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Series of pop-up feasts at Design Indaba's Nightscape

The Design Indaba Festival of Creativity 2018 has announced that a series of specially designed Chef's Table events, featuring Bertus Basson and Studio H, will be happening during the festival in addition to all the sights and sounds on offer...

2 days ago

Johannes Torpe announced as speaker at Design Indaba 2018
Johannes Torpe announced as speaker at Design Indaba 2018

Danish designer and CEO and creative director of the design company, Johannes Torpe Studios has been announced as one of the speakers at this year's Design Indaba Conference 2018...

By Juanita Pienaar 5 Feb 2018

Neri Oxman © Noah Kalina.
Neri Oxman announced as speaker at Design Indaba 2018

Architect, designer and inventor, Neri Oxman, has been announced as one of the speakers at this year's Design Indaba Conference 2018...

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Jan 2018

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Astrid Stavro announced as speaker at Design Indaba 2018

The award-winning designer, Astrid Stavro has been announced as one of the speakers at this year's Design Indaba Conference 2018...

By Juanita Pienaar 9 Jan 2018

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Lineup for Nightscape at Design Indaba 2018 announced

Nightscape at Design Indaba 2018's lineup of artists and performers is the immersive experience of the year!...

20 Dec 2017

New York-based design guru, Natasha Jen.
Natasha Jen announced as speaker at Design Indaba 2018

This New York-based design guru will appear on stage at Design Indaba Festival 2018...

By Emile Uys 19 Dec 2017

Maditla is relishing her new role as Design Indaba editor-in-chief.
#DesignIndaba2018: Telling stories about purpose-led design

To many 'Design Indaba' is simply founder Ravi Naidoo, but there's a huge team behind the scenes. Meet Neo Maditla, Design Indaba's new editor-in-chief. With her hard-news background and passion for purpose-led design, she's the tough cookie looking to make the Design Indaba website as popular as its annual Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Dec 2017

Designers, Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves. Image credit:
Studio Swine announced as speakers at Design Indaba 2018

London-based duo and married couple, known as Studio Swine, has been announced as speakers at Design Indaba 2018...

30 Nov 2017

Peter Veenstra, a landscape architect and cofounder of Lola Architects.
Peter Veenstra announced as Design Indaba 2018 speaker

Peter Veenstra, a landscape architect and cofounder of Lola Architects, a design firm based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has been announced as one of the speakers at the 2018 Design Indaba...

By Emile Uys 29 Nov 2017

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Design Indaba Conference, a multi-sensory event

The Design Indaba Conference, which will be held from 21-23 February 2018, is going beyond design to create a multi-sensory event where you can hear, see, learn and experience the future of creative thinking and design activism...

23 Nov 2017

Lebo Mashile, South African actor, writer and poet.
Lebo Mashile announced as Design Indaba 2018 speaker

Lebo Mashile has been announced as one of the speakers at Design Indaba 2018 and here, talks about discovering her voice and why storytelling is part of the fabric of humanity...

By Lindsay Samson 21 Nov 2017

One Source by Khuli Chana/Directed by Egg Films' Sunu Gonera/Produced by Native VML for Absolut.
Sunu Gonera announced as speaker at Design Indaba 2018

Afrofuturist director Sunu Gonera has been announced as one of the speakers at Design Indaba 2018...

14 Nov 2017

Early-bird ticket sales now open for Design Indaba Festival 2018
Early-bird ticket sales now open for Design Indaba Festival 2018

Early-bird ticket sales now open for Design Indaba Conference and Festival 2018, performance lineup to be confirmed early in 2018...

3 Nov 2017

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First speaker for Design Indaba Festival 2018 announced

British designer, Morag Myerscough is the first speaker announced for the Design Indaba Festival 2018...

1 Nov 2017

Why Design Indaba always ‘fills my cup'
Why Design Indaba always ‘fills my cup'

Design Indaba happened to me two weeks ago… An overload of seminars, art and design installations, music, and film; a celebration and an examination of creativity and beauty...

