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UG Design Summit 2023

Kyambogo University, School of Art and Industrial Design in collaboration with Pan Afrikan Design Institute celebrates 2023 Afrika Design Day, starting from 3rd – 6th October 2023, under the sunshade of Uganda Design Summit (UG Design Summit)

The UG Design Summit will facilitate the showcasing of design outputs from Africa. It is also hinged on a successful Kampala International Design Conference (KIDEC) which was held in Kampala from 21st -24th July 2015.

UG Design Summit intends to offer a broad exchange of ideas by academia, design researchers and practitioners, and stakeholders from a variety of perspectives, disciplines, and fields across Africa and beyond.

Under the theme: “Weaving an Afrikan Design Mat”, the summit enables us to share design experiences and innovations woven by our diverse cultures, to gain a beer understanding of this world and how we as human beings are woven into it through design inputs and design outputs, provides another opportunity for Afrika to showcase its design-driven warp and we pattern of creative threads through Paper presentations, Keynote speakers, Exhibition and the Design fireplace (Ekyoto) for debating in a forensic manner some key topics that affect design research in Afrika.

Target: The summit will host scholars and designers from different industries including Advertising, Fashion, Interior, Photography, Illustrators and Animators, Product design, craft practice, Engineers, Technology, Ceramicists, Jewellery, Architecture, and Weaving among others. The four-day event is intended to explore design-driven tracks with a goal to spark conversation on design matters, inspire students, and educate professionals among others, with the intent to add a block on the development of Africa Design Identity (ADI) in the global arena.