Following huge success in 2014, onedotzero’s award-winning educational programme cascade ZA returns to Johannesburg this September in partnership with the British Council as part of their Connect ZA Innovation Month and the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival.
cascade ZA is a fantastic platform for young creatives to showcase work and build networks within the Johannesburg arts and technology scene, local creative industries and beyond. The programme offers inspiration and insight, practical advice, skills and first-hand experience of multi-disciplinary project development in preparation for working within the creative industry.
Hosted this year at iThuba Art Gallery in Braamfontein, cascade ZA 2015 will bring together a selection of South Africa’s top recent graduates and young creatives, with this year’s participants coming from the worlds of visual art, graphic design, filmmaking and 3D animation, performance, technology, poetry, and music.
Working in multidisciplinary teams to tackle a brief, participants will pool their collective talents, insights and specialisms to produce a standout idea during an intensive week of multi-disciplinary workshops and inspiration sessions led by onedotzero and creative mentors. The results of the week-long group work will be showcased at The Alex Theatre in Braamfontein as part of the Closing Ceremony for the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival.
This year, the participants will be supported and guided by onedotzero Managing Director Sophie Walter and Senior Producer Simone Sebastian, London-based artist and ‘movician’ Di Mainstone, architecturally trained maker and coder Ling Tan, and South African digital artist and curator Jepchumba. The team also features four local creatives who took part in last year’s cascade programme and have since gone on to great success.
Workshop: 7 – 11 September 2015 at iThuba Gallery, Braamfontein
Public Showcase: 12 September 2015 at The Alex Theatre, Braamfontein
The project is part of SA-UK Seasons 2014 and 2015, which is a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa and the British Council.
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