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Call for Artists! – Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residency

In collaboration with Pro Helvetia Johannesburg & the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Call for artists addressing technology and/or creative technologists to participate in the annual Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival’s creative residency in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Two young digital makers will be chosen from the following countries: SADC: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, […]

Fak’ugesi Play Rooms Pop Up Project – Creativate, NAF

Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival is having some exploratory fun in June this year at two pop-ups. The second is at the National Arts Festival’s Creativate in Grahamstown, South Africa. Post graduate students of the Wits Digital Arts Division and artist Nathan Gates will present to playful FAK’UGESI PLAYROOMS that explore playful and DIY digital making. Games […]

Vernacular Algorithms Pop Up Project – ISEA2018, Durban

Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival is having some exploratory fun in June this year at two pop-ups. The first is at ISEA2018 in Durban, South Africa.  Fak’ugesi Festival Director, Dr. Tegan Bristow is collaborating with Russel Hlongwane , Lindiwe Matlali and from Mozambique based ANIMA ‘s Joao Roxo and Alexandre Coelho on an exploration of  Vernacular Algorithms. Project Introduction: At the […]

Digital Africa Exhibition and Beats Bloc Party among exceptional highlights of 2017 Fak’ugesi Festival

From 6 to 16 September, the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival is back in Johannesburg to celebrate technology, creativity, collaboration and innovation from across the African continent. The highly anticipated 2017 festival will officially open with the launch of the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Exhibition on 8 September and close with the Festival Finale – Fak’ugesi […]

Welcome to the 2017 Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival 

In 2017 Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festivals stands up to salute those that listened to their hearts and lived their bravest lives. 6th to the 16th of September in Braamfontein is where electronic hearts meet. An electrifying ten day program celebrating the power of innovative collaboration. Stand up with us to claim creative technology as […]

Fak’ugesi Residence Project Presented at Museums and the Web, USA

We are excited to announce that the  2016 Fak’ugesi Digital African Residency #MAMBOKADZI Project, developed on residency with Fak’ugesi Festival last year was presented last week at the 2017 Museum and the Web Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Congratulations to residents Cebo Simphiwe Xulu, Regina Kgatle and Vuyi Chaza on their success. We are really proud […]

Award Winning Performance

Our 2015 Fak’ugesi Festival performance “BodyTech” has won the 2017 National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Best Public Performance! An experimental interactive performance using wifi connected lighting and lighting animations. Performed by Athena Mazarakis and built by Jarryd Bekker & Daniel De Kock of Bushveld Labs with The Ar(t)chive. Photo’s by […]

Read our 2016 Report

In an aim to share what we do and how, both for our partners and for those interested in how Fak’ugesi works, we are sharing our 2016 Report. Please feel free to download and read the full executive report of the 2016 Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival: Fakugesi_Report_2016_Digital_Compressed_Sml

Dates Announced for Fak’ugesi 2017

The 2017 Festival planning is looking bigger and better than ever before. In the next few months we will be developing new themes, new partners and new projects. What we can tell you now are our proposed dates for 2017. The main festival will run from the 6th to the 16th of September, but watch […]

Fak’ugesi African Innovation Festival Lights up Johannesburg

With a superb line-up celebrating technology and creativity by Africans for Africa, the 2016 Fak’ugesi African Innovation Festival was once again a resounding success. This year’s festival ran from 19 August to 3 September 2016 and brought together diverse digital and technology sectors to collaborate and share skills in digital media and technology innovation. Fak’ugesi […]

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