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Welcome to Germany is a cellphone app for refugees
A smart application provides migrants with much-needed information about life in Germany.
Interactive installations turn Toronto's beaches into winter destinations
Toronto’s beach goers are encouraged to hit the seaside throughout the year.
Electronic wastelands raise questions about sustainable design
Photo exhibition E-waste Tsunami calls on designers to think up better ways to deal with e-waste.
Saving a font from extinction
Reviving a forgotten font designed by Alvin Lustig, an iconic, contemporary American graphic designer.
Graffiti as a tool for liberation in Kabul
Liberation and the fight for women's rights through contemporary art and graffiti in Kabul.
Rope made out of plastic bottles
A really handy tool from a runaway Kickstarter campaign.
Old tennis rackets become colourful works of art
Cape Town local Danielle Clough has many inventive outlets, but her embroidery has caught the attention of the creative world.
Perfect man-made waves
Kelly Slater's high-performance, man-made wave pool has been met with scepticism in the industry.
High-tech repository for the dead
Ruri Den is an alternative to burial sites for space-starved cities like Tokyo
Wearable technology for the visually impaired
Wearable technology from Cairo describes oncoming objects to its users
Saphon Energy creates new wind-harnessing technology
This Tunisian startup didn’t reinvent the wind turbine; instead, they created a new technology.
A garden that stretches across Africa
The Great Green Wall of Africa will be the biggest man-made marvel in the world once completed.
Free community skatepark in Ethiopia
A non-profit organisation is building skateparks in rural areas around the globe.
Miniature art scenes inspired by film
This artist forgets about time when she creates her painstakingly detailed dioramas.
Jaun van Wyk: Bringing the art back into architecture
Cape Town based architect Jaun van Wyk plans to restore architecture to an art form.
Tech groups rally in support of migrants
Techfugees is a global movement pooling together their resources and skill to aid refugees.
Empowering women with skills and business acumen
WomenWeave is a charitable trust helping artisan weavers trade on the global Market.
Modern furniture from reclaimed wood
Siyanda Mazibuko is a self-taught furniture designer who upcycles wood and into functional products.
Futuristic pod-like dwellings at an affordable price
These lightweight and modern homes are delivered ready for occupation.
Jewellery inspired by the sea
Self-taught jewellery designer Gisele Human started her brand, WAIF in 2012 while working as a copy-writer. No pieces are ever the same.
Self-sustaining, recyclable emergency shelters
SURI shelters are quick to set up and easily transportable to those affected by war and natural disasters.
The pretty side of activism
Sarah Corbett promotes gentle activism through her arts and crafts initiative, Craftivism.
Modular homes that have a positive impact on their owners and the environment
These prefabricated homes are designed and built to generate more energy than they consume.
Furniture made from plant fibres and recycled plastic
Colombian startup company, Diseclar takes waste from local industries to produce elegant furniture.
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