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Creative tension in the East City
26 September 2014

The exploratory art projects by the District Six Museum community and Michaelis Fine Art School students in and around Harrington Square during Creative Week 2014 reflect the unpredictability and negotiation that goes into reshaping a city, writes Rory Williams.

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Design Storming 2013: Complex development challenges are best solved together
4 September 2013

As part of Open Design Cape Town – an annual celebration of design and design thinking that launched in the city from 21-31 August 2013 – the Cape Town Partnership, Cape Town Design Network and the Social Justice Coalition came together to host a two-day design-oriented workshop focused on early childhood development: a Design Storm.

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From Berlin to Cape Town: talking about cities with Luyanda and Uli Mpahlwa
30 May 2013

Cape Town is where husband-and-wife architecture team Luyanda and Uli Mpahlwa have chosen to live, work and raise their two sons. We asked them about their journey to the Mother City and how they think it could become more family friendly.

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Stop waiting, start making: Lessons in liveability from Jeanne van Heeswijk
2 April 2013

Based in Rotterdam, Jeanne van Heeswijk is a visual artist who creates situations in public places to provoke interactions between members of the public. These provocations include talking to trees, arranging fashion marches and baking bread, but all are aimed at setting up opportunities for new encounters and dialogue – in a way is finely tuned

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Housing: temporary intervention vs permanent solution
13 March 2013

Informal settlements are a common reality in Cape Town and South Africa’s urban landscape. Dire living conditions are the backdrop to the lack of services like proper sanitation and refuse removal, clean water, public health initiatives, adequate safety and access to economic opportunity. Shack fires regularly rip through these informal settlements, taking lives, ravaging homes and

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Taipei and Cape Town sign landmark agreement
13 March 2013

Cape Town, represented by the Cape Town Partnership, has signed a memorandum of agreement with the City of Taipei, committing to strengthening ties between design communities in the two cities.

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United by design: Cape Town and Taipei
7 March 2013

A recent visit of a design delegation from Taipei, co-hosted by the Cape Town Partnership and the City of Cape Town, provided a valuable forum for sharing ideas about design and the future of cities.

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Homeless require inclusive solution
11 October 2011

Improving the lives of Cape Town’s homeless people will also improve the life of the city itself, writes Andrew Fleming.

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Department of Trade and Industry to Participate at the 2010 Design Indaba Expo
25 February 2010

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will participate at the 2010 Design Indaba Expo to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from the 26-28 February 2010.

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