Saki Mafundikwa

SakiSaki Mafundikwa (Zimbabwe) is founder and director of the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA) a design and new media training college in Harare. Educated in the United States at Indiana University and Yale University, Saki returned home in 1998 to found ZIVA after working in New York City as a graphic designer, art director and design instructor. His book, Afrikan Alphabets: the Story of Writing in Africa was published in 2004. It is the first book on Afrikan typography. Saki”s first film, Shungu: The Resilience of a People a feature-length documentary had its world premiere at 2009’s International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). It won the prestigious Ousmane Sembene Award at Zanzibar International Film Festival and Best Documentary at Kenya International Film Festival both in 2010 and has screened at some of the top film festivals in the world. He was a speaker at TED2013 in Long Beach, California. Saki has been published widely on design and cultural issues. He lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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