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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
"For me, vernacular architecture is about understanding our traditional techniques and rebooting it so that we can make new things.”
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
We speak to an emoji activist on why diverse emojis matter
Jennifer 8 Lee says the Emojination wants to make the approval of emoji a more inclusive and representative process.
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.
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.
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.
Aboubakar Fofana on the hypocrisy of the fashion industry
The textile designer, artist and natural dyer calls out the trend forecasters and designers to take more responsibility.
Life Kitchen offers free cooking lessons for people living with cancer
Life Kitchen is extending classes and has teamed up with designers to create a special range of plates, totes, and t-shirts.
Iwo Borkowicz on finding housing solutions that serve both tourists and locals
The young architect who was a Global Graduate at Design Indaba 2018 talks about his upcoming project in Tanzania.
Ekene Ijeoma deconstructs the US national anthem as a comment on mass imprisonment
In Deconstructed Anthems, he built a software that removes notes from the US national anthem at the same rate Americans have been imprisoned.
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