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The African projects harnessing alternative energy
“We must be more ambitious in harnessing the power of renewable energy to meet sustainable development and climate goals”
Funfere Koroye on product design for the West African consumer
Nigerian product designer has designed a range of products that take into account the uniqueness of a West African consumer.
The industrialisation of the natural world
Speculations on the future of biodiversity after the sixth mass extinction.
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."
Street artist Nardstar is painting women of colour in public spaces
Nardstar's murals can be found in New York, Paris and her hometown, Cape Town
Joy Buolamwini uses art and research to show the social implications of AI
The Ghanaian-American computer scientist and digital activist spoke to us during her Cape Town visit.
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?
Youngsta: Rapping the stories of the Cape Colony
We sat down with one of South African rap's busiest and most artists.
The African crown reimagined
Inspired by the work of J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, Medina Dugger and GIF artist François Beaurain celebrate the complexity of hair in Nigeria.
Abstract Peaces: Redefining mental illness
Conceptual photographer Tsoku Maela challenges the stigma around mental illness by drawing on his personal experience.
Tiffany Chu on redesigning the way cities build their transport routes
"If you’re trying to help a city, you need people who are from there and who are invested in the city over time."
Jalila Essaïdi’s project turns cow dung into textiles
Designer and entrepreneur Jalila Essaïdi says we have an untapped natural resource in manure.
Wacy Zacarias on taking back the African textile market
The Mozambican entrepreneur started Karingana Wa Karingana Textiles to create authentic African prints.
Uganda's maker space aiming to transform science education in the country
Science education should be hands-on and interactive, says Fundi Bots founder Solomon King Benge.
Watch: Designing near death with the student who created her own coffin
Shaina Garfield is one of 12 graduates who are speaking at Design Indaba Festival 2019.
Keenan Wyrobek presents his revolutionary drone system at Design Indaba Festival 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.
Young designers are the future of the industry, but what are they saying?
Some of these young designers, like urbanist Nicole Moyo, will take the stage at Day 1 of the 2019 Design Indaba Festival.
Poet Lemn Sissay to speak at Design Indaba in Cape Town
Award-winning poet, playwright and broadcaster Lemn Sissay will join a stellar cast at Design Indaba Conference 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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