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Photo book explores the fallout after Hurricane Sandy
A New York based photographer will soon release a photo book that explores a family’s journey to recovery after Hurricane Sandy.
Using old leather in new ways
A product designer based in Netherlands has discovered a way to recycle leather scraps that would otherwise contribute to pollution.
GreeNanny: A self-watering system for houseplants
Ukrainian inventor Volodymyr Malega’s self-watering system for houseplants is designed to make home gardening a breeze.
Everyday South African stories told through photography
Have a look at everyday South Africa through the lens of Johannesburg-based photographer Kgomotso Neto Tleane.
TEBUR: A Nigerian-made lightweight work table
Nigerian product designer Nifemi Marcus-Bello designs a portable work table that can be carried like a suitcase and is convenient for the office and the home.
Skin Deep: A photography project giving hope to ex-gang members
This photographer is digitally removing tattoos from gang member’s portraits to help them see themselves without the marks of their past.
Painting a map of reggae heritage in London
London-based documentary and street photographer has shot more than 42 reggae record covers on their original locations.
Software assistance for schools in Ethiopia
Ethiopian technology entrepreneurs propose solutions for educational institutions through an app.
Verbinder: A shelf joint for tool-less creation
Design students created a shelf joint that allows you to build solid wooden structures without tools.
Luzinterruptus immerses Toronto in a flow of words
An artist group occupies the streets of Toronto with 10 000 books.
IAMISIGO is fashion for the minimalist
IAMISIGO is a fashion brand for underdogs who desire to be different.
South African designer Thabo Makhetha’s new concept store celebrates Africa
Thabo Makhetha has garnered numerous awards and accolades. Her concept store promises to honour everything Africa.
South African artists Kwesta and Ross “Dabone” McDonald capture the sound of Jozi
In a world-first, these South African creatives teamed up to create a song and music video in the new Volkswagen Polo Beats.
New clothes using old materials
Discarded clothes should occupy your wardrobe instead of a landfill.
Digitise your water supply
Tanzania’s WaterTek aims to provide transparency and efficiency in rural areas.
WaterSeer: Turning air into drinkable water
This device claims to accelerate the production of pure drinking water.
Handing over the camera to former child brides
Veteran photographer Stephanie Sinclair teaches child brides to tell their own stories using basic photography.
The drone you can eat
Edible and unmanned, this drone could be a game-changer for aid delivery.
A unified African Identity with Daniel Ting Chong, OkayAfrica
A new fashion range by Emerging Creative alumnus Daniel Ting Chong and OkayAfrica draws from the expressive nature of Africa’s national flags.
They Still Live: Ancient african art is resuscitated in urban settings
Photography project They Still Live reconstructs African roots to build a bridge between ancient tribal art and modern tomorrows.
Creativity burns across the African continent in Khuli Chana’s new music video
Shot in Ghana and produced by South African producers, One Source celebrates Africanness through collaboration.
Collecting raindrops to prevent water shortage
Using a simple, DIY system of corrugated roof, gutters, buried pipes and gigantic tanks, Joe Mooney is able to harvest rainwater for all his domestic needs.
Jukeboxx: Challenging the representation of women in hip hop
The feminist movement using hip hop culture to spread love, peace and unity.
This is the fastest human-powered vehicle on Earth
Aerovelo, a Canadian tech firm recently broke the world record with its human-powered, egg-shaped Eta bike.
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