2018 Fak’ugesi Festival

Fak’ugesi Festival 2018 was an intimate focus the role vernacular and traditional cultures in digital culture and practices.

What would you call a vernacular algorithm?  Is it hidden knowledge that exists deep in language and culture. In 2018 Fak’ugesi Festival called on the exploration of  the algorithms, patterns and fractals of your indigenous culture! In digital art, music, animation, memes, architecture, poetry, games, VR or the way you braid your hair!

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In 2018 our Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residency was bigger in celebration of work between India, North Africa, SADC and Switzerland:

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About Fak'ugesi Festival

Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival is at the forefront of Africa’s culture and technology scene. Explore what we stand for and how our journey evolves.

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Activities

Fak’ugesi Festival takes place annually in Johannesburg, South Africa. Plus year long pop up programming at regional & international Festivals, and the Tshimologong Innovation Precinct. Digital Cultural Economies, Digital Art, Critical Engagement, VR / AR, Gaming, Animation and Sound.

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Make

Workshops, Hackathons, Game Jams

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Talk

Conference, Talks, Events

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Industry

Research, Residencies, Community

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Show

AR/VR Exhibitions, Games Arcade, Animation Screenings, Digital Art Exhibitions

Headspace

Our generating space, find industry reports, new stories and current events.

Research

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The festival affords the opportunity for critical engagements, the outcomes are collated every year, making the festival a generator of industry insights and a living archive of Africa’s culture and technology sector.

New Stories

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The festival extends its investment in African digital creativity throughout the year by keeping in touch with news and opinion on the impact and trajectory of creative digital innovation in Africa.

Community

Festival Residencies & Partner Linked Creative Programs.