Afro Tech Riot
Story Posted: 11 December 2019
In 2016 the theme ‘AFRO TECH RIOT’ [2016 video link] reflected the student uprising and the regenerative power that technology holds in the hands of digital creatives with hearts and minds in the right place. Here young creative and industry professionals alike recharge their creativity and build their networks with professionals and emerging creatives from across Africa and the globe. They are able to generate new questions and work through potential solutions that make Africa’s unique position visible.
Poster illustrator: In 2016 we drew inspiration from the ‘Fees Must Fall’ riots across the country. Many protesters were seen filming and using their mobile phones and tech to mobilise action during the protests. Feminine hands using mobile devices to inspire the riots became the key visual element used by illustrator Michael Tymbios to bring to life the Afro Tech Riot theme.
Click here to download the 2016 festival report.