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12 August 2014

Cascade ZA

onedotzero’s award-winning education programme Cascade travels to South Africa.


onedotzero’s award-winning education programme cascade travels to South Africa to work in partnership with the British Council Connect ZA, A MAZE and the Fak’ugesi Festival develop a new model for creative collaboration and innovation across diverse disciplines in Johannesburg, next month. The cascade workshops will be taking place between the 8-13 September at the Fak’ugesi Digital Festival, held for graduating university students in a variety of fields ranging from interaction design, art, performance, engineering and architecture.

The programme
The Cascade programme aims to promote collaboration and convergence amongst young people, students and graduates from different creative disciplines to come together over the course of a week to experiment with cross-disciplinary working and new technologies. The results of the workshop will be showcased at the festival, alongside lively talks and a screening programme focusing on innovation and digital culture.

The overall theme of the cascade workshop and residency will be PLAY. The theme follows the concept that one of the best ways to explore a creative process, to collaborate and learn is through the act of playing. At the end of the workshop the students will present their work  in front of a panel, where they will then receive constructive feedback on their projects, team work, ideas and outcomes.  The jury will consist of the resident artists as well as representatives from British Council and the festival.

Yuri Suzuki Residency 
Through a collab between British Council Connect ZA, Wits Digital Arts and onedotzero, Yuri Suzuki will be the first resident artist as part of the cascade_za programme at the Tshimologong Precinct, a new world-class technology hub. Read more about Yuri's residency and the activities planned around it here.

Sophie Walter, Head of Production and Operations at onedotzero, said: 'We are extremely excited to once again work with the British Council, and for the opportunity to present our education program as part of Connect ZA in collaboration with A MAZE. Gaming has always played a part in our programming so we’re looking forward to developing this year’s Cascade programme to include gaming, interactive arts and other disciplines for what is sure to be an interesting process with progressive outcomes'.

Programme of events
ondedotzero/Tshimologong Precinct residency 
Yuri Suzuki and Bogosi Sekhukhuni at the Kalashnikovv gallery
Johannasburg September 5 to September 11

onedotzero_cascade workshop (closed session)
September 8 to September 12

onedotzero_cascade presents at TetraFix Creative Futures Party
September 12 at Bullion, Braamfontien
British Council invite only 19:00 - 20:00
Public 20:00 -03:00

onedotzero presents ‘play’ panel discussion
Yuri Suzuki, Nathan Gates, Dick Hogg and Sophie Walter
Saturday 13 September, 18:00 – 20:00 at Tshimologong Club, 41 Juta St, Braamfontien, Johannesburg