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Olof Schybergson on the influence of design on our society
"With the help of technology, with the help of design, we are improving the world".
Markus Kayser's work enables collaboration between tech and biology
“The promise of design is to inspire industry to follow suit in the quest for better methods to produce using solar energy and abundant resources.”
Keenan Wyrobek on saving lives with drones
“Doctors shared with us their torment at losing patients they knew how to save. They knew the treatments. They just didn’t have the supplies.”
Baleka is two steps forward for African robotics
Developed by a team of researchers at the University of Cape Town, it’s a first for the continent.
Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez on tackling the world’s problems with creativity
Gonzalez shares his method to coming up with creative solutions to everyday problems.
Yuri Suzuki on combining his passion for music and design
The Japanese sound designer shares how he finds “order in the noise.”
Tin&Ed on work that fosters togetherness and celebrating the unknown
“The unknown in our practice is the most fertile place, and we love the unknown."
How ostrich feathers are uplifting Oudtshoorn's economy through design
Pascale Theron's work looks at breathing life into the vulnerable ostrich farming industry in Oudtshoorn, South Africa.
Dave Hakkens on tackling the planet's waste
“When I start something I like to start with a problem.”
David Droga on why he is still optimistic about advertising
“Linear and logical people make the world go round, but it’s the creative people who make it worth living in."
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.
IKEA ÖVERALLT: In the designers' words
At Design Indaba Conference 2019, the group of African designers share the motivations behind the products they dreamed up and realised.
Constant, a photo series on pain, love and healing
“The constant title came about when I had a serious reality check that I was the constant denominator in all my failed relationships." Basetsana Maluleka
Abstract Peaces: Redefining mental illness
Conceptual photographer Tsoku Maela challenges the stigma around mental illness by drawing on his personal experience.
Designer Ini Archibong on merging myth and reality to create The Secret Garden
The ECAL graduate spoke about overcoming a difficult time, his design process and the importance of fulfilling a higher purpose.
On being a young creative dealing with mental health
We spoke to past Design Indaba Emerging Creatives to unpack the way creativity and mental health co-exist in their lives.
Lemn Sissay on the importance of daily acts of creativity
Sissay talks to us about taking creative risks and where he finds inspiration to write a new poem every morning.
Ilze Wolff on creating an activist and public culture around architecture
In this architectural practice collaboration with artists is just as important as working with other architects and engineers.
Cyborg artists Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas on physically merging oneself with technology
“I think the more we design ourselves the less we’ll have to design the planet and the less we’ll have to change it.”
Malawian artist Samson Kambalu on the non-Western ways of crafting a narrative
The multimedia artist says there’s no such thing as a passive audience in Africa.
SMTNG GOOD is cosying up to art and design for the greater good
“I wanted every aspect of the project to be Proudly South African, to invest in South African resources and simultaneously contribute to growing the economy.”
The coveted items that make up the IKEA Överallt collection
“This is how design makes the world smaller and brings people from different cultures closer together,” Bibi Seck.
Interdependence II by Houtlander named Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2019
The public has spoken! Take a look at this year’s winning design in the question of what constitutes beauty.
#MotherLanguageDay: Wikipedia is bridging the knowledge gap on African languages
“We are not running away from English. English is very important. But, what we are trying to do is maximise the child's bilingual ability through Wikipedia.”
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