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No Waste Challenge winners announced!
Sixteen global waste-busters awarded top honours by What Design Can Do.
Exploring Woven Cosmos, Kenyan biophilia, music’s mavericks, & our newest multimedia-ists
Kéré Architecture’s Startup Lions Campus is set to inspire future achievers
Former #DI Speaker Diébédo Francis Kéré designs a new nature-inspired landmark in Kenya.
Kenyan photographer Thandiwe Muriu’s Parisian show stands out by blending in
Thandiwe Muriu’s CAMO series celebrates being African by playing with colour and culture.
The nine-year-old Kenyan is rightly causing a stir with his sanitary smarts
The hands-free washing station was created after Stephen Wamukota saw many people in his community struggle to wash their hands.
Fashion curator, cultural producer and creative director
Sunny Dolat is opening up the space for a more nuanced discussion on African fashion
The creative director and cultural producer will be speaking at Design Indaba 2020.
Fashion curator, cultural producer and creative director.
Kenyan fashion designer Anyango Mpinga on how she uses fashion to inspire change
Mpinga tells us how soap operas, dragonflies and sound waves all came together to create the Anyango Mpinga label.
Not African Enough explores the diversity of Kenya's fashion landscape
The Nest Collective’s second book challenges narrow perceptions of African fashion.
How digital technologies can help Africa’s smallholder farmers
The various applications of digital tech in agriculture could produce unprecedented results on the continent.
Designing kangas that celebrate queer love
Artist and LGBTQ+ activist Kawira Mwirichia is reclaiming the culturally significant garment to celebrate queer love in Kenya.
Using empathic design to save the lives of pregnant women
How Caroline Smeenk and Dahabo Adi Galgallo are saving the lives of mothers and their unborn children, on opposite sides of the world.
Applications for African Crossroads 2019 are now open!
Hivos is looking for content proposals from artists, entrepreneurs, chefs, designers, researchers, to imagine the future of African cities.
Sunny Dolat wants to set a new standard for African fashion
A small island off the coast of West Africa is about to host a truly representative African arts and fashion festival.
Drawing water out of thin air
How Majik Water tapped a water source that is all around us.
Kenyan jeweller uses natural minerals to tell her story
Ami Doshi Shah’s sculptural jewellery pieces tell the story both of Kenya’s intricate past and the country's captivating natural beauty.
Roy Allela invents tech that translates sign language into audio
The Kenyan inventor was inspired by his deaf niece to create Sign-IO, a glove that interprets sign language into speech.
The whimsical illustrations of Monica Obaga
“I would say my aesthetic has always been whimsical because all my favourite media as a child were musicals, cartoons, books, comics and fashion.”
Wanuri Kahiu on using film to talk about Africans as joyful and radiant
“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.
Wanuri Kahiu talks Rafiki and being a reluctant activist
"I am truly a creative. I start from a creative space and not from an activist space. I am like the most reluctant activist you will ever meet."
Patricia Kihoro is a singer, actress, radio presenter, improv comedian and digital content creator.
Studio Propolis is a Nairobi-based design workshop set up by husband and wife team, Naeem Biviji and Bethan Rayner.
Design Indaba 2019 – design activism and creativity takes center stage
This year's speakers include David Droga, architects Dong Ping-Wong and Annabelle Selldorf. and filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu.
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