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Heartworks: Storytelling through crafts and embroidery
Helle Vibeke Jensen and Tina Ratzer’s Heartworks workshop inspires out-of-the-box thinking.
Alia Youssef’s The Sisters Project disrupts tired perceptions of Muslim women
The photographer explores the diverse narratives of the Canadian Muslim community.
Albus: The photo series challenging established standards of beauty
On #AlbinismAwarenessDay, a look at Justin Dingwall's groundbreaking photo series exploring the aesthetics of albinism.
This Angolan innovation hub is helping to transform the nation’s creative sector
We chat to some of the Fábrica de Sabão team about innovation, community upliftment and serving Africa first.
Leroy Mwasaru on renewable energy and creating solutions for African people
“If I don’t, then who will?” asks the social entrepreneur.
Making the music video great again
As musicians continue to push the boundaries visually, we examine the evolution of their relationship with film.
Wura-Natasha Ogunji on reclaiming the female voice through public performance and protest
The performance artist’s work explores the tense relationship between women, society, space and politics in Lagos.
South African designer Thaakierah Abdul exhibits Cape Malay culture at Emerging Creatives 2018
Entries for the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives programme 2019 are now open. Watch 2018 alumna Thaakierah Abdul's creative journey.
The Unusual Football Field challenges the boundaries of existing areas
As the world gears up for the 2018 Fifa World Cup, we take a look at this curious soccer pitch designed for space-starved urban areas.
LifeArk off-grid housing is focused on sustainable community transformation
The affordable, emergency housing system is aimed at disaster prone areas and displaced peoples.
How the Vula app is revolutionising the South African healthcare system
Ophthalmologist William Mapham developed an app that provides aid to rural healthcare workers.
This British Nigerian artist's films celebrate the full spectrum of blackness
Seye Isikalu’s work thoughtfully captures black bodies on screen.
Nigerian-Jamaican photographer Nadine Ijewere draws on her heritage for #StellaBy series
“I wanted to give a feeling of diversity and not sticking to the rules – being different."
Felipe Taborda on Latin American graphic design, Beatles album covers and his latest project
He is working with 32 top graphic designers, each one representing one of the 32 countries that will play in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
This photo series is a 10-year snapshot of African youth and culture
“Africa is many fascinating and ambiguous things, but it is certainly not a poor continent.”
Tshepo Mokholo on innovating traditional architectural practises
The Soweto-born architect, who is also a former Emerging Creative, tells us how a chance meeting landed him in Kigali.
Could embracing the informality of South Africa’s chaotic taxi industry do more good than bad?
Researcher and urban planner Zonke Mkhomazi discusses the history and future of transport in South Africa.
The all-woman band taking over a space traditionally reserved for men
New York’s Flor de Toloache talk preserving culture, women empowerment and taking on the male-dominated world of Mariachi.
NexLoop looks to nature to create a remarkable water generator
The company’s AquaWeb development is a self-sufficient and adaptable water management system.
Ben Biayenda's illustrations challenge mainstream representations of women
Highly decorative and rich in colour, the Parisian illustrator's work reflects a diverse community.
Navigating South Africa’s convoluted minibus taxi system
The creator of the popular GauRider App, Litha Soyizwapi has plans to revolutionise the way we catch a taxi.
Letters from a Birmingham Girl
A documentary about intersectionality, identity and family.
Aida Mulokozi on her mission to salvage Dar es Salaam’s built heritage
The CEO of the Dar es Salaam Centre for Architectural Heritage talks about the importance of architectural conservation.
Could augmented reality systems create space for people of colour in the film industry?
Emerging technology may be the answer to the ongoing question of representation.
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The designer of the Street Debater on fostering human connection through design
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