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Full of beans
Anish Kapoor’s latest sculpture lies ‘squashed’ under a high-rise building.
Women making waves
For International Women's Day, we take a look at six exceptional young women in creative industries.
Four Design Indaba alums are mentoring members of the 2023 Young Climate Prize cohort.
This ordinary-looking stroller is kitted out with all sorts of AI perks.
Signs of life
Giant spiderweb-like installations are symbolic of the world's shared knowledge.
Life after death
An American startup is returning the burial process to the earth.
The National Portrait Gallery unveils a new brand identity ahead of its grand reopening.
The latest driving tech solves the problems of parallel parking.
A thin layer of water between two panes of glass can reduce energy costs.
Typing it up
Design Indaba alum Paul Sahre’s typing has been nominated for a Grammy.
A bright green geometric house on the coast of Uruguay was designed to suit the needs of artists.
The latest project of international architecture company Office for Metropolitan Architecture employs stacked structures to make best use of limited space.
My, oh, Miami!
The 18th edition of Design Miami is taking place between 30 November and 4 December 2022.
A short film about carbon-absorbing buildings premiered at the UN’s Climate Change Conference COP27 in Egypt.
The world-famous train known as the Orient Express is getting a nostalgia-inspired makeover.
Architect and computational designer Manas Bhatia used AI to imagine a utopian future with symbiotic buildings.
The anatomy of art
New York-based artist Michael Mapes creates fragmented portraits out of collected items
Food is medicine
New York-based artist Chiizii’s ‘Nni Bu Ogwu’ archival collection examines pre- and post-colonial Igbo dietary practices.
Raise your glass
Berlin-based design studio Studio Other Spaces unveiled their kaleidoscopic wine-tasting pavilion in early August
A great catch for fashion
A start-up is harnessing invasive species to supply the fashion industry with fish leather
The shape of water
Maya Lin’s sprawling installations pay homage to – and ask questions about – watery ecologies
Furniture designer Jonsara Ruth restores disabled pieces of furniture so they are both ecologically and ergonomically healthier
Design Indaba alumnus and Stanford bioengineer Manu Prakash rises to the challenge of inequality with his scientific inventions
Art for art’s sake
A reimagining of one of the world’s foremost performing arts schools has healing potential for creatives and audiences alike
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