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Tracing the intersecting lines of African food
Tuleka Prah tells us why the representation of African food needs a makeover, and how she plans on doing it.
Eating and shitting, Milan-style
Design Academy Eindhoven’s “Eat Shit” exhibition at Ventura Lambrate looks at the myriad ways our lives revolve around human waste.
Finding hope in rope
Sep Verboom's new lamp and stool at Milan Design Week 2015 were inspired by a rope-making community in the Philippines.
A sci-fi journey through post-apocalyptic Ethiopia
The movie “Crumbs” is a surreal love story written and directed by a Spaniard, filmed in Ethiopia with an all-local cast. Is this the future of globalisation?
The power of the “on” switch
As part of UNESCO's International Year of Light, Ghana is looking at how light design and technology can lead to sustainable development.
Designer Q&A: Matthew Olckers
This graffiti enthusiast turns his fascination with the art into a book capturing the often fleeting artworks and stories behind them.
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