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Journalists are fighting censorship using streaming sites like Spotify and Deezer
The Uncensored Playlist uses a streaming loophole to get censored news to the public in repressed countries.
The Trap is an exploration of the female form merged with nature
Ali Aschman explores her conflicting feelings on the ways in which women have been associated with nature through the ages.
Dina Amin on stop animation, upcycling in Cairo and her inspiration
“I kept thinking, questioning whether we actually need all the things that we produce..."
The Desert Twins create water out of dry air
“The first three days of testing were frustrating; our own sweat was the only liquid produced.”
The Paper Water Bottle sits at the intersection of branding and sustainable design
Another product you could be using instead of plastic. Check out The Paper Water Bottle.
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?”
Hyphen Labs is using VR to create safe spaces for women of colour
This VR project began when Ashley Baccus-Clark realised that there is no sunscreen that caters to her skin tone.
On prioritising walking as a way to design cities differently
“Designing walkable cities enables us to start with the street – the essence of the city.”
VRapeutic is pioneering virtual reality therapy in Egypt
The new tech is catching on in healthcare sectors all over the world. This startup is bringing it to North Africa.
Nadir Bouhmouch is filming the longest protest in Morocco’s history
“The first victims of climate change, of the environmental injustice are poor people.”
Sethembile Msezane on why she uses her art as resistance
South Africa’s history is wrought with erasure. Sethembile Msezane is reclaiming the narrative with her work.
Astrid Stavro on making meaning and telling stories through design
The award-winning designer will join a myriad of renowned creatives at the Design Indaba Conference 2018.
Ekene Ijeoma combines data and design to tackle pressing global issues
From diversity in design to the refugee crisis, this data designer's projects are breaking the news cycle.
Designer says interactive media is the next design solution 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”
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.”
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.
Founder of Duolingo at the Design Indaba Conference 2017
Luis von Ahn launched the first African language course on Duolingo as part of his Design Talk.
Morag Myerscough on giving spaces character and sensitivity through the use of colour
The Design Indaba Festival 2018 speaker will turn the Artscape Piazza into a wonderland with her colourful structure.
Photographer Thandiwe Msebenzi exposes the consequences of misogyny
“I don’t have the privilege to take a break from being a womxn.”
Omar Nagati on renegotiating Downtown Cairo through design
“You need to include in any plan or revision for Downtown or any neighbourhood, the local community, which is not necessarily the case so far."
Tiffany Chu discusses transit, equity and access at the inaugural Design Commons
The co-founder of Remix is redesigning the way cities build their transport routes.
Wacy Zacarias on taking back the African textile market
The Mozambican entrepreneur started Karingana Wa Karingana Textiles to create authentic African prints.
Egyptian upcycling startup creates fashionable accessories from trash
We spoke to UpFuse, the company turning Cairo’s trash into wardrobe treasures, about what it's like to open a business in Egypt.
The creators of Krotoa on leading an all-women team in a male dominated industry
The South African creative team debut their film, Krotoa in the country after winning a string of international awards.
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