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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.
Blair Imani is writing Herstory
Imani’s book is shining a light both on modern feminists and on marginalised people who are making a difference in the world.
Steph Foster focuses his lens on the American prison system
Interdisciplinary artist Steph Foster is using his art to investigate and address what's wrong with the United States criminal justice system.
Bug burgers and micro-algae buns: the cookbook of the future
SPACE10 has been cooking up a storm in their Test Kitchen to bring you an unorthodox assortment of meals from the future.
Congolese storyteller is breathing new life into African mythologies
Yamakasi's project, through the power of social media, helped bring together illustrators and colourists from Nigeria, Cameroon and the Republic of Congo
Carolien Niebling is creating the sausage of the future
Product designer Carolien Niebling believes that people can make a difference if they just take a moment to look at things a little differently.
Building a more sustainable future
The architectural and engineering industries need to come up with new, gentler ways to construct future projects.
Warka Water is finding innovative solutions to water, energy and housing problems
The structure has been shortlisted for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
How Hannah Barry is revolutionising the London art scene
She may not call herself an art curator but Hannah Barry explains how she revived an art scene via an abandoned car park.
Annabelle Selldorf on architecture's responsibility beyond the building
The veteran architect questions the greater role architects need to play after erecting projects in underresourced areas.
Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama on the optimism in our failure
"My work is a manifestation of the failures and contradictions of history, but it also explores potentialities."
Ida is a non-invasive, painless way to test blood/glucose levels
“When designing for these diseases, you’re not designing to please or impress. You design because people are on fire and you might just have the water.”
John Pawson on the discipline of minimalism
“It takes great discipline to reduce until you can't further subtract anymore"
Tunisia's Upside-Down Hotel, the endangered Brutalist monument
We speak to one of the activists set on saving the national monument from its impending doom.
Dong-Ping Wong on his ambitious work at FOOD architecture studio
The architect's projects include an idea for a pool that also purifies the East River as well as collaborations with Kanye West and Virgil Abloh.
Lucas De Man on being a creator and following your gut
“Designing shows that there’s so many possibilities because there is no one truth. There is power in not knowing.”
Sierra Leonean artist explores identity and human expression
Ngadi Smart, a photographer from Sierra Leone, captures the diverse ways people express their identity.
Kagiso Lediga on storytelling, failure and staying true to who you are
“You need to be honest when you’re telling your story…it has to be a truth from inside.”
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.”
Olof Schybergson on the influence of design on our society
"With the help of technology, with the help of design, we are improving the world".
Harmonia Rosales is creating new narratives around the classic art paintings
"By creating positive works of art using black women we can begin to deconstruct our power structure."
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.
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