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Design Indaba Conference 2019
27th February 2019
1st March 2019
The highlight of the creative calendar, the Design Indaba Conference brings together the people using design and innovation to create a better world.
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Keenan Wyrobek on saving lives with drones
15 Apr 19
“Doctors shared with us their torment at losing patients they knew how to save. They knew the treatments. They just didn’t have the supplies.”
Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez on tackling the world’s problems with creativity
12 Apr 19
Gonzalez shares his method to coming up with creative solutions to everyday problems.
Yuri Suzuki on combining his passion for music and design
11 Apr 19
The Japanese sound designer shares how he finds “order in the noise.”
Tin&Ed on work that fosters togetherness and celebrating the unknown
10 Apr 19
“The unknown in our practice is the most fertile place, and we love the unknown."
How ostrich feathers are uplifting Oudtshoorn's economy through design
8 Apr 19
Pascale Theron's work looks at breathing life into the vulnerable ostrich farming industry in Oudtshoorn, South Africa.
Dave Hakkens on tackling the planet's waste
5 Apr 19
“When I start something I like to start with a problem.”
David Droga on why he is still optimistic about advertising
4 Apr 19
“Linear and logical people make the world go round, but it’s the creative people who make it worth living in."
Wanuri Kahiu on using film to talk about Africans as joyful and radiant
3 Apr 19
“I realised that there is more images and more stories of joy than there is of remorse,” Kahiu says of her search for African stories of joy.
IKEA ÖVERALLT: In the designers' words
2 Apr 19
At Design Indaba Conference 2019, the group of African designers share the motivations behind the products they dreamed up and realised.
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.
Love for design and design for love
11 Feb 19
Design and art direction duo Leta and Wade's work is a feast for the senses.
Li Edelkoort returns to Design Indaba to present her vision of 2020
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30 Jan 19
The acclaimed speaker will be discussing key topics like cultural appropriation in fashion and how to cure "colourphobia" in our interiors.
Danish designer Johannes Torpe on the power of design to create universes
• Duration: 00:29:28
21 Jan 19
“To create a universe around our products we actually have to take it out into the hands of the people who have to use it."
The 2019 Design Indaba Emerging Creatives are here
29 Nov 18
Each year we select 50 up and coming South African creatives and each year they surprise and beguile us.
Lucas De Man uses art to help bring more social cohesion to our cities
14 Nov 18
His latest project called EYE humanises the anonymous city by giving it eyes and offering visitors new perspectives.
Hannah Barry has helped to revolutionise the art scene in Peckham, South London
3 Oct 18
Now the gallerist and curator will be joining us on stage at next year’s Design Indaba Conference.
Zach Lieberman on using human gestures to bring his work to life
• Duration: 00:29:40
27 Aug 18
The coder and artist speaks on his collaboration with Design Indaba and projects that have stayed close to him.
Graphic designer Natasha Jen poses six questions for design thinkers
• Duration: 00:26:22
21 Aug 18
During her Design Indaba Conference talk she expands on her thinking since declaring: Design Thinking is Bullshit.
Morag Myerscough on transforming spaces with colour and embracing the unknown
• Duration: 00:25:55
20 Aug 18
The London-based designer takes us through her work that’s added colour to hospitals, public spaces and more.
Landscape architect Peter Veenstra on the importance of bringing nature into our cities
• Duration: 00:33:08
17 Aug 18
Veenstra, of LOLA Landscapes, talks us through three projects including the Dome of Plants, planned for the City of Cape Town.
Graphic designer extraordinaire, Tony Brook, on his studio’s creative journey
• Duration: 00:00:00
13 Aug 18
The founder of Spin Studio shares his creative wisdom with the Design Indaba audience.
Edel Rodriguez on childhood, nationalism and a nation on fire
• Duration: 00:40:21
6 Aug 18
The Cuban-born illustrator was dubbed "America’s Illustrator-In-Chief" by Fast Company.
When a natural disaster occurred in Chile, Alejandro Aravena and his team set out to rebuild the city
• Duration: 00:53:50
9 Jul 18
The architect tackles the reconstruction of a city through public participation.
The psychological effects of sound with Nicolás Kisic Aguirre
• Duration: 00:11:42
27 Jun 18
The Peruvian designer’s open-source projects are a combination of sound, architecture, and the mind.
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