Design Indaba 2018: Day 1
Zach Lieberman Zachary Lieberman is an artist, researcher and hacker with a simple goal: he wants you surprised. Hcreates performances and installations that take human gesture as input and amplify them in different ways – making drawings come to life, imagining what the voice might look like if we could see it, transforming people's silhouettes into music. Sam & Rob Paddock, GetSmarter Sam Paddock is the executive director and co-founder at GetSmarter, while his brother Rob Paddock, is the co-founder and Chief of Strategic Partnerships at GetSmarter. The two Cape Town entrepreneurs founded the online education company, which has successfully educated students worldwide. 'Our promise to our students is that we will work with them to build competence and confidence, including meaningful recognition of their skills that will help them stand out from the crowd. To date, we have had the privilege of educating 60 000+ students. In 2016 we expanded our reach to 140+ countries with the world's leading universities, including Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, MIT, the LSE and the University of Chicago. This has been a crucial step in our journey towards the achievement of our goal of improving 1 million lives through better education by 2030.'
Understanding the crucial importance of finding an eco-conscious alternative to wasteful systems and industries, Aleksandra Gosiewski founded @algiknit – where kelp is used to create clothing #HLatDI2018 #designindaba— House and Leisure (@houseleisureSA) February 21, 2018
Tomo Kihara Playful interventionist and design researcher, Tomo Kihara develops situated playful interventions to challenge and reframe societal issues. His recent project, Street Debaters, aims to change the act of begging into a job to create public discourse through playful artefacts.
Partnership by design at @getsmarter is not merely a focus at the student level, but at the employee level too. ‘Find the right people doing the right things, right.’ – Rob & @sampaddock #HLatDI2018 #designindaba— House and Leisure (@houseleisureSA) February 21, 2018
Israel Ogundare Israel is an architect who is passionate about the future of cities in emerging African countries, as well as the development of new ways of thinking and seeing things. His research interests cuts across architecture and urbanism in Africa, especially as it pertains to issues around migration, city form, inclusivity of minority groups and the use of architecture as a tool in conflict resolution in the urbanisation of emerging African cities. Edel Rodriguez Edel Rodriguez is an internationally recognised visual artist; inspired by personal history, religious rituals, politics, memory, and nostalgia, his bold, figurative works are an examination of identity, mortality, and cultural displacement.
#designindaba’s Global Graduate programme is one of my favourite parts of the conference: just watched the charming Tomo Kihara explain his brilliant @StreetDebater project. Design thinking at its best - check it out at https://t.co/iNvlxz6V0B— Robyn Alexander (@stuffandnon) February 21, 2018
You would have seen his work as a regular contributor to the The New York Times Op Ed page and The New Yorker magazine, not to mention the more than a hundred newspaper and magazine covers for clients such as TIME Magazine, Der Spiegel, Newsweek, The Nation, Businessweek ,The New Republic, and The Village Voice. He has created dozens of book covers for clients such as Simon & Schuster and Peguin Random House, including a series of ten covers for books by Chinua Achebe, most notably Things Fall Apart.Morag Myerscough Morag Myerscough's mantra is 'make happy those who are near and those who are far will come'. Born and raised in London, Morag has always lived in the city and has been fascinated by how colour, pattern and words can change brutal urban environments and peoples perceptions of spaces into places. Her work is characterised by an engaging boldness, creating specific, local responses to each distinct audience that will see and experience the work, using it to create community and build identity. She often works with community groups to develop ideas that reflect the identity of the users, drawing on shared cultural history and heritage of the local area. These collaborations have resulted in some strong permanent installations in hospitals, schools and libraries. She is most taken with the concept of ‘belonging’, in all its forms.
Shaakira Jassat Passionate about the way the world functions, Shaakira considers herself a design researcher. A South African-born graduate, she is currently on the last leg of her studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven. She has many questions about the world and how we all operate in it, and through her work she tries to understand it all. Lonny van Ryswyck
Harnessing the power of COLOUR & pattern, @MoragMyerscough breathes energy into cities and buildings such as hospitals (Google her paediatric ward), schools and libraries#HLatDI2018 #designindaba pic.twitter.com/pnthY57VmC— House and Leisure (@houseleisureSA) February 21, 2018
Now Atelier NL’s Lonny van Ryswyck takes the stage. Her work explores the possibilities of the earth’s raw materials. pic.twitter.com/T1Vo68xzBU— Design Indaba (@designindaba) February 21, 2018
Thrilling to hear Thomas Heatherwick discuss the Silo and @ZeitzMOCAA – now so much part of our landscape but a project of commendable brilliance and visionary construction #HLatDI2018 #designindaba pic.twitter.com/rdI9pMJiHq— House and Leisure (@houseleisureSA) February 21, 2018