The Jenniez School of African Interior Design (JSAID) in partnership with Blueprint Africa (BPA) will be co-hosting the Blueprint Conference from October 25-26th in Accra, Ghana seeking to unite interior design professionals and enthusiasts around riveting panels, workshops and discussions on the role of design in the built environment. The Blueprint Conference is hosted by JSAID, an accredited interior decoration vocational school based in Lagos, Nigeria. However, the Ghanaian edition will be co-hosted with Blueprint Africa, an interior design consultancy based between Abidjan and Accra.
The maiden edition of the Blueprint Conference was held in Lagos, Nigeria on the 10th of November 2018 at Radisson Blu Ikeja, under the theme the Business of Interior Design. JSAID launched a widely successfully event, leveraging the knowledge of renowned design professionals and business experts who came together from all over the world including the United States to empower interior designers, skilled workers, architects, artisans, tradesmen, manufacturers, and other small to medium sized enterprises working in the design industry, with practical tools, guidance and motivation on how to take their business to the next level. It was sponsored by Dulux Paint, Essential Interiors Magazine, President Paint, Andrezini Projects to name a few.
Hence, the Blueprint Conference Accra will be held on Friday on the 25th of October 2019 as a day-long seminar with masterclasses from top architects and interior designers from Nigeria and Ghana in collaboration with members of the Interior Designers and Decorators of Ghana Association (IDDG). On Saturday, October 26th will feature a program of immersive excursions to explore Accra’s interior design identity such as a half day tour of historical buildings and visits to local home decor retailers, ceramicists and textile designer studios.
African resilience speaks to the concept of enduring through time. This is exactly the appeal of the study of buildings, and their ability to leave a legacy throughout the ages. Architecture and interior design are credible yet subtle ambassadors of culture and history. Ghana’s shores are testaments to the slave trade, dotted with over a dozen slave forts. Historic areas like Jamestown and Osu reflect colonial homes from the country’s years under British rule. Yet the urban skyline is modern showing the evolution of Ghana’s design ethos and spirit while continuing to reflect homegrown design principles and concepts. This is demonstrated for example in the Ashanti stool reincarnation that is the Jubilee House.
In celebration of the Year of the Return, the Blueprint Conference Accra will be themed “Celebrating Ghanaian Heritage through Design” and will feature speakers that will hone in on the intersection between interior architecture, cultural inspiration and modernism. It will also attract participation from the diaspora and neighboring ECOWAS countries both as speakers and delegates and reflect on Ghana’s specific and unique contribution to global design practices.
Specifically, the Blueprint Conference is targeting:
- Aspiring or practicing interior designers and decorators
- Architects, contractors, and builders
- Real estate developers and construction companies
- Manufacturers and retailers of homewares or construction materials
- Home product and furniture designers
- Culture, interior design and home decor enthusiasts
And all other lovers of the built design industry in Ghana!
About the sponsors
The Jenniez School of African Interior Design (JSAID) founded by Jennifer Chukwujekwe is the first and only approved educator of interior decoration in Africa duly registered with the Interior Design Association of Nigeria. They are the catalyst for bridging the gap in interior decoration education in Africa, and hold the vision to raise world class interior decorators and successful entrepreneurs through Design.
Founded in 2016 by Nana Spio-Garbrah, Blueprint Africa (BPA) is a boutique interior design consultancy focused on identifying and promoting African aesthetics. Blueprint Africa’s objective is to use visual branding and built environments as a window to the various sides of the African story, by creating spaces and images that speak to traditional and modern African living and everything that may have crept up in between. Services include curation and exhibition planning, sourcing and logistics, set design and visual merchandising, interior decoration and media.
Interested in participating or sponsoring this event? Please contact us for more information!
For more information:
Mrs. Jennifer Chukwujekwe, Founder JSAID
Tel: (+234) 909 389 5151
Ms. Nana Spio-Garbrah, Founder BpA
Tel: (+225) 78 29 18 55
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