ABOUT THE FORUM

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CREATIVE DIALOGUES

The Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography held the inaugural Creative Dialogues: Imagined Futures Forum from 11 to 13 June 2019. The forum brought together creatives, artists, advertisers, designers, curators and academics from primarily South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe to share perspectives and expertise across multiple forms of ‘knowledges’. Participants to this project were invited to  speak from their field of expertise and to present possible future scenarios stemming  from historic as well as current trends and events. The canvassing of multiple future scenarios and possibilities from diverse fields and thinkers in the creative sector is  an ongoing project  which will expand in its reach, participants and topics. The project is meant to encourage us to critically engage with current thought processes in  the creative sector and to identify trends and drivers towards what could be in the making, un-making and re-making of Africa and our collective futures.