12-14 October 2022

The 2022 d.confestival was a conference-meets-festival hybrid hosted by the Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika in Africa’s first-ever purpose-built design thinking building at the University of Cape Town. Following the 2012 and 2017 events held in Potsdam, the 3-day festival celebrated the influence of design thinking in the worlds of management, public policy, research and education. The theme of the event was ‘Design Thinking Matters Now’, a provocation to reflect on the impact and relevance of design thinking to the priority challenges of our time.