Design Indaba names starry line-up

David Adjaye, Matthew Carter, Jessica Hische, Sir John Hegarty and musician Spoek Mathambo are amongst an impressive line-up of speakers for this year’s Design Indaba conference in Cape Town

David Adjaye, Matthew Carter, Jessica Hische, Sir John Hegarty and musician Spoek Mathambo are amongst an impressive line-up of speakers for this year’s Design Indaba conference in Cape Town

Few conferences around the world can bring in the big names quite like Design Indaba. This year, Sir John Hegarty, Paula Scher, Seymour Chwast, David Adjaye Christoph Niemann, Matthew Carter and Marian Bantjes will all appear on the three-day bill, with Mathambo topping the bill.

But one of the best things about Indaba has always been that, alongside those crowd-pullers, the organisers also bring speakers with whom the audience may be less familiar but who they often go away talking about. This year, from the UK, Ben Terrett will talk about his work on the government web services. Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg will explain how synthetic biology and design can help engineer a better future amd Brazilian chef Alex Atala will talk about combining the natural ingredients of his homeland in traditional cuisine.

Plus, there is Steven Heller, John Maeda, Martí Guixé, visual artist Jeanne van Heeswijk and many more. Fiull speaker programme here.

Design Indaba runs from February 27-29. CR will be reporting from the conference throughout.

 

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