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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
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
What will advertising look like 100 years from now?
We chat with American marketing behemoth R/GA’s Vice Chairman about carving success in this ever-changing industry.
Ekene Ijeoma deconstructs the US national anthem as a comment on mass imprisonment
In Deconstructed Anthems, he built a software that removes notes from the US national anthem at the same rate Americans have been imprisoned.
Three fashionable items designed for people with disabilities
Grace Jun and her team at the Open Style Lab are creating functional and stylish clothing.
Joshua Kissi on disrupting and diversifying stock photography
The photographer and co-founder of TONL tells us why he decided to make images of the unrepresented his priority.
Myles Loftin on the importance of representing black masculinity differently
The #antenna2017 speaker takes us through the inspiration behind his multimedia project: Hooded.
This designer uses bacteria to make colourful silk scarves
Are microorganisms even more useful than we previously thought?
How do you tackle piracy, the refugee crisis and learning new language using design?
These Design Indaba 2017 speakers are leading the way.
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