Design, Creativity & Exporting Excellence With Nkuli Mlangeni
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#FutureReadinessWithZa Presents Dr Sizakele in Conversation with Nkuli Mlangeni – a stylist turned textile designer and now creative collaborator at large. 

In this trans-Atlantic discussion, rich with fond memories and boundless ambition, Nkuli shares her deep emotional investment in the cross-pollination of talents from across countries and cities (from Stockholm to Sebokeng),  and the profound joy of discovering deeply talented creative folks - who work away from the limelight yet are producing world-class goods.

In her shy way – she celebrates with us her success since winning the 2017 Design Indaba most beautiful object in South Africa ( and how the recent win of the Monocle Best New Talent ( is important in not just giving her shine – but revealing the magical ecosystem which produces the goods, thoughts and services she shares with the world and with her new fellow citizens in Sweden. 

This series is premised upon the philosophy of humancentric creativism: a simple yet profound intervention suggesting that we can only design sustainable and inclusive futures by placing humans at the centre of everything.  

Connect with Nkuli Mlangeni

LinkedIn: Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg

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