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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 […]

Meet the New Female Voices of Digital Art at Fak’ugesi 2016

The much anticipated Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, taking place from 19 August to 3 September 2016, will not only celebrate digital art and its impact on culture, creativity, arts and technology, but will also shine a light on the role women play in digital arts. With its Afro Tech Riot theme, festival organiser, Tegan […]

What will happen at Fak’ugesi 2016 

Everybody is asking what they can expect from the Fak’ugesi Festival in 2016. And while we don’t have all the details just yet (and we would like to get it to you in good form) we can start giving you little hints of what is coming your way.   It’s the year 2016, the year […]

Poem Call To Action

Theme: AFRO TECH RIOT Slogan: BY AFRICANS FOR AFRICA & OWN YOUR INNOVATION Brief: WRITE 1 poem / spoken word piece, 3 stanzas. The poem should be a call to action for people to join the AFRO TECH RIOT. Concept: It’s the year 2016, the year that the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival electrifies the [...]

Festival Residency Call

Call for Artists  Johannesburg Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residency in collaboration with Pro Helvetia Johannesburg.  Call for artists addressing technology and/or creative technologists from the Southern African region to participate in the annual Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Festival’s Residency in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Application & Proposal Deadline: June 28th 2016 Festival Residency Focus: The focus of the Fak’ugesi Festival in [...]

Opening of the Fak’ugesi Lab Exhibition

Fak’ugesi Lab: Exploring Cultural Technologies for Future Joburg. The Fak’ugesi Residency has run the course of the Fak’ugesi Festival. Digital Artists Jepchumba, Kasia Molga, Ling Tan and Nathan Gates occupied the Basement Gallery of the Wits Art Museum exploring the theme – “Futurist Visions of Johannesburg: uncovering place and space, physical and virtual responses to […]

Fak’ugesi Lab First Thursday at WAM

Join the Fak’ugesi Lab and the Wits Art Museum for First Thursday’s in Braamfontein. From 6pm to 9pm, Thursday 3rd Sept in the Basement Gallery. Fak’ugesi Residents invite you to participate in their explorations of cultural technology for future Joburg. Join Ling Tan in an exploration of wearable technology for exploring Braamfontein in the lead up to […]

Market Hack: making & hacking for everyone!

Market Hack returns for the 2015 Fak’ugesi Festival. This year we will be situated close to the Nieghbourgoods Market  in The Grove by South Point, 18 Melle Street, Braamfontein. Sat. 29th Aug, between 10am & 4pm. A collaboration with British Council Connect ZA’s InnovationZA program with Maker Library Network.    Along side Fak’ugesi Residents and a host of exciting independent […]

Residency Events, how do YOU see the future of Joburg?

What is Johannesburg and Braamfontien like now?  How will this become part of our social and cultural futures in this city? Join the Resident artists and creative technologists to explore the future of Johannesburg. Residency FAK’UGESI LAB open to the public from 26th Aug to 12th Sept. Every W ednesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm […]

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