Open Design Cape Town: Talk100 Sessions

The annual Open Design Cape Town Festival is running from 12 – 23 August 2015. The event will be featuring a series of talks focused on networking and idea sharing. Here is a breakdown of the 7 Talk100 sessions that will be taking place.

Talk100 Session 1: Urban Hacktivism

CEO of Cape Town Partnership, Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana joins business analyst and CEO of NxtGen, Mapaseka Dipale, as well as urban designer Kirsten Wilkins to discuss hacking our urban environment to create a space of safety and fun.

Date: 13 August 2015

Price: R50

Time: 1pm – 2:30pm

Talk100 Session 2: Making a Business Case for Design

Established interior designer Tracy-Lee Lynch talks about her journey re-creating a local design identity for Nando’s.

Date: 14 August 2015

Price: R50

Time: 1pm – 2:30pm

Talk100 Session 3: Design, Kids and Education

This talk revolves around the inclusion of youth in design. Danish architect Julie Dufour discusses the design of the Ama’r Children’s Cultural House in Copenhagen. Rachel Botsis speaks about the Bellville Box, a innovative idea for teens interested in the design of public space. Eric Atmore shares the new developments and plans for the Cape Town Museum of Childhood, launching in 2016.

Date: 15 August 2015

Price: R50

Time: 9am – 10:30am

Talk100 Session 4: Design Innovation and Socio-Economic Development

Learn about using design to create capital. This talk is about encouraging entrepreneurship and adding value to the community. Speakers include Gina Levy from UCT Upstarts, Jeremy Puren and the See-Saw-Do team and Sihle Tshabalala from Brothers for All.

Date: 18 August 2015

Price: R50

Time: 1pm – 2:30pm

Talk100 Session 5: Design, Health and Wellness

How can design benefit health care and health care facilities? Riaan Conradie from LifeQ and HealthQ Technologies, along with John Hutchinson and product designer Phil Goodwin, will facilitate this debate.

Date: 19 August 2015

Price: R50

Time: 1pm – 2:30pm

Talk100 Session 6: Textiles, Technology, Open Source and CNC Machines

Product designer Phil Goodwin, textile designer and coder JoAnne Kowalski and industrial designer Morten Ydefelt will discuss the use of technology in design and the influence and impact it has on the industry.

Date: 21 August 2015

Price: R50

Time: 1pm – 2:30pm

Talk100 Session 7: From Trends to Front End Innovation In Africa – Opportunity Spaces For The Future

Leading Front End Innovation (FEI) expert Klaus Schnurr shows how innovation experts can apply a trend and monetise it. Using global innovation case studies for companies such as Porsche, Siemens and British American Tobacco (BAT), he will illustrate how this is achievable.

Date: 22 August 2015

Price: R50

Time: 1pm – 2:3opm

The Talk100 Sessions will be held at Jubilee Hall 1, Watershed, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. Book your tickets for each talk at Quicket. Want to know more about Open Design Cape Town? Here are 8 exciting events to diarise.