The Design Assemblage (TDA) created a big buzz in the design community when it launched last year. Its array of hugely popular free expert lectures, workshops and masterclasses continues in 2020 with Lego Foundation partner for Africa Brent Hutcheson; renowned art photographer Sophie Licht and Nitida owner Bernhard Veller explaining the label designs of his award-winning wines.

Global business coach and art photographer Sophie Licht will be giving a talk entitled Why Your World Needs Wabi-Sabi: What Every Creative Thinker Can Learn From The Art of Imperfection on Tuesday, January 28, at 15h00.

In this inspiring presentation, those attending will discover how and why the new frontier of creative thinking combines messaging, story-telling and inspiration. Licht will unpack Wabi-Sabi (broadly speaking a Japanese aesthetic or a way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay), present the seven aesthetic principles of Zen philosophy and share six nuggets for finding and making meaning in your life.

Don’t miss TDA’s first-ever Breakfast Salon together with Brent Hutcheson on Friday, January 31, at 08h00. Hutcheson, from Care for Education supported by Lego Foundation, will be hosting an interactive talk on Why Creativity is Becoming the New Benchmark for a Country’s Potential.

Imagine your year for 2020. Join Sue Kilian from Creative Life Circles for the afternoon on Saturday, February 1, to clarify your vision and define your goals through an interactive workshop titled See Clearly With 20/20 Vision at which you can make your own vision board. TDA will supply boards to those wishing to participate in this free workshop but attendees are asked to bring along their own scissors and some magazines.

There’s the fascinating talk When I Turn 150, I Want To Be A Fireman: Life-Long Learning by Design by Desmond Laubscher of the Greenside Design Center which takes place on Tuesday, February 4, at 11h00.

TDA’s popular Wine by Design sets to explore the winemakers’ process, wine label design and share unique stories in wine with the design community, through a series of intimate tasting evenings. The featured winery on Thursday, February 27, at 17h30 is the award-winning Durbanville Wine Valley-situated estate Nitida whose winemaker Danie Keulder was named the 2019 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year late last year for his 2017 Nitida Pinot Noir.

Details of more February talks and workshops will be announced shortly.

Reserve your free seat on their website – HERE…

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