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

Story Posted: 19 August 2015
Categories: Residency

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
Wits Art Museum, Corner of Bertha and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein

–> Visit the Fak’ugesi Lab at Wits Art Museum. Play and experiment in thinking about the Futures of Johannesburg.

In the Fak’ugesi Lab you can “Meet Your Future Selfie”; explore your city through a “Framed Contemplation”;  see plants make art with World Wider Labs and much more!

Focused workshops and events include:



“Reverse” Digital Hustle
Thurs. 27th August. 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Wits Art Museum, Corner of Bertha and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein

–> Growing on the Livity and ConnectZA Digital Hustle. We offer a “Reverse” Digital Hustle were resident Jepchumba, art and technology curator Irini Papadimtriou and IsoBar & NowLab South Africa’s Kerry Friend will creatively hustle you to engage the future of Johannesburg.

Are you a digital designer, developer, entrepreneur or just interested in the future of Johannesburg? Join this amazing team of Digital experts to explore, navigate and interpret digital technologies, in creating ideas and paper prototype tools for the digital futures of Johannesburg and Braamfontein.
For more info and reservation: Fak’ugesi “Reverse” Digital Hustle.



Market Hack, partnership with ConnectZA & Innovation ZA
Sat. 29th August, 9:30am to 4pm.
The Grove at South Point, Melle Street, Braamfontein

–> An event for the whole family at the market. Join our Residents, the Maker Library and local makers and hackers for a fun day of making at the Saturday market in Braamfontien. You will see playful electronics; maybe help build a robot arm? But generally enjoy the market and the food.
For more info: Market Hack Event 



Fak’ugesi Lab ‘First Thursday’ at WAM
Thurs. 3rd Sept 6pm to late.
Wits Art Museum, Corner of Bertha and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein

–> ‘First Thursdays’ at the Wits Art Museum will host Fak’ugesi Lab activities with residents. Expect the following and more! Help plants make art with “World Wilder Labs” sensors for talking to plants with Kasia Molga, “Meet Your Future Selfie” with Jepchumba or practice wireless poetry with Nathan Gates.



Treasure Hunting for a Smart City, Workshops and Play Event
Wits Art Museum, Corner of Bertha and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein

1. Treasure Hunt Site Selection Workshop

–> 30th Aug from 12:30, Wits Art Museum

2. Learning about the *WearOn Tool

–> Early: Thurs. 3rd Sept from 14:00, Wits Art Museum
–> Late: Thurs. 3rd Sept from 18:00, First Thursdays at the Wits Art Museum

3. Treasure Hunt!

–> Session 1: Sat. 5th Sept, from 12:30
–> Session 2: Sun 6th Sept, from 12:30

For more info and reservation: visit Treasure Hunting for a Smart City



For more info on the residency and all related events contact

This project has been supported by the SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015, a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa and the British Council.

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