The second Africa Design Day, hosted by the SABS Design Institute, South Africa, on behalf of Network of Africa Designers (NAD) was held in Midrand on 17 and 18 June. Designers, design educators, decision makers and other interested parties attended this highly informative and inspirational event.
The focus of the Africa design Day was on design success stories and a celebration of the awakening of design on the African continent. The programme started with an overview and discussion of the South African research results of the IDA (International Design Alliance) World Design Report, a pilot project to create a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary database on design in the world, classified by country.
The SABS Design Institute was tasked to coordinate the South African section of the report and the first findings will be released at the Africa Design Day.