Smart Africa TV: Talking start-up culture in a museum
by Russell Southwood (@BalancingActAfr) In this video interview, Aaron Kohn, director of the Museum of African Design (MOAD) talks about:
- what MOAD covers;
- its 21 Icons exhibition;
- exhibitions past and planned, including street fashion and beaded cars;
- what design means for Africa;
- why tech start-ups can be seen as design;
- how it funds itself; and
- MOAD as part of regeneration in downtown Johannesburg.
Russell Southwood is the founder of Balancing Act and the web TV channel Smart Monkey TV, and has been an analyst in telecoms, internet and broadcast in Africa for the last 14 years. Smart Monkey TV aims to capture the energy at the crossroads between African culture and technology. MarkLives is syndicating content from Smart Monkey TV on a weekly basis for the column “Smart Africa TV”.
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