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VISI coverage of the Design Indaba Conference 2013
Shoe fetishes, dancing sperm, digital music instruments, architectural typography, design hacking and high-rise hell headline at the Design Indaba Conference.
Creativity, allure and inspiration
There was no shortage of beautiful things at this year’s Design Indaba Expo.
Courage to redesign the world
Alfredo Brillembourg of interdisciplinary design practice Urban-Think Tank will be speaking at Design Indaba 2012. Here he offers insight into his work.
Can food bring about world peace? At least it can initiate understanding: Kamal Mouzawak, Merijn Tol, Shir Halpern and Nadia Zerouali recount their experiences.
Smart art of eating
Control freaks will be reluctant to hear Brian Wansink explaining how we think we’re a lot smarter than we are when it comes to food.
Birds of a feather
Diamond magnate Laurence Graff has marked the maturation of the Delaire Graff Estate with an art installation of birds.
Blog: Day 2 of Toffie Food
The second day of the Toffie Food Festival saw Tammy Frazer talk of scent, Wolfgang Koedel of beer and world-famous blogger Julie Powell of butchery.
Blog: Day 1 of Toffie Food
Coffee gastronomy, a food taste tour of Madiba's life and an exploration of the oldest food culture in the world stand out on the first day of the Toffie Food f
Jorge Mario Jáuregui works to integrate Rio de Janeiro’s favelas with the formal city, using articulation through public spaces.
Photographer Damien Schumann spent six months documenting the fraught USA-Mexican border cities.
Power for art’s sake
South African painter Carla Busuttil has caught Charles Saatchi’s eye among others.
Critics and scholars read Zander Blom’s art as a contemporary South African revision of Modernism.
Blog: A tactile future at Milan2011
Li Edelkoort presents the future of textiles in a student exhibition at Ventura Lambrate and a professional exhibition at Gianfranco Ferre.
Blog: Students push materials at Milan2011
Students from Bezalel, Royal College of Arts and Central St Martins show how to push the parameters of materials at Ventura Lambrate.
Blog: Day 3 of Toffie Festival
Toffie's last day boasted a powerful foursome of presentations by Smiso Zwane, Jonathan Puckey, Alex Trochut and Daito Manabe.
Blog: Day 2 of Toffie Festival
Highlights of day two of Toffie include studioMAS, Jürg Lehni, Javier Lourenco, Tumi Molekane, Richard de Jager and Cobi van Tonder.
Blog: Day 1 of Toffie Festival
The first day of the Toffie Pop Culture Festival opens a range of exhibitions and presents inspiring commercial activism from Conn Bertish.
Designinc: Wall to fork
Puppets that breathe
Adrian Kohler, Basil Jones and others reflect on their craft in the Handspring Puppet Company book edited by Jane Taylor.
No idle racism
Anton Kannemeyer's new Bitterkomix collection Pappa in Afrika deals with the controversial and uncomfortable topic of racism.
The good half house
Elemental in Chile is doing more than half-heartedly answering the question of social housing. Alejandro Aravena talks to Nadine Botha.
“Get the genius out the building”, is Robert Wong’s brief as creative director of Google Creative Lab.
The story of innovation
From garage enterprise to multinational. In A Fine Line Hartmut Esslinger takes the reader on frog design's life journey.
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First ever Ghana Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale designed by David Adjaye
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9 May 19
The historic event is a celebration of Ghana's untapped cultural capital.
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