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Lyra Aoko uses the colour red as part of a photographic exploration of womanhood
The Nairobi-based artist talks inspiration, collaboration and changing narratives.
Nigerian writer Ziki Nelson is crowdsourcing a comic book featuring 15 African artists
"From our perspective, there's no point publishing a Spiderman-esque superhero story. The DCs and the Marvels of this world already do that so well.”
Jacque Njeri’s vibrant graphic art reimagines the Maasai people in outer space
The Kenyan artist’s MaaSci series is a vivid example of Afrofuturism.
Nairobi’s GoDown Art Centre gets a redesign from Sweden’s White Arkitekter
Scandinavia's largest architecture firm reimagines Kenya’s leading centre for arts and culture.
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.”
Not African Enough explores the diversity of Kenya's fashion landscape
The Nest Collective’s second book challenges narrow perceptions of African fashion.
Photographer Sarah Waiswa’s striking imagery explores the persecution of those with albinism
Called Stranger In a Familiar Land, her photo series addresses the treatment of those with the condition in Africa.
Producer, instrumentalist, DJ and vocalist.
Meet the 9 Global Graduates that presented at Design Indaba Conference 2018
These young graduates presented projects that speak to the water crisis, the power of sound, social entrepreneurship and so much more.
Brenda Livoi on leading Kenya’s largest innovation hub
The Gearbox mechanical lead chats to us about creating more space for women in the African tech sector.
Afrofuturist Osborne Macharia's Magadi takes a fantastical look at a pressing issue
At Design Indaba 2017, Osborne Macharia introduced the audience to Magadi, a new series which focusses on a group of former female circumcisers.
Afro-centric UX Designer.
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."
Rovik is a reimagination of science fiction through the eyes of a migrant
The new comic series tells the story of an intergalactic, migrant warrior.
Top 10 Creative Crowdfunding Projects | November 2017
We've scoured the web for compelling creative campaigns around the globe that you might want to support in their quest for funding. Have a look!
Low-cost homes for the Kenyan Kalobeyei refugee camp by Shigeru Ban
This sustainably-produced house will soon provide shelter to some 38 000 displaced people.
Dave Hakkens wants to upgrade his plastic project to version 3.0
The Design Indaba alumnus gives discarded plastic a second life with his plastic recycling project.
This Migrant Business
This short film by Kenyan artist and animator Ng'endo Mukii looks at the movement of African people to Europe from the point of view of a human trafficker.
A tribute to the gourd
This designer reimagines the traditional calabash for the contemporary home.
Research project produces first map of Nairobi’s informal transport system
Researchers are crowdsourcing data to create a transport system map for the accurate location of matatu routes – Nairobi’s informal transit system.
Have the conversation: Make contraception one of the cool kids
Future Fab, a lifestyle brand, is on a mission to break through the stigma and awkwardness of talking about reproductive health using innovative campaigns.
Check out the musicians paving the way for the sounds of Africa
From Black Coffee to DJ Steloo, you won’t want to forget the names of these beatmakers.
Grandmothers, Afrofuturism and Nairobi-beats
Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia directs his first film, the music video to Blinky Bill's new song "Atie".
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