I'm Heading to Design Indaba in South Africa

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 13, 2010

The biggest and best design/innovation/creativity conference in Africa is Design Indaba. It opens in Capetown on February 24, runs through the 26 and is followed by a fantastic Expo of South African industry through the next week. I’ve been wanting to go to Design Indaba ever since Yves Behar and Tucker Veimiester went and had amazing times. Now I get the chance to give a talk, learn a lot and have fun.

Design Indaba is a showcase of South Africa’s local design talent in fashion, advertising, architecture, craft, film, graphic, interior and product design, jewellery, new media, publishing and visual media.

It’s founder Ravi Naidoo believes that South African creativity can be a major driveer of economic growth.

I also get to arrange for a free trip for Parsons School of Design grad, Michael Edwards, to present his own work at the conference. Design Indaba invites students from around the world to get up and show that they are doing.

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Troy Woolley

February 14, 2010 04:12 AM

Enjoy! I had the pleasure of meeting Ravi while working in SA last summer. Brilliant mind and inspiring on all fronts. You will be wowed.

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