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

Key dates to diariseDesign Indaba Conference and Festival 2018, at Artscape Theatre Centre, Cape Town

  • Design Indaba Conference and Simulcast: 21-23 February, 2018
  • Most Beautiful Object in South Africa exhibition: 21 – 24 February, 2018
  • Emerging Creatives exhibition:  21 – 24 February, 2018
  • Film Festival: 22 – 24 February, 2018
  • Nightscapes Music Festival: 22 – 24 February, 2018

The Design Indaba conference takes place from 21 to 23 February, 2018, and 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.

Substantial 2018 panel 

The first three confirmed speakers of the substantial 2018 panel include celebrated and prolific spatial designer Morag Myerscough who most recently re-imagined the interior of the Bernie Grant Arts Centre cafe in London. Dutch landscape architect Peter Veenstra, co-founder of LOLA Architects, created the Adidas Campus headquarters in Germany and is bringing his structural genius to the Design Indaba stage.

The third confirmed speaker is Cannes Lions award-winning filmmaker Sunu Gonera who comes from Zimbabwe and whose work tells authentic African stories, as seen in the music video he created for Khuli Chana.

Design Indaba Conference and Festival 2018, at Artscape Theatre Centre, Cape TownFilm, music fest

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.

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 Theatre Centre in Cape Town. An experiential wonderland of live music, films, Chefs Table dinners, 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 (MBOISA) and the Emerging Creatives Programme. New to the festival in 2018 are pop-up restaurants featuring renowned Chefs and stand-alone performances by headline acts.

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.

What: Design Indaba 2018
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre, Cape Town
When:  21 – 24 February, 2018
Design Indaba Tickets: Can be booked as 1, 2 or 3 day packages.Webtickets (http://www.webtickets.co.za/EventCategories.aspx?itemid=1475034459)
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