The 2017 National DEFSA conference is hosted by Tshwane University of Technology & Inscape Education Group and will take place from 27 - 28 September 2017 at Freedom Park, City of Tshwane. This is followed by a Research workshop on 29 September.
Final Programme Book for the Conference
The calls by South African students for decolonised education have been emphatically professed, loud and clear. As design educators, we need to interrogate our role in decolonising design education.
Our Key speaker is Ghanaian-born George Sefa Dei, a renowned educator, researcher and writer who is considered by many as one of Canada’s foremost scholars on race and anti-racism studies. His paper is titled Decolonizing African Education through Indigenous Research.
Don't miss our workshop!
Creative Outputs, Research Outputs and Practice-Led Masters and Doctorates in Design: a strategic round-table. The focus of the workshop is on Fashion and Interior Design, however the workshop and its outcomes apply to all fields of design. The workshop will contribute to defining how any design discipline can approach Postgraduate qualifications that adopt Creative Outputs, Research Outputs and Practice-Led approaches to further studies, assessment and funding. You can attend the workshop without necessarily attending the Conference.