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#DesignIndaba2018: Thabiso Mjo's Tutu 2.0 light voted Most Beautiful Object in SA
#DesignIndaba2018: Thabiso Mjo's Tutu 2.0 light voted Most Beautiful Object in SA

Thabisa Mjo's Tutu 2.0 light judged has been named the 'Most Beautiful Object in South Africa' by public vote at Design Indaba 2018...

26 Feb 2018

Neri Oxman, architect, inventor, engineer, designer, scientist and founding director of the Mediated Matter Group at MIT Media Lab. © Design Indaba.
#DesignIndaba2018: Neri Oxman is naturing our future

Neri Oxman, architect, inventor, engineer, designer, scientist and founding director of the Mediated Matter Group at MIT Media Lab, who spoke on Day 3, thanked Design Indaba's founder, Ravi Nadoo for letting her be "suntanned by the Mother City's spirit...

By Sue Disler 26 Feb 2018

Es Devlin © image from the .
#DesignIndaba2018: Es Devlin on moving from thoughts to words to actions, fast

You know you're in for a treat when the final speaker reaches the Design Indaba conference stage, they tend to save the best for last. Here's how 'kinetic stage sculptor' Es Devlin wowed us in sharing how she makes global musical performances more visually appealing...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Feb 2018

Mark Kamau, user experience design director, BRCK.
#DesignIndaba2018: Connecting the unconnected in Africa

Design Indaba speaker Mark Kamau is a Kenyan on a mission to connect everyone in Africa, and then the rest of the world, to the internet...

By Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: Seeing the world through a grain of sand
#DesignIndaba2018: Seeing the world through a grain of sand

The moment designer Lonny van Ryswyck took her shoes off on the Design Indaba stage, she opened many eyes to see the same thing in a different way. Isn't that what design is really about?

By Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2018

Aleksandra Gosiewski
#DesignIndaba2018: The next generation of fashion is biology

New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology graduate and biomaterials research company AlgiKnit co-founder and COO Aleksandra Gosiewski gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba on Wednesday on why they, at AlgiKnit, believe that biology is the future of fashion and their revolutionary work in their search for a sustainable product...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2018

Mashile on stage at Design Indaba 2018.
#DesignIndaba2018: Lebo Mashile on why she keeps coming back to gender and race in her poetry

Weaving her lyrical way through history, the ultimate lyrical female linguist, Lebo Mashile unpacked the power of design language...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Feb 2018

Dr William Mapham.
Image © Christopher Larson/Scott Gorman.
#Designindaba2018: SA's crowd-sourced solution for a global problem

Dr William Mapham, an ophthalmologist hailing from the Eastern Cape, who conceived the Vula app, whilst working at the Vula Emehlo Eye Clinic in rural Swaziland and experiencing first-hand the difficulties faced by rural health workers in need of specialist advice, spoke on Day 2 of Design Indaba and received a standing ovation...

By Sue Disler 22 Feb 2018

Rob and Sam Paddock, co-founders of GetSmarter | Photographer: Terry Levin
#DesignIndaba2018: Getting smarter at partnering by design

Brothers and co-founders of GetSmarter, Sam and Rob Paddock addressed Design Indaba delegates on how partnering at the student, as well as the employee and executive, level has not only increased their course completion rate but resulted in the turnaround of the business...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Feb 2018

on Design Indaba set she built at Artscape, Cape Town South Africa by .
#DesignIndaba2018: Speaking in colours

While admiring the work of Edel Rodriguez and Morag Myerscough at Design Indaba 2018, Terry Levin contemplates if perhaps the value of any graphic design may be determined by how effective it is in influencing a desired outcome, provoking a specific mental or emotional response in the viewer...

By Terry Levin 22 Feb 2018

Zach Lieberman, artist and educator - creative coder.
#DesignIndaba2018: Zach Lieberman's magical world

Academic, rockstar or DJ? This was one of the questions Sue Disler had for artist and educator - creative coder, Zachery Lieberman in her interview with him on Day 1 of Design Indaba 2018...

By Sue Disler 21 Feb 2018

Sunu Gonera. Filmaker. Storyteller.
#DesignIndaba2018: 'This is Africa's moment'

The Design Indaba stage was a cathartic moment for the first speaker of day one, Zimbabwean-born filmmaker, Sunu Gonera, who told Bizcommunity.com that it was a "coming of age moment" for him to tell his own story to his peers and have it well received...

By Louise Marsland 21 Feb 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: 'Best conference in the world'
#DesignIndaba2018: 'Best conference in the world'

The 23rd Design Indaba conference, taking place at the Artscape from 21 to 23 February 2018, kicked off with a reminder not to film proceedings and to keep phones on silent. Tweeting, Facebook check-ins and Instagram tagging were allowed - clearly, as it's all about sharing the inspiration...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Feb 2018

Five Fingers for Marseilles.
Film screenings at the Design Indaba Festival 2018

A list of specially curated films that will be showcased at this year's Nightscape, at the Artscape in Cape Town, from 22-23 February 2018...

