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Design Indaba Festival 2015

The Design Indaba celebrates African design and creativity and has put Cape Town on the world map as an international hotbed of innovation. This year's installment is kicking off on February 20th 2015 at the Labia and runs through till 1 March 2015.

The festival began in 1995, built on the belief that creativity will fuel an economic revolution in South Africa, and with the aim of focussing on solutions that are tailor-made to conditions in Africa.

It is the only creative platform that welcomes all aspects of creativity and provides creators with a platform to showcase their designs. It is a truly multidisciplinary experience – it includes a conference, simulcast, expo, film festival and music fair.

This year the festival programme includes:

Design Indaba FilmFest at the Labia
20 Feb to 1 March
A cinematic festival showcasing a first-rate assortment of design-orientated films at the historic Cape Town cinema

Design Indaba Conference & Simulcasts at the CTICC
25 to 27 Feb
Designers and industry thought leaders hailing from a myriad of creative spheres around the world talk about their achievements and processes. This year, chief creative officer and executive creative director from South African advertising agency Joe Public and British designer Dominic Wilcox, amongst others, will present. The conference provides participants with creative inspiration and insight into the trends for the coming months. The simulcast will be broadcast live in different locations in South Africa for those who can't attend in person.
Design Indaba Music at Design Indabar and Sideshow
25 to 27 Feb
This event provides the soundtrack to the conference and exposes the audience to a range of genres at the Delegate Clubhouse across the road from the CTICC . There is also a headlining event taking place on Thursday, 26 February 2015 at The Side Show.
William Kentridge's Refuse the Hour at the Cape Town City Hall
26 to 28 Feb

Design Indaba Expo at the CTICC
27 Feb to 1 March
The 'meat' of the festival, it features some of the nation’s top local exhibitors. The grand display boasts bespoke wares, including hand-crafted jewellery, furniture, crafts, illustrations, stationary and more. There will also be a fashion show featuring the collections of South Africa’s top established and up-and-coming designers. The expo also gives candidates from the Emerging Creatives Programme the opportunity to break into the industry by providing a platform to introduce their work to international buyers.

Li Edelkoort Trend Seminar at the CTICC
Sat 28 Feb

Educators Indaba at the CTICC
28 Feb
This is a FREE one day conference for teachers, with the aim of broadening their horizons and furthering their knowledge about creative learning.

Get ready for an 11 day creative bonanza in the Mother City!

Design Indaba Festival 2015

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Event Details

Type: Conferences & Expos
Start: 20 Feb 2015 09:00
End: 1 Mar 2015 18:00
The Labia
68 Orange Street,
Cape Town
Cape Town
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