“The great thing about Africa is how a new identity is emerging and how it is beginning to influence design, fashion and photography in the rest of the world.” – Cathal McKee
With Cape Town being this years official World Capital of Design, African design is hotter than ever! This year Afrovibes Festival pays special attention to design from the continent and exchange and dialogue between designers.
On Wednesday May 21st Afrovibes invites designer Cathal McKee, fashion designer Naomi Rosheuvel and international artist collective Cascoland to share their inspiration in design.
Cathal McKee is designer, director and founding member of CMK1 in Amsterdam who works both in The Netherlands and South Africa. Cathal McKee is the curator for the Afrovibes Design Programme 2014.
Naomi Rosheuvel is founder of fashion label Nomi by Naomi. The designer is based in Amsterdam and uses African wax. Her biggest inspiration is creative people, who are dedicated to make a difference in their environment while incorporating their personal style.
Cascoland is an international network of artists, architects and designers sharing a fascination for interventions in public space. During the World Championships Football in South Africa 2010, Cascoland initiated a series of interventions, installations and actions in and around the underused Mmabatho sports stadium in Mafikeng, South Africa, in close collaboration with local participants, artists and communities.