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Eddie Opara: Always a work in progress
A brief jaunt through design, part three. Today we share a short interview with innovative graphic designer Eddie Opara.
DuoSkin: Tattoos that work as on-skin interfaces
MIT have developed DuoSkin, a metallic tattoo that enables you to use your skin as an interface to control devices, receive data and communicate.
Giorgia Lupi: Drawing from life
A brief jaunt through design, part two. Today we share a short interview with emotional data translator Giorgia Lupi.
Nelly Ben Hayoun: An impolite future hero
A brief jaunt through design, part one. Today we begin with a designer who tries to put volcanoes in your living room.
Look Up – 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.
Let the children play!
Play Pallets has devised a solution to afford kids, regardless of their economic circumstance or war-torn location, an all-important opportunity to play.
The art of Lina Viktor makes black womanhood the focus
Using 24-karat gold, the New York City-based artist elevates the power of identity.
Refugee chefs share the taste of home
Eat Offbeat: An unprecedented cookbook featuring recipes and stories by refugees now working as chefs in New York City.
MOLD: A focus on the future of food
This new independent publication focusses on the future of food and how design can help feed a hungry planet.
Co-founder of Snøhetta, architect Craig Dykers is interested in design as a promoter of social and physical well-being.
Masters in the art of freestyling it
We chat to Freestyle Love Supreme ahead of their Design Indaba daily wrap ups and once-off performance this Thursday at Nightscape. Get your tickets now!
New York’s School of Visual Arts brings its Underground Images exhibition to Design Indaba Festival 2017
Underground Images is a collection of more than 50 posters created at SVA for display in the NY subway system.
Celestial jukeboxes: Music should (and can) support universal health and well being
How does music affect our minds? And how can we use it as a form of medicine? The founder of "music as medicine" platform The Sync Project explains.
Students harness the sun to purify water
This device could aid households that only have access to contaminated water.
Brand this: Coca Cola, Spotify and Miss Piggy
Fuelled by Oreos, coffee and talent – co-founder of brand consultancy Collins, Brian Collins talks a little more about life, work and inspiration in New York.
Creative juggernaut Brian Collins, co-founder and CCO of Collins agency in New York, works towards revitalising massive brands.
Beth Kleber is the founding Archivist of the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives and the School of Visual Arts Archives in New York City.
7 Creative habits to inspire your everyday
You can wait until inspiration strikes or until your muse arrives. Or you can start fostering your imagination today by developing a creative habit.
Co-founder and creative director of the award-winning design studio Birsel + Seck, Ayse Birsel is also a teacher and the author of "Design the Life You Love".
Grace Jun is designer and self-taught coder. Her work examines functional fashion for inclusion with the aim to anchor wearable tech to the human experience.
Rhys Jones strives to make excellent products that are sustainable and socially responsible.
Isis Shiffer is an industrial designer and founder of Spitfire Industry, a design consultancy in Brooklyn that focusses on sustainability and transportation.
Data is emotional
Artist and designer Ekene Ijeoma, who is speaking at Design Indaba 2017, humanises intangible data to trigger empathy and compassion.
Tech entrepreneur Marko Ahtisaari is the CEO and co-founder of The Sync Project, which investigates the therapeutic effects of music on the body and mind.
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Design Indaba Classic: David Adjaye, Starchitect
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26 Apr 17
Renowned architect David Adjaye was named among Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2017.
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For the next instalment of Design Indaba’s Africa.Now. series our journalists investigate design and creativity in Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast.
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