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DNA Conference and Exhibition – Jo’burg September 2011 – Design Network Africa began here.

Written by Heath on March 15th, 2012

This is a network (currently being formed) of designers from 28 different African countries, funded by the Danish (Danish Centre for Culture and Development, DANIDA). As it is still in its infancy, little can be said about it as yet, BUT this event in Joburg (timed to coincide with the Joburg Art Fair) was the inaugural meeting of us all where we hashed out some ideas about what this network could become, and got a chance to see each others work on an exhibition put together by the DNA director Trevyn McGowan.

 

The show was astonishing. I’ve never seen so much potential in one room before. The network also has the potential to be a serious force in the global design world of the future.

 

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