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Coinciding with 'What Design Can Do Live Amsterdam 2016', this book presents a selection of 31 design projects that change Africa and inspire the world. Many African countries experience an economic upturn causing a cultural upswing as well. Everywhere both in and outside Africa artists, designers, architects and musicians of African origin are emerging, contributing to what the South African singer Yannick Ilunga (25) alias Petite Noir has called the Noir Wave. By offering the stage to some of the leading African designers What Design Can Do expects to bring a different perspective to the discussion on international cooperation, identity of continents and social questions. Possible topics to be discussed are: aging population, urban issues, cultural consciousness, freedom of speech, refugees, high-tech/low-tech and nature. Speakers addressing this theme include Juliana Rotich (Kenya), Selly Raby Kane (Senegal), Ravi Naidoo (South Africa), Christian Benimana (Rwanda), Kunlé Adeyemi (Nigeria), Simon Kennedy & Michael Uwemedimo (Nigeria), and Zapiro (South Africa).