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Making sneakers sustainable with the ‘Shoetopia’ project
Two Polish students are challenging traditional methods of shoe production with their 3D-printed sneaker.
Bobby Rogers’ portrait series addresses anti-Black racism and Islamophobia in the United States
Inspired by the viral twitter hashtag: #BeingBlackAndMuslim.
The bold, mixed-media collages of Kasmir Jones
The American artist’s work pays tribute to black cultural icons.
3D printing with Martian dust
A technique to aid in the development of the first Mars colony.
This graphic novel is educating Chicago’s youth about their civic responsibility
From Chicago Architecture Foundation, No Small Plans is designed to provide civic education.
This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-membering
Taja Lindley captures her emotive performance art piece on film.
IKEA unveils plan to provide employment for thousands
The Swedish company continues to make strides with their humanitarian efforts.
“Welcome to Resistance School. Our first class is now in session.”
Designed by Harvard University students, this program teaches anyone how to be an effective activist.
Navigating the informal transport systems of a bustling city
WhereIsMyTransport mapped the entire public transport network of Cape Town, South Africa.
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea
Directed by Dash Shaw, the film’s lo-fi quality goes against the trend of current animation.
Mateusz Urbanowicz’s Tokyo Storefront series
These delightful illustrations document the changing face of the Japanese capital.
Zadok Ben-David makes art out of all the people he saw but never met
The London-based artist’s work laments the human race’s growing isolation.
The Illegal Project by Daniel Obasi
These stunning images look at the Nigerian LGBTQ community forced to hide their sexual orientation.
The surreal self-portraits of Izumi Miyazaki
The young Japanese photographer’s work makes the mundane curious.
The APSARA drone disintegrates once it reaches its destination
Introducing the ‘Ikea of drones”.
This animated series is a hilariously relatable confrontation of gender stereotypes
2D animator and filmmaker Caress Reeves’ shorts address gendered reactions on the current culture.
These surreal portraits explore ideas of culture, family, tradition, and gender
Ndidi Emefiele’s art addresses societal expectations of women in Nigeria.
The latest video from Björk is a virtual reality extravaganza
The artist is leading the charge in terms of merging music and VR.
Dust by Minenhle Siphesihle Ntuli
The South African architect and designer unveils the first piece from his new furniture collection.
Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel explores the magnitude of the West Bank’s occupation
“It has the worst view of any hotel in the world.”
The Girl Who Loves Roses tells the inspiring story of artist Panteha Abareshi
Part of the Under Her Skin series, this short film explores the connection between pain and artistic expression.
These biodegradable products represent a fresh perspective on the traditional practices of sustainability
How can a chair and a shoebox contribute to a more ecologically sustainable future?
Think knitting is just for geriatrics? Think again
The Kniterate will turn the sweater of your dreams into reality.
Veteran artist Douglas Miles’ Apache Skateboards teach the history of the San Carlos Apache tribe
Meet the artist who identified the unlikely link between skateboarding and Native American culture.
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