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6 of South Africa's best up-and-coming illustrators
17 Jan 19
Part of the Emerging Creatives programme, these young designers will exhibit their work to the public at Design Indaba Festival 2019.
Design that is curious, brave and leaves a profound impact
12 Feb 19
These design graduates will join design veterans on stage at Design Indaba Conference 2019.
Harvesting water from unexpected places
18 Feb 19
The way we build our cities can help us harvest water sustainably, says Design Indaba alumna Shaakira Jassat.
Young designers are the future of the industry, but what are they saying?
27 Feb 19
Some of these young designers, like urbanist Nicole Moyo, will take the stage at Day 1 of the 2019 Design Indaba Festival.
Freyja Sewell talks tech, meditation and design for the mind
28 Feb 19
We spoke to the Global Graduate before Design Indaba 2019 about making mindfulness visible.
7 Interior designers that should be on your radar
13 Mar 19
As part of the Emerging Creatives programme, these young designers exhibited their work at the Design Indaba Festival 2019.
8 emerging fashion designers on their interpretation of South African fashion
15 Mar 19
These designers were part of this year's Design Indaba Emerging Creatives Programme.
This Icelandic designer is making vodka out of food waste
9 May 19
Björn Steinar believes it’s no use being a designer who identifies problems in theory without providing real solutions.
Congolese storyteller is breathing new life into African mythologies
16 May 19
Yamakasi's project, through the power of social media, helped bring together illustrators and colourists from Nigeria, Cameroon and the Republic of Congo
Nigerian sculptor makes life-sized art using spoons
19 Jun 19
Abinoro Akporode Collins says he was first challenged by his art lecturer to try unconventional materials for his sculptures.
How these Ghanaian developers are creating awareness around e-waste
19 Jun 19
Ghanaian game developers, Enter Africa, are creating a game that focuses on the issues of safety and sanitation surrounding e-waste dumps.
Creating art out of scrap engine parts
20 Jun 19
Kara Schoeman creates intricate art bowls out of recycled metals.
Durban students initiate a space to foster more campus interaction
25 Jun 19
The Level Six project is the first student-led project guided by professionals to come out of Durban University of Technology.
Chad Hanning on the importance of street art
4 Jul 19
“I believe in how powerful street art is and use it to give a place life or a feeling.”
Max-Gordon Stoffberg on community empowerment and creativity
5 Jul 19
“I have a willingness to reach out to the marginalised in society. I believe everyone has equal potential power and everyone has unique gifts & talents.”
Zinhle Zulu’s graphic novel is the story of Nandipha, the protector of the Zulu Kingdom
22 Jul 19
“It deals with a girl who is kinda stuck between worlds like me. She is from the hood but also from suburbia.”
Eleazer Radebe’s journey into the world of fashion
26 Jul 19
From humble beginnings and several detours, Design Indaba Emerging Creative Eleazer Radebe is carving a wholesome fashion and lifestyle brand, By Ele.
Meet the Queen of Cowries: Lafalaise Dion
30 Jul 19
For Ivorian designer Lafalaise Dion, the cowrie shell is representative of African legacy and spirituality.
Lukhanyo Mdingi on the defining characteristics of his eponymous label
7 Aug 19
“Luxury, essentially, is time. Using the spirit of time in the best way, in order to create quality items.”
How Blackboard is helping kids unleash their creativity
13 Aug 19
Nkanyezi Masango, founder of Blackboard, believes exposing kids to creative careers can unlock a world of opportunities.
Thebe Magugu takes a seat at the fashion table
11 Sep 19
The 25-year-old former Design Indaba Emerging Creative recently won the 2019 LVMH Prize for his womenswear which often carry subtle political messages.
Meet the speakers at this year's antenna conference
13 Sep 19
#antenna2019, hosted by Design Indaba, Dutch Design Week and World Design Embassies, is taking place today in Eindhoven.
Behind antenna and its impact on future changemakers in design
27 Sep 19
“Antenna gave us a platform to share a story and to be bold about it. I don’t know if other graduate programmes like this exist.”
Kathryn Larsen on why seaweed is the building material of the future
21 Nov 19
Larsen looked to an ancient method from the Middle Ages used to thatch roofs out of seaweed and brought it back to the present.
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