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Morag Myerscough designs revived at Cape Town primary school to inspire kids
Spearheaded by See-Saw-Do, this project gives a second life to the ‘Embrace the Unknown’ structure that was erected at Design Indaba Festival 2018.
Spanish mural artist, Okuda, uses art to bridge cultural borders
His murals have transformed degraded and abandoned buildings into unique colourful spaces around the world
Could wastewater biorefinery help in the Cape Town water crisis?
As we observe World Water Day, Cape Town's management of a severe drought is an example of what's to come.
This Bible-verse inspired building is snagging awards for its unique swan-like design
The distinctive roof is a pearly white concrete structure with sweeping, futuristic curves.
Cape Town entrepreneur is designing a new language around menstruation
Entrepreneur Zizipho Ntobongwana challenges everything from the packaging to ads to sustainability.
14 graphic designers to watch
These up and coming visual artist showed us a sneak peak into the future of graphic design in South Africa.
Designer Siyanda Mbele on fusing functionality, aesthetics and culture
By creating practical, locally made art and furniture, Mbele hopes to inspire younger South African designers to learn and teach.
Visual artist Musonda Kabwe tackles youth with his latest comic series
"All my work is African because it’s all born here, but I don't dress it up for any tourists."
Young scientist develops possible solution for shack fires
Gabriella Mogale’s innovation won gold at the 2017 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists.
Meet the future of South African fashion
These are the young creatives in the fashion industry who formed part of our Emerging Creatives programme for 2018.
27 young South African creatives to watch
Part of our Emerging Creatives 2018, these are just some of the young designers you should have on your radar for South African talent.
Code artist Zach Lieberman launches Weird Type in collaboration with Design Indaba
“How does typography change when it is spatial, when we can move around it and it exists in 3D space?”
Art as an exploration of the self and an interrogation of the world with Buhlebezwe Siwani
"I’ve always said if art doesn’t engage socially what are you making it for?"
Thomas Heatherwick on why the Zeitz MOCAA is unlike any other museum
“Some of the most incredible work is done on this continent and it felt bonkers that many of those artists have to relocate to other parts of the world”
GetSmarter on creating an evolution in online education through creative disruption
"Rather than tearing down the structures that exist, it is far better to use the best of the old and the best of the new."
Lebo Mashile breathes inner life into the story of Saartjie Baartman
“For the first time, Saartjie's life as an artist and as a performer – because she defined herself as an artist – made a lot of sense to me."
Here are some highlights from Design Indaba 2018!
This year's Design Indaba was a multi-sensory event that brought together creatives from all over the world.
The whimsical illusions of Moography
This visual artist turns the common smartphone into an eccentric, interactive toy.
Urban designer Alice Cabaret on innovating in challenging contexts like Maboneng
"[Maboneng] has also helped to open a very needed debate, in academic and social circles, about urban transformation in complex contexts like Johannesburg."
Durban fashion designer Balini Naidoo on creating a range of clothes for the visually impaired
The Emerging Creative 2018 wants to help visually-impaired people to become more self-reliant and independent when making clothing choices.
How do you tackle piracy, the refugee crisis and learning new language using design?
These Design Indaba 2017 speakers are leading the way.
In pictures: The Tolerance Traveling Poster Show at Design Indaba 2018
The idea behind the nomadic exhibition is to spread a simple message of humanity and reach the maximum amount of people.
Morag Myerscough turns concrete jungles into spaces of belonging
The artist talks us through her giant centrepiece for Design Indaba Festival 2018, Embrace The Unknown.
Meet the women who are leading by design
Design Indaba 2018 had the biggest contingent of women speakers and this is what they had to say.
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