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Cross Cultural Chairs examines the role of the chair in our modern society
"Analysing a chair you can understand the stature of a culture, what kind of materials they used and what kind of techniques they knew."
Designer Ini Archibong on merging myth and reality to create The Secret Garden
The ECAL graduate spoke about overcoming a difficult time, his design process and the importance of fulfilling a higher purpose.
Zipline is the small medical drone in Rwanda solving a worldwide logistics problem
"Health is where we found the connection between something we knew we could do and a problem that needed solving," Zipline's Keenan Wyrobek.
Ilze Wolff on creating an activist and public culture around architecture
In this architectural practice collaboration with artists is just as important as working with other architects and engineers.
Tumelo Lerata wins most promising award in international housing competition
The "r.i.s.e in the city" design competition is aimed at bridging the gap between entrepreneurship and architecture.
Wanuri Kahiu talks Rafiki and being a reluctant activist
"I am truly a creative. I start from a creative space and not from an activist space. I am like the most reluctant activist you will ever meet."
GoGirlsICT is preparing the next generation of coders in South Sudan
The initiative was founded to help fight stereotypes among the youth, especially girls and women using ICT.
Wearables that extend the function of the human body
Machina creates wearable tech in the garments that can make music and enhance your safety at the touch of a button.
Danish designer Johannes Torpe on the power of design to create universes
“To create a universe around our products we actually have to take it out into the hands of the people who have to use it."
Drivelines is a building that does not conceal its true self
LOT-EK architect Ada Tolla says they wanted to design a building as honest as Joburg itself.
Unscrambling Africa photo project reveals the Africa beyond the slums and safaris
Photographer Mutua Matheka launched his project to show the complex beauty of African cities.
Indian artist of artefacts Sneha Suresh uses visual communication to transcend text
The visual artist and printmaker will be exhibiting at the first ever antenna exhibition. Here's what she had to say about her work.
Filmmaker and photographer Senay Berhe's unbounded approach to creativity
“I see myself as a tool to create. So what you put in, is what you get out. If I am doing well or doing something I love I feel that will be what comes out."
Nikki Gonnissen on building a united AGI in a divided world
“Good design is not only about good form, it’s also about a better world.”
Selva Hernandez on design and independent book publishing in Mexico
“Studying design allowed me to design books. After more than twenty years designing for cultural institutions, I decided to open my own label.”
Bridging the gap between architecture and entrepreneurship in Lesotho
Daniela Gusman talks about the project as well as their international architecture competition, Rise In The City.
Can you deliver affordable housing while increasing the quality?
The Casas Melhoradas aims to do this in Maputo where 80 per cent of the population is estimated to be living in informal settlements.
Braille clothing is making it easier for the visually impaired to get dressed
Getting dressed when you’re blind presents challenges that those of us privileged enough to have sight don’t understand.
Zambian fashion entrepreneur on prints, nostalgia and the importance of finding synergy
Lucy Mulima started Aya Goods after years spent working in fashion, PR and media.
The Connected Supper Club on dinner tables as spaces for positive change
“London is a big city and I don’t find it surprising that people are attracted to small events centred around dinner tables."
We speak to an emoji activist on why diverse emojis matter
Jennifer 8 Lee says the Emojination wants to make the approval of emoji a more inclusive and representative process.
Renata Souza on designing an insulin kit specifically for children with diabetes
"Children with type 1 diabetes are insulin-dependent. The administration of it is crucial to their survival."
How a small Kenyan start-up is disrupting the way the internet works
In his Design Indaba 2018 talk, Mark Kamau talks about how Brck plans to give Google and Facebook a run for their money.
On resisting gentrification, social housing and the removal of statues in Central Park
Justin Garrett Moore also talks about the delicate job of balancing the varied needs of New York residents.
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