Porky Hefer's lecture on design and 'no one is listening'... Photo: Walter Bettens

The Wonders of Indaba

May 2012

On dead ducks and Beckham’s left shoe
This year's Design Indaba conference had plenty to offer. A Michelin star chef, a favela starchitect, an olfactory artist, an Urban Think Tank specialist, and even Hans Ulrich Obrist were present among the gathering of invited speakers. Extending their more perfunctory presentations to include short accounts of humoristic incidents or to simply tell tall tales insured that the atmosphere in the Convention Centre remained buoyant.