Ravi Naidoo, the founder of Design Indaba, speaks to and questions the purpose of design. He believes that design can be the ultimate toolkit to reimagine the 21st century. That it has the power to enhance democracy, elevate cultural identity, improve the quality of life, and act in the service of people. Hear how the South African “think-tank, do-tank” brings about the idea of a better world through creativity by finding uncanny solutions to foster affordable housing, safer cities, and environmental, social, and economic change.
Ravi is a South African pioneer design practitioner. He is best known for founding Design Indaba, which has become recognized as one of the world’s leading design institutions, along with many other non-profit such as Interactive Africa aimed at rebuilding and regenerating Africa through intentional design and creativity.
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