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On the soles of her feet
20 Jan 15
Bethlehem Alemu is not your standard shoe saleswoman. Her fair-trade brand soleRebels is merging Ethiopian artisanal heritage with modern design sensibilities.
Whatever happened to Watterson?
2 Feb 15
Notoriously media-shy cartoonist Bill Watterson features in the comic-strip documentary film “Stripped”, to be screened at Design Indaba FilmFest 2015.
Keep on truckin'
5 Feb 15
The "godfather" of the Californian food truck movement is coming to Cape Town. It’s a good thing we’ll have 14 food trucks on tap.
A special relationship
17 Feb 15
Lauded New York City-based graphic designer Michael Bierut returns to emcee the Design Indaba Conference for the sixth time. This year, he’ll present as well.
Crossing continents and disciplines
9 Mar 15
Don't try to pigeonhole Kossi Aguessy. He was born in Togo, grew up in the US and is now based in London. Oh, and he is both an artist and industrial designer.
Ng’endo Mukii weaves history and heritage into textured animations – Designboom
12 Mar 15
Designboom profiles Kenyan artist and animator Ng'endo Mukii, who interweaves the history and heritage of African identities into films
Shapes in clay
18 Mar 15
Ceramicist Chuma Maweni creates contemporary black-and-white striped conical pots at Art In The Forest, a ceramics centre where young artists are mentored.
Dominic Wilcox on playful creativity – Cool Hunting
23 Mar 15
Cajsa Carlson catches up with the English artist at this year's Design Indaba for an inside look at his open-minded approach.
You are how you eat
24 Mar 15
Emilie Baltz designs tools and eating experiences that surprise and delight – and make you rethink your relationship to food.
To be a South African storyteller, here and now
29 Jun 15
In the third episode of the Future Lab Africa podcast series, Jepchumba speaks to up-and-coming filmmaker Lebogang Rasethaba about his storytelling aesthetic.
Filmmaker and artist Ralph Ziman helps unmask some of Africa’s truths
7 Aug 15
The South African artist discusses film and art as mediums of creative expression.
Step into Erik Spiekermann's world
8 Sep 15
Find out what makes prolific typographer and graphic designer Erik Spiekermann tick as Freunde von Freunden take us into his home and studio in Berlin.
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