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Indian artist of artefacts Sneha Suresh uses visual communication to transcend text
The visual artist and printmaker will be exhibiting at the first ever antenna exhibition. Here's what she had to say about her work.
Filmmaker and photographer Senay Berhe's unbounded approach to creativity
“I see myself as a tool to create. So what you put in, is what you get out. If I am doing well or doing something I love I feel that will be what comes out."
Machina creates clothes that extend the function of the human body
Wearable tech in the garments that can make music and enhance your safety at the touch of a button.
Cross Cultural Chairs examines the role of the chair in our modern society
"Analysing a chair you can understand the stature of a culture, what kind of materials they used and what kind of techniques they knew."
Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala on new ways to tackle electricity shortage in Uganda
The CEO of Bakulu Power takes us through their work in Bavuma, one of the only districts without electricity in the country.
Nikki Gonnissen on building a united AGI in a divided world
“Good design is not only about good form, it’s also about a better world.”
Architect Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou on building African smart cities
"The problems we will face tomorrow in Africa are so big that we can’t count only on the politicians and experts to find solutions."
Selva Hernandez on design and independent book publishing in Mexico
“Studying design allowed me to design books. After more than twenty years designing for cultural institutions, I decided to open my own label.”
Bridging the gap between architecture and entrepreneurship in Lesotho
Daniela Gusman talks about the project as well as their international architecture competition, Rise In The City.
Kenyan filmmaker and author Wanuri Kahiu to speak at Design Indaba 2019
She speaks to us about her banned film, meeting Spike Lee and her upcoming project with Nnedi Okorafor.
GoGirlsICT is preparing the next generation of coders in South Sudan
The initiative was founded to help fight stereotypes among the youth, especially girls and women using ICT.
Can you deliver affordable housing while increasing the quality?
The Casas Melhoradas aims to do this in Maputo where 80 per cent of the population is estimated to be living in informal settlements.
Braille clothing is making it easier for the visually impaired to get dressed
Getting dressed when you’re blind presents challenges that those of us privileged enough to have sight don’t understand.
Zambian fashion entrepreneur on prints, nostalgia and the importance of finding synergy
Lucy Mulima started Aya Goods after years spent working in fashion, PR and media.
Natsai Audrey Chieza on working with nature to help solve fashion's waste problem
She talks about projects that include dyeing clothes using bacteria, developing a residency programme and her love for Solange, Mafikizolo and Bjork.
The Connected Supper Club on dinner tables as spaces for positive change
“London is a big city and I don’t find it surprising that people are attracted to small events centred around dinner tables."
Have you ever wondered how emojis are chosen?
Emoji activist Jennifer 8 Lee tells us what you can do to make the selection on your phone more diverse.
Designer Ini Archibong on merging myth and reality to create The Secret Garden
The ECAL graduate spoke about overcoming a difficult time, his design process and the importance of fulfilling a higher purpose.
Renata Souza on designing an insulin kit specifically for children with diabetes
"Children with type 1 diabetes are insulin-dependent. The administration of it is crucial to their survival."
How a small Kenyan start-up is disrupting the way the internet works
In his Design Indaba 2018 talk, Mark Kamau talks about how Brck plans to give Google and Facebook a run for their money.
Durban fashion designer Balini Naidoo on creating a range of clothes for the visually impaired
The Emerging Creative 2018 wants to help visually-impaired people to become more self-reliant and independent when making clothing choices.
On resisting gentrification, social housing and the removal of statues in Central Park
Justin Garrett Moore also talks about the delicate job of balancing the varied needs of New York residents.
Ilze Wolff on creating an activist and public culture around architecture
In this architectural practice collaboration with artists is just as important as working with other architects and engineers.
Sunu Gonera on finding his voice, afrofuturism and making heroes out of ordinary people
In this opening talk of Design Indaba 2018 that brought the audience to its feet, the filmmaker talks about his career high and lows.
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