Fablab brings Design Indaba to Windhoek
Not all young designers can afford to travel to Cape Town to attend the Design Indaba conference so Fablab came up with a brilliant idea – bring the conference to Windhoek, or at least part of it in a live simulcast.
The Simulcast will be held at the National Theatre of Namibia on 17-19 February 2016. “The Design Indaba’s Simulcast is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to experience the magic of the main Design Indaba Conference through a live broadcast” said Fablab when announcing the event.
The cost to attend the simulcast varies depending on the number of sessions attended. It starts at N$380 for one-day ticket, rising to N$1030 for a full-event ticket. A special of N$1880 applies for two full-event tickets bought by the same company or person.
The Design Indaba Simulcast caters to emerging designers, students and young professionals by offering a live broadcast from the main plenary session to various venues around Southern Africa, at a reduced rate. “This intervention is in keeping with the Design Indaba philosophy of accessibility, as we strongly believe that the more people exposed to innovative, creative, out-of-the-box thinking, the more significant the impact of creativity and design to the economy” said the Fablab team.
“That is why Fablab, as the Design and Technology Centre of the Namibia University of Science and Technology is proudly bringing the Design Indaba Simulcast to Windhoek. Fablab has a focus on imparting new ideas and innovative thinking to the country in order to be a catalyst of tangible innovative output. Our team attends the conference every year to fuel up on creativity and get inspired for the year. We have been approached by students, at our own and other institutions, to share this inspirational content and so decided that it would be beneficial to share the experience in the most direct way.”