Infecting the City

Rediscovering our Shared Humanity: Infecting the City 2014

Neo Muyanga’s choral adaption, “Thoriso le Morusu”, based on Antjie Krog’s poem, “Country of Grief and Grace”, and performed by Muyanga and the Simon Estes Alumni Choir.

Central Cape Town was alive with music, colour and unexpected encounters during the Infecting the City Public Arts Festival, presented by the Africa Centre, from the 10-15 March. We mused over the role of public art in bringing together the people of our brittle and ever-changing city. Continued…

March 20, 2014

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Beyond beauty: a city of possibilities

Infecting the City 2013, photo by Sydelle Willow Smith

Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana, managing director of the Cape Town Partnership, recently wrote about what Cape Town’s Infecting the City public arts festival means to her, and what it could mean for the city. Originally published in the Cape Times on 12 March 2013 under the headline “Artists help us dream about what our city could become”, the opinion piece can be read in full here.


April 3, 2013

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Infecting the City video: Bringing the soul back into Cape Town

In the month of March every year, Cape Town’s streets are filled with the awe-inspiring, the beautiful and the unexpected during Africa Centre’s Infecting the City public arts festival. The festival provides an opportunity to push the limits of what we believe is possible on our streets and in our lives, and everyday city users gather with artists from all over globe to reimagine the space. We took the opportunity in 2013 to capture some of the magic that happens. Continued…

March 26, 2013

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Scrabbling the city: a City Views cover story

Guto Bussab_Scrabbling the City

On the cover of the March issue of City Views we give you a taste of what is to come during the free public arts festival Infecting the City from 11 to 16 March. The featured work, Scrabbling, is based on the popular word game Scrabble and invites audience and passersby to express themselves and collectively create a temporary artwork. Creator Guto Bussab is the founder and owner of MUTI, a parent brand for Muti Films (film production), Muti Photography (commercial photography) and TheMutiGallery art gallery). City Views traded letters with the artist.


March 7, 2013

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Art to animate Cape Town CBD


Annual public arts festival Infecting the City will explode on to the streets of Cape Town from 6 to 10 March 2012 – helping audiences to see, hear and smell the extraordinary and take a fresh look at the Mother City and its citizens. Continued…

January 27, 2012

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Africa Centre opening up the city through art

Tanner Methvin with Long St background

Tanner Methvin is the executive director of the Africa Centre, the organisation that hosts the public arts festival Infecting the City in Cape Town each year. Continued…

January 26, 2012

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Don’t be caught uninfected

2 - Jump for Joy 1

This month sees the return of the much-loved Infecting the City festival. Infecting the City is a public arts festival that stages and exhibits thought-provoking and boundary breaking works in the City of Cape Town’s communal spaces. Continued…

February 1, 2010

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