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Doors of Cape Town
An intrepid Capetonian is photographing good-looking doors around the city; and an Instagram account set up to document his findings is developing a following.
Tasting the creative process
Bubblegum spaceships, an idea kitchen and food as performance art. Emilie Baltz's job is so Willy Wonka one has no idea how she crafts a career out of it.
You are how you eat
Emilie Baltz designs tools and eating experiences that surprise and delight – and make you rethink your relationship to food.
The tricking part
Andrzej Urbanski's paintings may look like they were made by a computer, but the love for colour that fuels them is 100% human.
"The art of Andrzej Urbanski" by Rowan Pybus
A short film about how artist Andrzej Urbanski experiments with colour in technically precise paintings made on the street and in his studio.
A special relationship
Lauded New York City-based graphic designer Michael Bierut returns to emcee the Design Indaba Conference for the sixth time. This year, he’ll present as well.
The Berg Collection by Kate Rosenberg
Cape Town ceramicist Kate Rosenberg translates the handwoven grass baskets of her childhood into oversized black clay vessel vases.
Keep on truckin'
The "godfather" of the Californian food truck movement is coming to Cape Town. It’s a good thing we’ll have 14 food trucks on tap.
Storytelling that moves people
Yoni Bloch is a triple threat for the technological age: a modern storyteller, a hit-making rock star/producer and a pretty funny interview.
Alice Rawsthorn: Extraordinary consequences
The design writer and the Fuller Challenge judge speaks about one of the prize contenders: a Ugandan social design project with “extraordinary consequences”.
Margot Janse and David Higgs on their culinary trajectories
Kitchen cowboys and 'kapokbos': These rock star South African chefs tell their stories and talk about what fine dining can be.
Margot Janse and David Higgs on their culinary trajectories (trailer)
These multi-award winning, critically revered South African gourmets talk about the chef’s role in creating an experience, not just a dish.
Reaping the benefits of Design Indaba initiatives
Entrepreneurial expo exhibitors create direct and indirect jobs and income from business orders and sales to the public adds to GDP.
Contracts were signed and a celebration held to mark the commencement of construction of the first major world-class art museum in Africa.
Velskoene, traditional South African shoes, have been jazzed up by a New York-based art director who collaborated with producers in Namibia and South Africa.
Award-winning filmmaker, animator and director Ng'endo Mukii gives Design Indaba the lowdown on the experience of returning to Kenya after eight years abroad.
Paper Cuts, an exhibit of limited edition prints by a selection of local and international designers marks the opening this week of Cape Town's newest gallery.
Africa on the catwalk
There is an ever-increasing number of fashion weeks in Africa. But what does it mean for the fashion industry and the fashion designers in these countries?
A new type of modem has come out of Africa – one built for rugged African conditions that can withstand power cuts.
Skate park playscape
The City of Cape Town’s winning entry in an international design competition means the first city centre skate park is coming to town.
Sharp Sharp in Paris, and Accra
Street-style photographer Ed Suter reports from Ghana.
A design trek from SA to the USA
New York's design goods e-tailer Fab.com has debuted its first South Africa focussed pop-up shop
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First ever Ghana Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale designed by David Adjaye
• Duration: 00:43:07
9 May 19
The historic event is a celebration of Ghana's untapped cultural capital.
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