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John Pawson on the discipline of minimalism
“It takes great discipline to reduce until you can't further subtract anymore."
Tunisia's Upside-Down Hotel, the endangered Brutalist monument
We speak to one of the activists set on saving the national monument from its impending doom.
Dong-Ping Wong on his ambitious work at FOOD architecture studio
The architect's projects include an idea for a pool that also purifies the East River as well as collaborations with Kanye West and Virgil Abloh.
Lucas De Man on being a creator and following your gut
“Designing shows that there’s so many possibilities because there is no one truth. There is power in not knowing.”
Sierra Leonean artist explores identity and human expression
Ngadi Smart, a photographer from Sierra Leone, captures the diverse ways people express their identity.
Kagiso Lediga on storytelling, failure and staying true to who you are
“You need to be honest when you’re telling your story…it has to be a truth from inside.”
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".
Harmonia Rosales is creating new narratives around the classic art paintings
"By creating positive works of art using black women we can begin to deconstruct our power structure."
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.”
SA artist uses cow dung to explore questions on perception and aesthetics
Mawande Ka Zenzile explains how his reliance on intuition has made his work a lot more honest over the years.
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.”
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.”
Sir David Adjaye designs memorial in honour of Hugh Masekela
The Masekela family, in collaboration with Design Indaba, will be unveiling a memorial pavilion during youth month.
The world’s first 3D printed middle ear transplant happened in South Africa
We take a look at Professor Mashudu Tshifularo's achievement and other ways 3D technology has helped the medical field.
SPACE10 creates SolarVille prototype for a cleaner future
"We can actively choose to take major steps to reduce global warming and stabilise our climate.”
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.
Adebayo Oke-Lawal on using fashion as a tool for social change
"I feel like fashion will be such a huge part of the way Africa shapes its future and the way Africa progresses as a people."
Dezeen Awards 2019 are encouraging African designers to enter
Dezeen Awards is the benchmark for international design excellence and the ultimate accolade for architects and designers everywhere.
Neo African artist Dennis Osadebe’s new work is begging us to Stand for Something
“I ask myself again and again. What is African art? Who gets to define it? What are its limits? And where is it going?”
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