Mar 15 2023


6:00 pm

Small School presents Saki Mafundikwa

Small School, a new art-based educational platform, invites you to a talk by Saki Mafundikwa, 6pm Wednesday, March 15, in Artspace Gallery 2. This will be the first in a series of biweekly talks, performances, workshops and other engagements with Small School Visiting Artists.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be hosted by Artspace at 6pm Wednesday, March 15 in Gallery Two.

We hope to see you there!

Please register for the talk here.

Saki Mafundikwa is the recipient of the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award (also known as the President’s Award) from Design and Art Direction (D&AD), the UK’s premier design and advertising organization. He is the founder and director of the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA) a design and new media training college in Harare. He has an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University. His book, Afrikan Alphabets: the Story of Writing in Afrika was published in 2004. Besides being of historical importance, it is also the first book on Afrikan typography.

His award-winning first film, Shungu: The Resilience of a People  had its world premiere at 2009’s International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). He was a speaker at TED2013, he keynoted the first Pan African Design Institute (PADI) conference in Ghana in 2019 and he spoke at TED/PMI in Tanzania in 2019. He has also run workshops for design students in Europe, North, South and Central America, and Afrika.

He has been published widely on design and cultural issues and is currently working on a revised edition of Afrikan Alphabets. He lives, works and farms in Harare, Zimbabwe.


Small School – Bringing people together to engage with all forms of art practice as a way of thinking about our society, culture, environment and economy. Initially offering lectures and performances, workshops, studio visits, K-12 engagements, corporate lunch-n-learns, and public projects. Gap year, certificate and degree programs beginning Fall 2024. Artspace is a partner of Small School.