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A love letter to words with Naresh Ramchandani
Writer and word-lover Naresh Ramchandani shares his eight favourite words at Design Indaba Conference 2016.
Assemble: The DIY architecture collective
London-based collective Assemble have members with diverse skills and take on practical projects from furniture to civic spaces and public theatre.
How to make a city more malleable with Turner Prize winners Assemble
Paloma Strelitz and James Binning, two members of the Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble, talk about how to make a city a playground of possibilities.
Pneumatic dome turns London park into a community haven
Madrid-based firm DOSIS creates inflatable, reconfigurable public space.
This USB stick doubles as an HIV testing kit
Scientists based in the UK have developed a USB device that can quickly and accurately determine one's HIV status.
Wire Glasses: Sustainable eyewear made in London and Harare
These John Lennon-style Wire Glasses are made from a single wire in Harare, Zimbabwe on frames that are 3d printed in London.
Naama Schendar: Design to rethink trauma
The way that the world deals with trauma is not progressive enough, says Israeli-born multidisciplinary designer Naama Schendar.
Trauma and the neuroplasticity of the human brain with Naama Schendar
Global Graduate Naama Schendar explores identity and trauma through a design project that encourages enhanced empathy.
Painting a map of reggae heritage in London
London-based documentary and street photographer has shot more than 42 reggae record covers on their original locations.
Do The Green Thing: Not Another Make Up Tutorial
With its promotion of overconsumption, its excessive packaging and dubious ingredients, the beauty industry is pretty bad for the environment.
Hilary Cottam: Fixing social services through design
Hilary Cottam, a social entrepreneur and "accidental designer" from the UK, talks about how design and technology can be used to fix serious social problems.
Redesigning the British Welfare State with Hilary Cottam
British social entrepreneur Hilary Cottam is working to innovate and update the Welfare State.
Upcycled chairs remember a childhood church congregation
"A Swimming Pool of Dreams" is the latest immersive project by London-based Nigerian designer Yinka Ilori, telling six narratives of people who pray.
The answers are in the Cloud
If we wish to change the future, we must change the weather
Apple's new videos help you stay healthy
We talk to Johnny Kelly, the animator behind Apple's five new Health App videos: sleep, mindfulness, nutrition, activity and how everything is connected.
The craft of image creation with W&N Studios
Warren Du Preez and Nick Thorton Jones are London-based image makers, artists and film makers who've worked with Bjork, Alexander McQueen and Iris Van Herpen.
Food production in a world without meat
The rate at which we eat meat is not sustainable. A project by Central Saint Martins graduate Hanan Alkouh looks to replace pork with seaweed.
Future of food: Diary of a cell farmer
Imagine beef without cows and eggs without chickens. Cellular agriculture can serve up food with no animals.
Turn Table: The Anatomy of a Pitch
In the most creatively courageous way, London-based creative agency NB Studio wrote a play of their Design Indaba Conference Talk.
NB Studio on being brave, bold and creatively courageous
London-based creative agency NB Studio created a theatrical only-at-Design Indaba experience with a play that reveals the tensions at a design pitch.
Wair: A scarf that protects from air pollution
With air pollution on the rise, this designer turns to accessories as a solution.
A city that doesn't evolve is just an open air museum
Dezeen has put together a design manifesto that outlines how designers can help Britain thrive after Brexit if the government helps design.
Luxury leather bags made from human skin
Material Futures graduate Tina Gorjanc creates a collection of leather products made from the lab-grown skin of Alexander McQueen.
Erik Kessels: In advertising, ideas are more important than craft
Erik Kessels believes that in advertising, ideas are more important than craft and that to stay creatively stimulated you have to be a hybrid.
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