Date: Thursday 27th August 2015
Time: 17:30 for 18:00 – 20:00
Venue: Wits Art Museum, Corner of Bertha and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein
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Expanding on Livity Africa & British Council Connect ZA’s Digital Hustles: Innovation and Creativity in the Digital World, Livity Africa – in association with the British Council Connect ZA’s Innovation ZA and the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival – brings you Digital Hustles: The Digital Future of Johannesburg. The Digital Hustles are designed as a series of conversations, gatherings and activities with industry professionals and entrepreneurs to bring awareness to digital skills and creativity.
With this Digital Hustle we’re flipping the script and reversing the roles. Fak’ugesi resident Jepchumba, Art and Technology curator Irini Papadimtriou and IsoBar & NowLab South Africa’s Kerry Friend will lead an event that will creatively engage YOU on the digital future of Johannesburg. If you are a digital/graphic designer, developer, entrepreneur – or really just a digital enthusiast interested in the future of Johannesburg – then join this amazing team of digital and creative professionals to explore, navigate and interpret digital technologies.
More on our panelists:
A cultural ambassador, Jepchumba is the Founder and Creative Director of African Digital Art, a collective and creative space where digital artists, enthusiasts and professionals can seek inspiration, showcase their artistry and connect with emerging artists.
Irini Papadimitriou is the Head of New Media Arts Development at Watermans, an arts organisation presenting innovative work and supporting artists working with technology, where she is curating the exhibition programme and an annual digital performance festival.
Kerry Friend currently heads up the NowLab innovation programme at Isobar, a global digital marketing agency, and is part of the collective, Create Africa, who produce cultural events focused on the intersection between culture and technology.
British Council Connect ZA is a major series of cultural exchanges between the UK and South Africa marking 2014 as a celebration of 20 years of democracy in South Africa. From 2013 to 2015, the programme will support cultural connections between young people aged 18-35 in the UK and South Africa with series of arts projects and use digital platforms to build creative networks through live music, film, visual art and design. British Council Connect ZA aims to reach new and diverse audiences for the arts and stimulate innovation, whilst forging new collaborations with organisations and individuals on both continents.