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Egyptian comic book artists are writing their way out of censorship
"It wasn’t just a political revolution, it was also an artistic revolution. This is reflected in the art scene of Egypt.”
Wikipedia's Cape Town conference tackles the issue of diversity
Its goal is to make accessible the sum of ALL human knowledge. Here’s how the online encyclopedia plans to achieve it.
Tanzanian photographer uses social media to break away from the conservative country
When art must conform to the law of the land, some artists find acceptance on social media.
Photo series takes a non-binary look at vulnerability
Photographer Zara Julius explores vulnerability in the lives of gender non-conforming people of colour.
ChemStart: Bridging the gender gap in science education
South African scientist Bathabile Mpofu created a mini science kit in the hopes that it will inspire students in rural areas.
Hossein Fatemi photographs the duality of life in Iran
The award-winning photographer has spent over 15 years documenting the lives of young people in the country.
Sethembile Msezane on why she uses her art as resistance
South Africa’s history is wrought with erasure. Sethembile Msezane is reclaiming the narrative with her work.
Nadir Bouhmouch is filming the longest protest in Morocco’s history
“The first victims of climate change, of the environmental injustice are poor people.”
Uninvited Guests is an elderly man’s battle with smart technology
Superflux’s short film Uninvited Guests looks at the frictions that can arise as technology evolves.
The fascinating way blind designer Simon Dogger is able to feel the emotions of others
The Design Indaba speaker began his 2018 Design Talk by giving the audience a listen into the life of a visually impaired designer.
Pay-as-you-go energy provider delivers power to off-the-grid homes
M-KOPA is considered the world’s leading pay-per-use solar power provider in Africa.
Could flies be used to treat rare diseases?
Experimental designer Frank Kolkman puts the treatment of rare conditions into the hands of those afflicted.
Three smart, life-saving designs for kids
In observance of National Child Protection Week, we look at advancements in technology that are beefing up child rescue solutions.
A better way to harvest water from air
Tested in the arid regions of Morocco, the CloudFisher claims to be the next generation in fog collecting.
Art and performance-driven maths education in Cape Town
“It became real when I saw how much the kids were struggling. When you sit there and you go: I’m doing the same thing over and over but it’s not working."
A museum where your emotions are the main attraction
Siphilele Magagula’s conceptual design asks participants to lay their prejudices bare.
Rovik tells the story of Kenyan migrant warrior in a far away galaxy
“The desire to place [the story] in the Star Wars universe was because we felt there was no African, cultural representation in an apparent galaxy."
The UN says we won't see universal energy access by 2030
“We must be more ambitious in harnessing the power of renewable energy to meet sustainable development and climate goals”
A photo series on colourism in Haiti, the first black republic
“They used to put me down so much because I was this dark and now, I fucking love myself.”
The Freedom Day reading list
These projects highlight the complicated matter of South Africa's "freedom" through the eyes of creatives.
5 innovations in the fight against malaria
Ahead of World Malaria Day we look at some of the devices being developed to fight malaria.
Feel people smile with Simon Dogger’s handheld device for the visually impaired
“Being able to understand other people is about the quality of dialogue which is actually about the quality of life.”
Sunu Gonera on working in Hollywood and why afrofuturism is not a new trend
“I think people are just trying to define what’s already happening on the ground.”
Scientists are working on a pill that mimics the effects of exercise
Scientists are a step closer to developing exercise in a pill to help the chronically lazy, elderly, and those medically unable to exercise.
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