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Afrolitt founder Pamela Ohene-Nyako on the importance of having black literature voiced and heard
“I feel like some works can really open up one’s imagination and help us envision inclusive and liberated futures.”
Four literacy projects changing the world as we know it
See how these projects use literacy as a tool for positive change.
Two urban initiatives tackle housing & energy in Ghana
Urban development specialist Farouk Braimah's design projects hope to make life easier for the poor.
A New Zealand company is making raincoats out of recycled fibres
The Humble Raincoat is made of recycled plastic bottles.
What does it take to make it as a creative?
We looked to a new book by Creative Nestlings to find some clues from women featured in the book.
Gale Maimane on her new short film, starring Zoe Modiga, called Me
“We wanted to make a piece that encapsulates fashion and music in a skilful way. A tender way. A femme way.”
Martha Cotton on the growth and influence that design has on business
“My clients have started to really look towards the way me and my design colleagues look at the world and solve problems."
Ensamble Studio on building flexible, stackable spaces and working with nature
"When we look at nature we want to learn from it, we want to build with it."
These striking images offer an alternative view of Nigerian diversity
“One of the biggest statements I try to make with my work is that there is no single Nigerian culture.”
Leading local fashion designer Thabo Makhetha takes her blanket approach to the next level
Design Indaba Emerging Creatives alumna Thabo Makhetha is now crowdfunding to produce her own textile designs.
AGI: On the importance of hosting this year's event in Mexico
Nikki Gonnissen, Paul Cox and Alejandro Magallanes discuss graphic design, borders and moving the conference from the US to Mexico.
How designers are using digital fabrication to improve wheelchairs
Disrupt Disability uses open source design and digital fabrication to make wheels that are affordable and fully customisable.
4 projects that cleverly integrate digital fabrication into architecture
Digital fabrication is helping companies build homes in 24 hours while also helping to build local entrepreneurship.
Ugandan designers create a bloodless, reusable malaria test kit
Here’s how designers in Africa are using technology to bridge the gap between people and healthcare services.
The maker of Algiknit talks seaweed fashion and the next stage of biotech
Aleksandra Gosiewski's work touches on sustainable ways to fix the disconnect within the fashion industry.
The designer of the Street Debater on fostering human connection through design
“I realised that Street Debating not only addresses the problem of begging but something much bigger. It’s addressing the problem of social segregation.”
This photo series examines the ways in which black women are forced to comply in society
Emerging Creative 2018 participant Stephanie Kenyaa Mzee also talks about xenophobia and why her work centres black women.
Playful enterprise gives new life to old plastic
ecoBirdy’s eco-friendly furniture is about play, function and sustainable design.
Could silk be used to weave your donor heart?
Researcher and designer, Veronica Ranner, takes on organ crafting while cautiously questioning its ethics.
Get to know Andy Mkosi, the rapper taking charge of her own story
The South African artist’s work sits at the intersection of music and photography to create a unique kind of storytelling.
Xhosa culture, heritage, colour inspires Thandazani Nofingxana's designs
The South African fashion designer exhibited at the Design Indaba Festival 2018 as one of 40 Emerging Creatives.
Conscious fashion: Amna Elshandaweely’s take on fashion and revolution
The Cairo designer makes a moving case for social impact with something as simple as the clothes we wear.
How will climate change affect our eating habits in 30 years time?
Researchers and scientists say we'll need to intensify the use of drought-tolerant food sources such as seaweed and more.
This is the world's first biodegradable home pregnancy test
The lightweight, ultra-thin invention can be sent in an envelope and biodegrades in three months.
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