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On being a young creative dealing with mental health
We spoke to past Design Indaba Emerging Creatives to unpack the way creativity and mental health co-exist in their lives.
Cyborg artists Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas on physically merging oneself with technology
“I think the more we design ourselves the less we’ll have to design the planet and the less we’ll have to change it.”
Emerging Creative Max-Gordon Stoffberg on community empowerment & creativity
“I have a willingness to reach out to the marginalised in society. I believe everyone has equal potential power and everyone has unique gifts & talents.”
8 emerging fashion designers on their interpretation of South African fashion
These designers were part of this year's Design Indaba Emerging Creatives Programme.
4 graphic designers experimenting with colour and tackling taboos
These are the graphic designer who were a part of the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives exhibition, a smorgasbord of young South African talent.
#MeToo: Global Grad Ellie Frymire makes sense of the iconic movement
We know that the movement was started to call out rampant abuse of women around the world, but Frymire delved into what people were really saying with #MeToo
The three industry greats hosting Design Indaba 2019
From 2019 Design Indaba Conference speaker Lucas De Man to the iconic performer Lebo Mashile, get to know this year's hosts.
#MotherLanguageDay: Wikipedia is bridging the knowledge gap on African languages
“We are not running away from English. English is very important. But, what we are trying to do is maximise the child's bilingual ability through Wikipedia.”
The curious case of the cyborg artists
The duo are set to bring their next generation experimental art to the Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town in just seven days.
The role of architecture according to Thomas Heatherwick, Christian Benimana and more
Five Design Indaba Conference alumni on how the role of architecture is evolving in society.
Tandekile Mkize on unafraid self-expression using film, photography and fashion
Tandekile Mkize gives us an inside look into his bold and unapologetic work, which he exhibited at Design Indaba Festival 2019
Through the lens of 6 Emerging Creatives
As part of the Emerging Creatives programme, these young designers will exhibit their work at the Design Indaba Festival 2019.
Kordae Henry explores mineral trade in the Congo using a sci-fi film
The filmmaker, architect and designer is set to speak at the 2019 Design Indaba Conference.
Zinhle Zulu’s graphic novel is the story of Nandipha, the protector of the Zulu Kingdom
“It deals with a girl who is kinda stuck between worlds like me. She is from the hood but also from suburbia.”
Photographer Thero Makepe brings childhood memories to life in new photo series
“I hope my artwork also provokes viewers to reminisce about their childhood adventures and troublesome filled stories.”
The world’s first bio-brick made from human urine
Its developer wants us to rethink the way we are utilising the Earth's precious resources.
Designers who will challenge the norm at Design Indaba Conference 2019
From biotechnologist Markus Kayser to design critic Alice Rawsthorn, these designers have each taken their own unique approach on design and innovation.
6 of South Africa's best up-and-coming illustrators
Part of the Emerging Creatives programme, these young designers will exhibit their work to the public at Design Indaba Festival 2019.
Doctor turned designer Kgahlego Kewana talks us through her unlikely path
The Emerging Creative will exhibit her work at the Design Indaba Festival among more than 40 up-and-coming South African talents.
This collaboration of activists are transforming marginalised communities through art, dialogue and action
The team at Colloqate wants to eliminate toxic government policies and Confederate infrastructure in the city of New Orleans.
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.”
Emerging Creative Chad Hanning on the importance of street art
He is set to exhibit his work at the 2019 Design Indaba Conference among 49 other South African up-and-coming creatives.
Smart Havens Africa uses human-centered business models to help the poor build homes
The company looks at developing green houses by promoting sustainable building and also tackling housing poverty.
The Arctic Commons: creating a new network for future stability in the Arctic
“This project looks to create composite maps which illuminate specific areas in the Arctic that offer opportunities for design intervention.”
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Designer Ini Archibong on merging myth and reality to create The Secret Garden
• Duration: 00:09:45
25 Mar 19
The ECAL graduate spoke about overcoming a difficult time, his design process and the importance of fulfilling a higher purpose.
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