The Digifest is an annual Digital Arts and Design Festival based in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the Durban University of Technology. The festival hosts it’s 4th iteration on 2017. The Digifest provides a platform for creative and multimedia projects across disciplines and fields, such as visual and performing arts, applied sciences, health
sciences, engineering and information technology. It promotes collaboration
across art, science and technology.
The Festival’s broad objectives are to: facilitate the integration of arts and digital technologies; promote partnerships & interdisciplinary collaboration; encourage
entrepreneurship, and advance social innovation. Contributions can take the form of exhibitions, presentations, performances, activations, installations, demonstrations and workshops.
The 4th festival takes place over 6 days at University Campuses and other venues. The programme is made up of contributions from departments from the faculty, as well as individual propsals from staff, students, alumni and the public. Additional private sector and external stakeholders are engaged to contribute to the programme.
Currently we have partnerships the Centre for Social Entreprenuership and Zapper to support the student enteprises at the festival. We have a programme running in partnership with Innovate Durban to present a makerspace workshop session for students and the public. Alliance Friancaise will present some french focus content. We present a PechaKucha event, which is part of an international talk serier taking place in over 900 cities. We have a digital battle event happing in partnership with a Joburg based organiser of a national series of design battles.
To find out more about this project download our CASE FOR SUPPORT booklet.