Speaker Saki Mafundikwa discusses the importance of learning from one's past in this African Culture speech. This keynote encourages African graphic designers and students to draw inspiration from their culture.
Mafundikwa claims that African culture has a lot of offer to the world of design. He quotes Marcus Mosiah Garvey, and says that people without knowledge of their past are like trees without roots. Mafundikwa lists off numerous symbolic languages, talks about the African alphabet and encourages African design students to draw inspiration from these fascinating pieces of history.
Saki Mafundikwa says that the inspiration that these students are looking for lies in their cultural heritage. He proudly showcases some of his students works for the audience. Mafundikwa pleads with students to look within themselves to spark creativity.