Design Indaba Conference 2020: Check Out The Highlights!
Nowadays, Design Indaba Conference is considered one of the world’s leading design events, and Cape Town is the stage of this amazing design experience! Tomorrow will be the last day, however if you didn’t have the chance to attend any of one the conferences, you can check here the highlights!
The African design event started on the 26th of Fabruary, and Saturday will be the last day of amazing conferences, where the main topic is design and how it can be seen as a tool to solve the world’s biggest issues.
“In 2005, Design Indaba Conference was awarded the EIBTM award for Best Conference in the World, and won Best Live Event at the Loerie Awards 2007″
Design Indaba Conference is broadcast via live to several cities at a very low price, so they can access the event. This design event has multiples roles such as inspiring, connecting people, finding solutions to complex problems, and more.
The opening of Day 1 was full of energy of Sho Madjozi! Music, dance and an incredible fashion and colorful show, where the story telling was about ” the history of xibelani, an integral part of Tsonga culture (for example, xibelani skirts are fantastically expensive and most women hope to own at least one in their life)”. She believes that people have to connect more, and embrace other cultures.
Patrick Thomas launched at this edition of Design Indaba, the beta version of Open Collab 2.0. This is a “a web-based tool that facilitates real-time collaboration between creatives (…) Pa He rolled out the project at design schools last week, and the creative researchers helped to map South Africa from a design perspective”, claims Design Indaba.
Hanif Kara was up next, a structural engineers that is concerned about the aesthetics and functionality of buildings “Technology is binary and has no soul. It doesn’t tell the truth or have moral responsibility. Tools are never innocent. But ethics and respect will inform the future,” he stated, adding that he is always on the lookout for beauty.
Up next was birthday girl Kathryn Larsen, who turns 25, just like Design Indaba! The bio-based designer explores the construction industry. “We need to learn from the past to create a better, greener future and start a dialogue about the future of the building industry”.
Last, but not least, Bas Timmer’s presentation was probably the most heartwarming one. A pile of 250 Sheltersuits for South Africans – the presentation was all the more touching because his mother flew out from Holland to see her son’s dream (in which she had a hand) become a reality. “Great design can make the world a little warmer,” he said.