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In 2017 Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festivals stands up to salute those that listened to their hearts and lived their bravest lives.
 
From the 6th to the 16th of September in Braamfontein is where electronic hearts meet. An electrifying ten day program celebrating the power of innovative collaboration. Stand up with us to claim creative technology as the beating heart of Africa. Own your innovation! Be Brave Tech!
 
Our courageous focus in 2017 program will give you free workshops, conference, laboratories, parties, exhibitions, hack-a-thons, music, films, artists, games, innovation riots and much more!
 
 
8th Sept, Friday: Digital Africa Exhibition Opening & Festival Launch
Venue: Tshimologong Precinct
Time: 18:30 - 23:00
Join us for the Festival Launch (invited guests) and the opening of our 100% Digital and Media Art Exhibition (public event) focusing on VR, AR, Digital Film, Music and Photography.
Read More http://fakugesi.co.za/event/fakugesi-digital-africa-exhibition-8-16-sept/
 
8th - 11th Sept: Making Weekend
 
8 - 10 Sept: FREE WORKSHOP PROGRAM
Venue: Tshimologong Precinct
Booking Required: Booking details to follow in August.
3 Days of Free Workshops in creative digitality and making. For all ages and all expertise; from programming AI’s, building custom game controllers to explorations in music and film. Details for bookings to follow ...
Read More  http://fakugesi.co.za/event/free-workshop-program-8-10-sept/
 
8 - 9 Sept: Block by Block, UN Habitat, Minecraft & Ericsson
Venue: Point of Order, Stiemens Street, Braamfontein
Time: 18:30 - 23:00
A ground breaking workshop in community led urban design. Led by Minecraft,  UN-Habitat, City of Johannesburg and Ericsson focus on Mixed Reality.
Read More http://fakugesi.co.za/event/block-block-mixed-reality-minecraft-8-9-16-sept/
            
9 Sept: Market Hack
Venue: The Grove, Melle Street, Braamfontein
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
No Booking Required, turn up.
One of the Fak’ugesi Festival’s favorite annual events! A fun day out in Braamfontein, intersecting with the weekly Neighbourgoods Market, led by the South African Maker Collective. Aimed at all ages and all expertise.
Read More  http://fakugesi.co.za/event/market-hack-9-sept/
 
11 - 12 Sept: Ani-marathon (Making Weekend extended)
Venue: The DIZ
Time: 9:00 - 16:00
Book your Team: Booking details to follow in August.
A focused 28 hour animation hack -a-thon, brought to you by Animation School ZA.  Bring your team’s and sign up!
Read More  http://fakugesi.co.za/event/anim-thon-11-12-sept/
 
14th Sept, Thursday: FAK’UGESI CONFERENCE
Venue: Tshimologong Precinct
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Buy Ticketshttps://www.quicket.co.za/organisers/7057-fakugesi-african-digital-innovation-festival/
The Future of Creative Innovation & Technology. A one-day conference with a mission to highlight important conversations on the role of collaboration and interdisciplinary practice for creativity, technology and innovation in Africa.
Read More http://fakugesi.co.za/event/fakugesi-conference-14-sept/
    
16th Sept, Saturday: FAK’UGESI BEATS PARTY
Venue: Tshimologong Precinct
Time: 16:00 - 1:00
Buy Ticketshttps://www.quicket.co.za/organisers/7057-fakugesi-african-digital-innovation-festival/
See the Festival outcomes come to light at this festival finale, which promises interactive arts and projections, alongside riveting lineup of both local and international powerhouses such as trap-jazz trailblazer Masego; Soulection founder Joe Kay; Stonesthrow beatmaker MNDSGN; European producers Melodiesinfonie and Evil Needle, Britain’s Hannah Faith and local luminaries Nonku Phiri, Christian Tiger School and Petite Noir.  
Read More  http://fakugesi.co.za/event/fakugesi-beats-party-16-sept/
 
6th - 16th Sept: Labs & Hosted by Fak’ugesi
7 - 16 Sept:  Fak’ugesi Beats Lab, curated by Weheartbeat
Venue: Tshimologong Precinct
Lab driven by our new curatorial focus “Fak’ugesi Beats”, focusing on beat makers and videographers in collaboration from the UK, USA, France, Switzerland and South Africa:
Read More http://fakugesi.co.za/event/fakugesi-beats-lab-7-16-sept/
        
6 - 16 Sept:  ColabNowNow by British Council Connect ZA
Venue: Tshimologong Precinct
Large collaborative engagement hosts 10 artists and 5 digital storytellers selected from across Southern Africa, East Africa, West Africa and the UK to participate in cutting edge program of making, learning and networking. Led by “African Digital Art” director Jepchumba.
Read More http://fakugesi.co.za/event/colabnownow-6-16-sept/
    
11 - 13 Sept: Daring Curating: International Forum for Art and Technology in Africa
Venue: Tshimologong Precinct
Booking Required: Booking details to follow in August.
Drawing on Fak’ugesi Festival’s 2017 theme of bravery and collaboration, this forum brings together practitioners at all levels of professional experience - artists and producers - to debate  issues around curating Art and Technology in Africa.
Read More http://fakugesi.co.za/event/daring-curating-11-13-sept/
 
13 - 16 Sept:  A MAZE. / Johannesburg 2017 - 6th International Games and Playful Media Festival
Venue: Tshimologong Precinct
Buy Tickets: amaze-johannesburg2017.eventbrite.de  
In it’s 6th year A MAZE. Johannesburg welcomes African and international game developers, digital artists, forward thinkers, entrepreneurs, and digital activists to South Africa to exchange tools, skills, and ideas in the fields of independent games and playful media.
Read More: http://fakugesi.co.za/event/maze-johannesburg-13-16-sept/
 
Our Partners this year include: Tshimologong Precinct, Ericsson, UN Habitat, IBM, City of Johannesburg, Pro Helvetia & ANT Fund, British Council Connect ZA, French Institute, WeHeartBeat, Canada 150,