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Tech to empower marginalised communities
Human rights activist and storyteller Thenmozhi Soundararajan on the power of knowledge creation in the hands of the oppressed.
Using unconventional materials to create wearable art
Shaline Naicker uses photochromic lenses within her work as she focuses on merging technology and fashion.
What is the data behind #MeToo really telling us?
In her research, graduate Ellie Frymire looks beyond the tweets to delve further into what people are really saying.
Could the heat generated by blockchain be useful for other living beings?
With a project called Farm, MIT student Gary Zhang shows that heat generated in the blockchain has many uses.
The eco-friendly benefits of a busted smartphone
“This project takes the seemingly catastrophic moment in which the smartphone breaks as an opportunity to redefine the value of the expired object.”
Bright Dimba’s products put a spotlight on traditional craft
His company Dukada focuses on African craftsmanship by working alongside rural women.
Here’s how movement can form type
“The story of movement has just begun and we're really looking forward to where your designs take it.”
David Droga on why he is still optimistic about advertising
“Linear and logical people make the world go round, but it’s the creative people who make it worth living in."
Primrose Chimhanda on nature as inspiration for her textile designs
“Each design is inspired by a form of nature which represents an expression of the most powerful lessons I’ve learnt.”
Constant, a photo series on pain, love and healing
“The constant title came about when I had a serious reality check that I was the constant denominator in all my failed relationships." Basetsana Maluleka
The designers combating air pollution
From Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s Smog Free Tower to Aerochromics' colour-changing sweatshirts that monitor air pollution levels.
One photographer's surrealist impression of mental illness
Katie Joy Crawford was diagnosed young. This is how she sees her anxiety and depression.
On being a young creative dealing with mental health
We spoke to past Design Indaba Emerging Creatives to unpack the way creativity and mental health co-exist in their lives.
Cyborg artists Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas on physically merging oneself with technology
“I think the more we design ourselves the less we’ll have to design the planet and the less we’ll have to change it.”
Emerging Creative Max-Gordon Stoffberg on community empowerment & creativity
“I have a willingness to reach out to the marginalised in society. I believe everyone has equal potential power and everyone has unique gifts & talents.”
8 emerging fashion designers on their interpretation of South African fashion
These designers were part of this year's Design Indaba Emerging Creatives Programme.
4 graphic designers experimenting with colour and tackling taboos
These are the graphic designer who were a part of the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives exhibition, a smorgasbord of young South African talent.
#MeToo: Global Grad Ellie Frymire makes sense of the iconic movement
We know that the movement was started to call out rampant abuse of women around the world, but Frymire delved into what people were really saying with #MeToo
The three industry greats hosting Design Indaba 2019
From 2019 Design Indaba Conference speaker Lucas De Man to the iconic performer Lebo Mashile, get to know this year's hosts.
#MotherLanguageDay: Wikipedia is bridging the knowledge gap on African languages
“We are not running away from English. English is very important. But, what we are trying to do is maximise the child's bilingual ability through Wikipedia.”
The curious case of the cyborg artists
The duo are set to bring their next generation experimental art to the Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town in just seven days.
The role of architecture according to Thomas Heatherwick, Christian Benimana and more
Five Design Indaba Conference alumni on how the role of architecture is evolving in society.
Tandekile Mkize on unafraid self-expression using film, photography and fashion
Tandekile Mkize gives us an inside look into his bold and unapologetic work, which he exhibited at Design Indaba Festival 2019
Through the lens of 6 Emerging Creatives
As part of the Emerging Creatives programme, these young designers will exhibit their work at the Design Indaba Festival 2019.
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