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Kaja Dahl on exploring the natural essence of Cape Town in scent form
• Duration: 00:08:31
2 Aug 17
She collected samples of soil, dried fynbos, wood, stone and seaweed to distil an accurate fragrance of the city’s landscape.
Pauline Saglio makes digital design tangible
• Duration: 00:09:47
4 Aug 17
The media and interaction designer’s work challenges perceptions of interactive and digital projects.
Shoko Tamura on designing garments that amplify personal expression
• Duration: 00:11:01
7 Aug 17
The Keio University student says wearable technology could redefine the way people play in urban landscapes.
Marina Willer on why designers should be creating frameworks for accepting political change
• Duration: 00:29:56
10 Aug 17
The partner at Pentagram on Brexit, family, history and the power of design during these changing political times.
Bo-Won Keum on using design to help elevate the voices of prison inmates
• Duration: 00:11:22
11 Aug 17
The graphic designer worked on a monochromatic book that had handwritten book requests and thank you notes from US prison inmates.
Jesper Brodin & Marcus Engman on the start of IKEA’s new African collaboration
• Duration: 00:00:00
14 Aug 17
“We like to work in an open way, because we believe in that way of co-creating things.”
Tea Uglow on the creative unknown and dispelling misplaced confidence in reality
• Duration: 00:31:26
16 Aug 17
Tea Uglow, the director of Google’s Creative Lab in Sydney on her work at the intersection of tech and creativity.
Isabel Mager on identifying the human body behind the making of high-tech gadgets
• Duration: 00:12:04
18 Aug 17
What human narrative exists beneath our shiny 21st-century products?
Furniture designer Stefan Diez on the value of designing process
22 Aug 17
The renowned German designer does not shy away from age-old materials and techniques.
Blinky Bill brings African musical expression to the Design Indaba stage
• Duration: 00:18:42
23 Aug 17
The Kenyan musician, producer and DJ doesn’t care what African music is ‘supposed’ to sound like.
Exposing the fecal danger in our picturesque beaches with Carina Bonse
• Duration: 00:06:37
30 Aug 17
“People are concerned about what they put in their bodies, yet don’t know the effect that wastewater can have on their health.”
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