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London street gets the Yinka Ilori happy treatment
Happy Streets is the product designer's first public project.
Combining fungi and willow to create functional furniture
Sebastian Cox and Ninela Ivanova’s collaboration investigates the potential of mushrooms as a raw material.
Designer Sanne Visser explores the potential of human hair as a raw material
Her project The New Age of Trichology turns discarded hair into beautiful products.
Meet Hayden Williams, the fashion illustrator to Hollywood stars
The 27-year-old talks to us about how he harnessed his 1,2 million Instagram followers to build a global brand.
From refugee camp to fashion runway
Motivated by experiences of displacement, these designers are using fashion to tell their story of war and strife and in doing so, helping refugee communities.
Gordon Reid on embracing the weird in design
The graphic designer talks us through his design career and starting his own agency, Middleboop.
The industrialisation of the natural world
Speculations on the future of biodiversity after the sixth mass extinction.
How Hannah Barry is revolutionising the London art scene
She may not call herself an art curator but Hannah Barry explains how she revived an art scene via an abandoned car park.
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."
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 are encouraging African designers to enter
Dezeen Awards is the benchmark for international design excellence and the ultimate accolade for architects and designers everywhere.
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
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.
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.
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