Design for change. Design for good. Design for a better world.
These are the ideals that fuel Design Indaba's drive for a better world through design, creativity and innovation.
Established in 1995 with its flagship conference, the institution has evolved into a multidisciplinary experience that now comprises designindaba.com, an online creative resource and design news site, and a series of events that include the globally acclaimed annual Design Indaba Conference, Simulcast, Expo, FilmFest and various music festivals. In addition to these Design Indaba plays host to an array of community initiatives, training workshops, design projects and publications that fall under the Do Tank brand.
Designindaba.com is the online culmination of the Design Indaba experience, serving as a one-stop design portal for highly curated, bespoke multimedia content on global creative industries. Its primary goal is to publish content on world design happenings, thought leadership on the creative industries and insight into how a better world is possible through creativity. Part of its major offering is Design Indaba TV – an online TV channel that features original creative video content, including full-length talks from Design Indaba Conference, interviews with creative thought leaders and event coverage from the other major design happenings around the world. Not limiting itself to a narrow definition of design, Design Indaba also heralds the broader creative industries and innovation as a whole.
Sponsorship evaluation and economic impact
Every year Design Indaba produces an independently audited economic impact report as part of its annual Sponsorship Evaluation.
Design Indaba offers standard advertising packages and bespoke sponsorship opportunities for designindaba.com, Design Indaba TV, the Design Indaba Event App and the upcoming Design Indaba TV App.
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Design Indaba is the founding event of the Cape Town Design FestivalTM and South African Design FestivalTM.