Infecting the City

Celebrating our collectiveness
12 November 2014

Having launched the new City Walk project at last week’s AGM, Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana explains why a collaborative people-centric approach to Cape Town’s public space is so important, in her fortnightly Cape Times column this week.

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10 things to think about public art
30 September 2014

A R1-million competition for a public artwork in Long Street has been launched by the Western Cape Government. Following Creative Week’s public art walking tour, we spoke to Kirsten Wilkins about what goes into good public art.

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Rediscovering our shared humanity: Infecting the City
18 March 2014

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.

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Beyond beauty: a city of possibilities
3 April 2013

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”,

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Infecting the City video: Bringing the soul back into Cape Town
26 March 2013

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 providesan opportunity to push the limits of what we believe is possible on our streets and in our lives, and everyday city users gather

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Scrabbling the city: a City Views cover story
7 March 2013

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

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Art to animate Cape Town CBD
27 January 2012

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.

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Africa Centre opening up the city through art
26 January 2012

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.

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Don’t be caught uninfected
1 February 2010

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.

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