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The People’s Fridge is an effort to reduce food waste and combat hunger
The city’s first community fridge is where the needy can help themselves to fresh food at zero cost.
On how South Africa's small, forgotten towns inspired Five Fingers for Marseilles
"The idea of a South African Western was probably sparked from the numerous road trips we were doing around the country at the time.”
Dutch designer Anton Karlsson on the importance of using humour to make people think
He recently won a Rising Star award at the 2018 Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair for his range that is modelled on the digestive system.
This designer uses bacteria to make colourful silk scarves
Are microorganisms even more useful than we previously thought?
Empathy Bridge for Autism is a toolkit for building meaningful connections
The social challenge for people with autism is that it can make it difficult to form meaningful connections, often leading to isolation.
Employ Me helps those on the autism spectrum on the journey to finding a job
The uniquely designed set of learning materials aims to correct a shameful employment imbalance.
Norway announces plans for a sustainable, smart city near the country’s major airport
The ‘energy positive’ Oslo Airport City will be the first of its kind.
The Beecosystem brings the art and science of beekeeping straight into your home
Its size means that it is ideal for use in the home, the classroom and other important educational spaces.
The Unmasked Women project tackles mental health among black women
The creative project is prioritising the work of young black women artists.
Nairobi’s GoDown Art Centre gets a redesign from Sweden’s White Arkitekter
Scandinavia's largest architecture firm reimagines Kenya’s leading centre for arts and culture.
Jacque Njeri’s vibrant graphic art reimagines the Maasai people in outer space
The Kenyan artist’s MaaSci series is a vivid example of Afrofuturism.
This design duo is exploring ‘stardust’ as an alternative raw matter
As Above, So Below uses micrometeorites to communicate an important message.
On creating unique ceramics out of sand collected from all over the world
Lonny van Ryswyck talks about using sand from the depleted Theewaterskloof Dam to make the Design Indaba 2018 speakers gift, her process and more.
UK agency launches playful Anti-Brexit Campaign
"The idea of ordering a burger and not receiving what was expected is a feeling that everyone can relate to.”
Hayoung Kim’s lamps draw inspiration from handheld fans
As a user moves them, much in the same way one would fold and unfold a handheld fan, the light dims.
Swedish clinic designed with the country's refugee population in mind
Rejecting the traditional strict clean lines typical of medical centers, the design team explored the concept of a bright facade with an unusual 3D effect.
What if you could 3D print your own home in a matter of hours?
The ICON project’s Vulcan printer creates concrete homes in record time.
Young scientist develops possible solution for shack fires
Gabriella Mogale’s innovation won gold at the 2017 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists.
David Adjaye designs Ghana’s new National Cathedral
To be built in the city of Accra, the project marks Adjaye Associates’ first major project in the capital.
How can architecture aid those who experience exclusion?
This new initiative seeks to explore urban environments from the perspective of a teenage girl.
Art as an exploration of the self and an interrogation of the world with Buhlebezwe Siwani
"I’ve always said if art doesn’t engage socially what are you making it for?"
Sweden’s Self-Built City offers solutions to the country’s housing shortage
The collaborative project seeks to turn refugees into self-sufficient builders.
Aiming for Democratic Architecture exhibition taps into the role of architecture in democracy
At the exhibition, held in Stockholm recently, Design Indaba chatted to MYCKET, a women-led design firm.
Lebo Mashile breathes inner life into the story of Saartjie Baartman
“For the first time, Saartjie's life as an artist and as a performer – because she defined herself as an artist – made a lot of sense to me."
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