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Harmonia Rosales is creating new narratives around the classic art paintings
"By creating positive works of art using black women we can begin to deconstruct our power structure."
Tech to empower marginalised communities
Human rights activist and storyteller Thenmozhi Soundararajan on the power of knowledge creation in the hands of the oppressed.
Subverting the gendered implications of wearable tech
TELEXST aims to turn the gendered nature of wearable tech on its head.
What is the data behind #MeToo really telling us?
In her research, graduate Ellie Frymire looks beyond the tweets to delve further into what people are really saying.
Could the heat generated by blockchain be useful for other living beings?
With a project called Farm, MIT student Gary Zhang shows that heat generated in the blockchain has many uses.
The whimsical illustrations of Monica Obaga
“I would say my aesthetic has always been whimsical because all my favourite media as a child were musicals, cartoons, books, comics and fashion.”
Alexis Peskine explores the black experience through unconventional mediums
He speaks on his Afro-French heritage, immigration and the global black experience.
One photographer's surrealist impression of mental illness
Katie Joy Crawford was diagnosed young. This is how she sees her anxiety and depression.
This device could simplify and reduce the costs of TB treatment
An MIT research team conceived a device that would release a month’s supply of antibiotics within the body
Four designers are looking to redesign the gynaecology experience
Yona is trying to redesign the uncomfortable vaginal speculum using human-centred experience design.
Zipline is the small medical drone in Rwanda solving a worldwide logistics problem
"Health is where we found the connection between something we knew we could do and a problem that needed solving," Zipline's Keenan Wyrobek.
#MeToo: Global Grad Ellie Frymire makes sense of the iconic movement
We know that the movement was started to call out rampant abuse of women around the world, but Frymire delved into what people were really saying with #MeToo
Watch: Designing near death with the student who created her own coffin
Shaina Garfield is one of 12 graduates who are speaking at Design Indaba Festival 2019.
Global Graduate Shaina Garfield on the limits of empathetic design
Speaking on Thursday at Design Indaba Conference 2019, Shaina Garfield penned this insightful piece on design for the disabled.
Keenan Wyrobek presents his revolutionary drone system at Design Indaba Festival 2019
The world's only drone delivery service gets life-saving medical supplies and blood to the most remote and difficult to reach places on Earth.
Regenerative agriculture can make farmers stewards of the land again
Florida Atlantic University's Stephanie Anderson on an alternative method to what we know as sustainable farming.
Bibi Seck is the co-founder of the award-winning design and innovation studio, Birsel+Seck.
Founded in Milan in 1999, designboom is the world's first and most popular digital architecture and design magazine.
ArchDaily is proudly driven to help architects design a better world
Architectural Record is the #1 source for news and information about architecture and design.
Eye on Design publishes stories about the world's most exciting designers—and the issues they care about.
Canva is championing authentic images of women around the world
The Natural Women Collection calls on photographers to portray women just as they are.
Ellie recognised the power of meaningful design and intentional presentation of data.
His work combines sound and music with visual media to tell stories of mass incarceration and reconciliation within urban communities.
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