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ODA reinvents New York City
Beyond the Streets sees New York’s citizens and economy flourishing
Our media partner ARTSTHREAD & GUCCI join forces to showcase the world’s design graduates
Following the success of the 2020 Global Design Graduate Show, ARTSTHREAD is ready for another round
Get design’s latest: Louvre’s 1st female leader, PoAD opens, & Heatherwick floats Little Island…
Innovation, engagement, and leadership are our watchwords this week.
#DI Speaker Thomas Heatherwick Creates Two Acres of Public Park above New York’s Hudson River
Little Island is an innovative space encouraging biodiversity, performance and public engagement
#DI Global Graduate Ini Archibong Launches Travelling Pavilion at London Design Biennale, Directed by #DI Speaker Es Devlin
Pavilion of the African Diaspora is a travelling installation in three phases.
MBOISA-Nominee Igshaan Adams’ New Body of Work Maps the Histories of his Community
Bridging past, present and future, Igshaan Adams weaves narratives into his Veld Wen show.
Former Design Indaba Emerging Creative Andile Dyalvane Mounts 2nd Ceramics Solo Show in New York
Ceramicist Andile Dyalvane’s iThongo communes with the ancestors via symbolic seating.
Neri Oxman’s Silk Pavilion II Turns Metamorphosis into Art
Built by silkworms – a cross-species collaboration.
Tin & Ed’s virtual playground with the Rockefeller Center in New York City will Transport and Inspire
Tin & Ed straddle the divide between art, nature and technology with their latest interactive installation.
Diébédo Francis Kéré wins Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal for Architecture
Design Indaba Speaker Diébédo Francis Kéré produces architectural work that inspires and unites.
Using plastic to pave new roads
According To president of TechniSoil, the startup who has engineered this new type of movement - the use of plastic makes the pavement stronger.
Burning the Museum
The annual Burning Man art festival is going virtual.
How Marisa Hamamoto is reshaping the future of dance
She founded her Los Angeles-based dance company Infinite Flow Dance to integrate diversity so fully that it becomes yet another new normal.
The rise of gaming activism
Fortnite decides to educate its users about systemic racism and gets them to battle prejudice
Designers Leta and Wade on living and working together successfully
The couple talked about honesty, creativity, their project Complements and the universal strangeness of love.
What is the new normal?
There’s no doubt the pandemic has wrought indelible shifts. Here, we map just a few of them…
Founding Principal and Partner, Studio Gang.
Greening architecture | Design Indaba 2020 Speaker Kathryn Larsen thatches with seaweed
Bio-based designer and architectural technologist Kathryn Larsen is looking to the pass to create a greener future.
Synthetic biology | Catalina Lotero’s plan to generate electricity with trees
Together with a multidisciplinary team, Catalina Lotero is tackling the global energy crisis with a simple, off-the-grid, plant-based solution.
Measurable impact | Robert Wong explores humanity’s possible futures at Google
Chief creative officer of Google Creative Lab, Robert Wong spoke at Design Indaba 2020.
Better cities| Jeanne Gang’s architectural practice builds sustainable futures
Her award-winning multidisciplinary practice, Studio Gang, is driven by an ethos of ‘actionable idealism’ and is concerned with how to make cities more livable,
Debbie Millman is an author, educator, curator and host of the podcast Design Matters.
On brand | Influential polymath Debbie Millman elevates the design discipline
Debbie Millman spoke at Design Indaba 2020.
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