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Ghanaian photographer Lawrence Agyei on the power of photography
“To me, a great photograph is like poetry. It captures and expresses a situation or emotion that transcends everyday life.”
Graphic designer Rofhiwa Mudau is using famous faces to inspire the youth
“This acts as inspiration to influence a positive work flow to the career or the job of your dreams.”
An alternative to disposable plastic made with potatoes
“This material is made from something that comes from the earth, and later on it can end up back in the soil, while posing no risk to nature.”
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.
This town in Mali is built almost completely out of mud
The Great Mosque of Djenne survives through the dedication of local builders who help to re-plaster it each year.
Bright Dimba’s products put a spotlight on traditional craft
His company Dukada focuses on African craftsmanship by working alongside rural women.
Chad 'Bushywopp' Hanning on the importance of street art
The artist is making his mark from Cape Town to Vietnam, across walls and zines.
Doctor turned designer Kgahlego Kewana talks us through her unlikely path
The Emerging Creative exhibited her work at the Design Indaba Festival 2019 among 49 up-and-coming South African talents.
Gabrielle Goliath honours victims of sexual-based violence through sound and art
The winner of this year's Standard Bank Young Artist Award talks about her latest project called This Song is For...
Marjan van Aubel uses intelligent design to solve energy and food production problems
In her work she looks at our current relationship with solar technology and how it can be used to enhance and future-proof city living.
Three fashionable items designed for the differently abled
Grace Jun and her team at the Open Style Lab are creating functional and stylish clothing that considers everyone.
Mileha Soneji designs low-tech tools for Parkinson’s patients
The product designer has created two products to cater to people suffering from Parkinson's.
Gordon Reid on embracing the weird in design
The graphic designer talks us through his design career and starting his own agency, Middleboop.
Kiko Farkas on nature's role in his work as a graphic designer
He took the Design Indaba audience through his most famous project and showcased how nature inspired it.
Artist Nuria Mora on Spain’s biggest inclusive art event of its kind
Along with 14 other artists, Nuria Mora is helping to rebuild and inspire art inclusivity in Spain’s forgotten region of La Mancha.
Shaina Garfield on how we can benefit the Earth after death
She shared how her project Leaves proposes a sustainable coffin that will help the body decompose naturally.
Exploring Shantell Martin’s unique interactive illustrations
The London-born, New York-based artist is creating larger than life artworks that comment on intersectionality, identity and play.
Meet the South African artists exhibiting at La Biennale Di Venezia
Titled The Stronger We Become, the South African Pavilion will feature works by Dineo Seshee Bopape, Tracey Rose and Dineo Seshee Bopape.
Kordae Henry imagines an alternative African history and future
The artist combines science fiction, Afrofuturism and cinema to speculate on the myths of the future.
Alice Rawsthorn on bad design
“We desperately need good design in this world and we desperately don't need bad design. That's why it's so important that we should come to terms with it.”
Pixeland is China’s pixel-inspired park
Created for the people of Mianyang, China, this multifunctional public space looks at how digital pixels can be used as functional art.
Nicole Nomsa Moyo on building self-sufficient townships
Her thesis project Ukubutha looks at service delivery solutions in Mamelodi, a township in Pretoria.
Ane Crabtree’s labour of creative love
“What I do is act like a kind of connector or conduit of emotion. Emotion in words, in pace, in visuals across the screen.”
Toyin Ojih Odutola’s portraits show black skin as textured and diverse
“We have enough about what my skin looks like but what does it feel like?’
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