WDC 2014 news

Design & Making [the story of food]

Design & Making @ Castle of Good Hope

This thought-provoking exhibition forms part of the official Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 programme (#461).

Food for thought

What is the relationship between food and design? And why is the Cape Craft & Design Institute presenting, as one of its official World Design Capital projects, an exhibition called Design + Making [the story of food]?

Mainstreaming Sustainability Best Practice into City Projects and Programmes

Guga S’thebe arts and culture centre © Bruce Sutherland - City of Cape Town

The Mayor’s Portfolio of Urban Sustainability is a World Design Capital publication showcasing how the City is designing solutions to address urban challenges.

As an African city faced with the legacy of an unjust past, and the uncertainties of contemporary challenges, Cape Town needs to respond in a manner which builds resilience and sustainability through innovative and integrated thinking.

'Lookout’ for the yellow frame in Khayelitsha

Lookout Hill frame unveiled

Read about a World Design Capital2014 project that offers visitors a different visual perspective of the New7Wonder of Nature.

Lookout Hill is one of Cape Town’s hidden treasures in the heart of Khayelitsha, providing an ideal vantage point for views of the city and our iconic mountain.

City’s World Design Capital 2014 Projects Exhibited In Civic Centre

Some of the City’s most innovative World Design Capital (WDC) 2014 projects are now being showcased on the concourse level of the Cape Town Civic Centre.

More than 70 projects reaching across the metropole and positively impacting the lives of thousands of residents form part of the exhibition. Read more below:

KAMERS & CCDI Trading at the Castle


5 - 8 June 2014, officially recognised as part of the World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 programme.

"We're not into the perfectly made or the mass produced - it's about high end true craft, slightly imperfect, timeless and originally designed... that special something that is only found at the show."

Reimagining Cape Town Through a Design Lens

Brendon Bell Roberts - 100 Good Ideas

100 GOOD IDEAS: Celebrating 20 Years of Democracy (#WDC212).

As World Design Capital 2014, Cape Town is showcasing more than 460 projects many of which look at how the city can benefit from transformative design. One of the recognised projects in the WDC 2014 programme is 100 GOOD IDEAS: Celebrating 20 Years of Democracy (#WDC212).

5th WDC Pitching Session (#WDC099)

100 Bicycles #WDC421

27th May, Cape Town Design NPC will be hosting the fifth WDC pitching session at the Clocktower Centre, V&A Waterfront.

On the 27th May, Cape Town Design NPC will be hosting the fifth WDC pitching session (#WDC099) where project owners will pitch to an audience of potential funders, mentors and collaborators under the banner of “Live Design. Transform Life”.

Better Living Challenge

Khayelitsha - Better Living Challenge

Entries are being submitted ahead of the 31 May 2014 closing date for the competition.

Just as winter starts, things are hotting up for the Better Living Challenge, with entries being submitted ahead of the 31 May 2014 closing date for the competition.

UCT Team & Project Khusela Wins Top Prize!

Francois Petousis, David Gluckman

A student team from the University of Cape Town (UCT) has won a top prize at the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC), held annually at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

The UCT team and their project Khusela – a low cost fire detection device for informal housing – was named one of the top five initiatives worldwide and took the GSVC People’s Choice award in the global round – competing against hundreds of entries and winning out against 18 finalists in the last round.

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC)

One Day to Make a Difference

100in1day (#WDC412)

“100in1day" is a citizen driven, city development that empowers people all over Cape Town to devise their own little public projects.

In his hit song  ”Imagine”, John Lennon famously sang “You may say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one.”