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Kenyan photographer behind renegade grannies series chats Afrofuturism
For Osborne Macharia, Afrofuturism is about recreating a different Africa based on fantasy, fiction and history.
40 South African designers exhibit their goods in Paris
The Le BHV/ Marais department store is located in an area which attracts around 60 000 visitors daily.
Dutch designers use human waste to make electricity
The Compost Kliko Toilet could lead to people getting away from flushing potential down the toilet
Self-financing modular homes for the rural poor
Globally, access to adequate housing remains a huge problem that governments battle to solve, billionBricks provides a self-financing solution
Pichulik looks to Japan for inspiration behind her latest range
Flower arrangements created in the Japanese art of Ikebana make striking combo next to her latest range
Anti-Trump patrons put their money where their politics are
This New York bar donates 100 per cent of their profit to causes that are fighting Trump
Atang Tshikare collaborated with Lesotho weavers to revive an old tradition
Multidisciplinary artist and designer Atang Tshikare has gone from murals to furniture to exploring African mythology through weaving
Custodian of secrets Sinomonde Ngwane turns strangers' confessions into art
We spoke to the South African graphic designer and illustrator Sinomonde Ngwane about her popular #DearDiarySeries and more.
We caught up with graphic artist Leigh Le Roux
South African graphic designer uses emotive illustrations to tell the stories of ordinary people.
Not here for men
3 Must-see music videos addressing the abuse of women.
Children’s literature goes digital
Innovative children’s library provides a fun learning alternative.
High-tech hopes for hearing loss
A breakthrough home-use technology for early detection of tinnitus
Paint the city – just not with your hands
Remote controlled drones take graffiti to new heights.
Insects: An answer to global hunger?
Could insect farming solve malnutrition problems in developing countries.
From battleground to playground
Co-designed playgrounds help refugee children heal and gain a sense of ownership.
Could there be a design solution for unhappiness?
A solution to childbirth related deaths in Nigeria
The death of a friend inspired Adepeju Jaiyeoba’s to invent life-saving kits for pregnant women in Nigeria.
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