The Department of Applied Design, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), is pleased to invite contributions to the International Visual Methods Conference 2021, hosted online from Cape Town from 13-14 December 2021.
Since its inaugural event in 2009, the International Visual Methods Conference has developed a reputation as a leading interdisciplinary forum for researchers, artists, visual scholars and other practitioners to engage in dialogue with one another.
CPUT would like to build on the success of the conference series with a dynamic, inclusive event in the heart of Cape Town: World Design Capital 2014 and home to some of the foremost creative industries in South Africa. Cape Town boasts a vibrant creative, visual arts and design culture, and has hosted an annual Design Indaba, a “Festival that has attracted and showcased the world’s brightest talent since 1995. Design Indaba has become a respected institution on the global creative landscape” (DesignIndaba.com, 2020). Cape Town was also the first city in Africa to be named a UNESCO City of Design in 2017, recognising the city’s design status and commitment to promoting and developing the cultural and creative industries.