WDC 2014 news

Cape Town: A Design Destination

Make A Plan

Cape Town hosts the three remaining WDC signature events as part of the World Design Capital 2014 (WDC 2014) programme.

The WDC 2014 signature events are the Design House “Transforming Cities” Exhibition, the “MAKE A PLAN” Design Policy Conference and the Convocation Ceremony when the design baton will be officially handed over to Taipei as the next World Design Capital city in 2016.

CCDI retail and training space opens @ the Watershed

Watershed @ the V&A

The V&A Waterfront’s new home of African craft and design, the R50million Watershed, opens on 30 October.

While many craft and design enterprises, some of whom have been supported by the CCDI over the years, have signed their own leases, the CCDI will also have its very own shop. This will not only sell beautiful handmade products, but also serve as a training platform for emerging businesses.

CCDI Exhibition: Highlight of WDC Project @ CT Stadium

Make it New Exhibition

The Western Cape, so synonymous with a diversity of natural beauty, has an equally rich history of beautiful craft and design.

Our spectacular coastal landscape, the perpetual sounds of the sea, the rush of the wind, the complexity of the city, our diverse heritage and identities, the busy harbour, and the elements of nature – sea, light, animals, shells and fynbos – provides a contemporary living context for MAKE IT NEW, an exhibition showcasing significant objects produced in the Western

Aga Khan Award for Architecture in Cape Town

Aga Khan Award

The latest AGA KHAN AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURE will have it’s Cape Town hosting at the District Six Museum from 14 to 25 October 2014.

First displayed at the INTERNATIONAL UNION OF ARCHITECTS (UIA) CONVENTION in Durban in August this year, the exhibition is curated by Durban –based Architect, Yusuf Patel.

Designing Polices for a Developing Country

Cape Town Stadium Bruce Sutherland (c)

Registration is now open for the ‘Make a Plan’ WDC2014 Design Policy Conference.

‘Make a Plan’ World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 (WDC 2014) Design Policy Conference, takes place on 17 and 18 October at the Cape Town Stadium.

Local Food Feast #WDC014


Local foodies get ready for a food feast at Cape Town Stadium from 15-18 October.

Off to the food market we go! The experience all Capetonians have come to love – and are just so good at – comes to the Cape Town Stadium from 15-18 October.

Better Living Challenge Showcase Launch

The Better Living Challenge’s (#WDC204) signature Showcase event will be taking place in October and November 2014.

The showcase comprises of an exhibition at the V&A Waterfront and life-size interactive displays, talks and debates at the Cape Town Station Forecourt.

#WDC244 – Muizenberg Makes Waves

Muizenberg Festival 2014

Muizenberg Festival 2014 showcases how a community can make waves of a different kind.

Muizenbergers, have over the last few months collaborated, created and will celebrate from 9am 5 October to 6pm Sunday 12 October by showing there is much more to Muizenberg than just the beach and surfing!

IZIKO: Symbols of SA Cultures

10 Symbols of SA Culture

Iziko Museums of South Africa is hosting a World Design Capital Exhibition - Symbols of South African Cultures.

On display at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG), is a series of commemorative stamps depicting local cultural artefacts, as captured by local photographer Hein Botha.  The exhibition is in collaboration with the South African Post Office’s Philately Services.

Environmentally Sound & Affordable Housing Solution

Designs for Temporary Informal Dwelling

Eco-struct, ARG Design & A3 Architects - ingenious design delivers decent homes to low-income communities.

Cape Town’s poorest communities are set to benefit from an eight-year quest to develop an environmentally sound and affordable housing solution.

Meet Better Living Finalists Eco-struct, ARG Design & A3 Architects.