Baloyi, Tinyiko


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Tinyiko Baloyi is a design educator and maker who lecturers part-time at the University of Johannesburg and facilitates workshops in fibre crafts and sewing in various communities around South Africa. Tinyiko believes in the value of working with one’s hands and promotes the creation of spaces for making at a variety of skill levels. Her research interests are in communal making, indigenous craft practices and their links to sustainability.

Tinyiko Baloyi

Masking-up with 4IR fashion design education: A retrospective analysis



Fashion, Jewellery & Textile Design

For decades, studio-based pedagogy, grounded in socially-engaged, constructivist learning spaces dominated design education (Crowther 2013; Shreeve, 2015). However, the global pandemic forced design education to align with the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and move towards interactive digital technologies and online teaching and learning methodologies. Positioned in the space of 4IR, the move to digital technologies is required to digitally streamline and integrate human-centred opportunities for inclusivity guided by technological advancements (Chuo 2019, pp. 107).

DEFSA conferences

DEFSA promotes relevant research with the focus on design + education through its biennial conferences, to promote professionalism, accountability and ethics in the education of young designers. Our next conference is a hybrid event. See above for details.

Critical skills endorsement

Professional Members in good standing can receive a certificate of membership, but DEFSA cannot provide confirmation or endorsement of skills whatsoever. DEFSA only confirm membership of DEFSA which is a NPO for Design Education in South Africa (