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Seth Shezi and Zizipho Poswa's 'Zenande' | Credit: Hayden-Phipps Sculpture
#DesignIndaba2020: Most Beautiful Object in South Africa voting opens

Design Indaba is running the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa competition until 12pm on 28 February 2020 and online voting is officially open...

17 Feb 2020

#DesignIndaba2020: Robert Wong to explore humanity's possible futures
#DesignIndaba2020: Robert Wong to explore humanity's possible futures

Design Indaba alumnus Robert Wong, co-founder and CD of Google Creative Lab, has been announced as one of the speakers at this year's Design Indaba...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2020

What to expect from Design Indaba's 2020 Nightscape fest
What to expect from Design Indaba's 2020 Nightscape fest

Design Indaba will host its 2020 Nightscape public festival at the Artscape Piazza in Cape Town from 26 to 28 February...

11 Feb 2020

Dutch artists Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta. Image supplied.
#DesignIndaba2020: Tech that reawakens awe - Studio Drift's kinetic installations

If the thought of using technology to reproduce the patterns and processes of nature makes you anxious, you haven't come across the glorious work of artist collective Studio Drift...

3 Feb 2020

Bas Timmer with someone wearing his Sheltersuit. Image supplied.
#DesignIndaba2020: Bas Timmer is changing the world one Sheltersuit at a time

Design Indaba speaker, Dutch fashion designer Bas Timmer is changing the world one Sheltersuit at a time...

23 Jan 2020

Designer Natsai Audrey Chieza founder and director of Faber Futures. Image supplied.
#DesignIndaba2020: Natsai Audrey Chieza promoting sustainability and eliminating waste in fashion

Designer Natsai Audrey Chieza founder and director of multidisciplinary agency Faber Futures will be speaking at the 2020 Design Indaba Conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 Jan 2020

Futurist Li Edelkoort. Photo by Ivy.
#DesignIndaba2020: Futurist Li Edelkoort hosting new trend seminars in 2020

Futurist Li Edelkoort will host inspiring new trend seminars in Johannesburg and Cape Town this during the Design Indaba Conference...

17 Dec 2019

The Best of Biz: Marketing & Media 2019
#BestofBiz 2019: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

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#DesignIndaba2020: Ibrahim Mahama calls to expand the sensibilities of both art and the world at large

Ibrahim Mahama, a Ghanaian author and artist, has been announced as one of the speakers at next year's Design Indaba Conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 9 Dec 2019

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#DesignIndaba2020: Kinya Tagawa "to plot for the future" as speaker

Kinya Tagawa, a Japanese award-winning design engineer who runs international design agency Takram, with studios in Tokyo and London, has been selected as one of the speakers for next year's Design Indaba Conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 Dec 2019

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#DesignIndaba2020: Dates announced as it gears up to celebrate 25 years of cultural invention

Design Indaba has announced its dates for the 2020 conference and its yearly lineup as it gears up for the 25th edition of the event...

29 Nov 2019

Here are the five shortlisted candidates for the Dundeed competition
Here are the five shortlisted candidates for the Dundeed competition

One of these projects will walk away with £5,000 to further develop their project...

23 Sep 2019

Snøhetta reveals new Madiba-inspired "peace bench"
Snøhetta reveals new Madiba-inspired "peace bench"

The inspiration for the bench came from the famous Nelson Mandela quote: "The best weapon is to sit down and talk"...

18 Jul 2019

Sculptors set to create the world's largest gender equality art project
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...

By Lauren Mitchell 6 Jun 2019

Young creatives from left - Cedric Nzaka, Nandi Dlepu, Morena Sefatsa and Yanga Yaya at the 2019 Design Indaba.
Top 5 key take-outs from Design Indaba 2019

Monare Matema, associate brand architect at DNA Brand Architects, shares key take-outs from the 2019 Design Indaba conference...

By Monare Matema 6 Mar 2019

Architect, Tshepo Mokholo.
#DesignIndaba2019: Creating architecture for the African continent for the next 100 years

Design can and should have a positive impact on communities, says architect and African Design Centre fellow, Tshepo Mokholo...

