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Nigerian writer Ziki Nelson on his upcoming comic book featuring 15 African artists
"From our perspective, there's no point publishing a Spiderman-esque superhero story. The DCs and the Marvels of this world already do that so well.”
Sunu Gonera on finding his voice, afrofuturism and making heroes out of ordinary people
In this opening talk of Design Indaba 2018 that brought the audience to its feet, the filmmaker talks about his career high and lows.
The Cannes Lions award-winning filmmaker believes in authentic African storytelling.
Calling concrete artists: Entries for the 2018 PPC Imaginarium Awards are now open
The PPC Imaginarium Awards is now accepting entries from both South Africa and Zimbabwe.
This Belgian-Zimbabwean concept uses mushrooms as a bridge when crossbreeding chicken and camelids
What do you get when you combine a mushroom, chicken and a camel? We talk to Koen Vanmechelen and Chido Govera about their planetary community chicken project.
Koen Vanmechelen’s Cosmopolitan Chicken lands in South Africa
The Belgian multidisciplinary artist brings his biocultural diversity project to Design Indaba 2017.
The cross pollination of fungi and fowls
A Belgian chicken artist and a Zimbabwean social entrepreneur find ways to work together through chickens and mushrooms.
Creativity burns across the African continent in Khuli Chana’s new music video
Shot in Ghana and produced by South African producers, One Source celebrates Africanness through collaboration.
Studio [D] Tale: Design for social impact in emerging economies
We talk to cross-continental architecture and design studio Studio [D] Tale about innovation in the everyday, especially in emerging economies.
Studio [D] Tale on design activism and innovation within existing systems
Social impact designers Studio [D] Tale talk about innovating within informal economies and interventions in existing, sometimes backward, systems.
Leaving design up to chance
Origami-inspired game randomises the textile design process, encouraging the creation of new knowledge.
Studio [D] Tale: A building isn’t always the solution
Studio [D] Tale founders Maxwell Mutanda and Safia Qureshi look beyond the traditional distinctions of architectural practice.
Multi-talented architect Maxwell Mutanda uses design to address real-world issues.
Ben Moyo: A photographer without a camera telling the African Story
Zimbabwean-born photographer Ben Moyo broke the mould by pursuing a career in the arts despite a lack of opportunities.
Dillion S Phiri
Dillion S Phiri is the founder and creative director of Creative Nestlings.
Safia Qureshi: A project to help eliminate paper cup waste in London
Safia Qureshi talks about her new, chai wallah-inspired project, Cup Club, which aims to reduce the amount of waste caused by disposable coffee cups in London.
A hut-decorating competition that could give urban homes a run for their money
My Beautiful Home in the rural Matobo district of Zimbabwe is breathing new life into the local tradition of hut painting.
Catching poachers on a rhino-cam
With only four northern white rhinos left, this design-oriented solution may be the answer to the catastrophic decline of rhinos due to poaching.
Tales of the Dark Continent
Maxwell Mutanda illustrates surreal scenes of Africa in a series he titled “Postcards”, which he describes to us here in his own words.
A cross-continental architecture studio with solutions for Harare’s informal traders
The architects behind Studio [D] Tale propose a set of innovative designs to improve life for informal traders in African cities.
“Zvichapera” by Chiwoniso
This haunting and melodic track was the last studio recording by the late Zimbabwean 'mbira' queen, released this week almost two years after her death.
"Masangango" by Mokoomba
A swirl of sounds by the internationally acclaimed Zimbabwean sextet that gives traditional Tonga music a rhythmic twist.
“Diamond” by Freestyles263
A refreshingly hip-swaying serenade from this Zimbabwean group of artists who meld dancehall with as many other genres as possible.
Matali Crasset on making baskets in Bulawayo
The French designer tells us in her own words about her time spent with Zimbabwean weavers developing baskets based on the gourd.
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