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ShweShweKini founder Mapitso Thaisi talks culture, fashion and recognising Africa's impact
The designer showcased her Basotho inspired swimwear as part of the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives programme in 2018.
Leading local fashion designer Thabo Makhetha takes her blanket approach to the next level
Design Indaba Emerging Creatives alumna Thabo Makhetha is now crowdfunding to produce her own textile designs.
AGI: On the importance of hosting this year's event in Mexico
Nikki Gonnissen, Paul Cox and Alejandro Magallanes discuss graphic design, borders and moving the conference from the US to Mexico.
How designers are using digital fabrication to improve wheelchairs
Disrupt Disability uses open source design and digital fabrication to make wheels that are affordable and fully customisable.
4 projects that cleverly integrate digital fabrication into architecture
Digital fabrication is helping companies build homes in 24 hours while also helping to build local entrepreneurship.
Ugandan designers create a bloodless, reusable malaria test kit
Here’s how designers in Africa are using technology to bridge the gap between people and healthcare services.
The maker of Algiknit talks seaweed fashion and the next stage of biotech
Aleksandra Gosiewski's work touches on sustainable ways to fix the disconnect within the fashion industry.
The designer of the Street Debater on fostering human connection through design
“I realised that Street Debating not only addresses the problem of begging but something much bigger. It’s addressing the problem of social segregation.”
This photo series examines the ways in which black women are forced to comply in society
Emerging Creative 2018 participant Stephanie Kenyaa Mzee also talks about xenophobia and why her work centres black women.
Playful enterprise gives new life to old plastic
ecoBirdy’s eco-friendly furniture is about play, function and sustainable design.
Could silk be used to weave your donor heart?
Researcher and designer, Veronica Ranner, takes on organ crafting while cautiously questioning its ethics.
This town in Mali is built almost completely out of mud
The Great Mosque of Djenne survives through the dedication of local builders who help to re-plaster it each year.
Get to know Andy Mkosi, the queer rapper taking charge of her own story
The South African artist’s work sits at the intersection of music and photography to create a unique kind of storytelling.
Designer Siyanda Mbele on fusing functionality, aesthetics and culture
By creating practical, locally made art and furniture, Mbele hopes to inspire younger South African designers to learn and teach.
Xhosa culture, heritage, colour inspires Thandazani Nofingxana's designs
The South African fashion designer exhibited at the Design Indaba Festival 2018 as one of 40 Emerging Creatives.
Conscious fashion: Amna Elshandaweely’s take on fashion and revolution
The Cairo designer makes a moving case for social impact with something as simple as the clothes we wear.
How will climate change affect our eating habits in 30 years time?
Researchers and scientists say we'll need to intensify the use of drought-tolerant food sources such as seaweed and more.
Toyin Ojih Odutola’s portraits show black skin as textured and diverse
“We have enough about what my skin looks like but what does it feel like?’
This is the world's first biodegradable home pregnancy test
The lightweight, ultra-thin invention can be sent in an envelope and biodegrades in three months.
George Gibbens is using design to tackle South Africa's social problems
The industrial designer has designed a VR device to help the visually impaired, a portable machine to fight shack fires and more.
Imagine if you never had to complain about missing socks ever again?
These Danish entrepreneurs are redesigning socks to make them more sustainable.
6 designers who use waste as inspiration for new products
From upcycling found objects into furniture, to jewellery made of e-waste and more.
This monument combines history, art and architecture
The architects worked in collaboration with photographer Edward Burtynsky, Holocaust scholar Doris Bergen and landscape architect Claude Comier.
Three fashionable items designed for people with disabilities
Grace Jun and her team at the Open Style Lab are creating functional and stylish clothing.
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