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DESIGN INDABA

Artscape, DF Malan Street, Cape Town

Known for hosting the best creative conference in the world, the Design Indaba Festival is an annual celebration of design and creativity, showcasing the hottest and most relevant talents across the creative sectors. Conference attendees are privy to the

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Our programme also includes a curated lineup of music – including international acts and a foray into African music of the now.
Popular exhibits include our annual Emerging Creatives programme - the up-and-coming design talents to watch as they showcase their work - and the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa exhibition that names one design each year with the esteemed title.
We also present various seminars and workshops, including the highly acclaimed Trend Forecast by design doyenne Li Edelkoort.
The festivities are focussed around the central Festival hub at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town's CBD. Various satellite events including a live stream of the simulcast and travelling exhibitions are hosted in other cities.
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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