The highlight of South Africa’s creative calendar since 1995, the annual Design Indaba Conference is back! Known as the best design conference in the world, this year’s event will play host to a range of speakers including Thomas Heatherwick, Es Devin, Tom Dixon and Morag Myerscough. With three full days of engaging speakers, DI 2018 promises to be as inspiring, informative and galvanizing as ever.
The Design Indaba conference, taking place from 21-23 February 2018, 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.
Speakers of the substantial 2018 panel include celebrated and prolific spatial designer Morag Myerscough who most recently reimagined the interior of the Bernie Grant Arts Centre cafe in London, Zietz Mocca designer Thomas Heatherwick, 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, famed product designer Tom Dixon OBE, and the Design Indaba have just announced Es Devlin – Devlin is known for creating kinetic stage sculptures in collaboration with artists including Kanye West and Beyonce as well as installations at the Victoria & Albert Museum and Art Basel and the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony.
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.
Back for Design Indaba 2018, Li Edelkoort’s annual trend forecast seminar will again expose curious minds to the coming season’s shifting trends. One of the festival’s most anticipated events, this year’s seminar will be held in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, giving attendees across the country the opportunity to hear from the internationally renowned Dutch trend forecaster and to discover how trends – from fashion and style, to design concepts and more – are emerging in a world in transition.
KEY DATES TO DIARISE:
● Design Indaba Conference and Simulcast: 21-23 February 2018
● Most Beautiful Object in South Africa on show from: 21-24 February 2018
● Emerging Creatives on show from: 21-24 February 2018
● Li Edelkhoort Trend Forecast seminar: 24 February (tickets from Webtickets)
● Film Festival: 22-23 February 2018
● Nightscape: 22-23 February 2018
● One Night Only is a free event open to the public from 5pm on Wednesday 21 February
Contact: Design Indaba