Maxwell Mutanda - Zimbabwe
Maxwell Mutanda is a pluridisciplinary artist and architect from Harare, Zimbabwe. Within his architectural practice, Mutanda takes a social focus on design. He is a co-founder of the design firm Studio [D] Tale which explores how design and architecture can resolve social and environmental problems. As an artist, Mutanda's deploy meticulously detailed fine lines collages. Mutanda received his BS in Architecture in 2005 and his MA in Architecture in 2008 from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Studio [D] Tale has exhibited at institutions worldwide and was included in the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, and the London Design Festival, 2015.
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Nikiwe Dlova, South Africa
Nikiwe Dlova is an artist and storyteller from Soweto, South Africa, who loves expressing herself through hair, fashion, music and art. She studied Clothing Management at the University of Johannesburg. Whilst working at Edcon as an Assistant Buyer, she started a blog called ownURcrown which is about creative hair expression. The blog is a platform for people who are bold and creative with their hairstyle choices to share stories about this form of expression. She is currently managing the brand for ownURcrown, which has expanded to hair art exhibitions and pop up salons. Nikiwe also creates headpieces for productions ie, magazines, music videos, films. She is all about telling stories through hair.
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Nilton Mungamba, Mozambique
Nilton Mungamba is a 26 year old architect from Maputo, Mozambique. He is a curious person who likes to explore new methods of expressing ideas and is passionate about creating artworks and digital illustrations. He engages art and illustration as often as he does architectural design which has helped him personally and professionally by allowing for easier communication with clients and deeper creative exploration. Nilton has used illustration as a communication tool that he has been honing from a young age.
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