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Christian Benimana believes that architecture must go beyond the design of the building and into an understanding of how buildings impact the lives of users.
Award-winning designer Alex McDowell is an immersive storyteller. He is best known for the set designs for "Minority Report", "Fight Club" and "Man of Steel".
Basia Dżaman, a graduate from the School of Form in Poland, is finding solutions to current and future problems.
Industrial designer Yogita Agrawal focuses on solving problems in emerging global communities with innovative products and sustainable technologies.
Multidisciplinary artist Naama Schendar explores identity and individuality through constructed methods of experiencing empathy.
Clara Mar Hernández López
Clara Mar Hernández López is an architect with a special interest in sustainable design.
Tony Gum, named by Vogue as the "coolest girl in Cape Town", is an artist in learning.
Kazuya Kawasaki is a fashion designer and a student in Keio University’s SFC X design programme. He is trying to create a new era of "speculative fashion".
Francois Knoetze is a performance artist, sculptor and filmmaker. His work traces the life cycles of discarded objects.
Industrial designer Christophe Guberan is fascinated by the intrinsic features of materials and how he can reimagine their properties and aesthetic.
Vera de Pont
Futuristic fashion designer Vera de Pont explores the relationship between the human body and its surroundings. She works in both fantasy and reality.
Cecilia Martin, co-founder and curator of Lava Lab in Amsterdam, is an innovator by nature. Her motto is "what if...?"
Klasien van de Zandschulp
Klasien van de Zandschulp is a senior interaction designer and researcher at Lava Lab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Ugandan industrial designer Pia Nyakairu focuses on remote rehabilitation for breast cancer patients.
Safia Qureshi is an award-winning architect, social designer, entrepreneur and one half of Studio [D] Tale.
Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones
"Light is a thing of beauty in that it overcomes darkness" - W&N Studio, London-based image makers, artists and filmmakers.
Danish artist Thomas Poulsen, who works under the alias FOS, creates unusual spaces that rely on human interaction to really come to life.
Hailed as one of the world’s greatest chefs, Elena Arzak succeeds in ingeniously combining traditional cooking with contemporary food design.
Philosophical architect Sou Fujimoto blurs the lines between the public and the private in his thought-provoking work.
Alfredo Brillembourg is an architect and urban designer redefining the socio-economic system to overcome the emergent challenges in rapid urbanisation.
Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe
With a laser-sharp focus on the future, Dutch designers Miriam van der Lubbe and Niels van Eijk are on the pulse of concept design.
NB is an independent, multidisciplinary branding and communication studio established in 1997 by designers Nick Finney and Alan Dye.
Hilary Cottam is a designer, innovator and social entrepreneur who pioneers the use of design for social change.
Multi-talented architect Maxwell Mutanda uses design to address real-world issues.
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