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An ocean cleanup project, innovative healthcare and vertically-grown vegetables: five designs that could revolutionise life
Celebrate designs that address serious modern challenges, this year's INDEX Awards winners include clean energy batteries and a language learning app.
Georgina Goodwin photographs the village where men are banned
Kenyan photographer Georgina Goodwin captures the stories of women who have found refuge in the matriarchal village of Umoja after surviving sexual violence.
The buildings of Waterbank School in Kenyan harvest rainfall for the community
The architecture of the Waterbank campus in Kenya is built to collect, store and filter water for irrigation use while serving as a school for children.
Naeem Biviji: The importance of sourcing materials locally
Sourcing local materials allows Studio Propolis to define a regional form of architecture and product that has it’s own character says co-founder Naeem Biviji.
Studio Propolis on beautiful designs produced under tough constraints
Naeem Biviji of Studio Propolis talks us through designing in the difficult Kenyan context to yield products that are not just good enough for Africa.
The transformation of Kibera from Africa's largest slum to promised land
Upgrading Africa’s largest slum has taken more than a decade, but the process is changing the conversation about how to handle informal urban neighbourhoods.
African Cityzens: A five-year photographic narrative of Africa’s 54 countries
Two photographers are on a journey to capture the most hidden and routine moments of everyday African life
Kenyan artist creates eccentric eyeglasses from electronic waste
Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru uses electronic refuse and found metal to create dazzling pairs of sculptural eyewear.
Maasai women are leading the solar revolution in rural Kenya
A new project spearheaded by Green Energy Africa sees Maasai women delivering simple solar technology to improve the lives of rural Kenyans.
Just a Band of Kenyan electro-heads
Jepthumba talks to Kenyan electronic music makers Just a Band, whose popularity has been growing since their 2008 debut album "Scratch to Reveal".
Juliana Rotich: Harnessing Africa’s potential with technology
Kenyan technologist Juliana Rotich lays out the tangible ways that governments can harness technology’s power to deliver services efficiently.
Swahili proverbs for the 21st century
Nairobi-based artist Musa Omusi is bringing the truisms, witty observations and sayings of the Kenyan people to life.
Q&A: Ng’endo Mukii
The filmmaker on why she fell in love with drawing and how “Yellow Fever” has catapulted her to the attention of the world.
#MakeChange: Flipping trash into treasure
They might be light and summery but flip-flops pose a deadly threat to Kenya’s coast.
Creative collectives in Africa
"Africa Is Now 2015", a Design Indaba project, introduces five groups in Angola, Egypt, Senegal and Kenya producing some of the most exciting work in Africa.
Telling Kenya's queer stories
We chat to the filmmakers of "The Stories of Our Lives" who risked their personal safety to depict the everyday lives of gay Kenyans.
Stories of Our Lives
"Stories of Our Lives" is a brave African film about the experiences of the LGBTI communities of Kenya.
The wood whisperers
The duo behind Studio Propolis, who present at Design Indaba Conference 2015, are single-minded about making by hand and using resources sparingly.
Ng’endo Mukii on exploring Kenyan identity through animation
Ng’endo Mukii, who will speak at Design Indaba Conference 2015, looks at 50 years of Kenyan independence through the lens of her family history.
Mille Collines goes down south
The story of how two Spaniards created a fashion brand designed, produced and retailed entirely in Africa.
Ng’endo Mukii is the Kenyan artist and animator behind the critically acclaimed short film "Yellow Fever".
Teaching the next generation of tech trailblazers
Judith Owigar, president of Akirachix, talks tech and its ability to empower young women in Kenya.
Evans Wadongo: The little light that could
Kenyan engineer and businessman Evans Wadongo tells us about his award-winning MwangaBora light and creating a sustainable economy in rural areas.
Studio Propolis: The labourers of love
Inside the Nairobi-based workshop of Naeem Biviji and Bethan Rayner, a husband-and-wife team who make all their own designs by hand.
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