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Mapitso Thaisi talks culture, fashion and recognising Africa's impact
The law graduate-cum-designer chats to us about her Basotho inspired swimwear range, Shweshwekini.
Using unconventional materials to create wearable art
Shaline Naicker uses photochromic lenses within her work as she focuses on merging technology and fashion.
Gourmet Grubb makes the world’s first insect-derived dairy alternative
Leah Bessa takes us behind the scenes at her new pop-up restaurant in Woodstock, The Insect Experience by Gourmet Grubb.
Max-Gordon Stoffberg on community empowerment and 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.”
Chad Hanning on the importance of street art
“I believe in how powerful street art is and use it to give a place life or a feeling.”
Ndumiso Nyoni uses striking geometric illustrations to celebrate women
The graphic designer and illustrator talks to us about the inspiration behind the African Sisters project.
Crystal Birch invites us into her hat wonderland
The hat designer, stylist and milliner takes us behind the scenes of how she comes up with her playful designs.
Meet Hayden Williams, the fashion illustrator to Hollywood stars
The 27-year-old talks to us about how he harnessed his 1,2 million Instagram followers to build a global brand.
Mzukisi Mbane’s imprint on African fashion
The Design Indaba Emerging Creative on building a global brand that pays homage his identity and celebrates femininity.
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.
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.
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.
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