Friday, February 22, 2008

Design Indaba 2008: Fact sheet

Design Indaba will fortify as the South African Design Week in 2008, with the Expo and Conference programme running over a week from Saturday 23 February to Friday 29 February at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

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For the fifth time, the Design Indaba Expo will offer a curated commercial platform for South African designers. The 2008 event has been extended for an extra day, running from Saturday 23 to Tuesday 26 February.

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•  Fashion Mix Masala
•  Most Beautiful Object in South Africa Award
•  Live design competition by The Times

Cape Town International Convention Centre, Halls 1a, 2 and 3

Public opening hours:
23 to 26 February 2008
Saturday - 10am to 6pm
Sunday - 10am to 6pm
Monday - 11am to 6pm
Tuesday - 11am to 6pm

No pre-booking is necessary, and tickets are available at the door at a cost of:
R45 - adults
R25 - students and pensioners
R15 - children under 12
children under 5 are free


Due to demand from delegates and the public to attend the Specialist Indabas, these will run parallel to the Expo.

Monday 25 February from 1pm to 3pmwith
Wendy Ramshaw
and Christoph Zellweger

Tuesday 26 February from 10am to 1pm
with Mark Dytham, Jason Bruges and Anya van der Merwe Miszewski

Tuesday 26 February from 2pm to 5pm
with Ilse Crawford, Li Edelkoordt and Laetitia Wolff

•  Design Indaba specialist focus: Architecture, Lifestyle and Jewellery
•  Book at Computicket.


The Design Indaba Conference will run from Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 February.
Day 1: Wednesday 27 February
Day 2: Thursday 28 February
Day 3: Friday 29 February

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Airside · Abbott Miller · Amanda Laird Cherry · Anya van der Merwe Miszewski · Bill Moggridge · Christoph Zellweger · Doshi Levien · Gavin Rajah · Gerry Human · Gert Dumbar · Hideki Inaba · Ilse Crawford · Ivan Chermayeff · Jakob Trollbäck · Jason Bruges · Karlssonwilker · Laetitia Wolff · Li Edelkoordt · Marije Vogelzang · Mark Dytham · Maxim Velcovsky · Mike Schalit · Mirko Ili? · Nkhensani Nkosi · Oona Scheepers · Oscar E Peña · Paul D Miller · Shinichi Takemura · Shunji Yamanaka · Toshiyuki Kita · Tucker Viemeister · Wendy Ramshaw


The Young Designers Simulcast allows young designers and students under the age of 25 to view a live broadcast from the main plenary session to a second auditorium.

•  Young Designers Simulcast bookings open
•  Book at Computicket.


Due to the unprecedented demand for tickets to the Design Indaba Conference, tickets to the Young Designers Simulcast are now also available for people over the age of 25.

•  Design Indaba Conference 2008: Sold out, but book for the simulcast
•  Book at Computicket.


For the first time, Design Indaba is presenting the Design Indaba Journalism Workshop in conjunction with the Design Indaba Expo taking place from February 23 to 26. Susan Yelavich, New York design critic and assistant professor at Parsons, will lead the workshop.

•  Invitation of participation: Design Indaba Journalism Workshop
•  Design Indaba Journalism Workshop: Book now!


DJ Spooky installation at Design Indaba 2008
Design Indaba are pleased to present the New York is Now installation by Paul D Miller (DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid) at Michaelis School of Fine Art.

Helvetica: Font cult movie premieres in South Africa
Design Indaba is pleased to present the South African premiere of Helvetica - a film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It will be showing from February 22 to 27, 2008, at 8.30pm in the Labia Theatre on Orange Street.

Ten houses for Freedom Park
Design Indaba's 10x10 Housing Project is pleased to announce that building has started on the designated plots in Freedom Park. The first house will be unveiled during the Design Indaba Expo at the end of February.

CNMA 2008: Time is running out - enter now!
The Construction New Media Awards, now in its eighth year, celebrates and elevates the status of new media design by honouring and accrediting those designers, writers, programmers and thinkers who produce challenging, imaginative interactive work, both on a creative and a functional platform.

Design Indaba magazine announces Cape Town DC - as in Design Central
The newest issue of Design Indaba magazine celebrates its Mother City in "Cape Town DC" - as in Design Central. From cover to streets, this edition of the magazine is all proudly Capetonian, featuring the Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town, Chimurenga , Toast Coetzer, Katrin Coetzer, the am i collective, Monique Pelser, Clockwork Zoo, The Gugulective, James Webb and Haldane Martin. Interviews with Design Indaba 2008 speakers Paul D Miller - aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, Toshiyuki Kita and Bill Moggridge, as well as a preview of the Design Indaba 2008 event are also featured.

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