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The Homeless Studio explores how architecture can help address homelessness
This student-led project creates innovative homes for Los Angeles’ most vulnerable.
Pneumatic dome turns London park into a community haven
Madrid-based firm DOSIS creates inflatable, reconfigurable public space.
‘The Crying Forest’: a striking reminder of the forces ravaging the Amazon
Philippe Echaroux’s artistic protest against the destruction of the rainforest.
This USB stick doubles as an HIV testing kit
Scientists based in the UK have developed a USB device that can quickly and accurately determine one's HIV status.
Athi-Patra Ruga debuts new performance piece at Performa 17 Biennale in New York
Dismantling the myth of the ‘Rainbow Nation’ through performance art.
A conversation with Jabu Nadia Newman: filmmaker, photographer and feminist
We chat to the woman behind the explosive webseries The Foxy Five. Jabu and her cast will be speaking at Design Indaba 2017.
Smart streetlights powered by pedestrian footsteps
Clean-tech startup EnGoPlanet harnesses kinetic energy to potentially power cities around the world.
Photographer Loes Heerink captures the beauty of Vietnam’s street trade
‘Vendors From Above’ - a collection of aerial shots of the vivid hawkers of Hanoi.
‘Girl, girl, girl’ by Aki Inomata
These insect-built homes are a colourful commentary on a pervasive gender dynamic.
What if your teeth could heal themselves?
These biosynthetic tooth fillings could mean the end of root canals.
Sunflare develops the world’s first stick-on solar paneling
The new ultra-thin solar wallpaper can be applied to just about anything.
MIT scientists engineer spinach to detect explosives
This research team has found a way to infuse the vegetable with super powers.
A high-tech shopping cart for the homeless
This tricked-out trolley aims to help secure the belongings of Canada’s nomadic homeless population.
SKIN – The Inhabitable Sculpture by NEON
Climb inside this malleable sculpture made from countless pairs of stockings.
Echoes of Nostalgia by Tshepiso Mabula
These images contemplate a different kind of homecoming.
Escape the stress of your workday in these coffin-like privacy pods
Creating a silent sanctuary amidst the daily hustle and bustle.
De-Formance by Jessica Smarsch
De-Formance is a unique project that investigates the connection between design and movement.
Harvard researchers develop world's first 3D-printed heart on a chip
Could this development mean the beginning of the end of animal product testing? Harvard researchers have developed a tiny heart that is 3D-printed on a chip.
Capturing South Korea’s deep-sea diving women
See Hyung S. Kim’s breathtaking portraits of the sea women of Jeju.
Fortifying long-distance connections through ambient light
The Lightbound project is facilitating meaningful human connection with technology.
Photos capable of producing electricity developed by Finnish Researchers
What if that photo on your mantle could help power your kettle?
Mexican design firm imagines Trump’s proposed wall
Estudio 3.14 brings to life the US presidential candidate’s tyranny.
Student thesis initiates award-winning community food project
Blank Plate: The culinary design curriculum helping to navigate life in a ‘food desert’.
Reclaiming a feminine masculinity
Butch Is Not A Dirty Word: the publication celebrating butch identity and culture.
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