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Design Indaba Conference & Festival

Experience cutting-edge creativity and innovation at this four-day festival

Last Updated: 12 February 2018

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE 2018 DESIGN INDABA FESTIVAL IN CAPE TOWN

2018 DESIGN INDABA CONFERENCE AND SIMULCAST
The Design Indaba annual Conference and Simulcast will be taking place from Wednesday, 21 to Friday, 23 February 2018 at the Artscape Theatre, from which it will be broadcast to multiple African cities via simulcast. This annual three-day showcase of the world’s most creative minds, offering endless inspiration, new perspectives and universal solutions, is sure to blow you away. The Design Indaba Conference audience can look forward to a stellar selection of speakers with compelling multimedia presentations that combine performance, storytelling, career-changing insights and the most cutting-edge creative work on the global circuit. Prepare to be inspired by all the exciting discoveries at the 2018 edition of the Design Indaba Conference and Simulcast.

2018 DESIGN INDABA NIGHTSCAPE
Head on over to a surreal wonderland of installations, food, exhibitions and music acts from around the world at the Design Indaba Nightscape. This after-dark affair happens on the nights of Thursday, 22 and Friday, 23 February 2018 at the Artscape Theatre.

On Wednesday, 21 February though the Design Indaba Nightscape is free to attend. This is part of the platform’s commitment to design activism and making design more accessible to more people. Enjoy the sights and sounds, and be inspired by the creative energy. Be sure to check out the Emerging Creatives and The Most Beautiful Object in South Africa exhibitions while you’re there.

BERTUS BASSON POP-UP RESTAURANT
Food is a language we all understand and what better way to socialise with fellow creatives than through the culinary arts. With a bespoke menu inspired by authentic South African flavours, Bertus Basson will be presenting a pop-up restaurant at Design Indaba Nightscape and tickets are R850/p, excluding drinks. Indulge in award-winning cuisine on Wednesday, 21, Thursday, 22 or Friday, 23 February 2018.

2018 DESIGN INDABA FILMFEST
Experience the power of creativity through the medium of film at the Design Indaba FilmFest at the Artscape Theatre. This will be happening from Thursday, 22 to Saturday, 24 February 2018. The FilmFest screens a curated selection of films across various genres, including documentaries and feature films, many of which will be shown on African soil for the very first time. There are two screenings each night, one at 6:30pm and one at 9pm.

2018 DESIGN INDABA MOST BEAUTIFUL OBJECT IN SOUTH AFRICA (MBOISA)
Every year, Design Indaba interrogates our perception of beauty with the much-anticipated MBOISA competition. The Most Beautiful Object in South Africa is an annual competition that is aimed at encouraging discussions around beauty and the public’s perception thereof. Ten influencers nominate their Most Beautiful Object in South Africa, and the public then vote for their favourite item.

2018 EMERGING CREATIVES
Providing a platform for South Africa’s hottest emerging creative talent, this mentorship programme seeks to give upcoming creatives the support and exposure they need to kick-start their careers. Architects, fashion designers, furniture designers, jewellers and illustrators are all invited to put forward their work for consideration, and the selected is based on originality and quality. The Emerging Creatives exhibition can be seen from Wednesday, 21 to Saturday 24 February 2018 at Artscape. In addition to showcasing their work, the Emerging Creatives also attend workshops presented by industry professionals, get a ticket to the Design Indaba Simulcast in Cape Town and have plenty of opportunity to network with a host of potential clients, industry heavyweights, and national and international media. What a time to be creative, right?

TREND FORECAST 2018 WITH LI EDELKOORT SEMINAR
Happening on Saturday, 24 February 2018, from 9am to 1pm, world-renowned forecaster of future fashion and design trends Li Edelkoort will be back at Design Indaba Festival 2018 in Cape Town to present her annual trend seminar. She will be presenting on fashion, textiles, and interior trends, as well as the concept of design empathy. This seminar will ensure you’re in the loop on what’s hot and what’s not, and how these trends will affect business and culture in the coming months.

TICKETS FOR THE 2018 DESIGN INDABA CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL IN CAPE TOWN
Tickets for the various events are available via Webtickets.com and costs are as follows:

TICKET TYPE

COST

DESIGN INDABA CONFERENCE


Trend Forecast 2018 with Li Edelkoort

FilmFest

Full Indaba (three-day ticket)

One-day ticket

Two-day ticket

Early Bird*/Directory discount (10%)

Alumni*/Academic discount (15%)

Group (5-10) discount (5%)

Group (11-25) discount (10%)

Group (26-plus) discount (15%)


R715/p

R85/p

R8300/p

R3220/p

R6440/p

R7470/p

R7050/p

R7880/p

R7470/p

R7050/p

SIMULCAST (CAPE TOWN)

Simulcast: Normal ticket

R1680

Simulcast: Student ticket

R1520

DESIGN INDABA NIGHTSCAPE

Two-day pass

R375/p

One-day pass

R250/p

Bertus Basson Pop-Up Restaurant

R850

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