KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

The #cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL is the launch of a first collaborative public design festival that seeks to celebrate and examine the power of design as a solution driven process for innovation and problem solving to address current socio-economic and environmental challenges. The event is a call to action to: the public, designers, thinkers and do-ers working at the forefront of some of the biggest challenges of our time. It will bring people together to celebrate what has been achieved and work towards doing more.

 

By sharing and collaborating, the festival aims to co-create a world beyond the current challenges associated with water, food security and mobility in South Africa and Africa. #cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL is an initiative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in collaboration with The Craft and Design Institute and Future Cape Town and is proud to be a partner of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network with Cape Town paving the way as the first city in Africa to be named a UNESCO City of Design.

 


TEAM

BONNIE HORBACH

Consul General 

Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cape Town 

NICHOLA WALKER-WOODARD

Deputy Consul General 

Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cape Town 

RASHIQ FATAAR 

Founder and Managing Director

Future Cape Town

Erica Elk 

Executive Director 

The Craft & Design Institute

CHANTAL LOUW 

Project Manager: #cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL

Kinshop

CLAUDIA WIENEMA

Project Manager: Economic Affairs

Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cape Town 

MICHELINE FRANTZ

PR & Communications Specialist

Micheline Frantz PR & Communications

Even though our countries differ, there are many parallels in the public and cultural debates on identity, integration and transformation. Our long term cultural policy is therefore focused on co-creating cultural interventions to build mutual understanding and trust.

Our mission is to promote inclusive economic growth and support Dutch businesses by strengthening entrepreneurship and cross-sectoral cooperation in South Africa.



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