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Dave Hakkens on a phone worth keeping
• Duration: 00:07:26
18 Dec 14
The graduation project of this young Dutch designer might actually save the world.
Experimental Jetset on scavenging the ruins of Modernism
• Duration: 00:36:23
15 Dec 14
The Dutch graphic designers tell us how they tap into design history to create work that is rooted in today's culture.
Dave Hakkens on a phone worth keeping (trailer)
11 Dec 14
The Dutch designer talks about his modular phone concept – and the back-to-front way he brought it to market.
Agi Haines on being the Frankenstein of design
• Duration: 00:09:40
11 Dec 14
This Royal College of Art graduate looks at the possibility of bioprinting body parts to benefit the human race.
Trailer: Experimental Jetset on scavenging the ruins of Modernism
9 Dec 14
The Dutch graphic designers talk about the influences that have shaped their impressive body of work.
Agi Haines on being the Frankenstein of design (trailer)
4 Dec 14
This speculative designer wonders how far we can push our malleable bodies while still being accepted by society.
DJ Stout on big hair, cowboy poets and planet Texas
• Duration: 00:41:56
3 Dec 14
The Austin-based graphic designer's work is an ode to cowboy country and the role of place in producing authentic design.
DJ Stout on big hair, cowboy poets and planet Texas (trailer)
28 Nov 14
The Austin-based Pentagram partner and graphic designer says a sense of place is important for what graphic designers do.
Joy Mckinney on overstepping her boundaries
• Duration: 00:07:34
25 Nov 14
This New York City-based artist touches people’s faces and records their response.
Joy Mckinney on overstepping her boundaries (trailer)
19 Nov 14
Artist Joy Mckinney touches complete strangers on the streets of New York City – and captures people's reactions on camera.
Tom Hulme on technology as a design tool
• Duration: 00:38:08
19 Nov 14
The founder of OpenIDEO tells us why we have to stop being afraid of technology.
5 goosebump moments at Design Indaba Conference
• Duration: 00:02:29
17 Nov 14
Five great reveals from 20 years of our globally acclaimed conference, your front-row seat to inspiration.
Tom Hulme on technology as a design tool (trailer)
12 Nov 14
The founder of OpenIDEO debunks some myths about technology and shows us how it brings people together to solve the world's biggest challenges.
Ian Murchison on wooden knives and bendy bicycle racks
• Duration: 00:06:00
11 Nov 14
This Canadian industrial designer talks about finding the freedom to develop products that question everyday perceptions.
Ian Murchison on wooden knives and bendy bicycle racks (trailer)
6 Nov 14
This Canadian industrial designer is making waves in the product design industry. At Design Indaba Conference 2014, he shares his story of success.
Lauren Beukes on fiction as an incredible kind of telepathy
• Duration: 00:38:52
29 Oct 14
South African author Lauren Beukes brings a singular storytelling experience to the Design Indaba Conference stage.
Lauren Beukes on confronting the monsters around us (trailer)
23 Oct 14
The award-winning sci-fi writer shows how South Africa's dark past transforms into her fiction in this unusual presentation at Design Indaba Conference.
Dean Poole on playing with words
• Duration: 00:34:03
15 Oct 14
The creative director of New Zealand agency Alt Group reveals the ABC's of his creative language.
Dean Poole on playing with words (trailer)
13 Oct 14
"Part of the system of creativity is creating the rules," says Dean Poole at Design Indaba Conference 2014.
Chris Gotz on building beautiful monsters
• Duration: 00:36:27
24 Sep 14
The chief creative officer of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa shares three campaigns that turned the agency around.
Chris Gotz on building beautiful monsters (trailer)
17 Sep 14
Advertising industry creatives need to stay agile and open, says the chief creative officer of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa.
El Ultimo Grito on creating a new design ecosystem
• Duration: 00:29:57
17 Sep 14
Through their exploratory work husband-and-wife team Roberto Feo and Rosario Hurtado challenge our most fundamental understanding of design.
El Ultimo Grito on creating a new design ecosystem (trailer)
15 Sep 14
The Spanish design duo talk about how they use their own projects to interrogate how we define design.
State of the Art ft. Athi-Patra Ruga, Nandipha Mntambo and Zanele Muholi
• Duration: 01:01:54
10 Sep 14
Three contemporary South African artists share the intensely personal visions that come to life in their work, alongside top curator Hans Ulrich Obrist.
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