From Rise Digital Africa to Own Your Force
Story Posted: 11 December 2019
The thematic guide for the Festival each year channels contextualised and varied articulations of Fak’ugesi’s foundation. The theme’s year on year demonstrate how the festival and the creative and tech industry as a whole have evolved simultaneously, feeding off each other for creativity and critical reflection.
The visual signifiers each year, from clenched fists and lightning bolts to cupped hands holding a circuit board heart and an afro queen, pay homage to the spirit of youth and the cultures of technology that continuously develop within different urban and digital contexts. They touch on the importance of the continent in visualising digital futures, as well as touch on the feminine and human energies that electrify communities within our continent.