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Synthetic biology | Catalina Lotero’s plan to generate electricity with trees
Together with a multidisciplinary team, Catalina Lotero is tackling the global energy crisis with a simple, off-the-grid, plant-based solution.
7 Feb 20
All the reasons not to miss Nightscape 2020, Design Indaba’s public-hearted festival
A cultural extravaganza second to none – performances, installations, design exhibitions, masterclasses and live music.
7 Feb 20
How design will change our future: Design Indaba maps key social movements set to define the next decade
7 Feb 20
Space design| Anna Talvi’s microgravity-wear for interplanetary living
Fashion & Jewellery Design
Design meets the future in Estonian Anna Talvi’s ingenious range of microgravity-wear.
6 Feb 20
Measurable impact | Robert Wong explores humanity’s possible futures at Google
Co-founder of Google Creative Lab, Robert Wong is set to speak at Design Indaba 2020.
4 Feb 20
The Most Beautiful Object in South Africa
Join the creative debate and help us choose this year’s winner.
3 Feb 20
Future tech | Rhizomatiks fuses maths and movement to create alternate realities
Rhizomatiks are set to speak at the 2020 Design Indaba Conference.
31 Jan 20
Better cities| Jeanne Gang’s architectural practice builds sustainable futures
Architecture & Interiors
Her award-winning multidisciplinary practice, Studio Gang, is driven by an ethos of ‘actionable idealism’ and is concerned with how to make cities more livable,
29 Jan 20
Manu Prakash champions frugal science for low-resource communities
The physical biologist is set to speak at the 2020 Design Indaba Conference.
28 Jan 20
Advertising superstar Rick Brim to share his creative process at #DI2020
As the Chief Creative Officer of the Year in 2019, Rick Brim's brilliance finds expression in a range of virtuoso campaigns.
23 Jan 20
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