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Design Indaba 2018: Day 3

Hugh Masekela. The second floor of the Zeitz MOCAA will be named the Hugh Masekela Gallery, a tribute to the late South African jazz legend who touched the lives of millions.

After another day of inspiring words from some of the globes most influential and thought-provoking creatives and intellectuals, that's a wrap on Design Indaba 2018. Here're the moments today that stood out most. READ MORE: Highlights Day 1; Highlights Day 2 Martha Cotton Martha leads design research for Fjord North America, and has over twenty years consulting experience, working as an applied ethnographer across multiple industries and collaborating with a range of practitioners including designers, engineers, business analysts, and brand strategists. Martha has spent her career studying how everyday people engage with products, services and brands, as well as helping her clients work differently and with a human-centred lens. She has conducted deep ethnographic research around the globe and across every industry you could imagine from Automotive to Zippers and everything in between.

Iwo Borkowicz

In 2015, Iwo won a scholarship to go to Havana (Cuba) to conduct research. After spending two months there, he saw the reality of the residents in Havana where deep poverty is next door to luxurious tourism, and wanted to find a way to use architecture as a bridge between them. He developed his project, A Symbiotic Relation of Cooperative Social Housing and Dispersed Tourism in Havana Vieja, that seeks to provide not only housing and tourist accommodation; but also a source of income for locals. His project envisions a Havana where residents living in poverty can rent out part of their homes to tourists and use the money to help upgrade their homes.
Neri Oxman is the Sony Corporation Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab, where she founded and directs The Mediated Matter Group. Her team operates at the intersection of computational design, digital fabrication, materials science and synthetic biology; and applies that knowledge to design across scales and disciplines, from micro to building scale. Oxman’s goal is to augment the relationship between built, natural, and biological environments by employing design principles inspired and engineered by nature, and implementing them in the invention of novel design technologies. These areas of application include architectural design, product design, fashion design, as well as the design of new technologies for digital fabrication and construction. Tony Brook
Tony Brook established the multi-disciplinary design studio Spin in 1992. As creative director he has received national and international recognition, winning awards in print, television and cinema graphics, New Media, poster design and typography. Ini Archibong
Ini Archibong is the founder of an independent design studio called Design by Ini. His work is characterised by a deep interest in craftsmanship and integrity to his chosen material, and draws from architecture, environmental and product design, as well as lifelong passions for mathematics, philosophy and world religions. As a son of Nigerian immigrants to the United States, and a resident of US, Singapore and Switzerland, his diverse personal and professional background underlines his design ethic and ethos.
 Alejandro Aravena
Alejandro Aravena is a Chilean architect who founded the 'Do Tank' ELEMENTAL with Andrés Iacobelli.
Johannes Torpe Unconventional and self-trained Danish designer Johannes Torpe founded Johannes Torpe Studios. He works across interior, product, lighting and graphic design; a designer yet to conform to established boundaries. He simply calls himself a design activist, dedicated to telling compelling and authentic stories through creativity and design.
Natasha Jen Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Natasha Jen joined Pentagram’s New York office in 2012. A three-time National Design Award nominee, Natasha’s work is recognised for its innovative use of graphic, verbal, digital, and spatial interventions that challenge conventional notions of media and cultural contexts. Her work is immediately recognisable, encompassing brand identity systems, packaging, exhibition design, digital interfaces, signage and way-finding systems, print and architecture. Es Devlin

Es Devlin creates kinetic sculptures in opera, dance, theatre, fashion, music as well as solo work.

Her first works were in small experimental theatres in London, but her canvas has since expanded over the past two decades – through The National Theatre, Royal Opera House, Wembley Stadium, and the Olympic stadia in London and Rio.

She has created stage sculptures in collaboration with Beyoncé, Kanye West, U2, Jay Z, Adele and The Weeknd, and designed the London Olympic closing ceremony and the Rio Olympic opening ceremony and continues to work in theatre at all scales.

Finally, multitalented performer, poet, activist and Design Indaba 2018 speaker Lebo Mashile announced that the second floor of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) will be named the Hugh Masekela Gallery, a tribute to the South African jazz legend, who sadly passed away on 23 January 2018. Globally renowned and adored, Masekela was lauded as the 'father of South African jazz' and during his lifetime touched the lives of millions of fans, in South Africa and abroad.