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Out on the town with young, South African creatives
19 minutes in total, this documentary is all about collabs in SA’s burgeoning creative scene.
International film festivals can’t get enough of this South African film
Krotoa, scheduled for release in South Africa in August this year, tackles an underrepresented history.
Call it what you want, says Olafur Eliasson, good design is about the consequences
Over the coming months we’ll be dropping some footage of the creatives who lit up Design Indaba 2017.
Songs To Play at My Funeral
It’s not as macabre as it sounds.
Selly Raby-Kane on being a creative in Dakar
We spoke to the face of Senegalese fashion about why she wakes up at 4am and more.
Flexible, organic and biodegradable: A new wave of electronics
A new semiconductor developed by Stanford researchers is as flexible as skin and easily degradable.
Giorgia Lupi and Kaki King on the value of beauty in design
Beauty or functionality? We ask the designers who helped us feel data and see music.
African innovation improves treatment of gunshot wounds
This new device is revolutionising the way trauma is treated.
Bug poop apparel
The Clean Colour Collection is the latest trend in eco-friendly fashion.
Interactive robot helps disabled children develop
Leka, the robot that changes the way children with developmental disorders learn, play and interact.
Making interactive furniture in Senegal
As part of an ongoing exploration of African design, we spoke to Thierry Giles, founder of the first UX research lab in West-Africa.
Not for art’s sake
Senegalese digital artist Papi on the tools that give abstract art a tangible form
Celebrating traditional Nigerian style
Tunde Owolabi creates Afrocentric sneakers, bags and more by reviving an almost extinct African fabric.
Digital tool tracks innovative water projects in the US
The US is battling against ageing infrastructure. This Living Map highlights its wins so far.
Telling positive African stories through photography
An interview with Senegalese photographer Abdoulaye Ndao.
Self-portraiture by Zanele Muholi
Visual activist Zanele Muholi turns the camera on herself.
We like this border because it wouldn’t really be a border at all
Trump’s border wall reimagined as a regenerative co-nation shared by both Mexico and the U.S
Thulisizwe Mamba interprets pop culture with cheeky illustrations
What would a text from Kim K look like?
The African dream in China
A new documentary follows African people as they navigate the city of Guangzhou, China as people become more fearful of immigration.
Transforming the built environment
Tour & Taxis is Vincent Callebaut Architecture’s plan for a green haven in Brussels.
New Mars explorer inspired by origami
It can tuck, fold and crawl.
Cape Town illustrator talks local style and narrative
We spoke to Emerging Creative Russell Abrahams about maintaining a visual language in illustration.
Mbongeni Fongoqa uses graphic design to uplift township businesses
Beauty and function merge to create a new kind of public space.
This queer visibility comic already has 800 backers
Tee Franklin’s Bingo Love is a new take on queer relationships, heartbreak and growth.
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