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Free #CreativeHustles event in Johannesburg, Cape Town

18 Feb 2014 09:15
Aimed at young established creative industry professionals and arts practitioners, aged 18-30 years, Live Magazine SA and British Council Connect ZA will host the first of their #CreativeHustles for 2014, 'Design Will Save the World?' in Johannesburg and Cape Town. This is part of the World Design Capital 2014 programme.
Free #CreativeHustles event in Johannesburg, Cape Town
Taking place at Cape Town Creative Academy on Wednesday 26 February from 2-6pm and University of Johannesburg's FADA Gallery on Monday 3 March from 2.30-6pm, young people will have the chance to hear from, and speak with, leading South African and international designers. Three emerging young designers from each city will also pitch their problem-solving products or ideas to the panel of design experts and the audience.

Cape Town speakers
    • Daniel Charny - UK curator and founder of Fixperts
    • Mark Henning - freelance designer and co-member of the design duo Blackhat and Nimbus
    • Jana Scholze - curator of contemporary furniture and product design at the V&A Museum
    • Zahira Asmal - founder and managing director of Designing South Africa
    • Mokena Makeka - creative & managing director of Makeka Design Lab cc
    • Greer Valley - creator and co-owner of Kushn, a pan-African leather goods and design studio
    • Francois Jonker (facilitator) - Academic Coordinator at Cape Town Creative Academy
Johannesburg speakers
    • Daniel Charny - UK curator and founder of Fixperts
    • Sindiso Nyoni - contemporary illustrator, activist, street-artist, and multi-disciplinary graphic designer
    • Sphiwe Giba - one of the emerging creatives for Design Indaba Expo 2014
    • Chris Bradnum - industrial designer and University of Johannesburg lecturer
    • Christa Van Zyl - lecturer at the Faculty of Communication Design, University of Johannesburg
There are limited places available, so registration is essential to secure a place, for more information, go to
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