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Alexis Peskine explores the black experience through unconventional mediums
He speaks on his Afro-French heritage, immigration and the global black experience.
This Guinea Bissau artist uses his art to draw attention to social injustice
"Design should be used as a tool to improve lives and harmonise situations,” says artist Nu Barreto.
Fernando Laposse's Totomoxtle shortlisted for the 2018 Beazley Designs of the Year
"The world market has forced the price of corn to reduce drastically. This has made traditional methods of harvesting corn not economically viable anymore."
Award-winning director Siphiwe Myeza-Mhlambi on his approach to storytelling
“I want everything that l do to allow me to change the world."
Not African Enough explores the diversity of Kenya's fashion landscape
The Nest Collective’s second book challenges narrow perceptions of African fashion.
Playgrounds that feed war-torn Syria's kids in more ways than one
It’s a healthy space where children are taught how to plant, grow and harvest fruits and vegetables.
This warning system could detect a drought earlier than ever before
Here's how MIT researchers are using the leaf surface to detect drought conditions.
Côte d'Ivoire-based artist, Kadarik uses pop art as social commentary
Pop Art that analyses modern society using, the Joker, Spiderman and Wonder Woman.
Icelandic designers tackle food waste through a project called Cargo
The #Antenna2017 speakers were alarmed by the amount of food waste in their city and found a novel way to raise awareness.
My Tova, the children's backpack that unfolds into a school desk
Durban-based designer Nicki van den Aardweg says she wanted to make it easier for children who don't have access to a school desk.
11-year-old scientist Gitanjali Rao develops DIY test for lead-contaminated water
Tethys is named after the Greek goddess of water and is currently one of the fastest and cheapest.
Ethiopian tech developers found a novel way to tackle waste management
Their design relies on an ultrasonic sensor that is integrated on top of the dustbin to measure how close the waste is relative to the cover on top.
A problem solving game console to educate the next generation of brainy nerds
Seebox was uniquely designed with engineering education in mind.
Award-winning South African film shows that surfing is more than just a pastime
It's a dramatic foray into the life of drug-plagued youth who find redemption and happiness in the sea.
Japanese artist repurposes broken skateboards to create sculptures
Haroshi tried to make every piece unique, like putting an iPod inside an apple sculpture.
A new hydroelectric canal reuses fresh and marine water to provide electricity
This Hydroelectric project reconnects and reuses fresh and marine water systems.
Sketchcase transforms your Laptop into a portable whiteboard
The perfect laptop skin for creatives.
Angolan visual artist on opening up the conversation about a new African identity
Kiluanji Kia Henda is the first African artist to receive the Frieze Artist Award.
This glue seals wounds in 60 seconds
MeTro is a super adhesive, elastic glue that works faster than common staples or sutures.
Self-taught inventor powers a village in West Africa using hydro energy
He built a micro-hydroelectric dam for his village using his savings of about R78 000.
Buitenkant takes a look at homelessness in Cape Town
This homeless woman discovers a set of keys in a muddy puddle of water.
Holograms to be used to help heart surgeons during medical procedures
The device will be the first commercial system allowing clinicians a true holographic experience.
UK student designs a gardening tool to help the elderly
The Greencart was recently awarded a James Dyson Award for student innovation.
Craig Dykers and Thomas Chapman discuss the Arch for Arch
"This project represents the power and strength of the people who overcame odds," says Dykers.
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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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