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This series of ceramic and bronze sculptures pays homage to African women’s hairstyles.
Something from nothing
Solar Foods’ photosynthesis-inspired process is creating a new future for food.
Spawn is the first spoon designed by artificial intelligence.
Many hands, light work
The David Krut Projects art gallery in Johannesburg presents a collection of photogravures by South African artist William Kentridge.
The first contemporary florilegium in Africa is reviving botanical art with the aim of furthering conservation.
Fruits of labour
Seeds of the Fig at Twee Jonge Gezellen farm features sculptures by 24 celebrated African artists.
Ten local designers and brands were awarded for their sustainability practices at the Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2022.
African consciousness illuminated
A dynamic new exhibition probes the way black culture wishes to represent itself.
Colour as word-free language
Over two years in the making, an expansive project commissioned by Google Arts & Culture and conceived by Design Indaba plots the immense creativity of Africa.
A Design Indaba Emerging Creative for 2022, Noxolo Thando Masuku is navigating the symbiotic relationship between art and architecture.
Telling stories through colour
Design Indaba partners with Google to showcase the continent's creatives through "Colours of Africa".
Georgina Gratrix’s new exhibition converses with Irma Stern’s artworks at the iconic painter’s former home.
Design Indaba Emerging Creative for 2022 Lehlogonolo Carol Khaas has been passionate about architecture since an early age.
Blurring disciplinary boundaries, Cape Town-based creative Mikhailia Petersen builds intricate narratives in her photo series.
Head above water
Former Design Indaba Emerging Creative Kenyaa Mzee’s latest visual collection is exhibiting at Youngblood Gallery, Cape Town in October.
Design Indaba, Beefeater Gin and I Love The Dough collaborated on turning a pavement into a community-minded parklet.
Dressed to the nines
SAFW award-winning menswear designer Samkelo Boyde Xaba is a Design Indaba Emerging Creative for 2022.
Multidisciplinary artist Nene Mahlangu is the 2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creative programme curator.
Into the woods
The pandemic inspired UK-based artist Oliver Chalk’s move from creating fabric installations to sculpting wood
A woven story
2022 Design Indaba Emerging Creative Leila Walter used a life-changing experience in India as inspiration for her own weaving studio.
The creative director of furniture brand Bōpa Mmuso, Lindiwe Gugushe is a young creative in pursuit of design in all its forms.
Johannesburg-based interior architect Daniella Kilpatrick designs steel furniture that marries form and function
Mishaal Gangaram is a conceptual photographer, visual storyteller and one of Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives for 2022
Johannesburg-based multidisciplinary product-design company Dokter and Misses’ latest collection is functional art.
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