The Green Thing, the greed and commercial vulgarity of Christmas is revealed.
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