Design Indaba 2018: A Four-Day Conference of Ideas and Inspiration

Design Indaba 2018: A Four-Day Conference of Ideas and Inspiration

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Get inspired at this Cape Town-based internationally acclaimed convention.

Global leaders in the creative and design industries are converging, once again, in Cape Town to present talks, seminars, workshops and performances on the latest global trends, and to share and exchange valuable insights and ideas. And, like previous years, attendees can expect more than just a “chalk-and-talk” format – there’ll be dialogues and debates, performances and music, adding different dimensions to the three-day event.

The inspiring 2018 lineup of speakers includes Kenyan-born social entrepreneur and founder of Greenpact, Leroy Mwasaru; award-winning playful interventionist and design researcher, Tomo Kihara; the creative director of Atlas, Astrid Stavro; and CEO and creative director Johannes Torpe, among many, many more.

Here’s a list of 2018 highlights:

  • Li Edelkoort’s annual trend forecast 24 February, 9am – 1pm.
  • Most Beautiful Object in South Africa competition and exhibition
  • Design Indaba Nightscape 2018 An evening agenda, featuring music, performance art, installations, exhibitions, gourmet street food at the Artscape Piazza: 22 February, 6.30pm – 11.30pm and 23 February, 6.30pm – 12.30am
  • Bertus Basson’s pop-up restaurant A social table dinner experience featuring a bespoke menu inspired by South African flavours: 21 – 23 February, 7pm

Can’t be in Cape Town? The Design Indaba Conference also sees seminars being simulcast live to Johannesburg, Durban, and Potchefstroom. Keep up to date with this year’s event with this handy Design Indaba App.

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