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Across Africa there's so much creativity and entrepreneurship. But design-thinking is still emergent. What can we do to help harness the continent's creative energy and inspire the next generation of African leaders and problem solvers?
In this podcast we look at the recent Africa in Design event hosted in partnership with Mixed Roots Scotland and Afrika Presents. The day celebrated African culture and heritage with music, dance, storytelling, stalls and children’s activities. In the video we speak to Jennifer Ba about the event and why she decided to organise it. Social Media Links: Twitter: @ELREC_Routes Facebook: www.facebook.com/ELRECroutestoroots/ Sponsor Links: Sponsor Web: www.hlf.org.uk Sponsor Social Media: @HLFScotland Special Thanks: Heritage Lottery Fund Jennifer Ba Mixed Roots Scotland Afrika Presents Abood Anderson – Filming and editing
The much anticipated 100% Design South Africa expo recently took place as part of Decorex Johannesburg. This is the second year of 100% South Africa in partnership with headline sponsor, Dauphin Human Design Group and exhibition organiser, Thebe Reed. The show offered superbly curated displays with top global designs alongside local designs. The five day expo comprised of specially crafted furniture pieces, ceramics, lighting, office furniture, home and décor pieces and so much more! Each piece was designed to the finest detail and hand-crafted to perfection to feed the eyes of the many visitors at this year’s expo. Among the highlights of this year was 100% Talent, 100 beautiful things and the long table.
"Design is a vehicle for discussion, social development, mobilisation and business. Africa can, with enough exposure, create an industry around design with such talents at the forefront. It is imperative that substance is put behind such talent through the support of those who believe Africa has a place in design on the world stage and can help to make a difference. Whether an AFRICA BY DESIGN piece is noted and a manufacturer makes a plan to produce in multiples elsewhere paying a standard royalty to the designer, or if, in fact, micro production is able to happen locally to the designer, which creates not just jobs but the learning of skills, the benefits will be huge." - Suzanne Trocme Award-winning furniture designer, award-winning author, journalist, broadcaster, curator and educator...
Design in South Africa is exciting, cutting edge and a unique expression of the country's cultural riches. From contemporary design exhibitions tucked away on gritty, city streets to pop-up fashion showcases in smart art galleries, design has never been as big as it is right now in South Africa. Directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset, music & sound design by Alex Gardic
The exhibition sheds new light on contemporary African design and is howcasing the work of over 120 artists and designers. It illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political changes on the continent. Join our curator Amelie Klein on an exciting journey through the exhibition and discover a world of African design. http://www.design-museum.de/makingafrica/en
The perception that African women do not actively venture in maths and science is being challenged. Young women drawn from about 6 African countries met in Capetown, South Africa and they are the next generation of space researchers. With precision, they worked on programming and building rovers as part of an initiative to get school girls across Africa, to help send the continent's first privately owned satellite into space. They have big dreams for the future. MEDO Space program in the … READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/06/18/young-african-women-design-africa-s-first-private-satellite Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/afri...
Neo Maditla, Editor in Chief, Designindaba.com talks about: what Design Indaba is as both an online publication and events organiser; its new international design events; her favorite African designers; trends in African design; and Cape Town as a UNESCO Creative City for design.
SABS Design Institute head Gavin Mageni believes that design and innovation are the catalysts that will inspire solutions to the global challenges of high unemployment, poverty and inequality. Follow Gavin on Twitter: @GFM0202 Visit Gavin at his website: sabs.designsa.org.za In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. On August 13, South Africa's latest aircraft design, the Advanced High-performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft, made its first public flight. Keith Campbell was there.
Okwui Enwezor is one of the foremost experts on the African cultural landscape and the consulting curator for the exhibition »Making Africa«. He was the artistic director of documenta 2002 and currently serves as the director of the 2015 Venice Art Biennale as well as the director of Haus der Kunst in Munich. To mark the opening of »Making Africa«, Okwui Enwezor talks with Amelie Klein, curator of the exhibition, about the development of the exhibition, its themes and hypotheses, and some of the most interesting exhibits and protagonists, as well as the question of how contemporary art and design are shaping the continent’s future. http://www.design-museum.de/makingafrica/en
This is a video about the evolution of art and how modern traditional and digital art was started in Africa, some of the lines in the speech may seem plagiarized and I do apologize for such instances. This video presentation has also taken precautionary measures to cite sources for images and were some of the research information was taken from. Thanks and please try to enjoy my conference video presentation.
Mugendi M'Rithaa talks about the unique approach to design in Africa.
Established in 1498, Kofar Mata Dye Pit is perhaps the continent’s oldest secret. Over the centuries, expertise of indigo dying has sat with and been managed by generations of the same family. Fabrics are dyed in pits below ground in solutions made from mixtures of water, ash and dried indigo twigs. Film credit: Faith Ilevbare
This treehouse residence in Cape Town, South Africa, technically does not contain a tree, but it’s certainly influenced by the tall forms surrounding it. Designed by local firm Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design, Paarman Treehouse, as it’s called, comprises four cylindrical volumes (not unlike the sleek towers of the Bonaventure hotel in Los Angeles) clad in timber slats rise on stilts, allowing the residence to stand among the trees and take advantage of elevated views. Large windows face outward toward the lush landscape, creating bright interiors that are finished with untreated wood and other materials that are meant to weather over time. The circular motif continues throughout the home. Each volume is supported at the center by four columns that extend all the way up to the ...
As part of Black History Month (Oct 2012), the Urban Enterprise Network and designer Samson Soboye held an intimate, industry-focussed discussion at the Soboye Boutique, based in the heart of Shoreditch in London. The evening brought together a panel of highly acclaimed and influential figures in the African fashion industry; · Samson Soboye- Designer, stylist and owner of the Soboye Boutique · Ola Shobowale- Fashion contributor, stylist, mentor and talent spotter! · Hannah Pool- Journalist/author /curator of Africa Utopia/Features Editor ARISE magazine, Grazia contributor · Helen Jennings- Editor ARISE magazine /Author of New African Fashion The debate was facilitated by Jeffrey Lennon, Director of the Urban Enterprise Network and this footage provides ...
Zana International video showcase the most luxury house for sale, set in Magnolia Hills in Nairobi, Kenya. The house was designed by the architect Mehraz Ehsani as his own residence and offers wonderful spaces, both as a luxurious home and as an expansive venue for large gatherings. Mehraz Ehsani is also the architect of not less famous Village Market and Tribe Hotel in Kenya. Take the video tour of the house and explore abundant space, height and brilliant light. The design of the house is a modern interpretation of life in the Kenyan country-side, where people enjoy brilliant sun-filled days. The large pools surrounding the house or waterfall are only some of the few amazing features. The real estate video will guide trough bedrooms, extensive balconies, spa, gym, kitchens designed by ...
Ident designed for a film production company in Ghana.