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Eliminating the enormous energy cost of mining cryptocurrencies
Estonian company Nordcoin is changing the game and making crypto-farms mobile
How can we adjust our world to accommodate an ever-expanding global population?
These interventions could help relieve the enormous pressures felt by cities in a crowded world.
Advertising maverick David Droga to speak at Design Indaba 2019
“As a creative person you can’t bullshit yourself that you’re happy, no matter the perks. If you’re not having an impact on the work, it’s not worth it.”
World’s largest 3D printed structure unveiled at Venice Biennale
The Cloud Pergola was envisioned as a paradigm for what architecture should stand for in the 21st century. It will be on show until 25 November.
Developed by a Cape Town lecturer, this self-sustaining toilet turns waste into material of value
The innovative Sanihive took home two major prizes at the recently held UNLEASH event.
These images are a vivid and electrifying depiction of isolation
Step into Andrea Koporova’s haunting Ghost Town.
Refugees are learning to map their world and gain marketable skills in the process
The RefuGIS programme helps Syrian refugees tackle the challenges of life in the world’s largest refugee camp.
The psychological effects of sound with Nicolás Kisic Aguirre
The Peruvian designer’s open-source projects are a combination of sound, architecture, and the mind.
SenSprout is helping farmers better understand their crops while saving water
SenSprout’s aim is to grant farmers a better understanding of how their crops consume water without using expensive technology.
Students design temporary furniture for displaced people
Called Rehome, the collection provides temporary products for refugees and those affected by natural disasters who have to quickly vacate their homes.
Iwo Borkowicz on creating a new model for social housing in Cuba
The Polish architect presents a workable solution for both residents and tourists.
Ameera Conrad on the joy and 'realness' of telling the stories of unheard voices
Meet the writer, director, and actress making unapologetically political theatre.
Grigri Pixel is looking for African creatives to participate in a residency in Madrid
The award-winning programme brings together African and European creatives to create urban space interventions.
Nigerian artist Dennis Osadebe on isolation, the future and African art
“For art in a whole continent to be limited to just one label – 'African Art' – is a problem.”
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.”
Inspired by the African Dung Beetle, this invention is cleaning up streets and providing value to its community
Made in Africa, the Dung Beetle Project turns single use plastic items into usable fuel.
Heartworks: Storytelling through crafts and embroidery
Helle Vibeke Jensen and Tina Ratzer’s Heartworks workshop inspires out-of-the-box thinking.
Alia Youssef’s The Sisters Project disrupts tired perceptions of Muslim women
The photographer explores the diverse narratives of the Canadian Muslim community.
Albus: The photo series challenging established standards of beauty
On #AlbinismAwarenessDay, a look at Justin Dingwall's groundbreaking photo series exploring the aesthetics of albinism.
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.
Leroy Mwasaru on renewable energy and creating solutions for African people
“If I don’t, then who will?” asks the social entrepreneur.
Making the music video great again
As musicians continue to push the boundaries visually, we examine the evolution of their relationship with film.
Wura-Natasha Ogunji on reclaiming the female voice through public performance and protest
The performance artist’s work explores the tense relationship between women, society, space and politics in Lagos.
South African designer Thaakierah Abdul exhibits Cape Malay culture at Emerging Creatives 2018
Entries for the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives programme 2019 are now open. Watch 2018 alumna Thaakierah Abdul's creative journey.
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When a natural disaster occured in Chile, Alejandro Aravena and his team set out to rebuild the city
• Duration: 00:53:50
9 Jul 18
The architect tackles the reconstruction of a city through public participation.
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