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The creators of Krotoa on leading an all-women team in a male dominated industry
The South African creative team debut their film, Krotoa in the country after winning a string of international awards.
Lebohang Kganye on memory, history and fantasy
The present and the past converge as the South African photographer explores her family’s history.
Haitian photographer challenges modern masculinity
Zarita Zevallos used vivid contrasts and strained threads to represent the personal histories of black men.
London-based experience designer on the University of the Underground
Nelly Ben Hayoun teaches students how to engineer situations, to design experiences and challenge structures of power.
Experience designer Nelly Ben Hayoun on colonising Mars with the worms from hell
In her Design Indaba Conference talk she introduces us to her project called The Life, the Sea and the Space Viking.
Neurospeculative AfroFeminism creates a safe space for women of colour
Created by Hyphen Labs, this virtual reality (VR) salon combines technology and art.
Sunu Gonera on getting branded media right
The Cannes Lions award-winning filmmaker believes in authentic African storytelling.
Marko Ahtisaari explains two revolutionary projects
The tech guru wants to replace medicine with music and use the Bitcoin system to overhaul the way artists are paid by streaming services.
Unwind: Music as an alternative to traditional medicine
Marko Ahtisaari presents Unwind, a global experiment in drug-free ways to treat physical and mental health.
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.
Growing mushrooms in camel dung to raise planetary chickens
Belgian chicken artist Koen Vanmechelen and Zimbabwean activist Chido Govera talk about the Planetary Community Chicken Project at Design Indaba 2017.
Redesigning healthcare in Liberia after Ebola
They offer high-tech facilities where there would otherwise be very little care options in places like Haiti and Liberia.
Gabon-born photographer tells the story of the Central African country’s youth
An artist in the diaspora, Yannis Davy Guibinga connects with his heritage through photography.
Kenyan art collective reimagines science fiction through the eyes of a migrant
Their new comic series, Rovik, tells the story of an intergalactic, migrant warrior.
Street artist Nardstar is painting women of colour in public spaces
Nardstar's murals can be found in New York, Paris and her hometown, Cape Town
Native Nation captures Mexico’s forgotten cultures
Uncover the indigenous communities of Mexico with photographer Diego Huerta.
Guerilla art collective Luzinterruptus pays tribute to the march of time
Spanish art collective has personalised 5000 recycled paper notebooks into a work of art
Making water in the desert
The Desert Twins create water out of dry, arid air in the Mali desert.
People who stalk us on Instagram: Keith Vlahakis
South African typographer Keith Vlahakis talks us through the process behind some of his pop culture-inspired illustration videos.
Serge Alain Nitegeka explores the colour black in his latest exhibition
Johannesburg-based artist Serge Alain Nitegeka, who explored forced migration and xenophobia in the past, explores the colour black in his new work.
People who stalk us on Instagram: Khanyisa Ketse
Vincent van Gogh meets #BlackGirlMagic in digital artist Khanyisa Ketse’s The Beginning.
Chroma: An Ode to J.D Okhai Ojeikere
Celebrating the complexity of hair in Nigeria with photographer Medina Dugger.
What would the Black Panthers wear if they were revived in 2017?
We spoke to South African streetwear designer Julian Kubel about his latest, panthers-inspired range.
Fearless street culture with graphic designer Richard Horne
The Design Indaba Emerging Creatives programme is all about uncovering rare talent among the youth of South Africa.
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23 Aug 17
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