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Silicon Valley wants to read your mind – here’s why you should be worried
The tech geniuses of Silicon Valley are developing machines capable of reading your brainwaves.
Ensamble Studio is at the forefront of architecture, art and academic research
The award-winning Spanish architects, Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa, spoke at the Design Indaba Conference 2018.
The Trap is an exploration of the female form merged with nature
Ali Aschman explores her conflicting feelings on the ways in which women have been associated with nature through the ages.
The Great Passenger Pigeon Comeback project is a blueprint for de-extinction
The speculative designer behind human leather, Tina Gorjanc explores the ethics and implications of de-extinction
bioMason grows bricks without using any heat
This method mimics a naturally occurring material called biological cement, much like the process that occurs when coral is formed.
A robot-made habitat for Mars could bring sustainable building down to Earth
How a speculative project for another planet is uncovering solutions for better building practices.
How this low-cost, modular machine is tackling malaria
Octopi is the latest tech that’s revolutionising malaria detection.
Netflix product designer on bridging design gaps across borders
Mariam Braimah talks to us about how she is using her experience to facilitate skills exchanges between Silicon Valley and Nigeria.
Jaden Smith’s vegan pop-up truck is free for the homeless
His care for people and the environment sees Smith often tackling pressing global issues.
Skip the trip to the fertility clinic with Yo Home Sperm
In just a few minutes, this app offers men valuable reproductive information.
Grow edible algae in your home
The Coral is an indoor micro-algae farm designed to welcome algae into our everyday lives.
This lightweight, flexible shoe is made from ‘algae foam’
VIVOBAREFOOT and Bloom team up on the world’s first shoe made with the material.
Call for applications: Summer programme 2019
The University of the Underground and the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College invite you to apply for POST-NATION STATES, Summer School 19 in NYC.
How fashion adapted to climate change – in the Little Ice Age
People see global warming as a modern phenomenon, but fashion has a long history of responding to climate change.
Ghanaian photographer Lawrence Agyei on the power of photography
“To me, a great photograph is like poetry. It captures and expresses a situation or emotion that transcends everyday life.”
From refugee camp to fashion runway
Motivated by experiences of displacement, these designers are using fashion to tell their story of war and strife and in doing so, helping refugee communities.
Celine Semaan wants to solve fashion's sustainability problem
The culture and climate thought leader is working with everyone from the UN to students to tackle fashion's sustainability problem.
Sculptors set to create the world’s largest gender equality art project
Australian sculptors and married couple Gillie and Marc are creating 10 life sized sculptures celebrating the lives of monumental women.
OurArtworks is a creative haven for Mississippi's disabled community
“Anyone who has a disability has the ability to create art.”
More than a catcall
Sophie Sandberg tackles everyday harassment by taking it back to the streets.
Blair Imani is writing Herstory
Imani’s book is shining a light both on modern feminists and on marginalised people who are making a difference in the world.
Shaina Garfield on how we can benefit the Earth after death
She shared how her project Leaves proposes a sustainable coffin that will help the body decompose naturally.
Exploring Shantell Martin’s unique interactive illustrations
The London-born, New York-based artist is creating larger than life artworks that comment on intersectionality, identity and play.
Alice Rawsthorn on bad design
“We desperately need good design in this world and we desperately don't need bad design. That's why it's so important that we should come to terms with it.”
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