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Inside View: The New Mainstream
1 Jul 14
How have consumers' interactions with brands evolved in the age of social media? Here are the top five take-outs from Wolff Olins’ The New Mainstream report.
How important is a sense of place?
2 Jul 14
What role does locale play in shaping a design identity? We asked six producers to reflect on the role a sense of place can play in design.
Outside In: Lynda Relph-Knight
5 Jul 14
Design writer and former editor of Design Week Lynda Relph-Knight gives Design Indaba an outsider's perspective on the design future of Africa.
Outside In: Joost Alferink
6 Jul 14
Looking in on Africa from the European perspective, Joost Alferink shares an outsider's perspective on the state of the creative industry on the continent.
Inside View: 3 creative tools
8 Jul 14
Don't underestimate how handy these three humble (and free) tools can be, says our digital product manager, Sarah Jayne Fell.
The world's most pressing problems?
9 Jul 14
If there were a global design agency stationed at the UN bringing governments, NPOs and designers together, what issues would it address?
Outside In: Julie Lasky
12 Jul 14
Columnist and editor Julie Lasky gives us a firsthand account of her journey of first discovering South African design.
Opinion: Life in the Uber City
14 Jul 14
Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel consider the impact of pervasive digital networks entering physical space, giving rise to the “Internet of Everything”.
Inside View: The journey of BRCK
16 Jul 14
Erik Hersman, co-founder of Kenyan tech firm Ushahidi, shares the journey of BRCK with us as the first orders of the self-powered, mobile WiFi device go out.
Building revolution in the city - part 1
19 Jul 14
Architect and urbanist Andrew Makin considers the South African city and proposes a new vision for our urban centres.
Inside View: The business of art
23 Jul 14
Moving from being an artist to a creative entrepreneur takes an enormous leap of faith. We chat to educator Elaine Rumboll about the potential and pitfalls.
Africa rising: 10 myths busted
24 Jul 14
A new report from South African consumer research agency Instant Grass lifts the veil on 10 common misperceptions about the continent.
Hillywood's big week
25 Jul 14
In this new series of first-hand reports by our team of correspondents in Africa, Katherine Sullivan writes on the growth of Rwanda's film industry.
Building revolution in the city - part 2
26 Jul 14
Architect and urbanist Andrew Makin unravels the chaos that is Mexico city and finds more than a little method in the madness.
Inside View: Content's king
29 Jul 14
Alistair King tells us how the One Rand Man began – and it didn’t start with a brief.
How do you deal with failure?
30 Jul 14
Failure is built into the creative process. But how to face it? Nine designers tell us how they do it.
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