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The AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award recognises contributions that bring sustainable innovation to both urban and rural living environments through an integrated approach to communities, planning, research, architecture, building practice, natural systems and technology. Find more here.

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How to open post lockdown – Patagonia style

How to open post lockdown – Patagonia style

Patagonia was one of the first major retailers to take decisive action against the coronavirus pandemic, closing its 39 stores and e-commerce business in North America. Now the retailer that aggressively moved to close before any government shutdowns were announced is being very cautious in deciding how to open up again.

HearScreen makes audio screening accessible

HearScreen makes audio screening accessible

Healthy hearing is the gateway way to robust learning. Children who cannot hear well, cannot learn well. hearScreen by the hearX Group is a world-class hearing screening solution that is available on a smartphone. The app was a recipient of the 2017/2018 AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Design.

Tapping into indigenous technology to create climate-resilient infrastructures

Tapping into indigenous technology to create climate-resilient infrastructures

Julia Watson’s lush new book, Lo-TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism, provides a blueprint for sustainable architecture in the 21st century. According to Watson “Lo-TEK,” is built on “lesser known technologies, traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and indigenous cultural practices and mythologies, which explore the space where design and “radical indigenism” meet.