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Young Mexico City architecture practice will knit a neon canopy over the MoMA
Escobedo Solíz Studio, a Mexico City-based studio has won MoMA’s Young Architecture Program with their bid to knit a neon canopy over the museum’s garden.
Teddy Ruge: Frustrations are an opportunity to innovate
Kampala-based innovation hub, HiveColab supports forward-thinking, African innovation through an incubator and mentorship programme.
This device charges your mobile using saltwater and oxygen
A Swedish start-up has invented a smartphone charger that only needs saltwater and oxygen to generate electricity.
All female Nigerian legal start-up makes legal advice accessible
Nigerian start-up, DIY Law, aims to make access to legal services and resources simple and affordable through its online portal.
Alfredo Brillembourg is the rebellious architect tackling South Africa’s housing crisis
Alfredo Brillembourg has designed and built the Empower Shack, an innovative, urban design solution to the housing crisis in South Africa’s townships.
South African nuclear physicist designs bag to charge your phone wirelessly
Shalton Mothwa is prototyping Aeon Power, a laptop bag capable of harnessing ambient telecoms signals and converting them into electrical energy.
"The Wolfpack" is a documentary film about a family who home-schooled and raised their seven children in the confinement of their apartment in New York City.
"Creative courage" is the mantra behind Alan Dye and Nick Finney's NB Studio
Alan Dye and Nick Finney are the creative directors behind NB, a London-based studio specialising in branding and communication.
Erik Rietveld: Imagining a world without chairs
Philosopher and founding member of RAAAF, Erik Rietveld speaks about creating work that is at the intersection of art and architecture.
Volunteers on the Greek Island of Lesbos upcycle lifejackets into mattresses
Volunteers on the Greek Island of Lesbos are taking the neon-orange lifejackets left by migrants and turning them into temporary mattresses.
Pierre-Félix So replaces push notifications with bubbles and balloons
Pierre-Féliz So has designed Push Revolution, three devices that reinvent our relationship with push notifications through bubbles and balloons.
Heart of a dog
Inspired by her beloved dog Lolabelle, American artist Laurie Anderson directed “Heart of a Dog”, a documentary exploring love and loss.
And what of the African Diaspora in India?
Indian photographer Ketaki Sheth has captured a series of black-and-white images of the unseen people of African descent living in India and Pakistan.
A Ballerina's Tale
"A Ballerina's Tale" is the story of Misty Copeland – the first black woman to be promoted to principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre's 75-year history.
These colourful mini libraries are revitalising a forgotten corner of Seoul
ArchiWorkshop designed four mini libraries in Seoul to revitalise a forgotten corner, which was previously occupied by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.
The classic foosball table gets a contemporary redesign
Brussels-based designer Alain Gilles has designed a contemporary high-end soccer table that takes its cues from the Scandinavian design tradition of simplicity.
Soner Ozenc: 3D printing and coffee in Shoreditch
Soner Ozenc is the founder of Makers Café, a maker space-cum-coffee shop located in Shoreditch, London that brings 3D printing into the public space.
Recycled plastic gets beautiful with these vessels
Wael Seaiby, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, has designed Plag, a series of glass and ceramic looking vessels made from recycled plastic.
Celeste Arendse’s latest collection references the women of Picasso and Matisse
“Breasts of Desire”, the latest collection Cape Town-based fashion label Selfi, explores the way women’s bodies are portrayed in modern culture.
A contemporary raw-brick house in India shelters orphaned children
Designed by Made in Earth, a group of humanitarian architects, Vellore House in Tamil Nadu, India, accommodates twenty orphaned children.
Live From New York!
“Live From New York!” documents the early years of "Saturday Night Live” and examines how this late-night show became an American institution.
Shen Chen designs a temporary stadium built in bamboo
A graduate in architecture from TU Delft, Shen Chen has designed a temporary, multifunctional stadium built from bamboo.
Syrupy blue and pink visuals accompany an electronic African sound
South African DJ and “kwaaiwave” producer, Maramza and vocalist, Moonchild pair their dreamy track “Inkwenkwezi” with even dreamier visuals.
Ivorian women and wigs as photographed by Émilie Regnier
Black women’s hair is knotty terrain. Émilie Regnier photographs Ivorian women in their wigged glory and affirms that hair is ultimately a personal choice.
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