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Designer Sanne Visser explores the potential of human hair as a raw material
Her project The New Age of Trichology turns discarded hair into beautiful products.
Is Sweden’s Vittra School the future of learning?
Designed by Rosan Bosch, the space challenges traditional education facilities.
Joyce Simbine Saiete on how architectural interventions can aid Mozambican resettlement
Her thesis takes the challenges of resettlement in the region and turns them into opportunities.
Hafeez Floris captures the other side of South Africa's townships
His photography shows the more childlike and creative side to people in areas like Manenberg and Soweto.
Skip the trip to the fertility clinic with Yo Home Sperm
In just a few minutes, this app offers men valuable reproductive information.
Thaakierah Abdul is using graphic design to push for Cape Malay recognition
The 2018 Design Indaba Emerging Creative draws inspiration from her family and people in the streets like informal traders.
A collective of artists are preserving Mexico's linguistic diversity
“No one can love what he does not know.”
OurArtworks is a creative haven for Mississippi's disabled community
“Anyone who has a disability has the ability to create art.”
Siddhant Shah is bridging the gap between disability and cultural heritage
“Designers and architects live with the misconception that accessibility is only restricted to the physical aspect of a space... that's a fallacy."
This photographer gave homeless people cameras to document their lives
After five days, 45 of the cameras were returned and over 600 images developed. The results were astonishing.
Can the architecture of a prison contribute to the rehabilitation of its inmates?
"Every inmate in Norwegian prisons are going back to the society. Do you want people who are angry — or people who are rehabilitated?”
The all-woman band taking over a space traditionally reserved for men
New York’s Flor de Toloache talk preserving culture, women empowerment and taking on the male-dominated world of Mariachi.
This Angolan innovation hub is helping to transform the nation’s creative sector
We chat to some of the Fábrica de Sabão team about innovation, community upliftment and serving Africa first.
Designer Anne Kiwia upcycles discarded cloths to create high fashion headbands
“We have enough clothes. The world is full of it. We need to start protecting our environment and stop being needless consumers.”
Subverting the gendered implications of wearable tech
TELEXST aims to turn the gendered nature of wearable tech on its head.
Urban designer Alice Cabaret on innovation in challenging places like Maboneng
"[Maboneng] has also helped to open a very needed debate, in academic and social circles, about urban transformation in complex contexts like Johannesburg."
Could embracing the informality of South Africa’s chaotic taxi industry do more good than bad?
Researcher and urban planner Zonke Mkhomazi discusses the history and future of transport in South Africa.
Ify Ojo tells the stories we never hear through textile design
The Nigerian, Canada-based designer pays tribute to the women of Africa with Stèlà Textile.
#GlobalGrad Tshepo Mokholo on innovating traditional architectural practises
The Soweto-born architect, who is also a former Emerging Creative, tells us how a chance meeting landed him in Kigali.
Lebo Mashile to MC Design Indaba Conference for the second time
The multi talented South African performance artist blew the audience away in 2018, here's why:
Images of Minnesota’s immigrant community highlight the people most affected by the US immigration crisis
“The ache for home lives in all of us…”
Navigating South Africa’s convoluted minibus taxi system
The creator of the popular GauRider App, Litha Soyizwapi has plans to revolutionise the way we catch a taxi.
On the first national memorial to victims of lynching in the US
Designed by MASS Design Group, who have offices in Boston and in Kigali, the memorial relies on sculpture, art, and design to contextualise racial terror.
Cultivating mini farms aboard cargo ships
This student-designed collapsible farm could help utilise the massive amounts of wasted space created by shipping containers.
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