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Sunu Gonera on finding his voice, afrofuturism and making heroes out of ordinary people
In this opening talk of Design Indaba 2018 that brought the audience to its feet, the filmmaker talks about his career high and lows.
Aboubakar Fofana on the hypocrisy of the fashion industry
The textile designer, artist and natural dyer calls out the trend forecasters and designers to take more responsibility.
Life Kitchen offers free cooking lessons for people living with cancer
Life Kitchen is extending classes and has teamed up with designers to create a special range of plates, totes, and t-shirts.
Iwo Borkowicz on finding housing solutions that serve both tourists and locals
The young architect who was a Global Graduate at Design Indaba 2018 talks about his upcoming project in Tanzania.
Ekene Ijeoma deconstructs the US national anthem as a comment on mass imprisonment
In Deconstructed Anthems, he built a software that removes notes from the US national anthem at the same rate Americans have been imprisoned.
Industrial design student introduces a refillable, more sustainable mascara
The refillable mascara that can be applied using a 3D printed fingertip, saving an estimated 25 mascara bottles from landfill per person over ten years.
Myles Loftin on the importance of representing black masculinity differently
The #antenna2017 speaker takes us through the inspiration behind his multimedia project: Hooded.
Meet the world's first drone costume designer
Before industrial designer, Léa Pereyre, started working at Verity Studios the job description of "drone costume designer" did not exist.
On the future of food, fashion and eating our environmental problems away
The world is changing rapidly, this means our fashion and food choices need to keep up.
Blinky Bill on why he does not want to be restricted to a particular music genre
“I want to make genreless sound – but if you absolutely have to place it, it is a mix of hip-hop, afrobeat and jazz.”
Mozambican photographer Mario Macilau on documenting the lives of society's most vulnerable
"My work is also a personal documentary. I prefer long-term projects that require commitment and trust."
Illume photographers take you on an aerial tour of Rwanda
"There is beautiful nature in Rwanda, but it's very important to know and see the rest."
Zaki Ibrahim on her new album, family and her approach to music
"We wanted to deliver an uncompromised album and build it from osmosis of our emotional and spiritual experience..."
Spanish artist Núria Farré on her hyper-realistic paintings as self-portraits
“Being realistic is not what interests me the most; it’s just my natural way to paint, something accidental.”
Self-taught Icelandic painter on expressing a new alphabet using colours
Katrin Fridriks’ work will be featured as part of Pascal Janssen's gallery offering at the Cape Town Art Fair this month.
Nightscape at Design Indaba will be an urban night festival to remember
From pop-up galleries, exhibitions, exclusive music performances and food experiences, we have something for everyone!
Memory Shop gives a new twist to fine dining
The exhibition and dining experience is collaboration between fashion designers, graphic designers, interior designers and ceramicists.
Mark Kamau wants to bring wifi access to more people who cannot afford it
“My interest is not my ego, my interest is to help with design."
Matsidiso makes handmade shoes for modern customers
The Cape Town-based label makes one-of-a-kind shoes while also giving back to its workers
Thandiwe Msebenzi on fairness, the power of fragility and collaboration
"Designers are constantly collaborating with other people to create things and they're constantly pushing towards reaching a broader audience."
On visibility, social housing, and weaponising sound
Antenna was not only a stage to spread ideas. These young people challenged convention.
On the inaugural Antenna and why the future of design is in safe hands
Here is a taste of what young designers from around the world have up their sleeves.
Fernando Laposse wins at the Future Food Design Awards
The awards, which were held during Dutch Design Week, had a total of 73 projects from 24 different countries.
The inaugural Antenna promises to be an unforgettable experience
Get your tickets and come see the future of design on stage during Dutch Design Week.
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