Design Indaba continually seeks to offer opportunities for our local designers to showcase their work and join the global discussion on creativity and innovation. The Design Indaba Festival and online publication provide a platform where people from different facets of the local and international design industry can engage and exchange ideas. Design Indaba aims to harness collaborative relationships across the African continent that assists both emerging and established creatives.
The latest project that encompasses this ethos is the Creative Collab. The collaboration was initiated by Design Indaba and Imagination Factory as a way to engage the local Durban creative community and showcase their talent. The creative space will be hosted at the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA) where people will be encouraged to view and share design ideas.
“Durban has produced some of South Africa’s leading creative talent, including Ravi Naidoo, founder of Design Indaba. It’s really exciting that, for the first time, we’re going to see many of KZN’s top creators exhibiting on one platform in Durban. The collaboration between Design Indaba and the KZNSA is an exciting step towards Durban’s creative talent getting exposure on a global stage,” says Andrew Rall, Director of The Imagination Factory.
Kim Seeliger, Design Indaba expo manager, adds: “We are thrilled that KZN will have the opportunity to showcase the work of a cohesive collective of creatives, and thank both the KZNSA and Imagination Factory teams for making it happen.”
Running alongside the “We Are Africa” exhibit that celebrates Africa Month, Creative Collab Durban 2015 will showcase work by designers such as Xavier Clarisse, Zulu beadwork Project, Astrid Dahl, Garth Walker and Sbonelo Tau Luthuli as well as up-and-coming creative talents like Sanele Cele (Tempracha clothing), Deane Alcock and Nindya and Nikhil Tricam. In addition to the array of designers the Creative Collab 2015 is a place for networking as well as having a chance to view the range of exhibits.