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February 11, 2014

Design Indaba in Cape Town, World Design Capital 2014: What’s On

Celebrate Cape Town's designation as World Design Capital at the 2014 Design Indaba. Image courtesy of Design Indaba

Creatives, it’s the inspirational event you’ve been waiting for… Design Indaba in Cape Town, our World Design Capital 2014!

This year’s must-attend event will run at the innovative Cape Town International Convention Centre from Wednesday 26 February to Sunday 2 March, 2014 and is set to be the most inspiring yet.

A key event on the WDC calendar, Design Indaba is going to be rocking the intellectual, fashion, music and film scenes all over #lovecapetown.

Join me at the following Design Indaba events this month:

For the intellectual creative:

Design Indaba Conference

So you’re a whimsical designer, graphic artist, photographer etc. with a craving for cerebral stimulation? Great, then the Design Indaba Conference, which is about how design, creativity and innovation can positively impact the world, is for you!

The line-up of speakers for this year’s conference reads like a who’s who of the most brilliant minds in the creative industry and includes author Lauren Beukes, creative director Dean Poole, architect Clive Wilkinson and more.

Strapped for cash but you simply cannot miss out on the think tank? Why not tune into the Simulcast which is being broadcast live to four different cities?

Date:  26 -28 February
Cost: R2 995 - R7 450
Location: Cape Town International Convention Centre
Email: designindaba@allevents.co.za

For the artistic designer:

Design Indaba Expo 2014

For continental inspiration, this year’s Expo is a must-do.

Drawing on the imaginative creations of other African countries, the Expo will feature a stunning centrepiece exhibition, Africa Is Now, which introduces visitors to the latest developments in architecture, fashion, social and industrial design, and technological innovation across the continent.

With fashion shows, an exclusive buyers’ day and a platform to support emerging creatives, the Expo is the place to be!

Date:  28 February -2 March
Location: Cape Town International Convention Centre
Contact: + 27 (0)21 465 9966
Email: diexpo@interactiveafrica.com

For the visionary film buff:

Design Indaba FilmFest 2014

If visual stimulation is more your speed, you can’t go wrong with this cinematic fest at the iconic Castle of Good Hope and gorgeous Clifton beach.

On the playbill are a curated collection of full-length features dedicated to architecture, urban design, fashion, photography, street and performance art, motion graphics.

Date: 21 February – 2 March
Cost: Various
Location: Cape Town
Contact: +27(0)21 465 9966

For the soulful muso:

Design Indaba Music Circuit:

"Music is the art of thinking with sounds." -Jules Combarieu (writer)

Let music be your muse at eight venues across the creative Mother City with a variety of talented musicians performing, including the legendary Hugh Masekela, Taxi Violence and more.

Date:  27 February – 1 March
Cost:  Various (Conference delegates get free access to one gig of their choice)
Location: Cape Town

For more information about Design Indaba 2014, please visit www.designindaba.com.

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