Schedule

African Culture and its Influence on Design

Accra, Ghana runs with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT; UTC±00:00)

11.00 – 11.45 am
Open Doors

Check-Ins, Networking, Print & VR Experience

11.45 – 11.50 am
Kick-off

Introductions, Welcome Note & Agenda

11.50 – 11.55 am
Do What You Can’t

Be inspired to pursue what the norm says you can’t.

11.55 – 12.15 pm
Cultural Barriers and its reflection on Gender Gap
dEX Artmosphere Design Conference Speaker Sharon Mills
Sharon Mills

Creative Consultant

12.15 – 12.35 pm
Laying down the right cultural foundation for early designers
dEX Artmosphere Design Conference Speaker
Sydney Scott Sam

Founder, Workspace Global

12.35 – 12.40 pm
Creative Activity 1

Participate in this activity and stand a chance of winning a prize.

12.40 – 1.00 pm
Fireside Chat: Creators, Clients & Consumers; Where is the balance?
dEX Artmosphere Design Conference Speaker
Aaron Yeboah Jr.

Founder, 2Dots Space

1.00 – 1.15 pm
Conference, Community & Cause
dEX Artmosphere Design Conference President
Daniel Ampofo

President, dEXGhana Foundation

1.15 – 1.55 pm
Panel Discussion 1

How Ghanaians consume design & how their culture influences creative decision-making.

dEX Artmosphere Design Conference Panelist

1.55 – 2.40 pm
Break
2.40 – 2.45 pm
Creative Activity 2

Participate in this activity and stand a chance of winning a prize.

2.45 – 3.05 pm
Why Africa needs design more than ever
dEX Artmosphere Design Conference Speaker
Dela Avemega

Artpreneur, Author & Designer

3.05 – 3.25 pm
Finding your identity as an African designer.
dEX Artmosphere Design Conference Speaker Nana Adwoa Sey
Nana Adwoa Sey

Creative Director

3.25 – 4.05 pm
Panel Discussion 2

Formal Design Education in Ghana and how it fits into our current cultural landscape

dEX Artmosphere Design Conference Panelist

4.05 – 4.25
Designing products for the African
dEX Artmosphere Design Conference Speaker Dela Kumahor
Dela Kumahor

Product & Service Designer

4.25 – 4.35 pm
Creative Activity 3

Participate in this activity and stand a chance of winning a prize.

4.35 – 5.00 pm
Wind Down

Closing Ceremony, Music & Network