By Brad Reilly 13 Mar 2017

Design Indaba '17: A youth marketer's take-outs
Design Indaba '17: A youth marketer's take-outs

HDI Youth Marketeers sent three members of their creative team to the 2017 Design Indaba (dubbed "the Cirque du Soleil for the intellect") to soak up the creative greatness of the world's most inspired thinkers, creators and inventors...

Issued by HDI Youth Marketeers 10 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: The grand finale
#DesignIndaba2017: The grand finale

A full house last session saw Craig Edward Dykers founding partner of Norwegian architecture and landscape design firm Snøhetta share some of their project, including the reconstruction of The Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt, the Times Square reconstruction and the expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art...

By Terry Levin 6 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Designing with empathy
#DesignIndaba2017: Designing with empathy

Designer and coder, Ekene Ijeoma, is one of the creative minds behind The Refugee Project, and advocates design with empathy…

By Louise Marsland 6 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Dances with data
#DesignIndaba2017: Dances with data

The discipline of design is increasingly the place where data and the drawing board collide, with almost all of the designers on stage at Design Indaba 2017 touching on, one way or another, how they apply their skills to help make sense of an info-saturated world...

By Terry Levin 6 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: All the trends and key themes
#DesignIndaba2017: All the trends and key themes

A clear thread of emphasising tolerance towards all cultures emerged from speakers at this year's Design Indaba Festival. Here are the trends and key themes that emerged this year...

By Louise Marsland 6 Mar 2017

Brian Collins and Ekene Ijeoma in the Design Indaba media lounge, photographed by Terry Levin.
#DesignIndaba2017: The brain of Brian, an interview with Brian Collins

Terry Levin of Bizcommunity chats to Brian Collins, CCO of award-winning design and experience company Collins – 'the brand consultancy for the Convergence Era', based in New York and San Francisco...

By Terry Levin 6 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: How to know if you're swimming in it
#DesignIndaba2017: How to know if you're swimming in it

On day three at Design Indaba 2017, Carina Bonse, an art director and design graduate from Red & Yellow, introduced attendees to Swimming In It (Sii)...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Mar 2017

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#DesignIndaba2017: Fashion and tech empowering people with diversabilities

If we're going to be designing for the future, shouldn't we maybe challenge ourselves to design beyond human augmentation? How do we design inclusively?

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Cool creators forgive their copycats
#DesignIndaba2017: Cool creators forgive their copycats

Dubbed as "the creators of cool", Dutch artists and filmmakers, Lernert & Sander (Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug) had the Design Indaba audience in stitches with their presentation, "Copycats"...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: The URGENT design strength of feminine fire
#DesignIndaba2017: The URGENT design strength of feminine fire

Global graduates Kamila Izykowicz and Thandiwe Msebenzi, from Poland and SA respectively, left Design Indaba 2017's final day attendees filled with the message that females are stronger than we think...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: The 'duct tape' design solution that is Airbnb
#DesignIndaba2017: The 'duct tape' design solution that is Airbnb

Joe Gebbia, entrepreneur and co-fouder of Airbnb, was a highlight of day two at Design Indaba 2017. The company is currently worth US$30bn dollars with 2 million listings in over 191 countries...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Lessons in cool
#DesignIndaba2017: Lessons in cool

Having attended over a decade of Design Indaba conferences, I can attest to the fact that the standard of speakers and the relevance of topics hardly ever wavers from excellent, however, the second day of the 21st Design Indaba might be remembered for having showcased one of the coolest speaker lineups ever...

By Terry Levin 3 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Li Edelkoort on fashion, textile, home and horticulture trends for 2018
#DesignIndaba2017: Li Edelkoort on fashion, textile, home and horticulture trends for 2018

Dutch trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort is back at Design Indaba to present her annual trend seminar on fashion, textiles, bio-engineering, home and interior and design empathy. The seminar will take place on Saturday at the Artscape from 10-3pm...

3 Mar 2017

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#DesignIndaba2017: The innovative Liberty of sponsorship

Sydney Mbhele, chief marketing officer of Liberty, used his Design Indaba 2017 opening address to welcome the creative juggernauts, dreamers and doers, in his rich voice calling the 22nd rendition of Design Indaba the global zeitgeist from the frontlines of design, creativity and innovation across the globe...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Mar 2017

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