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 10X10 SOLUTION WINS $100 000 HUMANITARIAN DESIGN PRIZE
Design Indaba’s 10x10 Housing Project challenged 10 architectural teams, composed of handpicked South Africans paired with international alumni of previous Design Indaba conferences, to provide dynamic design solutions for the low-cost housing sector on a completely pro-bono basis.
The objective was to come up with affordable, attractive, innovative responses to the urgent need for housing the urban poor. Sustainable design, construction and operation principles were to be incorporated.
By the end of the year, Design Indaba will oversee the completion of 10 such houses in Freedom Park, a township in Greater Cape Town, with volunteer help from local women in the community.
DESIGN BECKONS SAFFERS HOME
The Design Indaba stand at the Homecoming Revolution event offered a freshly dynamic take on South Africa to expats living in London. Having run since 2004, the Homecoming Revolution aims to encourage and facilitate the return of South African skills to their homeland and speaks to over 12 000 people. Design Indaba’s presence at the event was heralded as a great success, with most of the design-ware sold on the spot, and moreover thousands of people sensitised to the cutting-edge creativity inherent in South Africa.
The likes of Peet Pienaar, Tsai Design, Ronel Jordaan, African Salad, MMA Architects, Michael Mxakasa, Derrick Senteni, Daan Samuels, Clementina van der Walt, African Magpie, Heath Nash, Streetwires, Thys Carstens, Jefter Mwazha, Mandela Park Mosaics, Cape Originals and Johnno du Plessis were all featured on the stand.
DESIGN INDABA FILM TO AIR
WESTERN CAPE FURNITURE DESIGN COMPETITION
The inaugural Western Cape Furniture Design competition has announced its theme: EAT. The theme seeks to inspire a creative take on furniture that forms part of eating environments – tables, chairs, servers or other furniture in a dining room, outdoor, kitchen or other environments.
The competition is open to all professionals and students in the Western Cape and R50 000 worth of prizes to be won. Entries close on January 23, 2009.
Visit www.furniture.org.za for more information and entry details.
NAMPAK PACKAGING DESIGN CHALLENGE
Entrants in the professional category can either participate as a group/business or as an individual, while the student category will involve pre-selected packaging design students. All you need to do is register in order to qualify.
The deadline for submissions for the Nampak Packaging Design Challenge is January 31, 2009. Winners will be chosen and notified in February and the final exhibition of winning designs will take place at the Design Indaba Expo from February 27 to March 1, 2009, as well as being featured in the Design Indaba magazine. The first prize is an Apple Macbook Pro and the second prize a Wacom tablet.
LAST CHANCE TO ENTER SOUTH
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.
LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT FOR EMERGING CREATIVES AND FILM FEST
The Design Indaba Expo film festival showcases the best South African short films, music videos and animations. 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).
For more information or to submit your work, please contact Beverley Cupido on Tel: (021) 465 9966 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 31 October 2008.
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