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Sustainable bricks made from recycled sand and plastic waste
Tackling the massive waste and pollution issue in India.
Designing for justice | Communication designer Ananya Khaitan tackles social issues in India
Communication designer Ananya Khaitan is driven to confront sociopolitical issues head-on in his native India.
Manu Prakash champions frugal science for low-resource communities
The physical biologist is set to speak at the 2020 Design Indaba Conference.
SPACE10 set to launch research and design lab in Delhi
“We want to be where the future is...Innovation doesn’t happen in isolation, so we want to anchor our research and design process closer to the people."
The magic of Indian urbanism
Dennis Pieprz recounts the beauty of the Indian cities he's visited in a vibrant series of photos.
Indian studio develops zero-energy, terracotta air conditioner
New-Delhi-based Ant Studio’s clay cooling installation is both beautiful and functional.
Here are the five shortlisted candidates for the DUNDEED competition
One of these projects will walk away with £5,000 to further develop their project.
On bringing rural Indian women into the global conversation on feminism
Deepti Asthana says her practice is influenced by the need to alter the narrative that women are weak or helpless.
Siddhant Shah is bridging the gap between disability and cultural heritage
“Designers and architects live with the misconception that accessibility is only restricted to the physical aspect of a space... that's a fallacy."
Mileha Soneji designs low-tech tools for Parkinson’s patients
The product designer has created two products to cater to people suffering from Parkinson's.
Sticklit is democratising literature and art
How a reading culture can be fostered by means of public art.
Tech to empower marginalised communities
Human rights activist and storyteller Thenmozhi Soundararajan on the power of knowledge creation in the hands of the oppressed.
Vibrant designs teach sign language in India’s iconic taxis
#MotherLanguageDay: Looking back on an initiative we loved.
The Indian woman behind some of Hollywood's blockbuster set designs
Aashrita Kamath turned her love of narrative into a career.
Indian artist of artefacts Sneha Suresh uses visual communication to transcend text
The visual artist and printmaker will be exhibiting at the first ever antenna exhibition. Here's what she had to say about her work.
Indian graphic design studios reviving their heritage
We look at a few artists who represent their Indian Heritage through their designs.
Design Indaba alumni V. Sunil and Mohit Jayal are injecting creativity into India's spaces
In what may be their most ambitious project yet, Motherland have embarked on the task of reinventing a city.
Indian artists interpret what Urdu will look like in 2050
'Will young girls drop Rumi bombs on the 2050 version of social media to passive aggressively call out lousy lovers?"
Roshnee Desai is pushing for a research-led approach to design in India
The importance of designing for the everyday person, and democratising design.
Chlorine device offers safe drinking water for all
Zimba is a device that automatically mixes chlorine into water using the correct proportions and no electricity, only gravity.
This design festival is stitching together India's design community
"It was one of its kind in the Indian design history. I’m not aware of any other festivals organised on such a massive scale."
This Solar Grill makes cooking easier in areas with no electricity
The cooker stores solar energy for cooking at any time of the day.
The world’s first design museum built inside a Mumbai slum
The artists also aim to question the word “slum” because of the ways in which it ignores the complexity and dynamism of a community.
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