What a bargain – Fort Rixon is opening a pop-up tuck shop inside the #WDC008 Pop-up Space selling prints, drawings, posters and books at ridiculous prices.
Tag: Cape Town World Design Capital 2014
This week it’s the opening of a Paul Senyol and Pierre le Riche show, Makers + Thinkers design showcase and a group photography show by non-professionals.
As part of the World Design Capital 2014 purpose to ‘Live Design, Transform Life’, the Missibaba team launched the BOOMBOX project. Chloe Townsend and Lizel Strydom invited 7 creatives to each design a custom Missibaba bag. They were given unprinted leather panels and asked to come up with a design to decorate the […]
The ‘Make a Plan’ World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 Design Policy Conference aims to develop a policy that guides and encourages design thinking, investigates principles of action to encourage industry growth, feeds conversation and fosters innovation, not only in South Africa but throughout the entire African continent. Taking […]
[youtube]http://youtu.be/6XVeK4diL8s[/youtube] In July Nando’s launched the Accidental Art (#WDC522) project and announced their plans to install two large-scale site-specific public artworks in Cape Town. Nando’s has been a supporter of local contemporary art since 2001, when they launched their Global Art Initiative. Their impressive art collection now hosts over […]
The CCDI’s Gillian Benjamin tells us about the many free support systems they have for local innovators, all in the name of sustainable business and design.
We’ve passed the halfway mark of Cape Town’s year as World Design Capital and, as promised, the official #WDC008 Pop-up Space just opened its doors on Long Street. In true South African style, the space takes a do-it-yourself approach to design to showcase local creativity. We paid a visit to the new […]
The second annual OPEN DESIGN Cape Town festival kicks off this week and the 11-day line-up is pretty spectacular. This city-wide event creates an educational, informative, inclusive and collaborative platform for sharing thoughts, ideas and work across the numerous disciplines of design. Organised by Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) in […]
Richard Perez, Programme Director for World Design Capital 2014 and jury member for the Rado Star Prize Competition talks about the ultimate role of the designer – to embed design led thinking into local government in order to foster solutions to the vast challenges that a city administration faces.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CZNM6REsKc[/youtube] This year, in support of Cape Town as World Design Capital, the Rado Star Prize competition is open to South Africans. This international design competition, held by the Rado Watch Company, supports young upcoming creatives in starting a design career. Having run in seven different countries around the world, this competition challenges […]
With a free-to-download app that was launched on June 25, Creative Cape Town (a programme of the Cape Town Partnership) has set out to virtually map the local creative industries in the Mother City. Only a week after launching, the app is already filled with creative businesses and […]
After travelling extensively across West Africa and Europe (completing his architecture degree in London and then, a Master of Philosophy in Paris) Michael Elion returned to Cape Town where he has since been creating work as a public artist. Through large scale urban art installations, Michael re-imagines the environment we […]
The InAWE Residency is our World Design Capital 2014 artist residency project in collaboration with InAWE Stays. Together we’re inviting eight local creatives to stay at InAWE Stays, a beautiful house right in the centre of the Mother City with the most ridiculous views of the Table Mountain. During the residency each artist will […]
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtZ6MgSDQOo[/youtube] Next up at the recently launched InAWE Residency Programme is the ridiculously talented writer, illustrator and artist Sebastian Borckenhagen. The InAWE Residency programme is our World Design Capital in 2014 project, in a collaboration with InAWE Stays – a historic house and self-catering cottages in the heart of the Mother City. We’re inviting […]
Since we’re halfway through 2014, we’ve decided to take a closer look at what some of the World Design Capital Projects have been up to thus far. Here’s a list of 8 meaningful projects that are busy implementing design solutions to transform the lives of locals far beyond 2014. […]