Let’s work together to bring the work/design of talented designers, makers, and creatives from the continent to the attention of local and global audiences.
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As the industry grows, it continues to draw attention from a global audience keen to learn more about it. At the same time those within the industry – the designers, makers,
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The idea of inviting Tapiwa Matsinde as co-curator of our project PURE GOLD arose from the knowledge of her book: Contemporary Design Africa. This book seemed to me to be a very profound documentation of the contemporary design scene in Africa. And indeed, Tapiwa has done a really good job of proposing exactly the examples that documented and confirmed the central idea of our touring exhibition at an exceptional level. Tapiwa's proposals highlighted another very important aspect of the design: all of these works are very typical, they all reflect the characteristics of the region from which they originated.
Tapiwa holds a lot of insights that companies across sectors would value in order o get a better sense of the [African] continent.
It was a pleasure working with Tapiwa. She was professional, incredibly well informed. Her depth of knowledge and sincerity on the subject is hard to come by. The level of curation was impeccable, due to her well-researched selection of designers, as well as a genuine belief in the talent she put forward. Not only is her work 'good on paper' but, the relationships she builds with designers all over the continent and from the diaspora through her work is telling of her genuine passion and pioneering spirit in the area of African Design. It was an absolute privilege to work with her and hope to work together again in the future.
It was a pleasure working with Tapiwa, she has great insight into contemporary African design. Tapiwa's selecting us for Sanlam helped grow the Saba Studios market and audience and gave us a great deal of public recognition.
Thank you for all your contribution to promote African design and designers. You are part of the reason why I revived my passion in design ... which I [had] stepped away from for more than 5 years.
Working with Tapiwa was wonderful, effortless and very informative. You give us designers’ platforms and opportunities to grow and share our brand with new cultures that otherwise would not have the chance to see our work. Selecting me to showcase at Sanlam gave my brand the international exposure it needed to grow. It allowed me to meet other designers from the African continent that are doing amazing things in the world of design, and creating those relationships was priceless!
If you want to go fast, go alone,
if you want to go far, go together.