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The all-woman band taking over a space traditionally reserved for men
New York’s Flor de Toloache talk preserving culture, women empowerment and taking on the male-dominated world of Mariachi.
Bibi Seck is the co-founder of the award-winning design and innovation studio, Birsel+Seck.
Founded in Milan in 1999, designboom is the world's first and most popular digital architecture and design magazine.
Architectural Record is the #1 source for news and information about architecture and design.
Canva is championing authentic images of women around the world
The Natural Women Collection calls on photographers to portray women just as they are.
Ellie recognised the power of meaningful design and intentional presentation of data.
Love for design and design for love
Design and art direction duo Leta and Wade's work is a feast for the senses.
Fjord’s Olof Schybergson to speak at Design Indaba Conference 2019
Acceleration in technological advancements, coupled with global challenges are starting to form a complex and ever blurry view of our future on this planet.
Design Indaba 2019 – design activism and creativity takes center stage
This year's speakers include David Droga, architects Dong Ping-Wong and Annabelle Selldorf. and filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu.
Here's why the changing advertising agency hasn't scared David Droga
“Logical people make the world go round, but creative people make it worth living in.”
Architect Dong-Ping Wong to speak at Design Indaba 2019
With several companies under his belt, Dong-Ping Wong’s work represents a new wave of architecture.
Architect Dong-Ping Wong is the founder and Director of FOOD, a design firm based in New York.
Architect Annabelle Selldorf announced as Design Indaba speaker for 2019
The founder of Selldorf Architects’ design language is quietly classic and highly considered.
Architect and founder of Selldorf Architects
Artist imagines colossal vertical slums in Lagos
Are slums shaping the face of Africa? Nigerian-born artist Lekan Jeyifo conceptualises the future of slums in Lagos.
These striking images offer an alternative view of Nigerian diversity
“One of the biggest statements I try to make with my work is that there is no single Nigerian culture.”
The innovative, unconventional and inspiring work of Droga5
Ahead of David Droga’s talk at Design Indaba 2019, we take a look at some of the more impactful work from his agency.
Founder & Creative Chairman, Droga5
The maker of Algiknit talks seaweed fashion and the next stage of biotech
Aleksandra Gosiewski's work touches on sustainable ways to fix the disconnect within the fashion industry.
Look Up is an app designed to stop New Yorkers staring at the mobile phones
Socially-focussed artist, designer and 2017 Design Indaba speaker, Ekene Ijeoma, has found a way to humanise intangible data to trigger empathy and compassion.
On resisting gentrification, social housing and the removal of statues in Central Park
Justin Garrett Moore also talks about the delicate job of balancing the varied needs of New York residents.
Go ahead and take your selfies girl
Body-positive artist Zola Lovette is the creative behind a series of illustrations celebrating bathroom selfies.
Could augmented reality systems create space for people of colour in the film industry?
Emerging technology may be the answer to the ongoing question of representation.
A photo series on colourism in Haiti, the first black republic
“They used to put me down so much because I was this dark and now, I fucking love myself.”
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First ever Ghana Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale designed by David Adjaye
• Duration: 00:43:07
9 May 19
The historic event is a celebration of Ghana's untapped cultural capital.
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