Saki is from Zimbabwe and he is sharing some stories from his culture and teaches the audience some Zimbabwe words. After been working as a designer in New York, he went back to Zimbabwe and started the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts. Together with his 18 students they created an Afrikan Alphabet – a comprehensive review of the Afrikan writing system.
“I’m a warrior and not a worrier.”
“I don’t have a plan. Jump and a net will appear.”
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Saki Mafundikwa is a maverick visionary who left a successful design career in New York to return to his native Zimbabwe and open that country’s first school of graphic design and new media. Mafundikwa is the author of Afrikan Alphabets, a comprehensive review of African writing systems. He has participated in exhibitions and workshops around the world, contributed to a variety of publications and lectured about the globalization of design and the African aesthetic. In going home and opening his school, Mafundikwa’s ambition is nothing less than to jump-start an African renaissance.