21 Feb 2018

Li Edelkoort | Photographer:
The Goddesses of the past and present (Part 2)

This a continuation of Dutch trend forecaster Li Edelkoort's presentation at Lisof, on her latest trend book, Goddesses for spring/summer 2019...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Feb 2018

The Goddesses of the past and present (Part 1)
The Goddesses of the past and present (Part 1)

Dutch trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort presented her latest trend books for 2019, namely Goddesses (trends S/S 2019), On Safari (activewear S/S 2019) and Spiritual House (home and lifestyle 2019), as part of Design Indaba 2018 at Lisof in Johannesburg yesterday...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Feb 2018

Design Indaba's global graduates. Image credit:  Design Indaba website.
Ten global graduates at Design Indaba

Kicking off on Wednesday, 21 February - Friday, 23 February, the 23rd edition of the Design Indaba will see ten global graduates presenting projects that speak to the water crisis, the power of sound, social entrepreneurship and so much more...

By Juanita Pienaar 20 Feb 2018

Grid Worldwide at the Design Indaba 2018
Grid Worldwide at the Design Indaba 2018

The world does not need another brand - it is for this reason that Grid Worldwide; South Africa's top ranked brand specialist agency continues to find value in attending the Design Indaba...

Issued by Grid Worldwide 19 Feb 2018

Studio H's Visa Street Food Festival © .
Series of pop-up feasts at Design Indaba's Nightscape

The Design Indaba Festival of Creativity 2018 has announced that a series of specially designed Chef's Table events, featuring Bertus Basson and Studio H, will be happening during the festival in addition to all the sights and sounds on offer...

15 Feb 2018

Es Devlin announced as speaker at Design Indaba 2018
Es Devlin announced as speaker at Design Indaba 2018

British stage designer, Es Devlin, famous for creating kinetic stage sculptures for artists like U2, Kanye West and Beyoncé, has been announced as one of the speakers at the 2018 Design Indaba...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Feb 2018

Johannes Torpe announced as speaker at Design Indaba 2018
Johannes Torpe announced as speaker at Design Indaba 2018

Danish designer and CEO and creative director of the design company, Johannes Torpe Studios has been announced as one of the speakers at this year's Design Indaba Conference 2018...

By Juanita Pienaar 5 Feb 2018

Neri Oxman © Noah Kalina.
Neri Oxman announced as speaker at Design Indaba 2018

Architect, designer and inventor, Neri Oxman, has been announced as one of the speakers at this year's Design Indaba Conference 2018...

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Jan 2018

Astrid Stavro, creative director of Atlas © Javier Tles via .
Astrid Stavro announced as speaker at Design Indaba 2018

The award-winning designer, Astrid Stavro has been announced as one of the speakers at this year's Design Indaba Conference 2018...

By Juanita Pienaar 9 Jan 2018

Image supplied.
Lineup for Nightscape at Design Indaba 2018 announced

Nightscape at Design Indaba 2018's lineup of artists and performers is the immersive experience of the year!...

20 Dec 2017

New York-based design guru, Natasha Jen.
Natasha Jen announced as speaker at Design Indaba 2018

This New York-based design guru will appear on stage at Design Indaba Festival 2018...

By Emile Uys 19 Dec 2017

Maditla is relishing her new role as Design Indaba editor-in-chief.
#DesignIndaba2018: Telling stories about purpose-led design

To many 'Design Indaba' is simply founder Ravi Naidoo, but there's a huge team behind the scenes. Meet editor-in-chief Neo Maditla, looking to make the Design Indaba website as popular year-round as the annual Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Dec 2017

Designers, Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves. Image credit:
Studio Swine announced as speakers at Design Indaba 2018

London-based duo and married couple, known as Studio Swine, has been announced as speakers at Design Indaba 2018...

30 Nov 2017

Peter Veenstra, a landscape architect and cofounder of Lola Architects.
Peter Veenstra announced as Design Indaba 2018 speaker

Peter Veenstra, a landscape architect and cofounder of Lola Architects, a design firm based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has been announced as one of the speakers at the 2018 Design Indaba...

By Emile Uys 29 Nov 2017

Design Indaba 2016.
Design Indaba Conference, a multi-sensory event

The Design Indaba Conference, which will be held from 21-23 February 2018, is going beyond design to create a multi-sensory event where you can hear, see, learn and experience the future of creative thinking and design activism...

23 Nov 2017

Lebo Mashile, South African actor, writer and poet.
Lebo Mashile announced as Design Indaba 2018 speaker

Lebo Mashile has been announced as one of the speakers at Design Indaba 2018 and here, talks about discovering her voice and why storytelling is part of the fabric of humanity...

By Lindsay Samson 21 Nov 2017

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