Last night Laureen and Renee Rossouw hosted a few of the Design Indaba international Pecha Kucha speakers together with some of our local design talent at Laureen’s city bowl apartment. With the sun setting on this jubilant World Design Capital city of ours, we set the world straight discussing astrology, the potential tackiness of sunsets, the horrors of freelance work and picked up on various ideas, quotes and people that inspired us during the days talks at the Design Indaba conference.
Not only was the company and conversation up to scratch, the Cape Malay spread was incredibly satisfying, with samoosas, curries, rotis and fresh watermelon, kiwi’s with a wet yogurt nougat-type-thing to accompany it.
Who was there you ask?
The Pecha Kucha Speakers: Top graduates at leading global design schools
Mathieu Rivier: Swiss-born media and interaction designer/artist
He is currently working as an assistant in the Media and Interaction Design unit at ECAL but also still continues his work by collaborating with associates to realise various projects.
Ian Murchison: an industrial designer.
He has also worked as an industrial designer with the accessory design team at Research in Motion (RIM) where he worked on a wide range of products to enhance and complete the BlackBerry user experience. In his short time at RIM, Murchison was a part of 120+ patents, filed worldwide and over 50 products released in the market.
Agatha Haines, a speculative designer.
The main focus of her work is the design of the human body. How might people respond to the possibilities of our body as another everyday material and how far can we push our malleable bodies while still being accepted by society?Expressing this work through fabrication, film and effects she is currently broaching these topics through talks, teaching and exhibitions.