Fak’ugesi Talks – Reverse Digital Hustle: Fak’ugesi Digital Artists

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In collaboration with Livity Africa and Connect ZA,, two interactive sessions led by industry professionals will form part of the Fak’ugesi Talks. After the success of last year’s Reverse Hustle, the first session will feature the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residents who will work with participants to explore the continents digital and tech landscape.

Livity Africa is a youth agency that develops platforms, campaigns, ideas and social change. All of this is created for young people, driven by young people.

Speakers List

Tabita Rezaire is a French born Guyanese/Danish new media artist, intersectional preacher, cultural health activist, tech-politics researcher and Kemetic yoga teacher based in Johannesburg. Her work focuses on decolonial knowledge and explores the political aesthetics of resistance through screen-based practices. Addressing the performativity of encounters – online and offline – her works tackle the pervasive matrix of coloniality and its affects on technology, sexuality, race, gender, media representation, health and spirituality. Confronting occidental hegemony, she provides alternative narratives through digital healing activism challenging our white-supremacist-patriarchal-cis-hetero-globalized world screen.

@browncorefly

Vuyi Chaza is a 24-year-old woman from Zimbabwe. She wants to live in a world where video games and cartoon watching are mandatory subjects at school, and extra cheesy pizza becomes a staple food in her country.As a self-proclaimed, amateur designer, she’s been designing officially for one year and has her designs on billboards, publications, books and album covers. When she’s not trying to navigate the choppy waters of freelancing/starting a business, she creates weird art pieces that leave people either scratching their heads or jaws dropped in fascination. Vuyi hopes to create spaces and opportunities where women in Zimbabwe can pursue a career in digital arts, while shaping the narrative surrounding women and Zimbabwe.

instagram: @__vuyi__

Twitter: @vuyi_chaza

Cebo Simphiwe Xulu, otherwise known online as @Mr_MediaX. Defines himself myself as a New Media artist creatively executing work as an art director, information designer and part-time writer on arts and technology. Growing up in the KwaZulu-Natal region of rural Eshowe, as a resident of King Dinizulu Township, Xulu lives and connects to the world through exploring art in the digital space. Constantly investigating the placement and displacement of myself and Bantu society in a hyper mediated world, Xulu’s work is heavily inspired by popular culture and the media trends that impact the evolution of African life as well as the overall human experience. He aims to create work that brings the art, online and tech worlds into the same conversation.

Instagram: @mr_mediax

Twitter: @Mr_MediaX

Behance: https://www.behance.net/MrMediaX

Regina Kgatle is the founder and MD of Educade, and its sister non-profit startup, 67games. An Electrical and Computer Engineering student (University of Cape Town, Honors) she believes we can use games to educate people no matter where they come from or where they go to school. At Educade, Regina focuses on designing and building educational games based on The Promise Curriculum, installing them on custom stand-up arcades that can be taken on the road to South African schools.  67games engages continues this mission by engaging with developers from around the world to create new games for these cabinets, which are then promoted throughout South Africa by means of game pop up installations.

For her efforts, Regina has received national and international awards – listed as Mail & Guardian’s top 200 Young people contributing to bettering the quality of life for South Africans, nominated for the African Alliance award by the UN.

Instagram: @rrrreegina

Twitter: @RrrEeGina

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Details

Date: August 24, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Tshimologong

47 Juta Street, Braamfontein
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa

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Organiser

Fak’ugesi

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