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Decorex Africa launches Summit in partnership with Asus

Decorex Africa has launched a brand new summit in Cape Town and Johannesburg with Asus as its partner.

Juliet Kavishe, Chris Reid, Nandi Dlepu, Bielle Bellingham and Mugendi K M’Rithaa

Taking place over a single day at each show, the talks and presentations include information on changing local personalities and a can’t-miss presentation by an international guest speaker.

Participants will earn accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. But the events are not reserved for trade professionals, curious intellectuals from all walks of life are invited to take advantage of the offer.

On June 17, Cape Town will host the Summit when it runs alongside the events and exhibitions that make up the brand new Decorex Cape Town (June 16-19, 2022). A ticket for the Summit also grants access to the exhibition.

The Summit then migrates to Sandton, Johannesburg, where it takes place at the Sandton Convention Center on July 28. Again, it is co-located with the show (July 28-31, 2022) and a Summit ticket opens access to Africa’s leading architecture, interior design and decoration event.

The list of speakers for both summits is curated by Bielle Bellingham of Decorex Africa.

“[I am] driven by the power of art and design as catalysts for change… With a background in art history, publishing, interior design and experience design, I use patterns to reinvent the future,” she says. Bellingham is a former editor of Elle Decoration SA and is currently the contributing design editor of Home and Leisure magazine in addition to her role as curator of Decorex Africa.

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Carol Weaving, MD of RX Africa, said, “We are extremely pleased with this clear alignment between our Summit partner and the nature of the event itself. Both aim to meet a direct need and to enable and enhance creativity! »

The summit will focus on design as a broad discipline across various sectors.

Meet the speakers

Professor Mugendi K M’Rithaa is a transdisciplinary industrial designer, educator and researcher currently working at Machakos University in Kenya. He holds a bachelor’s degree in design, a master’s degree in industrial design, a postgraduate diploma in higher education and training and a doctorate in universal design. He has taught in Kenya, Botswana, Canada, India, Norway, South Africa, Sweden and Uganda. He is passionate about expressions of socially conscious design and is particularly interested in the central role of design thinking in advancing the development agenda on the African continent.

The architectural partners behind the Wits Art Museum, Nina Cohen and Fiona Garson will present jointly. Many of the buildings designed by Cohen and Garson are groundbreaking and have been published in prestigious international magazines such as Domus, Detail, Architecture compendium etc Cohen and Garson have received numerous awards, including 2012 Visi Designer of the Year, a GIFA Achievement Award and a National Achievement Award from SAIA.

Joe Osae-Addo is director of Constructs, a design and construction company with offices in Accra, Ghana. His firm synergizes architecture, urban planning, landscaping and building technology into a single unit, combining modern architecture and building techniques into “inno-native” design solutions that shape the world. contemporary African architecture. He worked for architectural firms in Finland, the United Kingdom and the United States before establishing his own practice in Los Angeles, California, where he co-founded the Los Angeles Museum of Architecture and Design. In Ghana, he is President of ArchiAfrika, a platform that initiates and facilitates research on African architecture and promotes socio-cultural development.

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Chris Reid is a trendsetter and strategist based in Cape Town, South Africa. For more than a decade, he has presented trend information to local and overseas clients, working both with agencies and as a freelance consultant. Approaching the world of trends with equal parts curiosity, insight and skepticism, Reid is fascinated by the things that connect us to each other and our world and what those connections mean for brands and individuals.

Juliet Kavishe is a professional interior designer and design educator who has worked on high-end residences and commercial and corporate workspaces around the world. She is a member of the Board of Trustees and Editor-in-Chief of the Pan Afrikan Design Institute (PADI) Educational Journal Committee, which strives to create a design journal focused on African design and design education focused on African design. ‘Africa. Kavishe is also one of the directors of the African Institute of Interior Design Professions (IID) and teaches interior design.

Registration for the Summit begins at 10 a.m. and the program runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

For more information on speakers, schedule and ticketing, go here.

Decorex Africa launches Summit in partnership with Asus

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