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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.
Brooklyn-based Ekene Ijeoma is a socially-focused interdisciplinary artist and designer who uses data to translate overlooked facts into informed feelings.
Freestyle Love Supreme and South African Koeksisters
Hip hop improv crew Freestyle Love Supreme is coming to Design Indaba 2017. They're looking forward to koeksisters, we're looking forward to spontaneous jams.
Sexual expression and exploration in Joanne Leah’s risqué portraits
Photographer Joanne Leah boldly tackles female sexuality.
Welcome to The FetLife
The photo project by Danny Ghitis captures what a fetish community really looks like.
Whose Streets? Our Streets!
This photographic exhibition documents one of the purest expressions of democracy.
Sleeping with Snøhetta under the Scandinavian sky
Snøhetta explores the evolving relationship between handicraft and digital technology. Architect and co-founder Kjetil Thorsen will speak at Design Indaba 2017.
How can we help you feel data?
At Design Indaba 2017 information designer Giorgia Lupi will collaborate with guitarist Kaki King on an unimaginable journey through data and the senses.
American guitarist and composer Kaki King is known for her genre-defying percussive and jazz-like melodies and energetic live shows.
Giorgia Lupi is an award-winning information designer, artist and the co-author of "Dear Data", a book that visualises the details of everyday life.
Can architecture help us heal from loss?
The ‘Mask House’ was built specifically for those coping with grief.
Modern day Dracula and the plight of immigrants
Artists adapt the classic tale of Dracula to explore the immigrant rights in the United States.
The magical figures of the Haas Brothers
These LA-based artists blur the lines between nature and psychedelia.
Smart street furniture for a safer city
Combatting air and noise pollution with Simply Grid.
Artist interprets movement disorder into striking, intricate headpieces
Tiago Valente’s ‘Dystonia’ converts pain into beauty.
Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter
New MOMA exhibition investigates the design & infrastructure of modern refugee camps.
Recyclable helmet wins International James Dyson Award
The collapsible EcoHelmet makes safety a convenience.
Athi-Patra Ruga debuts new performance piece at Performa 17 Biennale in New York
Dismantling the myth of the ‘Rainbow Nation’ through performance art.
Smart streetlights powered by pedestrian footsteps
Clean-tech startup EnGoPlanet harnesses kinetic energy to potentially power cities around the world.
Student thesis initiates award-winning community food project
Blank Plate: The culinary design curriculum helping to navigate life in a ‘food desert’.
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