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CAPE TOWN, A WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL?

Cape Town was awarded the World Design Capital 2014 accolade in October 2011. But what exactly is this title all about ?   “The World Design Capital designation is a city promotion project that celebrates the accomplishments of cities that have used design as a tool to reinvent themselves and improve social, cultural and economic […]

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No Sleep till Ban-Galore !!!

Hemangini Gupta Increasingly, Bangalore, now officially known as Bengaluru, is vexed by a singular question: Is it a world city? The way city officials regulate nightlife suggests one possible answer. High above the otherwise modest skyline of the city centre in Bengaluru, India’s “hi-tech” city, a soaring steeple reaches into the sky. It crowns the […]

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An Eventful City by Design

Six lessons to ensure that the beneficial effects of an event like the WDC bid is not outweighed by the costs and other drawbacks. By Ivan Turok In the face of growing economic pressures and converging patterns of consumption, cities around the world have been exploring new ways of showcasing their distinctive features to grab […]

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Yes, we must

Zayd Minty Cape Town’s bid to be the 2014 World Design Capital is both necessary and defined.   On June 21 this year, Cape Town was short-listed—together with Bilbao and Dublin—for the new but sought after title of World Design Capital. The Industrial Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID), the body responsible for the […]

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Ghetto to Gallery

Situated at the southeastern edge of Cape Town’s inner city, Woodstock is an ethnically, religiously and financially diverse community. Gentrification is, however, changing the outlook for many of its long-time residents. By Janine Stephen

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