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How these Ghanaian developers are creating awareness around e-waste
Ghanaian game developers, Enter Africa, are creating a game that focuses on the issues of safety and sanitation surrounding e-waste dumps.
Nigerian sculptor makes life-sized art using spoons
Abinoro Akporode Collins says he was first challenged by his art lecturer to try unconventional materials for his sculptures.
Connextyle is providing multi-sensory healing for stroke patients
Inspired by the ancient Japanese technique of Kintsugi, the Connextyle shirt is a rehabilitation garment that helps stroke patients regain their muscle use.
Art for the soul and your lungs
Spanish art collective Boa Mistura have created a 35m-tall mural that purifies the air.
From refugee camp to fashion runway
Motivated by experiences of displacement, these designers are using fashion to tell their story of war and strife and in doing so, helping refugee communities.
Sand: Overmined and underecognised
Sand, a resource usually taken for granted, is being drastically overmined, resulting in the destruction of major ecosystems worldwide.
Celine Semaan wants to solve fashion's sustainability problem
The culture and climate thought leader is working with everyone from the UN to students to tackle fashion's sustainability problem.
Sculptors set to create the world’s largest gender equality art project
Australian sculptors and married couple Gillie and Marc are creating 10 life sized sculptures celebrating the lives of monumental women.
Drawing water out of thin air
How Majik Water tapped a water source that is all around us.
Kenyan jeweller uses natural minerals to tell her story
Ami Doshi Shah’s sculptural jewellery pieces tell the story both of Kenya’s intricate past and the country's captivating natural beauty.
Roy Allela invents tech that translates sign language into audio
The Kenyan inventor was inspired by his deaf niece to create Sign-IO, a glove that interprets sign language into speech.
More than a catcall
Sophie Sandberg tackles everyday harassment by taking it back to the streets.
Freyja Sewell is designing cognitive training technology for the future
The Royal College of Art graduate’s work focuses on meditation and developing technology for the mind.
Adebayo Oke-Lawal is rethinking masculinity in African culture
The Nigerian designer’s brand Orange Culture embraces those who do not fit in and celebrates their individuality.
Blair Imani is writing Herstory
Imani’s book is shining a light both on modern feminists and on marginalised people who are making a difference in the world.
Steph Foster focuses his lens on the American prison system
Interdisciplinary artist Steph Foster is using his art to investigate and address what's wrong with the United States criminal justice system.
Bug burgers and micro-algae buns: the cookbook of the future
SPACE10 has been cooking up a storm in their Test Kitchen to bring you an unorthodox assortment of meals from the future.
Congolese storyteller is breathing new life into African mythologies
Yamakasi's project, through the power of social media, helped bring together illustrators and colourists from Nigeria, Cameroon and the Republic of Congo
Carolien Niebling is creating the sausage of the future
Product designer Carolien Niebling believes that people can make a difference if they just take a moment to look at things a little differently.
Building a more sustainable future
The architectural and engineering industries need to come up with new, gentler ways to construct future projects.
Warka Water is finding innovative solutions to water, energy and housing problems
The structure has been shortlisted for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
How Hannah Barry is revolutionising the London art scene
She may not call herself an art curator but Hannah Barry explains how she revived an art scene via an abandoned car park.
Annabelle Selldorf on architecture's responsibility beyond the building
The veteran architect questions the greater role architects need to play after erecting projects in underresourced areas.
Ida is a non-invasive, painless way to test blood/glucose levels
“When designing for these diseases, you’re not designing to please or impress. You design because people are on fire and you might just have the water.”
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