Design Indaba

#DesignIndaba2018: 'This is Africa's moment'

The Design Indaba stage was a cathartic moment for the first speaker of day one, Zimbabwean-born filmmaker, Sunu Gonera, who told that it was a "coming of age moment" for him to tell his own story to his peers and have it well received...

By Louise Marsland 2 days ago

#DesignIndaba2018: The next generation of fashion is biology

New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology graduate and biomaterials research company AlgiKnit co-founder and COO Aleksandra Gosiewski gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba on Wednesday on why they, at AlgiKnit, believe that biology is the future of fashion and their revolutionary work in their search for a sustainable product...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

That personal touch at the expo

Studying at the AAA School of Advertising has given me the opportunity to go to the Design Indaba Expo for the last three years. Each year I am blown away by the creativity and innovation that moves through the veins of Cape Town, its surrounding areas and the rest of South Africa. What was most interesting about this year's event was that it had a much more "personal" feel to it.

By Jordan Scott 6 Mar 2012

Short, sharp close to Design Indaba

This year's Design Indaba close saw Mini South Africa and iLuminate, of America's Got Talent fame, produce a glittering representation in lights of the newest addition to the car range, the new Mini Roadster, as it joined international performers.

6 Mar 2012

Firewater Light helps to reveal the new Mini Roadster

The Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town came to a close on Friday, 2 March, and Firewater Light together with Black River FC closed the event off in style. In what was known as the 'Mystery Performance', the two companies took the stage with international act iLuminate, of America's Got Talent fame, to unveil the new Mini Roadster.

Issued by Firewater Group 5 Mar 2012

Invest in people

Coincidentally, while thousands at Design Indaba last week were being inspired by bold urban design that challenges our thinking, the former mayor of Bogota, Columbia, was challenging urban development policies at a conference in Stellenbosch. Screened during the Design Indaba week, the documentary Urbanized expounded on Enrique Peñasola's initiatives. As bold and controversial as these are, the benefits to the citizens are profound. As he states, "We invested in people."

By Anton Crone 5 Mar 2012

SENSEable cities

Presenting at the 2012 Design Indaba conference, which took place last week at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Carlo Ratti and Assaf Biderman highlighted the role technology and information can play in optimising city planning. speaks to the two about their philosophy behind their approach and the tools used in their research.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 5 Mar 2012

Cities that speak

One of the dominant themes to have emerged from Design Indaba 2012, held as usual during the last week of February, at Cape Town's CTICC, might be said to be one of a new kind of assisted or enhanced intelligence - with almost every presenter demonstrating the new narrative and emotive potentials of digital interfaces to connect.

By Terry Levin 5 Mar 2012

Andrew Shoben on how a 'design capital' should view public art

Andrew Shoben makes art in public spaces. His artists' collective Greyworld has become known for creating artwork in mostly urban spaces that resonates with many rather than an 'arty' few. posed a few questions to this Design Indaba 2012 speaker.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 2 Mar 2012

Common Pitch: winner, additional sponsorship by MTN announced

The Common Pitch competition, held on the opening night of Design Indaba saw a surprise move by MTN, who donated an extra R100 000 to Dry Bath, a Limpopo invention; and EarthBag Construction System won R200 000 to use on other projects in communities that need it.

2 Mar 2012

Clive van Heerden sees the 'far-future' of design

Clive van Heerden is the senior director of Design-Led Innovation at Philips Design. In its simplest terms, Van Heerden and his team researches how sociocultural and technology shifts only just emerging today might shape society and the way we live 10 or 20 years from now. caught up with Van Heerden to ask him a few questions.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 2 Mar 2012

FNB, PayPal launch design competition at Design Indaba

Elance, described as a large platform for online freelance employment opportunities, has teamed up with FNB PayPal and launched a Paper Wallet Design competition at Design Indaba.

2 Mar 2012

An architect's manifesto

The failures in our urban design were recognised by the two South African architects speaking on the day two of Design Indaba 2012, the annual design conference currently taking place in Cape Town.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 2 Mar 2012

Massive Attack DJ set at A Taste of Sónar

British group Massive Attack will be playing a special set on the decks at Cape Town's City Hall on Friday, 2 March. They'll be accompanied by visuals by the prestigious British design studio, United Visual Artists (UVA), as part of the Design Indaba festival activities.

Issued by Design Indaba 2 Mar 2012

Who said you can't change the world with design?

On Wednesday, 29 February 2012, the opening day of the 2012 Design Indaba conference being held in Cape Town until Friday 2 March, the new pioneers of positivity presented their visions of a new world order.

By Terry Levin 1 Mar 2012

Interaction design with Hellicar & Lewis

Hellicar & Lewis is the interaction design partnership between Pete Hellicar and Joel Gethin Lewis. The two were guest speakers at the recent Design Indaba 2012 in Cape Town.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 1 Mar 2012

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