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Kiko Farkas on nature's role in his work as a graphic designer
He took the Design Indaba audience through his most famous project and showcased how nature inspired it.
Artist Nuria Mora on Spain’s biggest inclusive art event of its kind
Along with 14 other artists, Nuria Mora is helping to rebuild and inspire art inclusivity in Spain’s forgotten region of La Mancha.
Shaina Garfield on how we can benefit the Earth after death
She shared how her project Leaves proposes a sustainable coffin that will help the body decompose naturally.
Exploring Shantell Martin’s unique interactive illustrations
The London-born, New York-based artist is creating larger than life artworks that comment on intersectionality, identity and play.
Meet the South African artists exhibiting at La Biennale Di Venezia
Titled The Stronger We Become, the South African Pavilion will feature works by Dineo Seshee Bopape, Tracey Rose and Dineo Seshee Bopape.
Kordae Henry imagines an alternative African history and future
The artist combines science fiction, Afrofuturism and cinema to speculate on the myths of the future.
Alice Rawsthorn on bad design
“We desperately need good design in this world and we desperately don't need bad design. That's why it's so important that we should come to terms with it.”
Pixeland is China’s pixel-inspired park
Created for the people of Mianyang, China, this multifunctional public space looks at how digital pixels can be used as functional art.
Nicole Nomsa Moyo on building self-sufficient townships
Her thesis project Ukubutha looks at service delivery solutions in Mamelodi, a township in Pretoria.
Ane Crabtree’s labour of creative love
“What I do is act like a kind of connector or conduit of emotion. Emotion in words, in pace, in visuals across the screen.”
Toyin Ojih Odutola’s portraits show black skin as textured and diverse
“We have enough about what my skin looks like but what does it feel like?’
Designers Leta and Wade on living and working together successfully
The couple talked about honesty, creativity, their project Complements and the universal strangeness of love.
Tech to empower marginalised communities
Human rights activist and storyteller Thenmozhi Soundararajan on the power of knowledge creation in the hands of the oppressed.
Using unconventional materials to create wearable art
Shaline Naicker uses photochromic lenses within her work as she focuses on merging technology and fashion.
What is the data behind #MeToo really telling us?
In her research, graduate Ellie Frymire looks beyond the tweets to delve further into what people are really saying.
Could the heat generated by blockchain be useful for other living beings?
With a project called Farm, MIT student Gary Zhang shows that heat generated in the blockchain has many uses.
The eco-friendly benefits of a busted smartphone
“This project takes the seemingly catastrophic moment in which the smartphone breaks as an opportunity to redefine the value of the expired object.”
Bright Dimba’s products put a spotlight on traditional craft
His company Dukada focuses on African craftsmanship by working alongside rural women.
Here’s how movement can form type
“The story of movement has just begun and we're really looking forward to where your designs take it.”
David Droga on why he is still optimistic about advertising
“Linear and logical people make the world go round, but it’s the creative people who make it worth living in."
Primrose Chimhanda on nature as inspiration for her textile designs
“Each design is inspired by a form of nature which represents an expression of the most powerful lessons I’ve learnt.”
Constant, a photo series on pain, love and healing
“The constant title came about when I had a serious reality check that I was the constant denominator in all my failed relationships." Basetsana Maluleka
The designers combating air pollution
From Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s Smog Free Tower to Aerochromics' colour-changing sweatshirts that monitor air pollution levels.
One photographer's surrealist impression of mental illness
Katie Joy Crawford was diagnosed young. This is how she sees her anxiety and depression.
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First ever Ghana Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale designed by David Adjaye
• Duration: 00:43:07
9 May 19
The historic event is a celebration of Ghana's untapped cultural capital.
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