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Can an Elton John song help you understand refugees better?
Maybe not Elton John's song itself, but this new music video for "Rocket Man" certainly can.
In the Shadow of the Pyramids
A long-term personal look at how the everyday citizens of Egypt and how things have changed in years since the Arab Spring.
This Migrant Business
This short film by Kenyan artist and animator Ng'endo Mukii looks at the movement of African people to Europe from the point of view of a human trafficker.
Love Story: A tale of refugees featuring Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore
Forced migration is a recurring theme at this year's Venice Biennale. An installation in the South Africa pavilion interrogates empathy.
Abandoned spaces in Hong Kong
South African artist Faith47 shares the third installment of Aqua Regalia – a video set in the grimy, semi-abandoned spaces of Hong Kong.
African Photography comes back to New York
In a second co-curated exhibition, our media partner Nataal brings a selection of African photographers to New York.
How to help refugees feel at home
Innovators, creatives and philanthropists around the world are working on apps and online platforms that help refugees feel at home in unfamiliar places.
Using your eyes to trick your stomach
Eating designer Marije Vogelzang explores the relationship between the eyes, the stomach and the appetite in her new project, Volumes.
KwaDukuza: A music video that addresses taxi violence in South Africa
The town of KwaDukuza in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa grabbed headlines last year for a number of fatal taxi shootings. The video for this hit song address this.
Inarchi: Lights that float against the wall
Light design firm Inarchi create elaborate chandelier light installations for projects all around the world.
Fashion is sustainable when it's DIY
Dutch designer Vera de Pont presented her project on DIY fashion and the future of the industry as one of the Design Indaba Global Graduates 2016.
Alexa Pollmann: Design, migration and a future form of statehood
Alexa Pollmann’s project Indivicracy presents a future statehood, where governments are no longer territorial and citizens are followed by a social network.
Rich Mnisi: Fashion forward design
We talk to emerging South African fashion designer Rich Mnisi about the challenges of making a name for yourself in a young, local market.
Free language education for the world
Tech entrepreneur Luis von Ahn created an app that enables anyone, anywhere to learn a language for free.
Look Up – an app designed to stop New Yorkers staring at the mobile phones
Socially-focussed artist, designer and 2017 Design Indaba speaker, Ekene Ijeoma, has found a way to humanise intangible data to trigger empathy and compassion.
Woza: The story of an African Surfer
"Woza" tells the story of an African surfer who has been taken as a lover by the African water spirit Mami Wata.
African aesthetic and Scandinavian sensibilities
We chat to Marcus Engman, head of design at IKEA Sweden, about the new Afrikea collaboration between Design Indaba and IKEA.
Wednesdays with Goddard
A personal quest for spiritual enlightenment leads to romance and despair.
Grandmothers, Afrofuturism and Nairobi-beats
Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia directs his first film, the music video to Blinky Bill's new song "Atie".
MOLD: A focus on the future of food
This new independent publication focusses on the future of food and how design can help feed a hungry planet.
Arch for Arch commemorates Archbishop Tutu and the freedom of South Africa
Arch for Arch celebrates the free South Africa that Tutu and his peers fought to build, and plays on his country’s affectionate nickname for him – ‘The Arch’.
(P)residant: Those who don't let go of power
"I call them 'les presidents residants' because they never want to leave power once in the seat." – Fabrice Monteiro, photographer, Dakar.
StelooLive: An experimental, electronic soundscape in Accra
In this live mix of fashion, art and sound, Accra-based trail-blazer Dj Steloo creates an experimental soundscape using glass, spoons and cans as instruments.
Magadi: New work by phenomenal Afrofuturist Osborne Macharia
At Design Indaba 2017, Osborne Macharia introduced the audience to Magadi, a new series which focusses on a group of former female circumcisers.
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