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cape town keynote Angus Donald Campbell

Angus Donald Campbell is the Head of Department and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). He is a qualified industrial designer with a Masters degree and over 15 years of university lecturing, research and freelance design experience. His design research focuses on innovation at the nexus of social, ecological and technological systems within the South African context. This is evidenced through multiple publications, conference papers and postgraduate student supervision.

Campbell’s Masters in Industrial Design (Technikon Witwatersrand, 2003) focused ondeveloping new stylistic possibilities for African product design inspired by African cultural heritage and foregrounded his current transdisciplinary Doctorate in Development Studies (UJ) focused on technology innovation by small-scale urban farmers in Johannesburg. He is a co-founder and coordinator of the Design Society Development (DSD) DESIS Lab heading up the lab's LOCAL Design in the Global Southresearch focus area. He was a co-founder of the Izindaba Zokudla (Conversations about Food) project focused on innovation in Soweto’s food system, and was a board member of the Museum of African Design (MOAD), before it closed in 2017. For more information please visit:


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