Collaboratore

Andrea Couvert moved to Cape Town 11 years ago from Turin, Italy. Having worked in social co-operatives and development agencies for over 15 years, he has an extensive experience in developing communication projects such as documentaries, magazines and multimedia exhibitions. In South Africa he has been volunteering with an NGO working with refugees, has worked as project manager for an IT Co-operative, then became art director in a graphic design company and is now CEO of the communication agency Slowdesign.

Courses/Workshops
Course in Video Production, whit Roger Lucey and Les Aupias, Centre for Film & Media Studies, University of Cape Town July 2005

Workshop Indaba Design - SAHRE VICTORE WILKER workshop, Cape Town 2011

Design Storming Workshop Khayelitsha 30 June - July, 2012 Participatory design process with communities and professional about Refuse collection. Creative Cape Town, Cape Town Design Network (CTDN) and the Social Justice Coalition.

Talkoot! - 10 November 2012, Cross-community design workshop during the World Design Capital: Helsinki Meets Cape Town. In collaboration with Social Justice Coalition, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Aalto University, Aalto Global Impact, RLabs.

Design Can Do Workshop - November 23/25, 2012 - a social design organization set up with a can-do attitude to tackle current social issues around the world. Rock City Foundation, Korea Institute of Design Promotion, Cape Peninsula University of Technology. 

2013-2014
Member of the World Design Capital 2014 Curatorial Panel.

2014
Coordinator of the World Design Capita project MIDA (made in democratic Africa, #WDC541) - Transdisciplinary workshop between 5 italian designer and the Design Faculty - Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Cape Town.
https://www.facebook.com/midaWDC541

Video production:
2005 Fingerprint a printer co-operative, Cape Town, South Africa.
http://stories.coop/stories/printing-the-future/

2012
Freedom's Child - Melanie Scholtz sings J. Matthews
Youtube video
Project website: http://freedomschild.co.za

2012
Design Storming Workshop 30 June and 1 July 2012 - Khayelitsha, Cape Town
Youtube video

Talkoot! Day 10 November 2012, Cape Town
Youtube video

2013
Design storming Workshop 24-25 August 2013 - Khayelitsha, Cape
Youtube video