Design Indaba


#YouthMonth: Use your time effectively and challenge the norms

This Youth Month we talk to one of the Design Indaba's emerging creatives for 2020, Morena Moletsane...

By Juanita Pienaar 23 Jun 2020

#DI2020: African icons at Design Indaba 25

Following a recent spate of cultural Afro-optimism in the media and here on Biz, it was only natural that Design Indaba 2020 would reflect this burgeoning trend...

By Terry Levin 3 Mar 2020

#DI2020: Empathy and empowerment hand-in-hand at Design Indaba 25

Terry Levin shares an overview and top highlights from this year's Design Indaba Festival...

By Terry Levin 2 Mar 2020

DI2020: How Enni-Kukka Tuomala plans to start the empathy revolution with a balloon

Finnish empathy designer and artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala received a standing ovation at Design Indaba after her inspiring presentation on empathy as the most radical emotion...

By Angie White 2 Mar 2020

#DI2020: Pioneering bio-design in the textile dyeing and fashion industry

Founder and CEO of Faber Futures, and Index Award winner, Natsai Audrey Chieza took to the stage on day three of Design Indaba...

By Angie White 2 Mar 2020

#FairnessFirst: Imagining a more diverse industry with D&AD CEO Patrick Burgoyne

D&AD CEO Patrick Burgoyne on the trend towards creativity for social good, the importance of diversity in the creative industry and changes in the business of design...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Mar 2020

#DI2020: Why technology is nothing unless it touches someone's life

Creative director of Google Creative Lab Robert Wong says the first thing to remember when it comes to technology is that if how we live is being shaped by technological companies like Google, it is important for humanity to be involved...

By Angie White 28 Feb 2020

#DI2020: Designing new plant-forward African cuisine with Selassie Atadika

Ghanaian experiential chef, Selassie Atadika, started her Design Indaba presentation by asking the audience to close their eyes and think of food they enjoy...

By Angie White 28 Feb 2020

#DI2020: Ignite your inner activist - representation through illustration

The second day of #DI2020 kicked off with a powerful presentation by Italian illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli on the politics of taking up space and the personal nature of colour in creative work...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Feb 2020

#DI2020: How Sho Madjozi brought traditional Tsonga xibelani into 2020

In a session that explained how she has changed the SA fashion and music game alike, proudly Tsonga performer Sho Madjozi took to the Design indaba stage as the first official speaker of the 25th edition of the conference, with a strong focus on the history and future of xibelani that proved why she's the ultimate inspiration...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Feb 2020

#DI2020: Patrick Thomas talks creative collaboration and interaction

Patrick Thomas is a British graphic artist who has anxiously awaited the opportunity to attend Design Indaba. Thomas stepped on stage enthusiastically greeting the audience with a "Goeie môre!"...

By Angie White 26 Feb 2020

#DI2020: Silver jubilee shines with Department of Audacious Projects launch

"Hello Cape Town, how're you doing?" Design Indaba's 25th edition held fast to the motto of changing the world through creativity, with the introduction of the Department of Audacious Projects 'think tank do tank', headed by 'minister' Ravi Naidoo...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Feb 2020

#DesignIndaba2020: Ananya Khaitan to speak on matters of import and impact

New Delhi-based communication designer Ananya Khaitan has been announced as one of the speakers at Design Indaba 2020. He specialises in book design and brand identity design, with his work reflecting his affinity for matters of import and impact...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Feb 2020

Exclusive! Design Indaba 25-year interview with Ravi Naidoo

In fervent anticipation of Design Indaba 25 taking place this week from 26 to 28 February 2020, Biztakeouts found a window in the diary of CEO and founder Ravi Naidoo to discuss visas and venture capital, policy, projects and lessons learned on Design Indaba's 25-year journey so far...

24 Feb 2020

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