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Vietnamese designers create sneakers from coffee beans
Rens Originals is the sneaker brand that is taking your ground coffee waste and turning it into some of the freshest sneakers out there.
BioSolar Leaf is cleaning the air and putting food on the table
Experimenting with alternative ways to grow food, Arborea is tackling climate change one BioSolar Leaf at a time.
Carlo Ratti's juice bar ensures that no drop goes to waste
Italian innovation and design firm Carlo Ratti Associati’s ‘Feel the Peel’ juice bar creates bioplastic cups made from oranges.
The DisOrdinary Architecture Project is creating inclusive urban spaces
“People are only disabled when they are confronted with a barrier. If those barriers are removed, the disability ceases to exist.”
How AeroDelft is saving the skies
Student researchers from the Delft University of Technology are making aviation a little greener by trading in jet fuel for hydrogen-powered cells.
Thebe Magugu takes a seat at the fashion table
The 25-year-old former Design Indaba Emerging Creative recently won the 2019 LVMH Prize for his womenswear which often carry subtle political messages.
Limbo Accra, how design is saving a city caught in limbo
Art platform, Limbo Accra, explores the urban structures of the city of Accra
How 'Sakhile&Me' is connecting Africa to the world
Sakhile Matlhare explains how she created a hybrid art and research gallery in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Nonument Group is breathing life into forgotten worlds
Martin Baraga and Neja Tomšič, of the Nonument Group, and their team of researchers have set out to save the forgotten monuments of the 20th century.
Noma Osula on capturing the beauty of Africa
“I want to portray the beauty I see in Africa and reconstruct the perceived idea of beauty and perfection.”
Ukugrumba exhumes the tales of forgotten foot soldiers of the past
Design Indaba Emerging Creative Tshepiso Mabula’s series 'Ukugrumba' examines the vacant spaces in conversations about justice, liberation and reconciliation.
How Blackboard is helping kids unleash their creativity
Nkanyezi Masango, founder of Blackboard, believes exposing kids to creative careers can unlock a world of opportunities.
Lukhanyo Mdingi on the defining characteristics of his eponymous label
“Luxury, essentially, is time. Using the spirit of time in the best way, in order to create quality items.”
Discover forgotten worlds with The Lost Botanist
We journey forth with The Lost Botanist into worlds unknown made possible through animation and VR technology.
Tahiti Fashion Week: A celebration of the island's rich cultural history
We take a look at the untapped talent of the French Polynesian island of Tahiti.
Meet the Queen of Cowries: Lafalaise Dion
For Ivorian designer Lafalaise Dion, the cowrie shell is representative of African legacy and spirituality.
Eleazer Radebe’s journey into the world of fashion
From humble beginnings and several detours, Design Indaba Emerging Creative Eleazer Radebe is carving a wholesome fashion and lifestyle brand, By Ele.
Journal Safar: A window into Beirut
How Journal Safar, an art and design magazine, connects Beirut’s art scene to the rest of the world.
How this low-cost, modular machine is tackling malaria
Octopi is the latest tech that’s revolutionising malaria detection.
Scientists and artists are reviving lost scents
In a collaborative effort between artists and scientists, smell molecules from extinct flowers were extracted and their aromas recreated.
Nigerian artist Victor Ehikhamenor explores the responsibility of the African artist
"I am an artist first, before anything else."
The 600: a story of courage and sacrifice
The film The 600 documents the bravery and self-sacrifice of 600 Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) soldiers during the Rwandan genocide.
This museum preserves Brazil's cultural and craft memory
The A CASA Museum of the Brazilian Object has dedicated 21 years to preserving the rich cultural history of the Brazilian people.
Durban students initiate a space to foster more campus interaction
The Level Six project is the first student-led project guided by professionals to come out of Durban University of Technology.
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