10 Days in South Africa

Design Indaba is a South African organization that inspires and empowers people to create a better future through design and creativity. On the heels of Karlssonwilker's successful real-time design adventure in Serbia, the organization invited Hjalti and Jan to South Africa for another immersive overseas design trip. We visited three cities, four townships, went on a road trip, and tasted 11 different kinds of meat, all the while fully engrossing ourselves in the culture.

Each day was full of conversations, food, drink, Muti markets, and an early morning climb on Cape Town’s Lions’ Head. Our chock-full days and nights led to a new piece of design every day, an immediate response to that day’s experience. The pieces created ranged from the use of traditional patterns as a basis for infographics, to an amalgam of three well-known indigenous flowers into one super-mega flower. Additionally, we had the privilege of giving workshops, where the attendees were by far the most engaged and open participants that we’ve ever encountered.

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