Shelf Life: The best of Design Indaba Expo 2015 #designindaba #makechange

by Louise Marsland (@Louise_Marsland) This year it was Design Indaba’s own projects that attracted much of the attention: Take 2 — giving life to used objects; the Most Beautiful Object in SA (MBOISA); how Artymiss won creativity; and Woolies takeout a win at DI 2015.

#designindaba diary: Reclaiming public buildings and beauty in Dakar #makechange

by Herman Manson (@marklives) The 2015 Design Indaba Conference’s in-between day (usually day one and day three are the strongest) still delivered some gems to delegates: Robbie Brozin, Selly Raby Kane, Omar Victor Diop, Santiago Cirugeda and Stefano Giovannoni.

Rethinking nature in a changed world #designindaba

by Herman Manson (@marklives) Kathryn Fleming was one of the 2015 Design Indaba group of Pecha Kucha speakers. Billed as a “multidisciplinary designer exploring the intersections of science, art and technology”, Fleming explores a radical rethink of how we engage with nature in a natural world we have already reshaped radically.

Hella Jongerius calls for new industrial design values #designindaba

by Herman Manson (@marklives) Hella Jongerius is railing against shit design — design driven purely by profit, design without conscience, design without awareness. She is calling for these values to be integrated into industrial design once again because, she told delegates at Design Indaba 2015, the earth needs help; those exploited through low-paying, outsourced jobs need help; consumers need help; and, yes, producers need help.

Shelf Life: The ABCD model of township outdoor media

Louise Marsland (@Louise_Marsland)’s weekly pick of recent product, packaging, design and food launches: Wall media builds into Africa; Castle Lite brought to life by Moving Tactics; Salon Media straightens out ghd; and Jupiter Cape Town and Design Indaba urge change.

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