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Futurist Alexa Clay on why Silicon Valley should focus on goodness and humanity
She says there needs to be more to tech than just building another app to get rich.
Night Loo offers refugee women a safer toilet option
Going to the toilet becomes a serious problem for refugee women when they face attack on their way to the bathroom.
Award-winning costume designer and women's rights icon.
Five things to know about Ane Crabtree, the latest Design Indaba 2019 speaker
She’s known as the designer of all of our favourite apocalyptic TV shows like Westworld and The Handmaid’s Tale.
Unpacking graphic design with Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, Seymour Chwast & more
These industry elites drop some priceless gems after illustrious careers in graphic design.
Five past Design Indaba speakers on how they perceive product design
Watch Design Indaba Alumni give their take on what it means to make quality functional products.
Eric Quint on 3M's design-centered mission
“We are part of an ecosystem, uniting purpose with partnership, that creates meaningful innovations.”
The Human Utility: How a Twitter discussion started a movement
What started out as a Twitter discussion soon became a way to address the water affordability and access issue in the United States.
On the first national memorial to victims of lynching in the US
Designed by MASS Design Group, who have offices in Boston and in Kigali, the memorial relies on sculpture, art, and design to contextualise racial terror.
Damon Davis explores Ghana's slave past and its impact on black America
“...the world tells us that our identity doesn’t matter and our story doesn’t matter and our lives don’t matter.”
How two researchers hacked software to create a functional AI for their diabetic son
"Not one of those companies allowed me to directly access the data that was literally coming out of my son’s body. So I hacked it."
Woebot: A smart, accessible mental healthcare solution
Created by a group of Stanford psychologists, WoeBot is used in over 120 countries and has generated over 2 million messages since its launch.
MIT audio & text system could detect depression in everyday conversations
A model by researchers at MIT is able to detect depression in context-free interactions.
Self-taught Malawian photographer grapples with ancestry in new photo series
“Who Will Bury You?” depicts a young, faceless woman ready to die.
Zach Lieberman on using human gestures to bring his work to life
The coder and artist speaks on his collaboration with Design Indaba and projects that have stayed close to him.
Here's why the changing advertising agency hasn't scared David Droga
“Logical people make the world go round, but creative people make it worth living in.”
Architect Dong-Ping Wong to speak at Design Indaba 2019
With several companies under his belt, Dong-Ping Wong’s work represents a new wave of architecture.
Graphic designer Natasha Jen poses six questions for design thinkers
During her Design Indaba Conference talk she expands on her thinking since declaring: Design Thinking is Bullshit.
Architect Dong-Ping Wong is the founder and Director of FOOD, a design firm based in New York.
Architect Annabelle Selldorf announced as Design Indaba speaker for 2019
The founder of Selldorf Architects’ design language is quietly classic and highly considered.
Architect and founder of Selldorf Architects
Ensamble Studio on building flexible, stackable spaces and working with nature
"When we look at nature we want to learn from it, we want to build with it."
Edel Rodriguez on childhood, nationalism and a nation on fire
The Cuban-born illustrator was dubbed "America’s Illustrator-In-Chief" by Fast Company.
These striking images offer an alternative view of Nigerian diversity
“One of the biggest statements I try to make with my work is that there is no single Nigerian culture.”
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