DigiFest 2021 – UNMASKED
The 8th edition of DUT’s Faculty of Arts and Design Digital Festival (DigiFest08) will be held as a virtual event from 19th to 21st October 2021. This event, themed UNMASKED, will promote collaborative practices (creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship) in art, design, and technology.
Unmasking symbolizes the participants taking off their mask and using their experiences during the pandemic to unleash creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship to solve problems after the pandemic.
The aim of DigiFest 2021 is to promote collaborative practices (creativity, innovation and interdisciplinarity) across art, design and technology.
- To showcase and facilitate creative projects that incorporate interdisciplinary skills and digital technologies
- To interrogate the transformative vision of the future in arts and design fields
- To demonstrate the economic significance of digital skills and technologies
Activities: Below are the activities lined-up for this year’s event
We opened a call for submission of intended contributions that align with this year’s theme UNMASKED and/or the special focus “Innovative response to COVID-19 and beyond.” Contributions are welcomed across all disciplines from DUT students and staff, other institutions and industry. Below are the activities we are accepting contributions for:
We have invited guest speakers and panellists (internally and externally) to talk on relevant topics
There are two workshops ANIMATION and DESIGN THINKING for interested students in the faculty. The expected outcome of the workshops is that participants (students) will be able to apply the skills in their semester/year projects, and such projects can be exhibited at next year’s DigiFest.
This virtual exhibition (using virtual gallery) will showcase and celebrate creative projects that align with the event theme (UNMASKED) and/or the special focus “using experiences during the pandemic to unleash creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship to solve problems after the pandemic”. Exhibitors include DUT students and staff, other institutions and industry in and outside South Africa.