Design Indaba Simulcast – Global Inspiration in Windhoek

The annual Design Indaba Conference will be held on from the 17th – 19th February 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa, but now you can experience the inspiration, education and amazing speakers right here in Windhoek!

In order to increase accessibility to Design Indaba Conference, the Design Indaba Simulcast caters to emerging designers, students and young professionals by offering a live broadcast from the main plenary session to various venues around Southern Africa, at a reduced rate.Profile_Namibia

This intervention is in keeping with the Design Indaba philosophy of accessibility, as we strongly believe that the more people exposed to innovative, creative, out-of-the-box thinking, the more significant the impact of creativity and design to the economy.

That is why FABlab, as the Design and Technology Centre of NUST is proudly bringing the Design Indaba Simulcast to Windhoek.

Fablab has a focus on imparting new ideas and innovative thinking to the country in order to be a catalyst of tangible innovative output. Our team attends the conference every year to fuel up on creativity and get inspired for the year. We have been approached by students, at our own and other institutions, to share this inspirational content and so decided that it would be beneficial to share the experience in the most direct way.

The Simulcast will be held at the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN), on the 17-19 February 2016. Design Indaba’s Simulcast is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to experience the magic of the main Design Indaba Conference through a live broadcast.

The prices are as follows:

Simulcast: Full event ticket R1 030.00
Simulcast: One-day ticket R380.00
Simulcast: Two-day ticket R630.00
Simulcast: Two full event tickets R1 880.00

Tickets available at Computicket.

For more information contact Fablab Namibia.



Speakers include:

  • Hillary Cottam – a designer, innovator and social entrepreneur. She has pioneered the use of design for social change.
  • Maxwell Mutant – a Multi-talented architect who uses design to address real-world issues.
  • Fred Gelli – co-founder and creative director of Tátil, a strategic consultancy that uses design to create sustainable connections between people and brands, such as Coca-Cola, P&G, Philips and TIM.
  • Imogen Heap – Self-produced, independent, engaged, Imogen Heap blurs the boundaries between pure art form and creative entrepreneurship.
  • Naresh Ramchandani – the first ever communications and advertising partner at Pentagram.
  • Thomas Chapman – founder of Local Studio – an architecture firm that creates public buildings and urban design schemes that promote social development.
  • Benjamin Hubert – an award-winning British design entrepreneur and founder of LAYER. He focuses on human-centred design.
  • Twins Cartoon – Egyptian artists (and identical twins) Mohamed and Haitham El-seht work under the name Twins Cartoon. In addition to being comic artists, Twins Cartoon are art instructors, workshop facilitators, concept and creative artists.
  • Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger – How Far From Home. Two creatives. One wanderlist. Zero reasons to stay at home. a personal project that sent them on a trip around the world to see how far from home they could get – literally to see how far they could travel from Johannesburg, South Africa; and figuratively to see how far they could push themselves outside of their comfort zones.
  • Helen Isibor-Epega, otherwise The Venus Bushfires – a Nigerian-born, London-raised composer, singer-songwriter and performance artist.
  • Erik Kessels – a Dutch artist, designer and curator with a great interest in photography.
  • Assemble – London-based studio Assemble merges art, architecture and design to create artful spaces.
  • Snask – a creative agency that makes “kickass” branding, design and film.
  • Margaret Calvert – a graphic designer known for her design of road signs in the United Kingdom, as well as the typefaces Calvert and Transport.