Be part of co-creating Cape Town’s future
At the Cape Town Partnership, we believe in the power of people working together to create change. People like you can help turn our city around through your day-to-day actions and choices. That’s why we’re committing to helping you connect with the city and the people in it, share your ideas and dreams, work together for good, so we can all grow together. Here’s a visual manifesto we prepared – using footage from the most recent Infecting the City public arts festival – to guide and inspire us along the way.
Imagine if every day in Cape Town looked like this: people from all walks of life coming together to share their hopes, their dreams, to express who they are. Imagine if every day was an opportunity to infect our city, connect with a stranger, share our public spaces. What if everyone who used this city felt they belonged here, that they co-owned this space?
It’s a vision towards which we’re still working, but what we know for sure is we can’t do it alone. If you too want to see the kind of Cape Town that your children and your children’s children can thrive in, then get involved in actively creating it.
Do you have a vision for how you’d like to co-create Cape Town’s future? Let us know by:
- Dropping us an email at capetownsoul@
- Joining the conversation on Twitter: @ctpartnership #ctsoul
- Putting something in the post:
Cape Town Partnership
PO Box 1997
Find out more about who was involved in the making of our visual manifesto here.
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