And we're live from Cape Town at Design Indaba this week covering the presentations, films, music and products that are making a difference not only in South Africa, but around the world. An impressive roster of international speakers includes John Maeda, Steven Heller, Louise Fili, Paula Scher, Asif Khan, Martí Guixé, Core77 Design Awards winner Daan Roosegaarde, Oscar Diaz, Jeanne van Heeswijk, David Adjaye and more. We'll be covering the ideas and inspiration from over 30 speakers representing the broad, transdiciplinary nature of this conference.
This year's events include a stellar film festival hosted at The Bank on Canterbury Street. Screenings of documentary and feature films include some personal favorites: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Waste Land, Marina Abramovíc: The Artist is Present, Beauty is Embarassing, and Design & Thinking. The first annual music circuit presents 32 artists in 8 venues around Cape Town. And the perennial favorite Expo presents emerging designers from around the continent in a lively tradeshow setting.
Beginning on Wednesday, follow us on Twitter @Core77 for live tweeting or if you're a student or young designer in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town or Durban, you can participate in one of the local Young Designers Simulcasts.