With over 100 conversations with creatives from around the world, different backgrounds we have been chatting to creatives we admire on their journeys, ideas, advice & thoughts on different topics and we hope this inspire your journey.READ BELOW
We believe in conversations and community; our talk series encourages honest conversation. Curated by our team we invite creatives to share their journeys in a 3 way fireside chat style conversation (speaker, host and audience) and panel discussions featuring 3/4 creatives discussing topics suggested by creatives. The talks are every month (ish) and are open to public and hosted in central spaces we partner with.ATTEND
We imagined an annual gathering, a few days of creatives from continent + diaspora in one space in conversation with ourselves on what we are doing, need & want for our continent and we contribute to that; hence the Young African Creative Conference once a year.ATTEND
This week we had a conversation with Johannesburg born multidisciplinary artist Katlego Tshuma. Tshuma recently won the Nando’s Hot Young Designer competition for his “Sangu” bench design. We talk to him about where it all started, his design process when creating the bench and where he finds inspiration.
This week we had a conversation with Johannesburg based, filmmaker, director and writer Xolelwa ‘Ollie’ Nhlabatsi. In our conversation we talk to him about his journey as a filmmaker, a valuable lesson taught to him by a varsity lecturer and how he approaches his creative process when dealing with clients as well as having the important discussion around payments from clients. We end on a lighter note and ask him about his favorite movies.
A look at Nigerian tragedy and how an illustrator creates hope through fantasy for the next young future generation. We have a conversation Folashade Adeshida who is a young Nigerian based illustrator and graphic designer. Her work is centered around creating a fantasy for young black children so they can see themselves represented. She has a passion for African folklore and the telling of African stories. In our conversation we talk with Adeshida about where her creative journey began, the challenges she’s been facing currently given the political climate in Nigeria and what her hopes are for her country.
We talk to playwright and director Slindile Mthembu about her most recent performance piece titled "Re-membering". In our conversation we talk about the challenges she faced while performing this piece, the intention and message she would like to convey as well as the struggles facing the theatre community in a world that is adapting digitally on the daily.
As part of our ongoing series of conversations with creatives and entrepreneurs, we took some time to chat to Sizwe Cele a Johannesburg based entrepreneur and founder of Khomba and Socly. We speak about his work in mobility and how he navigates and balances entrepreneurship and good quality of life.
We speak to Íria Marina a Maputo based photographer, filmmaker & Designer and Co-Founder of natural hair and body products company Ancestori Living. She recently participated in the #CreativeHustles event on filmmaking in Maputo alongside Maputo based producer Peter Gudo and UK based filmmaker Shola Amoo in partnership with British Council.
The New York Africa Film Festival is an annual event that highlights different films from the continent. South African film ''Noem My Skollie'' had it's New York Premiere at this year's New York Africa Film Festival, network member Didintle Ntsie caught up with the director Daryne Joshua to chat about the film and the impact it's had in South Africa.