#designindaba diary: Reclaiming public buildings and beauty in Dakar #makechange

by Herman Manson (@marklives) The 2015 Design Indaba Conference’s in-between day (usually day one and day three are the strongest) still delivered some gems to delegates: Robbie Brozin, Selly Raby Kane, Omar Victor Diop, Santiago Cirugeda and Stefano Giovannoni.

Rethinking nature in a changed world #designindaba

by Herman Manson (@marklives) Kathryn Fleming was one of the 2015 Design Indaba group of Pecha Kucha speakers. Billed as a “multidisciplinary designer exploring the intersections of science, art and technology”, Fleming explores a radical rethink of how we engage with nature in a natural world we have already reshaped radically.

Hella Jongerius calls for new industrial design values #designindaba

by Herman Manson (@marklives) Hella Jongerius is railing against shit design — design driven purely by profit, design without conscience, design without awareness. She is calling for these values to be integrated into industrial design once again because, she told delegates at Design Indaba 2015, the earth needs help; those exploited through low-paying, outsourced jobs need help; consumers need help; and, yes, producers need help.

Design Indaba FilmFest 2015 #designindaba

Every year, Design Indaba hosts a film festival which is open to both delegates and the public. The 10-day festival, which this year takes place at Cape Town’s oldest independent cinema, The Labia, kicks off on 20 February 2015 and continues through 1 March. It includes a selection of memorable films focused upon creativity and design.

Design Annotator: #designindaba expo product highlights, new Polo Vivo ad a hit

by Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) Today’s Design Annotator features the best from 10and5 in the form of: Design Indaba Expo highlights and brand activations; the new Volkswagen Polo Vivo TVC “The Hit”; Native VML’s e-reader app, bookly; a TV licence ad; SA-born comic book artist Willem Samuel; Mirage magazine’s Henrik Purienne; more on Absa’s L’Atelier competition; and visual development artist Lorraine Alvarez Posen.

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