a better world through creativity
About Design Indaba
Design Indaba News
News & Features
Video Archive (2006 – present)
Our database of African and international creatives and companies making waves in the design world.
See the novel ways these designers are innovating healthcare practices
From beautiful colostomy bags to a USB stick that’s also an HIV testing kit, these projects affirm that the future of healthcare is in safe hands.
Myles Loftin on the importance of representing black masculinity differently
The #antenna2017 speaker takes us through the inspiration behind his multimedia project: Hooded.
3 Projects that predict how we might live in years to come
Unearthed at the inaugural antenna event, here are three speculative projects that may define design thinking in the 22nd-century.
Jalila Essaïdi’s project turns cow dung into textiles
Designer and entrepreneur Jalila Essaïdi says we have an untapped natural resource in manure.
6 clever design solutions for pressing healthcare issues
For #WorldHealthDay we highlight some of our favourite design solutions for the healthcare sector.
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.
Fernando Laposse on using design to find value in new materials
The design graduate explained how he used design to change perceptions, changing waste into a new profit system.
Food designer Chloé Rutzerveld turns waste into healthy treats
This edible innovation addresses wastage in the food industry – with delicious results.
Lonny van Ryswyck took to the Design Indaba stage to discuss a diminishing resource: sand
What happens when the world runs out of sand?
Dutch designer Lonny van Ryswyck is drawing attention to the need to conserve sand
The Design Indaba 2018 speaker will introduce her A Grain of Sand project, which you can also be a part of.
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.
Two young designers tackle what it will mean to age in 2050
Mar Ginot Blanco and Aaron Garlick aim to design for future challenges based on present and past movements in design.
Marie Caye on SAM and bridging the gap between tech and design
The #antenna2017 speaker talks SAM, what to do in Eindhoven and producing robots that do not require human intervention.
Imagine a future where our car window is a way for you to control your driving experience
Sebastien Gier talks us through his project where your car window lets you manipulate what you see outside, take pictures, bookmark and more.
Is it possible for childbearing to happen outside the human body?
Billie Rehwald talks about her project Ectogenesis, which is looking at using design as a tool to consider this possible reality.
Myles Loftin explores racial profiling of black men wearing hoodies
The photographer says his project was partly inspired by the killing of Trayvon Martin.
An impactful project inspired by the designer's own experience recovering in hospital
Alissa Rees is reinventing the IV pole often used in hospitals for a more dynamic, dignified experience.
Where product design and conservationism meet
University of Applied Arts graduate Alexandra sees no boundaries between politics, culture and technology as she designs the Menu from the new Wild.
Creating local employment in Mexico with a new sustainable material
Designer Fernando Laposse is reviving an embattled farming process to offer Mexico an alternative livelihood.
Exploring nutmeg's connection to Dutch colonial history and fashion
Royal College of Art graduate Marta Velasco Velasco presented a concise history lesson on the spice trade and textile industry of the colonial world.
Take a look at SAM, the machine that makes and sells its own cola
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Marie Caye presents a contrarian view to the ever-present notion that creativity should be human-centric.
What craft lies behind image-making?
Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad Lucy Siyao Liu interrogates the role of images in design research – with surprising results.
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."
Sign up to our newsletter
Sign up to Design Indaba Weekly for the latest design news and inspiration. Sign up to Design Indaba News for updates on Design Indaba events and projects.
Design Indaba Weekly
Design Indaba Weekly
Promotions or Competitions
Design Indaba Daily (coming soon)
Design Indaba News
Six creative crowdfunding projects worth supporting this April
12 Apr 18
Top 10 Creative Crowdfunding Projects | February 2018
5 Feb 18
Designer Thebe Magugu explores escapism in his latest collection
1 Feb 18
This short film is a meditation on the joys girlhood
12 Feb 16
Tweets by @designindaba