Tuesday, September 16, 2008

DESIGN INDABA SEPTEMBER NEWS

DESIGN INDABA 2009

Design Indaba Conference will run from February 25 to 27, 2009, and the Design Indaba Expo will follow, opening on Friday February 27 and running until March 1, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.


DESIGN INDABA EXPO 2009 FILLING UP FAST

Showcasing the finest in high-end homegrown design talent for five years now, the Design Indaba Expo clocked 254 exhibitors and 21 000 visitors in 2008. Avoid disappointment and book your stand now for Design Indaba Expo 2009, taking place at the Cape Town Convention Centre from February 27 to March 1.

To make a booking, please contact Beverley Cupido on bev@interactiveafrica.com or Tel: 021 465 9966.


CNMA ENTRIES OPEN

Entries for the Construction New Media Awards 2009 are officially open. The Construction New Media Awards celebrates and elevates the status of new media design in four categories – online, offline, motion graphics and innovation.

Deadline: 12 December 2008

A trophy is awarded in each category at the award ceremony during the Design Indaba Conference 2009. One overall winner receives the Grand Prix and the top student wins a trip to the UK to work alongside an acclaimed designer.

Register online by visiting www.constructionaward.com. Please contact Caryn van Rooyen at carynv@interactiveafrica.com for more information.


FILM FEST: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

For the past five years, the Design Indaba Expo has showcased the best South African short films, music videos and animations. The film festival is open to viewing by all Design Indaba Expo visitors and is screened between the fashion shows at the fashion ramp. The festival is a curated programme and there is no fee for participation. Film screenings should not exceed 12 minutes in length and all submissions need to be in mini dv or high-resolution Quicktime (uncompressed or pal). If you would like to submit your short film, music video or animation, please contact Bev Cupido at bev@interactiveafrica.com or Tel: 021 465 9966.


MMA FINALIST FOR HUMANITARIAN DESIGN PRIZE

Architect Luyanda Mpahlwa from MMA Architects has been named one of five finalists in the inaugural Curry Stone Design Prize for the low-cost housing solution to the Design Indaba 10x10 Housing project.

Administered by the University of Kentucky, this new humanitarian design prize of $100 000 honours designers who are tackling the needs of the world’s poorest. The winner will be announced on September 25 at the 11th Biennale of Architecture in Venice.

More info: http://currystonedesignprize.com/


SOUTH EXHIBITION CALL FOR ENTRY

Don’t miss the opportunity to enter SOUTH, a travelling exhibition sponsored by the SABC and launched by Design Indaba, in collaboration with the Creative Circle and the Loerie Awards. SOUTH is a celebration of the gloriously positive, ridiculously na├»ve and relentlessly spontaneous creativity inherent in our country.

Prizes to the value of R175 000 are up for grabs. Submissions for SOUTH are open to creative practitioners of any genre, over 21 years of age. Selected centres will be receiving work in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth between November 13 and 15, 2008.

For entry forms and more information please visit www.designindaba.com/south.


EMERGING CREATIVES PROGRAMME

The Emerging Creatives Programme, sponsored by the Department of Arts and Culture, gives young or up-and-coming designers the opportunity to exhibit at the Design Indaba Expo. The emerging creative can either be a tertiary student or a designer who is in the process of establishing their own design business.

Participation in the Design Indaba Expo gives these creatives a public platform where they have access and exposure to local and international media, agencies and companies. Participants are also invited to attend the first day of the Young Designers Simulcast.

For more information please contact Beverley Cupido on Tel: (021) 465 9966 or bev@interactiveafrica.com


DESIGN INDABA MAGAZINE: TOUGH LOVE

The newest edition of Design Indaba magazine, “Tough Love”, is dedicated to what creative love can bring to tough situations. Features include Cameron Sinclair, Arne Quinze, Constantin Boym, Yll Roguva, Nontsikelelo Veleko, Beverley Price, Geraldine Fenn, Deirdre Coleman, Philippe Bousquet, Ontwerp.tv, Pancho Guedes, Jack Diamond and Shirley Blumberg. Also see 30 Johannesburg designers reclaim their city in the Jozi is Mine feature, enjoy our brand new book section and win one of five Mingo Lamberti T-shirts in the competition.

Design Indaba, Q308, “Tough Love”, is available in selected Exclusive Books stores, Melissa’s and other outlets.

Click here for a full list of distribution points.

Contact Lucinda Johannes at lucinda@interactiveafrica.com or Tel: 021 465 9966.

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