PAST PROGRAMME


Have a look at some of our past events:

We are proud to be the igniting factor for Creative collaboration, Idea generation, and strategic Innovation. We bring you the past, the present, and the future of the Creative and Design World by unraveling its success and concepts through various types of events:

- Business Of Design
- Tours
- Talks
- Masterclasses
- Wine By Design
- #FIKA (Coffee Networking)
- Brag Sessions

Team Work

Join Mark Barnes for a candid, straight talk on Team Work

Teams do have I’s in them, and so they should!

Fit for purpose is different for different players on the field. Props shouldn’t score tries, and wings should stay out of the scrum.

It’s about common purpose, not common skills. It’s about celebrating differences, not the lowest common denominator. Leadership matters.

TDA - Join Yatish Narsi - Chief Experience Office

JOIN XHIEF EXPERIENCE OFFICER FROM GRID WORLDWIDE

African solutions to African problems, a sentiment that will limit our progress.

How can we instead, embrace Africa’s and the world’s best thinking to ensure our cities deliver affordable housing, employment opportunities and a better standard of living for all.

WINE MADE RIGHT HERE IN THE HEART OF JOHANNESBURG

Gerakaris Family Wines is garagiste winemaking! Join Kath Gerakaris, wine maker and oenologist, who since 2008 has been building this holistic wine enterprise to encompass wine education to the professional and private markets.

Work Mind Matters Conference

WORK MIND MATTERS CONFERENCE

The first conference of its kind in South Africa… calling professionals and business leaders from all industries; and businesses of all sizes, from SMMEs to multinationals.
Join the conversation to gain insight and fresh perspectives on mental health and wellness in the workplace.

The Design Assemblage Brag Session

BRAG BY SIFISO SHANGE

During brag sessions, designers present their creative design ideas to a
discerning design audience. These short sessions are an opportunity to present ideas in a quickfire way and take a few minutes to self promote.

The Design Assemblage Wine By Design

AN AWARD-WINNING VINEYARD,WILDEKRANS

Wildekrans is an international award-winning vineyard overlooking Walker Bay. Wine by Design sets to explore the winemakers’ process, wine label design and share the unique stories in wine with the design community, through a series of intimate tasting evenings.

22 August 2019 Steinhobel

THE PRESTIGIOUS ART STEINHOBEL BRAND

a global industrial design and product development company, servicing corporate and individual clients across diverse industries. This includes electronics, packaging, mining and sports equipment.

The Design Assemblage Factory Tour

FACTORY TOUR OF AWARD-WINNING OFFICE FURNITURE

The Angel Shack Factory – An awe-inspiring experience and eye-opener into what it takes to design and manufacture international award-winning products of exceptional quality and standard. From ergonomic chairs to desks and workspace furniture, you will see the nuts and bolts of the assembly process, as well as, the R&D department and final products.

The Design Assemblage Dynamic Sitting

DYNAMIC SITTING BY MONJA BOONZAIER

Is sitting the new smoking?
Overcome the negative effects of prolonged sitting with the Feldenkrais Method. A technique that will increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination. Since how you move, is how you move through life, these improvements will often enhance your thinking, emotional regulation, and problem-solving capabilities.

The Design Assemblage master class 30 August poster

POLITICS OF COLOUR BY GARTH WASTIE

The role of colour in social and political movements and how it translates into design and consumer psychology. Presented by Garth David Wastie from Home Fabrics

The Design Assemblage Turning the Wilds Around

ART IN PUBLIC SPACE BY JAMES DELANEY

Having fixed up The Wilds over 3 years, no-one would visit.
By rethinking public space to engage citizens, how did James Delaney use art and design to turn this around. By making it one of Joburg’s most well-loved parks.

The Design Assemblage master class 30 july poster

NEW WORK, NEW RULES BY STEELCASE

Today’s teams are hyper-collaborators who navigate a fluid, fast-paced flow of interdependent ideas, redefining both teamwork and me work to foster a new culture and achieve better results. Their work has changed dramatically, but their workspaces? Not so much.

Together with our partners

Angel Shack and Inspiration Office

Open Office

We will be hosting OPEN OFFICE.

A variety of suitable workspace including: Boardrooms, Desks and Learn Labs, as well as a Work Cafe, Respite and Focus Room.

All these spaces are ideal for designers to host a meeting, workshop or work session. The idea is to help you find a creative space for a specific task or have a change of scenery from where you are.

The open office, coffee, and wifi are on the house.
We only ask that you book your spot in advance and use it appropriately for purposeful meetings and work.