Design Indaba 2008 will again present the Specialist Indabas to complement the main conference programme. Focusing on sectors identified as key areas of development in South Africa, these sessions will run alongside the Design Indaba Expo this year, allowing attendance by conference delegates and the public.
JEWELLERY INDABA: 25 February 2008, 1pm to 3pm
Pioneer of nanocrystalline diamond, inventor of the multiple ring set and widely regarded as one of the world's leading studio jewellers, Wendy Ramshaw (UK) is not to be missed. Ramshaw will share the podium with Swiss designer Christoph Zellweger, who is considered one of the most thought provoking and stimulating jewellery designers in Europe.
A ticket costs R395, on sale at Computicket.
ARCHITECTURE INDABA: 26 February 2008,10am to 1pm
Renowned Tokyo-based architect and Design Indaba luminary Mark Dytham returns this year with tales of launching Pecha Kucha and how he's bringing a British sensibility to Japanese architecture. He will be joined by Britain's Jason Bruges, who has redefined architecture to encompass large-scale interactive designs. Further speakers to be announced.
A ticket costs R750, on sale at Computicket.
LIFESTYLE INDABA: 26 February 2008, 2pm to 5pm
Design is about telling the ongoing story of a place, rather than imposing a style, according to leading creative director Ilse Crawford (UK). Don't miss the opportunity to hear Crawford alongside world-renowned trend forecaster Li Edelkoort (NL) and Laetitia Wolff (US), editor of New York lifestyle magazine Surface.
A ticket costs R450, on sale at Computicket.