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N’Golà Biennial highlights the impact creatives have on society
For three weeks, the island of São Tomé e Príncipe was taken over by artists from across the continent.
4 Oct 19
SMTNG GOOD is cosying up to art and design for the greater good
“I wanted every aspect of the project to be Proudly South African, to invest in South African resources and simultaneously contribute to growing the economy.”
4 Oct 19
Thonik design studio on why they design
The book, by founders Nikki Gonnissen and Thomas Widdershoven, is a celebration of the studio's 25 years in the industry.
3 Oct 19
How Nelly Ben Hayoun is challenging the music and film industry
Art & Photography
Her new documentary, informed by the philosophy of Hannah Arendt, explores what are the origins of knowledge.
1 Oct 19
We're proud to announce the £5,000 winner of the Dundeed Challenge!
Debalina Bera's project The Welcome Tent impressed the judges with its focus on food as a catalyst for communities to find a voice.
1 Oct 19
These designers are merging tech and product design for more inclusive products
We look at the work of designers who are trying to make products that tackle access for those with disabilities.
30 Sep 19
3 Ways to save the planet with urine
Researchers call it organic waste and we’re just trying to keep it off the streets.
29 Sep 19
Behind antenna and its impact on future changemakers in design
“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.”
27 Sep 19
Mpho Vackier’s journey to international acclaim
The former Design Indaba Emerging Creative recently exhibited her furniture brand, Urbanative, at Milan Design Week.
27 Sep 19
Biodesign, tech and the future of sustainable fashion
We look at some of the designers working at the intersection of technology, biology and fashion to make more sustainable garments.
26 Sep 19
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