a better world through creativity
About Design Indaba
Design Indaba News
News & Features
Video Archive (2006 – present)
Our database of African and international creatives and companies making waves in the design world.
- Any -
- Any -
-Track of the Week
-Design Indaba Campaigns
Point of View
Design Indaba News
-Do Tank News
Hilary Cottam: Fixing social services through design
• Duration: 00:01:48
21 Oct 16
Hilary Cottam, a social entrepreneur and "accidental designer" from the UK, talks about how design and technology can be used to fix serious social problems.
Chat with Trevor Stuurman
20 Oct 16
Take control of an interview with South African photographer, blogger and stylist Trevor Stuurman.
Elena Arzak: Flavours of the Basque region
• Duration: 00:02:18
5 Oct 16
Elena Arzak is a world-renowned chef, widely acknowledged to be one of the most pioneering female chefs in history. Here she talks about her love of flavour.
Chat with Luke Dale-Roberts
21 Sep 16
We're giving you the chance to chat with South Africa's best chef, Luke Dale-Roberts in an interview where you take control.
Erik Kessels: In advertising, ideas are more important than craft
• Duration: 00:04:13
15 Sep 16
Erik Kessels believes that in advertising, ideas are more important than craft and that to stay creatively stimulated you have to be a hybrid.
Christophe Guberan: Active materials research
• Duration: 00:02:40
1 Aug 16
ECAL graduate Christophe Guberant talks about his investigations into the properties of active materials in our exclusive video interview.
Frederico Gelli: Branding and the shared-value perspective
• Duration: 00:00:00
27 Jul 16
For co-founder of Tátil Design Fred Gelli, branding can be both sustainable and of value to the consumer.
Lava Lab: Innovation at the intersection
• Duration: 00:05:09
14 Jul 16
We talk to the ladies of Lava Lab about the rise of the hybrid designer and the age of Millenial thinking.
Basia Dzaman: The future of 3D printing and robotics
13 Jul 16
Global graduate Basia Dzaman harnesses new technologies to explore traditional embroidery patterns.
Image Merchants: W&N Studio and James Lavelle
• Duration: 00:04:56
8 Jul 16
We talk to DJ and artist James Lavelle and photographers Warren Du Preez and Nick Thorton Jones about the resurgence of craft and their various collaborations.
We talk to South African ceramicist Andile Dyalvane
20 Jun 16
Andile Dyalvane’s first solo exhibition is set to open in New York’s Friedman Benda gallery this month.
Margaret Calvert: Sign of the times
• Duration: 00:03:47
17 Jun 16
Renowned graphic designer Margaret Calvert talks tech and working against repetition.
Sou Fujimoto: The infinite possibilities of open field architecture
• Duration: 00:06:02
13 Jun 16
Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto talks about how architecture should create spaces for people to behave as they would like to.
Benjamin Hubert: Design with meaning
• Duration: 00:02:07
2 Jun 16
Industrial designer Benjamin Hubert talks about how designers have a responsibility to solve the right kind of problems.
Pia Nyakairu: Designing a device to improve remote care for cancer patients
• Duration: 00:02:50
26 May 16
Ugandan-born industrial design graduate Pia Nyakairu has designed a device that helps physiotherapists and doctors offer distance care to cancer patients.
Studio [D] Tale: Design for social impact in emerging economies
• Duration: 00:04:18
25 May 16
We talk to cross-continental architecture and design studio Studio [D] Tale about innovation in the everyday, especially in emerging economies.
Christian Benimana: Architects don’t have to be local to think local
• Duration: 00:04:09
24 May 16
Rwandan architect Christian Benimana believes that the built environment should catalyse positive systemic change.
Twins Cartoon: Comics in Egypt will keep evolving
• Duration: 00:04:19
23 May 16
Identical twin brothers Mohamed and Haitham El-seht draw inspiration from the characters found in the streets of Egypt.
Pop culture and people inspire Monde Mabaso’s illustrations
13 May 16
Design Indaba 2016 Emerging Creative, Monde Mabaso is a Johannesburg-based illustrator who finds inspiration through this thriving city.
Alfredo Brillembourg: Architecture as a response to social issues
• Duration: 00:03:27
13 May 16
Alfredo Brillembourg’s work addresses the housing crisis and poverty through architecture.
Jeanne Gang: The architecture of policing in America
• Duration: 00:05:20
12 May 16
Founder of Studio Gang, Jeanne Gang talks about how architecture can help address police brutality in America.
Tony Gum: Young, carefree, made in Africa
• Duration: 00:04:36
11 May 16
Labelled the coolest girl in Cape Town, “Artist in learning” Tony Gum tells us about her creative philosophy and why she is often her own muse.
Illustrator Ishaarah Arnold on experimentation, creativity and elusive inspiration
9 May 16
"Inspiration is an elusive bastard..." South African illustrator Ishaarah Arnold talks about being creative in art and graphic design.
Counterspace: Investigating the strange in Johannesburg’s built environment
6 May 16
Counterspace Studio's recent investigation into the reappropriation of Johannesburg’s mine dumps led the group to discover how abandoned spaces are being used.
Sign up to our newsletter
Sign up to Design Indaba Weekly for the latest design news and inspiration. Sign up to Design Indaba News for updates on Design Indaba events and projects.
Design Indaba (select one or both)
Weekly editorial newsletter
Festival and event updates
6 clever design solutions for pressing healthcare issues
28 Nov 19
Five examples of great design from Singapore
17 Sep 18
Designer Thebe Magugu explores escapism in his latest collection
1 Feb 18
This short film is a meditation on the joys girlhood
12 Feb 16
Tweets by @designindaba