LISOF x Design Indaba Simulcast: Everything You Should Know

posted on February 6th, 2018 by LISOF

With the LISOF x Design Indaba Simulcast around the corner, it’s time to prepare yourself for the sheer amount of design knowledge and creativity you’re going to experience. If you’re still unclear on what exactly we’re doing, we’ve answered some questions.

What is Design Indaba?

The Design Indaba Festival is a week long celebration of art and design which has been running in Cape Town since 1995. The festival features, along with many interactive exhibits, a three day conference with talks from renowned design legends locally and abroad. There is also a Emerging Creatives Exhibit where new talent is showcased, and a competition of Most Beautiful Object in South Africa.

It’s basically a one-stop shop for all things beautiful from architecture, to graphic and fashion design, interiors, exteriors, furniture and photography. The event is also set up to educate on the importance of design.

So then what is the Simulcast?

The event has grown exponentially since it’s inception, with more and more people interested in attending. And so, a need for events in other cities came about. The Simulcast is set up so that people in Johannesburg can get access to the conference. All talks of the conference will be broadcasted live and direct from the Design Indaba Cape Town event. At our Johannesburg campus, there are four venues set up with excellent sound technology in order to show talks in the highest quality. These talks will be happening on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of February.

This is especially important for students interested in the arts, which is why LISOF is proud to be the official Joburg simulcast host for 2018.

What will be exhibited?

Along with showcasing the work of established artists throughout the different venues, we also have the Emerging Creatives exhibit for Joburg talent, curated by Design Indaba. From interior designers to photographers, this is the best in new Johannesburg-based design. We will also showcase the work of our talented students.

Is there anything else happening?

World famous Dutch trend reporter, Li Edelkoort, will be giving a talk on the 19th of February at LISOF Johannesburg. This will start off our Design Indaba Simulcast week, and is selling out fast – so if you’re wanting to hear about the latest in trends, get yourself a ticket.

Sounds cool! How can I get a ticket?

The different tickets are as follows:

Li Edelkoort Trend Forecast 19th Feb. Tickets available here.

Simulcast Three Day Pass 21 – 23 Feb: Tickets available here.

Simulcast Three Day Pass (Student) 21 – 23 Feb: Tickets available here. Groups of 20 discount tickets here.

Simulcast One Day Pass – 21, 22 or 23 Feb: Tickets available here.

However, if you’re LISOF student wanting to attend the simulcast talks, we’re offering a discount of 40% on three day passes (so R585 per ticket!) Please send an email to kira@lisof.co.za to confirm your spot.

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We can’t wait to have you!


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With the LISOF x Design Indaba Simulcast around the corner, it’s time to prepare yourself for the sheer amount of design knowledge and creativity you’re going to experience. If you’re still unclear on what exactly we’re doing, we’ve answered some questions. What is Design Indaba? The Design Indaba Festival is a week long celebration of […]