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Lagos’ Wooden Tower presents an alternative to the city’s reliance upon concrete
The unique wooden structure maximizes daylight and natural ventilation.
Nigerian creative powerhouse Daniel Obasi explores sexuality in new short film
The film is a visual exploration of sexuality and gender fluidity from a contemporary African perspective.
Our top picks for the 2017 Africa Architecture Awards
The shortlist of nominees is out and here are the projects we think could have the most impact.
Throne of Gods: A video game inspired by West African mythology
The Nigerian built and developed mobile game taps into Africa’s rich culture.
Flow Loop: a new shower system to save water and energy
The Danish company has developed a sustainable showering system to combat waste.
Gaza Girls: Girls of the Gaza Strip is a testament to the resilience of the women of Palestine
Monique Jaques’ photography captures a universal sense of girlhood in Gaza.
Thomas Chapman on the creation of the Arch for the Arch project
The architect and urban designer talks about this momentous project to honor Nobel Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu.
Elodie Lascar’s beautiful illustrations re-imagine the female form
The French artist’s work provides a nuanced interpretation of womanhood.
Heartworks: Storytelling through crafts and embroidery
Helle Vibeke Jensen and Tina Ratzer’s Heartworks workshop inspires out-of-the-box thinking.
Buhle Ngaba on resilience, trusting herself and why it's time for black women to flourish
We catch up with the woman taking stories to where they're needed most.
This electricity generating yarn could change the face of wearable tech
The carbon nanotube yarn generates electricity with just a tug.
LifeArk off-grid housing is focused on sustainable community transformation
The affordable, emergency housing system is aimed at disaster prone areas and displaced peoples.
The 2017 Beazley Design of the Year finalists include Kanye West, IKEA and architect Sir David Adjaye
The nominees feature more than 60 projects that span six categories – architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and transport.
Students explore bamboo as sustainable alternative to conventional building
Combining traditional weaving techniques with digital design.
On Nathan Reddy, one of the leading design specialists in the ad industry
This week, the founder of GRID Worldwide Branding and Design, was inducted into the Loeries Creative Hall of Fame.
Nixie Girl rethinks menstrual cups for a new generation
Redesigning menstrual products to appeal to a younger market.
Blinky Bill talks socially conscious music and breaking free of genre constraints
The former Just a Band frontman gets in depth about the power of music.
Blinky Bill brings African musical expression to the Design Indaba stage
The Kenyan musician, producer and DJ doesn’t care what African music is ‘supposed’ to sound like.
Kolor Art Collective’s latest work questions what it means to be ‘normal’
Photographed by Pol Kurucz, the brazenly avant-garde series defies conventionalities.
A 30 foot warship made from plastic debris is hoping to draw attention to ocean pollution
The Surfers Against Sewage initiative is highlighting the world’s largest ocean garbage site.
Campbell Addy is disrupting the homogeneity of stock photography
The photographer’s partnership with Getty Images is diversifying their imagery.
The People’s Fridge: an effort to reduce food waste and combat hunger
The city’s first community fridge is where the needy can help themselves to fresh food at zero cost.
South African theatre maker Ameera Conrad brings marginalised voices to the forefront
Meet the writer, director, and actress making unapologetically political theatre.
Holograms from Syria reveals the horrors of war to the average American
Asad J. Malik’s augmented reality project communicates the real-life experience of the Syrian Civil War to Western audiences.
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