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Design Indaba Conference and Festival in Cape Town postponed to 2022

South Africa Architecture News - Jan 19, 2021 - 10:16   6379 views

Design Indaba Conference and Festival in Cape Town postponed to 2022

The world’s leading design conference and event, Design Indaba, has been postponed to 2022 due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19. The Design Indaba Conference and Festival will not take place in its regular date, February 2021, electing instead, to take a well-deserved sabbatical and strategise for 2022.

The organization announced that Design Indaba will use 2021 as a year to plan and execute a number of significant Do Tank projects and launch its new Design Indaba Inside offering.

The annual Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town, South Africa features the best of global creativity all on one stage. It is also simulcast live to cities around South Africa. 

Founded by Ravi Naidoo in 1995, the conferences helps to improve South African context with local projects, craftsmanship, activism and creativity, putting the South African context in the world map.

Despite its name, the Conference's scope has broadened over the years to include all the creative sectors; in recent years it has been dubbed by some as The Conference on Creativity.

Offering an explanation for the change, Design Indaba founder Ravi Naidoo stated: "It makes no sense whatsoever to cut and paste a pre-Covid model onto a post-Covid world. So, we’re taking the time to do some healthy exploration to generate a future model that can continue to usher in a better world through creativity, which is the very premise of Design Indaba."

No official dates have been announced for the 2022 Design Indaba Conference yet. Dates to be confirmed later. 

Design Indaba takes place at the Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa.

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