This year’s event in Cape Town again successfully melded together design superstars with emerging practitioners, but its growing global reputation holds risks as well as opportunities, says John Jervis

Published in Review
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 00:00

Highlights: Design Indaba

Acting, music and dance were all in the mix at a design conference in Cape Town that refuses to categorise and define the limits of creativity, says Debika Ray

Published in Review
Friday, 22 January 2016 00:00

Design Indaba

Artscape Theatre, Cape Town
17-19 February

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"There's just too much shit design," the self-proclaimed "design pastor" tells an audience at Design Indaba in Cape Town. Christopher Turner was there

Published in News
Thursday, 15 January 2015 16:04

Design Indaba

International Convention Centre, Cape Town
25-27 February 2015

Published in Diary
Friday, 23 May 2014 14:01

Zeitz Museum by Thomas Heatherwick

Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans to convert a giant concrete grain silo on the Cape Town waterfront into the continent’s first museum devoted to contemporary African art. It is already proving to be one of the British designer’s most heartfelt projects, says Christopher Turner

Published in Features
Monday, 19 May 2014 11:29

Design Indaba

Each spring creatives from around the globe migrate to Cape Town, as they have for the past twenty years, for a summit that explores how innovative ideas might help Africa

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Tuesday, 13 May 2014 15:47

New South African design

An energetic new generation of South African designers is finding a global audience for the country’s local design scenes, from Cape Town’s Woodstock district to the bustle of Johannesburg, writes Emma O’Kelly

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Wednesday, 16 February 2011 10:28

Design Indaba announces line-up

The speakers have been announced this year’s Design Indaba conference in sunny Cape Town, South Africa. The three-day event has cultivated a reputation for being uniquely creative, bringing together designers from a vast range of disciplines and backgrounds.

Published in News
Friday, 09 July 2010 11:04

Ponte City Tower

Ponte City tower, a familiar sight on the Johannesburg skyline, was the tallest residential building in the southern hemisphere when it was built in 1976.

Published in News
Friday, 09 July 2010 10:56

Cape Town

Nestled between the sea and Table Mountain, Cape Town Stadium has one of the most dramatic locations of any in the world.

Published in Features
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 11:03

Talking Point: Mokena Makeka

One of South Africa’s most prominent young architects tells us about taking on the built and social legacy of apartheid. From icon’s Africa issue, out now.

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