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Daisy Ginsberg is reviving lost scents
She has extracted DNA and smell molecules from three extinct flowers and recreated what their aromas might have been.
Nigerian artist Victor Ehikhamenor explores the responsibility of the African artist
"I am an artist first, before anything else."
The 600: a story of courage and sacrifice
The film The 600 documents the bravery and self-sacrifice of 600 Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) soldiers during the Rwandan genocide.
This museum preserves Brazil's cultural and craft memory
The A CASA Museum of the Brazilian Object has dedicated 21 years to preserving the rich cultural history of the Brazilian people.
Durban students initiate a space to foster more campus interaction
The Level Six project is the first student-led project guided by professionals to come out of Durban University of Technology.
Using empathic design to save the lives of pregnant women
How Caroline Smeenk and Dahabo Adi Galgallo are saving the lives of mothers and their unborn children, on opposite sides of the world.
Students explore death through a video game and our fascination with fake goods
We spotlight the work of two graduates from the University of the Underground which was started by Dr Nelly Ben-Hayoun.
Creating art out of scrap engine parts
Kara Schoeman creates intricate art bowls out of recycled metals.
How these Ghanaian developers are creating awareness around e-waste
Ghanaian game developers, Enter Africa, are creating a game that focuses on the issues of safety and sanitation surrounding e-waste dumps.
Nigerian sculptor makes life-sized art using spoons
Abinoro Akporode Collins says he was first challenged by his art lecturer to try unconventional materials for his sculptures.
Connextyle is providing multi-sensory healing for stroke patients
Inspired by the ancient Japanese technique of Kintsugi, the Connextyle shirt is a rehabilitation garment that helps stroke patients regain their muscle use.
Art for the soul and your lungs
Spanish art collective Boa Mistura have created a 35m-tall mural that purifies the air.
From refugee camp to fashion runway
Motivated by experiences of displacement, these designers are using fashion to tell their story of war and strife and in doing so, helping refugee communities.
Sand: Overmined and underecognised
Sand, a resource usually taken for granted, is being drastically overmined, resulting in the destruction of major ecosystems worldwide.
SMTNG GOOD is cosying up to art and design for the greater good
“I wanted every aspect of the project to be Proudly South African, to invest in South African resources and simultaneously contribute to growing the economy.”
Tia Blassingame is using her craft to investigate racism in America
Using old-fashioned printing methods, Blassingame’s work focuses on historical and contemporary racism.
Colonialism, the fashion industry and sustainability
Former Lebanese refugee, Celine Semaan, is tackling issues of consumption and sustainability within the fashion industry as it relates to our colonial past.
Sculptors set to create the world’s largest gender equality art project
Australian sculptors and married couple Gillie and Marc are creating 10 life sized sculptures celebrating the lives of monumental women.
Drawing water out of thin air
How Majik Water tapped a water source that is all around us.
Kenyan jeweller uses natural minerals to tell her story
Ami Doshi Shah’s sculptural jewellery pieces tell the story both of Kenya’s intricate past and the country's captivating natural beauty.
Roy Allela invents tech that translates sign language into audio
The Kenyan inventor was inspired by his deaf niece to create Sign-IO, a glove that interprets sign language into speech.
More than a catcall
Sophie Sandberg tackles everyday harassment by taking it back to the streets.
Freyja Sewell is designing cognitive training technology for the future
The Royal College of Art graduate’s work focuses on meditation and developing technology for the mind.
Adebayo Oke-Lawal is rethinking masculinity in African culture
The Nigerian designer’s brand Orange Culture embraces those who do not fit in and celebrates their individuality.
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