Design Indaba Festival of Creativity 2018

Experience the world’s leading creative currency that’s driving design for a better world with Design Indaba’s iconic annual conference.

The Design Indaba conference, taking place 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. Awarded as the Best Conference in the world, Design Indaba aims to make a positive impact on society by building a movement that attracts producers of meaningful culture and business, regardless of sector or industry.

Taking place in conjunction with the world-renowned Design Indaba Conference, the annual Design Indaba Festival 2018 will run from 21 – 24 February 2018 at the Artscape Theater Centre in Cape Town. An experiential wonderland of live music, films, a series of pop-up foodie experiences featuring award-winning South African chef, Bertus Basson in collaboration with Studio H and Third Culture Experiment, performances and exhibitions, the Design Indaba Festival encompasses the Design Indaba’s longstanding annual Film Festival, Nightscapes Music Festival, and exhibitions such as the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa and the Emerging Creatives Programme.

The Design Indaba’s longstanding Emerging Creatives Programme, founded in 2005, has helped launch the careers of celebrated and vibrant young designers such as Laduma Ngxokolo. This year, you can get to grips with fascinating projects by 50 young designers, 40 of whom will showcase their work in Cape Town at the Artscape Theatre Centre, with a further 10 showing at LISOF, as part of the Design Indaba Johannesburg Simulcast 2018.

The Design Indaba Johannesburg Simulcast, hosted by LISOF will consist of a mini-festival that will feature a stand-alone seminar by trends guru Li Edelkoort and various installations and student exhibitions.

With three full days of engaging speakers, exhibitions, and a film- and music festival, the 2018 conference is set to amaze, uplift and motivate delegates to find new ways in which to design a better world.

The Design Indaba Conference and Festival 2018 will take place at the Artscape Theatre Complex in Cape Town. Simulcast versions of the conference will take place in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Potchefstroom, and Namibia.

Tickets are available from Webtickets.

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