By Louise Marsland 4 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Ikea's Överallt collection a global showcase of Africa's top design talent
#DesignIndaba2019: Ikea's Överallt collection a global showcase of Africa's top design talent

The anticipated launch of Ikea's Överallt homeware collection is described as a marriage between African rituals and Scandinavian design...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Mar 2019

Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu in conversation with Terry Levin and Louise Marsland. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: Human myth vs AI machine

One of the most exciting aspects of this year's Design Indaba was a sense of camaraderie between designers of all disciplines from font to film...

By Terry Levin 4 Mar 2019

Kenyan filmmaker, Wanuri Kahiu, on the set of her film, Rafiki.
#DesignIndaba2019: We need to believe in African mermaids

It is important to tell the joyful African stories, not just those of pain and suffering...

By Louise Marsland 4 Mar 2019

Design Indaba CEO and founder Ravi Naidoo with David Droga, founder and creative chairman, Droga5. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: Droga: Make advertising that people give a shit about

Three days of Design Indaba inspiration culminated in headline act David Droga, whose career in advertising traverses Saatchi & Saatchi in London, Publicis, NYC, to starting his own New York-based agency, Droga5 in 2006...

By Terry Levin 4 Mar 2019

David Droga on stage at Design Indaba. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: "Find the emotional connection in a pure, authentic way" - David Droga

Ann Nurock interviews David Droga, the most awarded creative at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity and the youngest person ever inducted into the New York Art Directors Club Hall of Fame...

By Ann Nurock 4 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Designing with dignity
#DesignIndaba2019: Designing with dignity

Bizcommunity.Africa interviews Niger architect Mariam Kamara on how architects have an important role to play in designing "thinking spaces"...

By Louise Marsland 2 Mar 2019

Houtlander's curvilinear Interdependence II bench voted Most Beautiful Object
Houtlander's curvilinear Interdependence II bench voted Most Beautiful Object

Houtlander's curvilinear Interdependence II bench was judged the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa and announced as the winner on Friday, 1 March 2019 at the annual Design Indaba Conference...

1 Mar 2019

CEO of Fjord, Olof Schybergson.
#DesignIndaba2019: Olof Schybergson on embracing frustration and hope

Internationally recognised domain expert, thought leader and CEO of Fjord, Olof Schybergson opened day 3 of Design Indaba with the statement that "design is not a new thing, it has been around for a while, helping to shape society and culture..."

By Angie White 1 Mar 2019

Moon Ribas, a Spanish avant-garde artist with Neil Harbisson, a cyborg artist. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: What you might need to know

Things are getting real down at the 24th Design Indaba conference currently running at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town as a brave new guard of designers share their journeys and stories about new parameters in design...

By Terry Levin 1 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Kagiso Lediga on storytelling in entertainment
#DesignIndaba2019: Kagiso Lediga on storytelling in entertainment

Award-winning and celebrated stand-up comedian, actor, writer and film director, Kagiso Lediga, took to the stage on Day 2...

By Angie White 1 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: "#MeToo means so much more" - Ellie Frymire
#DesignIndaba2019: "#MeToo means so much more" - Ellie Frymire

On day 2 of Design Indaba 2019 communications designer, Ellie Frymire talked about her thesis, #MeToo - An exploration of tweets using cluster analysis...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Feb 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Making packaging disappear
#DesignIndaba2019: Making packaging disappear

Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez started day 2 of Design Indaba on a high note when he presented on the Ooho! - the disappearing biodegradable water-filled bead made from brown algae and calcium chloride (seaweed)...

By Angie White 28 Feb 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: From algorithms to Al Gore
#DesignIndaba2019: From algorithms to Al Gore

In a world where many assume a font is accessed via a dropdown menu, it is a privilege to be exposed to real fontographers - those responsible for the actual creation of typefaces...

By Terry Levin 28 Feb 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: The commonalities of bad design projects
#DesignIndaba2019: The commonalities of bad design projects

London-based design critic Alice Rawsthorn spoke all about bad design on Day 1 at Design Indaba 2019...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Feb 2019

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