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Can we use our own data to become better human beings?
Data designer Giorgia Lupi talks us through her experience of painstakingly collected personal data.
Andile Dyalvane, gt2P on creating The Wishing Wall
The Chilean design group and the South African ceramicist on their unlikely partnership.
Africa could be the leapfrog continent, says Sir David Adjaye
The way we’re designing cities is changing. Here’s some advice from a leading architect at the inaugural Design Commons.
Comms designer Arjun Harrison-Mann on dialogue, design and activism
When the UK cut benefits to disabled people, this RCA graduate found a way to give those affected their own platform.
#RightsNotGames makes protesting accessible for disabled people
Arjun Harrison-Mann talks ethical design at the Design Indaba Festival 2017.
This pen detects cancer in seconds
This handheld device detects cancer so that doctors can remove tumors with greater accuracy during surgery.
The global addressing system, what3words continues to garner international attention
What3words ensures that basic services can reach even the most remote places.
Isis Schiffer’s EcoHelmet might get even more people interested in bike sharing
The Pratt Institute design graduate spoke at Design Indaba Conference 2017.
How Isis Schiffer made the foldable bike helmet
The EcoHelmet made international headlines and won numerous awards.
Sir David Adjaye and Tiffany Chu among the nine speakers at the inaugural Design Commons
The deconstructed conference puts global heavyweights in design at the same table as the audience.
Should you be putting your website to bed?
Sleep debt facts say yes.
Furniture designer Stefan Diez on the value of designing process
The renowned German designer does not shy away from age-old materials and techniques.
Wasted reimagines how we deal with urban trash
Amsterdam-based CITIES Foundation has used plastic as currency for two years. Now they’ve added paper, textiles and glass.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has found a novel way to share its vast artwork
US art lovers can text keywords or an emoji and receive matching pictures from the museum's database
New vertical residences in Eindhoven to be designed by MVRDV
This mosaic-like structure combines urban farming, housing and more in the Eindhoven city centre.
Living canopy changes its appearance throughout the day
This responsive design merges biology, architecture and maths to form a canopy that responds to light.
ULTRACONTEMPORARY Exhibition explores political art and its function in society
This collection of “emergency” art pieces is based on the fast pace at which our world changes.
This music festival has the perfect solve for flat batteries
Students at Australia’s UniSA designed a bespoke solar phone charging stand for the WOMADelaide Festival.
Add Colour teaches design thinking to South Africa’s youth
A pilot project by Sk8 for Gr8 aims to uplift through creativity in some of South Africa’s historically disadvantaged areas.
Design Commons is a new kind of bespoke, global, portable conference
The deconstructed conference where design is the tool with which to face the challenges in our cities.
The way you draw a circle depends on where you’re from
This study analysed 100 000 circles to determine what their creators have in common.
This futuristic cultural centre is inspired by the sea
Vincent Callebaut Architects’ latest conceptual project draws inspiration from the manta ray to make a floating cultural hub in Seoul.
15 Southern African artists tell us what it's like to be Young Now
Johannesburg’s Hazard Gallery is hosting a number of prolific, young African artists in their latest exhibition.
Photographer Imraan Christian teams up with Faith XLVII
South African artists Imraan Christian and Faith XLVII deconstruct a pivotal moment in the country’s 2015 student uprising.
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