The Design Indaba Festival in South Africa presents a varied programme of speakers, musicians, and film and design exhibitions, that brings together the best from the creative industries in Africa and from around the world. The “Emerging Creatives” exhibition is already a regular feature of the festival and in 2018 will once again be showcasing 40 selected designers under 30 years as well as graduates and their work. In addition to the conference, Indaba Simulcast offers designers, students, and young experts the opportunity to follow the presentations via a live broadcast from the main stage to various locations, including Cape Town and Johannesburg. Standard price tickets for the three-day event cost 7,470 South African rands (about 460 euros).
Sydney Design Festival 2018
The themes and challenges currently occupying Australian and international design will be presented from 2 to 11 March 2018 at the Sydney Design Festival. Professional visitors and the wider public will be introduced to a diverse spectrum of design through presentations, workshops, tours and exhibitions. The theme of this year’s festival is “Call to Action” and refers to the ability of design to bring about change. The headquarters of the festival is located in the Powerhouse Museum which with extended opening hours is also open at night during the festival.
The annual Ladfest – Latin American Design Festival – was the first to be established in South America. It is dedicated to supporting and positioning the continent’s approaches to design in the wider world through conferences, workshops, exhibitions and other events. Designers from the sectors of branding, publishing, packaging, illustration, typography, and animation attend the event – ranging from free- lancers to advertising agencies to large companies with in-house design teams. The speakers include designers from South America, newcomers from around the world, and established designers who hope to inspire others with their presentations and projects on the role that design can play in society and in the business world in the future. Next to the conference, another important part of the event is the award ceremony to honour the winners of the Latin American Design Award.