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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.
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.”
Tandekile Mkize on unafraid self-expression using film, photography and fashion
Tandekile Mkize gives us an inside look into his bold and unapologetic exhibition at the 2019 Design Indaba Conference.
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.
Kordae Henry explores mineral trade in the Congo using a sci-fi film
The filmmaker, architect and designer is set to speak at the 2019 Design Indaba Conference.
Zinhle Zulu’s graphic novel is the story of Nandipha, the protector of the Zulu Kingdom
“It deals with a girl who is kinda stuck between worlds like me. She is from the hood but also from suburbia.”
Photographer Thero Makepe brings childhood memories to life in new photo series
“I hope my artwork also provokes viewers to reminisce about their childhood adventures and troublesome filled stories.”
The world’s first bio-brick made from human urine
Its developer wants us to rethink the way we are utilising the Earth's precious resources.
Designers who will challenge the norm at Design Indaba Conference 2019
From biotechnologist Markus Kayser to design critic Alice Rawsthorn, these designers have each taken their own unique approach on design and innovation.
6 of South Africa's best up-and-coming illustrators
Part of the Emerging Creatives programme, these young designers will exhibit their work to the public at Design Indaba Festival 2019.
Doctor turned designer Kgahlego Kewana talks us through her unlikely path
The Emerging Creative will exhibit her work at the Design Indaba Festival among more than 40 up-and-coming South African talents.
This collaboration of activists are transforming marginalised communities through art, dialogue and action
The team at Colloqate wants to eliminate toxic government policies and Confederate infrastructure in the city of New Orleans.
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.”
4 graphic designers exhibiting at Design Indaba 2019
Watch out for articles like this one in the lead up to the annual Emerging Creatives exhibition, a smorgasbord of young South African talent.
8 emerging fashion designers on their interpretation of South African fashion
Come watch these young designers exhibiting their work at Design Indaba 2019.
Emerging Creative Chad Hanning on the importance of street art
He is set to exhibit his work at the 2019 Design Indaba Conference among 49 other South African up-and-coming creatives.
Smart Havens Africa uses human-centered business models to help the poor build homes
The company looks at developing green houses by promoting sustainable building and also tackling housing poverty.
The Arctic Commons: creating a new network for future stability in the Arctic
“This project looks to create composite maps which illuminate specific areas in the Arctic that offer opportunities for design intervention.”
Converting historical sites into modern architecture with John Pawson
Set to speak at Design Indaba 2019, architect and interior designer, John Pawson is known for his minimalist approach.
Understanding #MeToo with machine learning
“Not only is the #MeToo movement continuing to grow and expand...but our ability to understand digital social movements is growing every day.”
Basic Income Cafe uses coffee as a metaphor for the flow of money
“Visitors are provoked to experience the underlying economic models first hand."
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.
0.9 grams of brass: A brass paper clip that symbolises a cow’s life
See how graduate student Adelaide Lala Tam uses this project as a metaphor for the life cycle of a cow.
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