• Events Arena at Expo 2015

    The Events Arena presents live performances, presentations and fashion shows on the Expo floor.

The versatile space captures the innovative, creative pulse that underpins the Design Indaba ethos, alongside inspiring, innovative and creative speakers, fashion designers and thought leaders.

Events Arena programme is subject to change. Please check the schedule on the day.


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Loyiso Mkhize and partners launch Kwezi, followed by a signing at Design Indaba's BOOK.exCHANGE

A call to action to recruit South Africa's young fashionistas into the behind-the-scenes world of the local fashion industry, with top local designer David Tlale. Presented by CTFC, Design Indaba, The Make-Up Issue and GRP CR8.

Doodle for a difference with 1000 Drawings and Design Indaba

Design Indaba announces the winners of the Innovation Award and the Most Creative Stand, 2015.

Launch: SA Comics

Sean Izaakse launches Stray, followed by a signing at Design Indaba's BOOK.exCHANGE

Marijke Honig on Indigenous Plant Palettes

Accomplished landscape designer and botanist Marijke Honig talks about her book, Indigenous Plant Palettes

Jason Masters, Sean Izaakse, Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen (Joey HiFi) and Craig Nadelman discuss SA comic artists going global. Hosted by Ray Whitcher

In discussion: Selly Raby Kane, Le Petits Pierre, and Sunny Dolat, The Nest Collective


Jacques LaGrange Couture

Kentridge will speak with his brother, Matthew Kentridge, about The Soho Chronicles films and the augmented reality book that Matthew recently authored on the subject. The presentation will take place in the Events Arena at Design Indaba Expo on Saturday 28 February, from 15:00. This will be followed by a book signing and screening ofThe Soho Chronicles at the Design Indaba BOOK.exCHANGE stand.

Fashion show: David Tlale

Sean Izaakse and Jason Masters discuss the comics process, with an introduction by Moray Rhoda

Sydda Essop on Karoo Kitchen

Sydda Essop studied at the Michaelis School of Fine Art at UCT. Her journey as a collector of recipes and stories about the unique and varied culinary traditions of the Karoo served as fertile inspiration for her work on the cookbook Karoo Kitchen. 

Independent SA Comics

Danelle Malan, Loyiso Mkhize, Kay Carmicheal, Karl Mostert, Roberto Milan, Moray Rhoda and introduction by Ray Whitcher

Jenevieve Lyons

British designer Dominic Wilcox works between the worlds of art, design, craft and technology to create innovative and thought provoking objects

In discussion: Stefano Rabiolli Pansera, Beyond Entropy and Collectivo Pes Descalcos, Reem Hatem Sherif, Darb 1718


Chu Suwannapha

Design Indaba announces the winner of the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa Award

Daisy Jones on Star Fish

Author Daisy Jones takes you on an epic culinary road trip in her book, Star Fish. Meet the farmers, conservationists, fishermen and scientists who will protect the top 10 most sustainable fish off the SASSI (SA Sustainable Seafood Initiative) green list in the years to come.