About the event:
TALK100 Session One: 10:00 – 11:30
Social design, rebranding communities like the Cape Flats and celebrating local change makers, innovators and entrepreneurs
Join us for a fascinating morning with inspirational people who are passionate about creating a more inclusive society and changing people’s perceptions and preconceived ideas, using their creative skills and experiences to do so.
Speakers for TALK100 Session One:
- Danielle Ehrlich from True Story Studio: In her talk ‘Designing Moments that Matter’ Danielle uncovers ways in which she has used her human-centered design approach to create meaningful multi-sensory experiences, activations and events that encourage people to connect to themselves, each other, their environments and to what a brand, idea or concept is all really all about. It’s a new way of marketing and a new way of working and thinking; and is becoming more and more relevant in the global landscape, where authentic connection in the real-world is becoming more and more challenging.
- Talliard-Sister Duo from Made in Everywhere is passionate about rebranding the Cape Flats and to highlight the unique talents from these communities
- Lizl Naude, owner and founder of Lilly Loompa Furniture Design Company – see bio further below
- Davis Ndungu, founder and owner of Recycled Flip-flops PTY Ltd – see bio further below
- Gwendolyn Meyer – exhibit producer of the Food Revolution Exhibition, will share the fascinating story behind the collaboration between Sustainability Institute, the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, Stellenbosch University and the SouthernAfrica Food Lab
- Gwendolyn Meyer is a photographer, graphic designer, researcher and artist with a BFA from the California College of Arts in Oakland, California, 2004 and a Masters in Philosophy from the Sustainability Institute, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2016. Her interests lie in the intersections between people, place and culture. Her work investigates the agency of images, to tell stories, to activate ideas and create knowledge, to amplify and make things visible. She has a particular interest in the collaborations between the arts and sciences.
VENUE: Main auditorium, entrance on Corporation Street
Danielle Ehrlich from True Story Studio
'Danielle is an award winning creator, innovator, trendsetter, collaborator, brand builder and founder of experiential design studio True Story Studio She works with design that is environmentally, culturally and socially sensitive. She was named a mover and shaker by Design Indaba, and an Eco-Design Ambassador in Sweden. Her Product Design Company LIV Design was featured at the Rockefeller Center in New York, and in the Cape Town Laneway Project she is re-imagining the unused spaces in the city, one lane at a time, re-purposing them into useful engaging, citizen led hubs of activity. She specialises in human-centered design and social innovation and was coined a global design expert in Sweden where she was invited to talk about her approach to designing physical experiences at Scandinavia’s leading service design conference ‘From Business to Buttons’ earlier this year.
Talliard-Sister Duo from Made in Everywhere
Made in Everywhere is a start-up, co-founded by two sisters, Michelle and Natasha Talliard. The initial idea came from wanting to “rebrand the Cape Flat communities”. Anyone having spent their formative years in Mitchell’s Plain or any other community/township on the Cape Flats knows all too well the stigma and negative publicity attached to these areas. In light of the negative perception, which is grossly exaggerated at times; these extraordinary legacy rich communities which have so much to offer with regards to innovative ideas, products and historical places are being overlooked. The idea behind the creation of Made in Everywhere is to highlight and celebrate these forgotten places which were the result of apartheid spatial planning. Showcasing the positive and poignant stories of these previously disadvantaged communities, honing in on the successful entrepreneurs who have risen above their dismal living conditions to achieve and realise their dreams. Innovation and Entrepreneurship are the current buzzwords but for the inhabitants in some of the Western Cape communities it has always been a given as part of their means to survive, by engaging their skills and enterprising ability that is the only way they were able to earn a living. Trade secrets and cultural knowledge passed down from generation to generation – in some way the ancestors of modern day entrepreneurs are the real innovators. Amidst the political uncertainty, the numerous #MustFall movements, rising unemployment, the naysayers…there is indeed another side – an upside (depending on one’s view of course). The agenda of Made in Everywhere is to promote the positive, hone in on the good with the hope that these communities, locations and townships will become reimagined, represented and revived! #ReimaginedSpaces
Lizl Naude, owner and founder of Lilly Loompa Furniture Design Company (Made in Everywhere designer)
Lizl Naude' is a Cape-town-based Furniture Designer. As a qualified Interior Decorator she graduated “Top of her class” at Inscape Design College in 2008. She has over 15 years’ experience in the Event, Jewellery, Interiors, Construction and Furniture industries. A self-taught Furniture Designer and maker, Lizl was interview various times on E-TV, and KykNet, where she was recognized as a DIY specialist. Besides this she was the resident DIY contributor to a youth magazine called 4Change from 2012-2013, as well as the Green Home Magazine in 2014. Her designs are unique and exclusive. They are made with recycled materials which most people view as trash. This approach to building an environmentally conscious brand, has become part of her family’s lifestyle. They are currently living in and building an off-grid shipping container home. The concept behind it is that it will become a model/concept home for green living to be rolled out as a solution to SA’s housing crisis.
Davis Ndungu, founder and owner of Recycled Flip-flops PTY Ltd (Made in Everywhere designer)
Davis is originally from Kenya but now lives and works in Cape Town. In Kenya most artists are self taught and Davis is no exception, he completed his formal education at the age of 15 and then went on to learn how to carve sculptures. Initially Davis started carving sculptures from wood but later graduated to using flip-flops as his preferred medium and he has not looked back since. Davis has a workshop in Long street in Cape Town where he works from - all his sculptures are handmade, each sculpture is completely unique in terms of colour and design. The core pillars of his business is REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE.
Location: Auditorium, Cape Town City Hall, cnr Darling Street and Corporation Street
Corner of Darling and Corporation Street , Cape Town