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The +POOL offers a clean and safe way for the public to swim in New York’s waters.
Design in motion
A wearable sleeve helps those with neuromuscular diagnoses gain mobility.
An urban landmark in Brooklyn gets a makeover.
A ‘dating app’ connects young voters with South African political parties.
The power of art
The Perelman Performing Arts Center opens on the World Trade Center site.
A new exhibition at MoMA explores the early days of environmentalism in the 20th century.
A tribute to Jay-Z takes over a public library in New York.
Four world-changing winners were announced at the 2023 UN SDG Action Awards.
A pair of unique towers offers incredible views of the skyline of Manhattan.
David Adjaye’s first skyscraper is completed in New York.
Meet and greet
Lina Ghotmeh’s 2023 Serpentine Pavilion has arrived in Kensington Gardens.
Apple introduces a new era of spatial computing with its ‘mixed reality’ headset.
Rhythm and hues
The new Philharmonie Luxembourg logo responds to music.
Pretty in pink
A 7,6-metre-tall fluorescent tree decorates New York’s High Line.
Dreams come true
Adjaye Associates transformed a former ice warehouse in Harlem into a public school.
Ayse Birsel’s latest book guides readers in designing their own long, happy lives.
Around the world
Thirteen design startups were chosen for their innovative strategies for building a more circular society.
Rock of ages
This combined research and exhibition space invites exploration and discovery.
Full of beans
Anish Kapoor’s latest sculpture lies ‘squashed’ under a high-rise building.
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.
The National Portrait Gallery unveils a new brand identity ahead of its grand reopening.
Typing it up
Design Indaba alum Paul Sahre’s typing has been nominated for a Grammy.
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