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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.
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.”
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.
Through the lens of 6 Emerging Creatives
As part of the Emerging Creatives programme, these young designers exhibited 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.
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.”
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.
Art, dialogue and action to transform marginalised communities
The team at Colloqate wants to eliminate toxic government policies and Confederate infrastructure in the city of New Orleans.
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.
Converting historical sites into modern architecture with John Pawson
Set to speak at Design Indaba 2019, architect and interior designer, John Pawson is known for his minimalist approach.
Basic Income Cafe uses coffee as a metaphor for the flow of money
“Visitors are provoked to experience the underlying economic models first hand."
0.9 grams of brass: A brass paper clip that symbolises a cow’s life
See how graduate student Adelaide Lala Tam uses this project as a metaphor for the life cycle of a cow.
How urban planning can help us cope with climate change
The results of this recent research could help city planners build our future cities better.
Playful sonic sculptures that reverberate across the design world
Pentagram London’s newly appointed partner, Yuri Suzuki, will be speaking at Design Indaba Conference 2019.
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