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Subverting the gendered implications of wearable tech
TELEXST aims to turn the gendered nature of wearable tech on its head.
This Angolan innovation hub is helping to transform the nation’s creative sector
We chat to some of the Fábrica de Sabão team about innovation, community upliftment and serving Africa first.
Urban designer Alice Cabaret on innovation in challenging places like Maboneng
"[Maboneng] has also helped to open a very needed debate, in academic and social circles, about urban transformation in complex contexts like Johannesburg."
Could embracing the informality of South Africa’s chaotic taxi industry do more good than bad?
Researcher and urban planner Zonke Mkhomazi discusses the history and future of transport in South Africa.
Ify Ojo tells the stories we never hear through textile design
The Nigerian, Canada-based designer pays tribute to the women of Africa with Stèlà Textile.
#GlobalGrad Tshepo Mokholo on innovating traditional architectural practises
The Soweto-born architect, who is also a former Emerging Creative, tells us how a chance meeting landed him in Kigali.
Lebo Mashile to MC Design Indaba Conference for the second time
The multi talented South African performance artist blew the audience away in 2018, here's why:
Images of Minnesota’s immigrant community highlight the people most affected by the US immigration crisis
“The ache for home lives in all of us…”
Navigating South Africa’s convoluted minibus taxi system
The creator of the popular GauRider App, Litha Soyizwapi has plans to revolutionise the way we catch a taxi.
On the first national memorial to victims of lynching in the US
Designed by MASS Design Group, who have offices in Boston and in Kigali, the memorial relies on sculpture, art, and design to contextualise racial terror.
Cultivating mini farms aboard cargo ships
This student-designed collapsible farm could help utilise the massive amounts of wasted space created by shipping containers.
Sebastian Gier's futuristic Xplore project nominated for Dezeen Award
Since his presentation at Antenna in 2017, the German designer has been making big waves.
Elaine Ramos: "A good cover captures the essence of the book.”
The former art director at Cosac Naify, Ramos uses the production of books as an exercise in experimental design.
Here's why the changing advertising agency hasn't scared David Droga
“Logical people make the world go round, but creative people make it worth living in.”
A collective of artists are preserving Mexico's linguistic diversity
“No one can love what he does not know.”
This women-led tech school has an innovative curriculum at its core
"I make it a priority to work with women and persons from under-represented communities in the tech world because times have changed..."
Joyce Simbine Saiete on how architectural interventions can aid Mozambican resettlement
Her thesis takes the challenges of resettlement in the region and turns them into opportunities.
Architect Annabelle Selldorf announced as Design Indaba speaker for 2019
The founder of Selldorf Architects’ design language is quietly classic and highly considered.
Graphic designer extraordinaire, Tony Brook, on his studio’s creative journey
The founder of Spin Studio shares his creative wisdom with the Design Indaba audience.
Morag Myerscough's Design Indaba installation brings vibrant colour to two Cape Town schools
Design Indaba worked with stakeholders including SeeSawDo on two projects giving a second life to the Embrace the Unknown installation.
Check out the creatives participating in this year's GrigriPixel workshop
The annual programme is developing a wealth of experimental practices through inter-continental collaboration.
Entries for the second Future Food Design Awards are now open
Set to be held during this year’s annual Dutch Design Week, the competition is seeking to solidify the connection between the worlds of food and design.
These five creative women are using fashion, food and more to challenge and inspire
This Women’s Month, we take a look back at some of the fiercely creative women who have graced the Design Indaba stage.
Meet Dutch designer, artist and entrepreneur, Joris Laarman
“I don’t do things with a goal in my head. I just do them to discover things.”
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