The annual Design Indaba Expo is South Africa’s premier showcase of high-end African design, exhibiting the homegrown wares of all the creative sectors under one roof.
Design Indaba Film Festival
Design Indaba Film Festival 2015 opens with its annual 10-day celebration of creativity in film at The Labia, Cape Town’s oldest independent cinema, from 20 February to 1 March. The film festival promises to bring to Cape Town a highly curated selection of feature films and documentaries on creativity and design, many of which are premieres on the African continent.
Final programme and schedule to be confirmed.
Design Indaba Emerging Creatives
Each year, Design Indaba goes on the hunt for South Africa’s top design talent. With a record number of applications this year, the curators had the near-impossible task of narrowing down nearly 270 applications to just 40 successful candidates. From 3D fashion printing and community art projects to children’s books and contemporary sewing patterns, the class of 2015 shows an exciting and forward-thinking mix of young designers. The creatives will be showcasing their most innovative work, as well as offering products for sale.
Design Indaba Music
The Design Indaba’s annual music extravaganza as will set the city of Cape Town alight with the sounds and rhythms of Africa.
It’s about new sounds and old, harnessing a collaborative spirit, giving a platform to fresh local talent and, of course, ending each night of the festival with a party to remember. For three days, Design Indaba showcases an array of African music at the Delegate Clubhouse across the road from the CTICC after the conference. On Thursday 26 February, Design Indaba’s main music event takes place at Side Show, presenting a sonic explosion of African talent. Due to high demand and the stellar lineup tickets for the public will only be available at the door.
Design Indaba Conference
From 25-27 February 2015 Design Indaba Conference brings the top designers, foremost innovators and influential thought leaders from around the globe to South African shores. Audiences are treated to multidisciplinary presentations that defy the traditional “talk shop” format. Hear from the leading lights whose work is shifting perceptions and expand your own horizons with their global insight.