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Kodjo Afate Gnikou is a 33 years old inventor from Togo, in West Africa. Using mostly e-waste that he found in a scrap yard, he built a functioning printer that he calls W. 3d Printing Business, 3d Printing Service, 3d Printer Designs, 3d Printer Projects, Diy Projects, Impression 3d, Innovation, Diy 3d, 3d Printed Objects

On building African smart cities | Design Indaba

Afate Gnikou Kodjo invented Africa's first 3D printer from scrap material at #WoeLab in #Lome, #Togo.

Service designer Hazel Scrim developed as a platform set to make a difference to South Africa's unemployed youth. Holistic Approach, Youth, Platform, Design, Heel, Wedge, Young Adults, Heels

Tackling unemployment through a holistic approach to design | Design Indaba

Service designer Hazel Scrim developed #LINKUP as a platform set to make a difference to South Africa's unemployed youth.

This Ghanaian company is turning plastic waste into asphalt roads Plastic Free July, Asphalt Road, Plastic Waste, Ghana, Patio, Roads, Turning, Outdoor Decor, Design

This Ghanaian company is turning plastic waste into asphalt roads | Design Indaba

Turning plastic into roads #PlasticFreeJuly #Ghana

Artist Andrea Tyrimos painted the booth with creeping plants and tropical succulents London Phone Booth, Succulents, Tropical, Creative, Green, Artist, Plants, Design, Artists

Phone booth gets a green makeover | Design Indaba

Artist transforms a London phone booth into a botanical box to call for the greening up of city spaces.

Hex House by Architects for Society refugee crisis housing architecture news Small House Architecture, Architecture Design, Hexagon House, Emergency House, Emergency Shelters, Low Cost Housing, Structural Insulated Panels, Shelter Design, Solar House

Hexagonal emergency housing designed to perform on a long-term basis | Design Indaba

Hex House is a low-cost house designed by Architects for Society to accommodate people displaced by disaster or conflict.

Les Chocolateries Askanya by Corinne Joachim Sanon. Social Change, Haiti, Bring It On, Creative, Design

The chocolatier bringing social change to Haiti | Design Indaba

Corinne Joachim Sanon converted her grandfather’s house into a bean-to-bar chocolaterie and created jobs along the way.

Peepoo is a personal, single-use, self-sanitising, fully biodegradable toilet that prevents faeces from contaminating the immediate area as . World Toilet Day, Poverty And Hunger, Food Security, Social Enterprise, Emergency Preparedness, How To Apply, How To Make, Biodegradable Products, 3d Printing

Peepoople restore dignity to those without sanitation | Design Indaba

Rural communities are constantly under the threat of diseases and social ills due to a lack of sanitation.

Social design used to build community awareness around garbage-collecting professionals. The Collector, Design

“Coletor Cidadão” debunks the stigma of garbage collectors in Brazil | Design Indaba

Social design used to build community awareness around garbage-collecting professionals.

 Simple Tips About Solar Energy To Help You Better Understand. Solar energy is something that has gained great traction of late. Both commercial and residential properties find solar energy helps them cut electricity c Solar Energy Panels, Best Solar Panels, Solar Powered Led Lights, Solar Lights, Diy Solar, Solaire Diy, Social Design, Solar Solutions, Solar Lanterns

Origami lantern provides off-grid solar power | Design Indaba

Solarpuff is an eco-friendly solar lantern made for disaster situations and developing countries.

Boxchool – Modular Container School for Isolated Areas Container Buildings, Container Architecture, Zone Rurale, School Building, Classroom Environment, Eco Friendly House, Rural Area, Learning Centers, School Classroom

A sustainable container school designed for isolated areas | Design Indaba

Boxchool uses modular design to create innovative educational facilities for children in rural regions

A Ugandan girl receives fresh filtered water Safe Drinking Water, Water Filtration System, Water Filter, Solar Power, Uganda, Africa, Clay, Fresh, Design

Uganda’s clay and rice husk water filtration system | Design Indaba

Access to safe drinking water in rural Uganda is a major health concern, but two graduates may have found a way to help.

Morbid ertocism of a Fruitroll burka. Lava Lamp, Light Bulb, Table Lamp, Lighting, Modern, Costume Ideas, Design, Red, Table Lamps

A burka made from sugar challenges modern perceptions | Design Indaba

Worn by Muslim women all over the world, the burka has been a controversial topic for centuries.

A new prototype coat from London design students doubles up as a tent and a sleeping bag for refugees on the move. Help Refugees, Syrian Refugees, Royal College Of Art, London Art, Fashion Story, Sleeping Bag, Business Design, Tv, Refashion

A coat that doubles as a shelter for refugees | Design Indaba

Students at the Royal College of Art have designed a garment that can turn into a shelter for an adult and a child.

UNHCR volunteers on the Greek Island of Lesvos are using discarded life jackets to make well insulated mattresses for refugee camps. Greek Islands, New Life, Greece, Old Things, Life Jackets, Warm, Mattresses, Outdoor, Vests

Volunteers on the Greek Island of Lesbos upcycle lifejackets into mattresses | Design Indaba

Volunteers on the Greek Island of Lesbos are taking the neon-orange lifejackets left by migrants and turning them into temporary mattresses.

Extreme Weather Patterns Killing Vital Crops Across the Globe Extreme Heat, Extreme Weather, Irrigation, Agriculture, Joke Of The Year, Crop Insurance, Low Calorie Salad, Crop Production, Solar Shades

Engineering Solar Shade: Should we manipulate the climate? | Design Indaba

Researchers believe that the large-scale manipulation of the climate could be our best hope.

Noah Scalin’s series “Anatomy of War,” includes sculptures that question our culture of violence. He has sculpted two weapons, an and a Smith &am. Conceptual Art, Sculpting, Cool Art, Sculptures, This Or That Questions, Biology, Artist, Weapons, Creepy

Artist's gun dissections reveal the innards of war | Design Indaba

Anatomy of War reveals the gory, inner workings of the world's most popular weapons. **Warning: This story contains graphic images.**