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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

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 […]

Media Release: BodyTech 2015

       In 2015 The Ar(t)chive, South Africa’s leading dance and physical performance archive, launches BodyTech in collaboration with the 4th edition of the Fak’Ugesi Digital Arts Africa Festival.   BodyTech debuts as an innovative platform for exploring the South African performing body’s relationship with technology. This initiative explores the historical and current landscape of contemporary […]

A MAZE to return to Fak’ugesi with more games and plenty to play with!

  PRESS RELEASE – 29 JULY 2015 Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival 2015 will feature the return of A MAZE./ Johannesburg, South Africa’s premier International Independent Games and Playful Media Festival. In its 4th year, A MAZE./ Johannesburg 2015 will bring digital and analog games, interactive arts, music, and all things playful to Braamfontein from […]

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