About the event:
Join authors Elbé Coetsee and Tapiwa Matsinde for a discussion about their recent publications Craft Art in South Africa (Jonathan Ball) and Contemporary Design Africa (Thames & Hudson). Elbé will be there in person to field questions, and Tapiwa will join in over Skype from London.
Tapiwa Matsinde is a British/Zimbabwean designer, creative consultant, blogger and author living in London. She has worked as a graphic designer and a brand guardian in corporate communications for leading international organisations, and writes about contemporary design and style from Africa for her blog Atelier Fifty-Five. Tapiwa's first book Contemporary Design Africa, profiling designers and makers working on the continent and beyond was published by Thames & Hudson in May 2015.
Elbé Coetsee (née Fincham), is a promoter of craft art and social entrepreneurship, and has an unwavering passion for the tactile quality of handmade objects. She completed a PhD at the University of Pretoria, focusing on the demographic characteristics and entrepreneurial attitudes of craft artists in South Africa, for which she received academic honorary colours. She established the Mogalakwena Craft Art Development Foundation (MCADF) at the end of 1994 with the aim of MCADF establishing a sustainable development programme that will provide training and employment in craft art for previously disadvantaged or unemployed people. In 2002 her book Craft Art in South Africa was published by Struik and voted onto the Publisher’s Choice List at Exclusive Books. A follow up, Craft Art in South Africa: Creative Intersections is published in 2015.
Location: OD Book Boutique
Second Floor, Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8000, CBD