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Harvesting water from unexpected places
The way we build our cities can help us harvest water sustainably, says Design Indaba alumna Shaakira Jassat.
Design that is curious, brave and leaves a profound impact
These design graduates will join design veterans on stage at Design Indaba Conference 2019.
Young designers are the future of the industry, but what are they saying?
These 5 designers will be speaking among 12 others at Design Indaba Conference 2019.
Designing near death with the student who created her own coffin
Like any part of life, death can be reimagined and readapted for a not too distant future.
South African photographer Lebohang Kganye unpacks her family's journey of migration
“The project evolves around how my family landed in Johannesburg – how they ended up in the city from the farmlands. But it’s really a relatable story."
In remembrance of Hugh Masekela
A year after his death, you take the wheel in an interview with the legendary South African musician Hugh Masekela.
Zipline's Keenan Wyrobek will speak at Design Indaba Conference 2019
The world's only drone delivery service gets life-saving medical supplies and blood to the most remote and difficult to reach places on Earth.
The evolution of meditation tech with design graduate Freyja Sewell
Mind Mirror is part of a mindfulness series that hopes to diversify meditation tech by visualising brain activity.
A future where calling a human stand-in is as easy as calling an Uber
It’s already possible, but what if it evolves into more than just hiring someone to stand in line, and Other-Self Agency replaces interactions with loved ones?
The world is changing and green material is at the forefront
We look a little deeper at the materials trend that led to tangible design solutions we found this year.
Could self-examination rape kits curb sexual violence in Kenya?
A team of researchers are developing a tool much like a tampon that rape survivors can apply themselves after an attack.
Putting service delivery in the hands of the people
Graduate designer Nicole Nomsa Moyo envisions a way to empower people to build for themselves.
Can democracy be saved by crypto politics?
“There are few precedents of trustworthy bottom-up environments that have led to authoritative content, Wikipedia being a pioneering case.”
Tik-Tik helps make freedom of movement easier for the visually impaired
The blind designer Simon Dogger who spoke at this year's Design Indaba tells us about his latest project.
Behind antenna and its impact on future changemakers in design
“Antenna gave us a platform to share a story and to be bold about it. I don’t know if other graduate programmes like this exist.”
Damon Davis explores Ghana's slave past and its impact on black America
“...the world tells us that our identity doesn’t matter and our story doesn’t matter and our lives don’t matter.”
Harnessing the power of urine
Researchers designed a cheaper, more efficient way to generate power from organic waste.
Designer Roba Mostafa on creating a market for interactive media in Egypt
“I believe that interactive media would become a fundamental medium used in the future. It makes the science fiction of yesterday the possibility of today”
Inclusive AI can be both good and bad, says the Poet of Code
“If you make more inclusive facial recognition systems it also means you can abuse those systems”
Drop Drop app helps water conservation in drought-stricken South Africa
A new app makes every drop of water count as South Africa’s water crisis continues.
Artist imagines colossal vertical slums in Lagos
Are slums shaping the face of Africa? Nigerian-born artist Lekan Jeyifo conceptualises the future of slums in Lagos.
Can Made in Africa and import culture coexist in West Africa?
We spoke to Funfere Koroye of the Nupe Project, a start-up with ambitious goals for West Africa’s industrial design market.
Jimmy Wales speaks on diversity and the value of knowledge in one's mother tongue
The founder of Wikipedia spoke to Design Indaba during Wikimania2018, which was held in Cape Town recently.
Egyptian comic book artists are writing their way out of censorship
"It wasn’t just a political revolution, it was also an artistic revolution. This is reflected in the art scene of Egypt.”
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