WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL CAPE TOWN 2014 PROGRAMME LAUNCHES WITH 450 RECOGNISED PROJECTS
2014 welcomes a new World Design Capital (WDC) Cape Town, in which the city will celebrate a whole years worth of design with events throughout. In 2012 Helsinki took on the huge honour and huge project and produced some brilliant events.
“The central thesis of the City of Cape Town’s approach to the World Design Capital 2014 is to use excellence in design,
to design the change we want to see in our city, using the very building blocks of which our city is comprised. All of these projects are united by their use of design and design-led thinking to help us drive the social and economic change we want and need,” said De Lille.
South Africa’s oldest city will be showcasing its influential architecture, historical buildings and contemporary artists and designers, these will be shown through selected projects:
LIFESTYLE ENHANCERS: Design that gives meaning through fashion, arts, culture, sports and
BUSINESS THAT BUILDS: Design that adds value to the economy through innovation, finance,
systems and social entrepreneurship.
SUSTAINABILITY SOLUTIONS: Design that focuses on efficiency and resilience related to food,
energy, water and the natural environment.
CONNECTIONS THAT UNITE: Design that elevates communication, transportation and social
EDUCATION THAT ELEVATES: Design that shares knowledge through schools, exhibitions and
COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT: Design that improves health, wellness, housing and urban
“I am confident that the projects we have recognized for the official Programme next year are true to the overall theme of
‘Live Design. Transform Life’ and through design and design thinking, improve lives for people who are challenged
everyday in their communities,” said Reesberg.
For a full list of the events that will running please click here
Design Insider will be keeping an eye on all the projects running throughout the year, so watch this space.