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“RISE AFRIKA RISE“ – Open Design Afrika Virtual Festival

27 - 31 Oct 2020

small is MASSIVE! Open Design Afrika calls on Afrikans and the world to action small seeds of change everywhere!

 Given vast changes in everyday life, Open Design Afrika (ODA) is stepping up to the challenge through presenting its 8th annual, and first fully virtual festival. The anticipated event which is themed “Rise Afrika Rise” will run from 27 – 31 October, and is recommitting to its mission to use the power of humanity, creativity and design to create change, and increase Afrikan pride and value, effect systemic change and ignite and unlock new Afrikan potential, ideas, solutions and aspirations for a thriving Afrika.

Despite being a digital offering, the ODA 2020 programme which is sponsored by the  National Department of Sports, Arts and Culture and the V&A Waterfront will be as robust as in previous years. The 5-day festival will live stream daily from different locations at the V&A Waterfront, and include activities and events focused around key themed days, namely: Afrika is Rising Day, Global Inspiration Day, Future-ready Skills with Heads, Hands and Hearts Day, Afrikan Stories Day and Family Makers Day.

General access tickets are free; however, registration is compulsory to gain access to the livestream portal. WIFI will also be made available at selected venues to create further accessibility to marginalised communities. These venue details will be made available closer to the time.

Geared towards ODA’s “pledge to design a better world” the 2020 festival promises attendees and participants workshops, demonstrations and critical discussions about the present, the future, and the disruption, hacking, skills and resources required to bridge them.

The programme and list of contributors and inspirators will be available in early October. Follow Open Design Afrika on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for festival updates and registration details.

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Website: www.opendesignafrika.org

Facebook: @OpenDesignAfrika

Instagram: @opendesignafrika

Twitter: @opendesignaf

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E: info@opendesignafrika.org


The festival programme, contributors, inspirators and the registration will be announced early October.