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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.
Wearables that extend the function of the human body
Machina creates wearable tech in the garments that can make music and enhance your safety at the touch of a button.
Danish designer Johannes Torpe on the power of design to create universes
“To create a universe around our products we actually have to take it out into the hands of the people who have to use it."
Design is as crucial as politics and economic development, says architect Mariam Kamara
The Design Indaba 2019 speaker on her work and why design cannot be divorced from economic development in Africa.
Drivelines is a building that does not conceal its true self
LOT-EK architect Ada Tolla says they wanted to design a building as honest as Joburg itself.
How artists and architects are helping residents to claim their right to the city
Grigri Pixel invited a group a creatives from Africa and Spain to work together in Madrid to try and find out.
Atolye on creating a space where community and strategic design meet
"There are many untapped markets as well as industries that need radical interventions" says architect Nesile Yalcin.
Unscrambling Africa photo project reveals the Africa beyond the slums and safaris
Photographer Mutua Matheka launched his project to show the complex beauty of African cities.
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."
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 Wanuri Kahiu talks Rafiki and upcoming work
"I am truly a creative. I start from a creative space and not from an activist space. I am like the most reluctant activist you will ever meet."
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.
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."
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