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Food production in a world without meat
The rate at which we eat meat is not sustainable. A project by Central Saint Martins graduate Hanan Alkouh looks to replace pork with seaweed.
Traditional art techniques in modern fashion
2016 Design Indaba Emerging Creative Mieke Vermeulen presented her new collection Neo-Africana autumn/winter 2017 at SA Fashion Week.
Everyday episodes of an African reality
Using photography to transform the way people view the daily lives of African people.
Wair: A scarf that protects from air pollution
With air pollution on the rise, this designer turns to accessories as a solution.
This rooftop farm changes the way we think of agriculture
Brooklyn-based urban agricultural pioneers Gotham Green built the world's largest rooftop farm.
Devoted to urban planning
Born in Kigali, Rwanda, this MIT student works to improve and provide affordable housing designs in Africa.
New energy material harnesses both sunlight and wind
Eight Georgia Institute of Technology engineers pioneered a new type of hybrid textile that can harvest energy from two sources: the sun and wind.
Award-winning initiative turns theory into solution
CHHAT won the 2016 Fuller Challenge because of its ability to address real-life problems surrounding human shelter.
Photo series explores forgiveness under impossible circumstances
Netherlands-based visual artist Lana Mesić explores the legacy of the Rwandan genocide in the photo series “Anatomy of Forgiveness”.
Renowned graffiti artist Osa Seven gives back with educational street art
The Art for A Cause team say that donating money and resources is not enough.
Exploring spirituality through clothes, language and colour
South African visual artist makes the invisible understood through art.
Eradicating poverty in South African townships
This non-profit organisation is trying to help strengthen communities in South African townships.
Old school fashion for the new school
Making crochet fashion items in the streets of Soweto.
Hoopy: A DIY craft bicycle made of wood
A modern DIY bicycle that is convenient for adults of every size and height.
Painting the world with Ndebele art patterns
World-renowned Ndebele artist and educator Esther Mahlangu releases her second one-of-a-kind Ndebele-inspired design for BMW.
Tina Ngxokolo’s fashion education
2014 emerging creative Tina Ngxokolo educates the world about her culture through her clothing and jewellery designs.
Diasporadical Trilogia: Celebrating the beauty of African spirituality
Ghanaian-American rapper and filmmaker Blitz the Ambassador celebrates the beauty and power of traditional African spiritual beliefs.
Instabitions: The appeal of no gatekeepers on social media for young artists
A Johannesburg-based digital artist uses Instagram to exhibit work that speaks directly to censored voices, experiences and representation of black women.
Modern art that celebrates the African heritage
Travel and experiences in Africa gave French artist Doline Legrand Diop an artistic mission.
Retro summer scenes: Are problem-free summers behind us?
A greek visual designer re-visits and interrogates iconic summer days from the 50s & 60s.
The surface that turns mealtime into a balancing act
The Sati Tala is a surface unlike any other dinner table. Built for mindfulness, it physically connects its users.
Taj Francis creates Afro-Japanese portraiture
A lyric, the emotion of a song and the instruction of a beat gives birth to illustrations meant to awaken the viewer.
One man’s journey home with the help of Google Earth
Using Google Earth, Saroo Brierley found his family after 25 years. This is his story.
Problem? These girls build their own solutions
Construction and carpentry are not readily associated with high school girls. Project H Design’s Girls Garage hopes to change that.
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