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Kazuya Kawasaki on biohacking the fashion industry
• Duration: 00:06:44
24 Jun 16
Speculative designer and Keio University student Kazuya Kawasaki grows new materials for the fashion industry.
Benjamin Hubert on how to redesign the way you work to make a bigger, better impact
• Duration: 00:39:34
21 Jun 16
Design by numbers. British industrial designer Benjamin Hubert shares a bit of data about his journey through the design industry.
Margaret Calvert on work and play over 60 years in graphic design
• Duration: 00:27:34
15 Jun 16
South African-born graphic designer Margaret Calvert, OBE is best known for the signs she helped design for Britain's roads. You can now watch her full talk.
Dominic Wilcox on thinking your way out of the normal
• Duration: 00:30:48
7 Jun 16
Here's a taster from the whimsical, stirring talk from British product designer Dominic Wilcox on how to hunt for new ideas in the everyday.
Studio [D] Tale on design activism and innovation within existing systems
• Duration: 00:21:57
23 May 16
Social impact designers Studio [D] Tale talk about innovating within informal economies and interventions in existing, sometimes backward, systems.
Twins Cartoon on comics as power, beauty and expression
• Duration: 00:23:32
20 May 16
Identical twin brothers Mohamed and Haitham El-seht are at the heart of Egypt’s creative scene.
Tony Gum on nourishing and celebrating your personal art
• Duration: 00:08:23
18 May 16
Still an undergraduate, Tony Gum calls herself an “artist in learning” and talks about how she is still learning to celebrate and understand her art.
Thomas Chapman on reconnecting a fractured city
• Duration: 00:25:28
17 May 16
South African architect Thomas Chapman is fixing the past using layers of new design.
Pia Nyakairu on products that help form connections
• Duration: 00:06:41
16 May 16
Ugandan industrial designer Pia Nyakairu shares her work on products that aid connection as part of Design Indaba’s Global Graduates programme.
Rich Mnisi on building a fresh fashion brand in South Africa
• Duration: 00:06:29
13 May 16
South African designer Rich Mnisi shares his creative journey (catwalk included) as part of the Global Graduates selection at Design Indaba Conference 2016.
The Venus Bushfires on storytelling and bridging the middle
• Duration: 00:14:59
11 Mar 16
Helen Isibor-Epega, who performs as The Venus Bushfires, is an optimist, dreamer and musical storyteller who uses her art to build bridges across cultures.
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