Infecting the City

Infecting the City 2015 transfixes Cape Town
17 March 2015

Photographers Lisa Burnell and Oscar O’Ryan roamed the streets of Cape Town during the Infecting the City 2015 festival, here are a selection of images of public-space theatre that captured the attention of Cape Town pedestrians.

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Surfacing a City of Lives
13 March 2015

The City of Lives project during Infecting the City gave 100 students the opportunity to explore how temporary public art interventions can surface the urban narratives of people in the heart of Cape Town.

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Photos: Infecting the City 2015
11 March 2015

Dance, poetry, music, performance and visual art will be enjoyed in public places around the city during Infecting the City 2015, all set in Cape Town’s most well-known and recogniseable spaces.

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8 things the world can learn from Africa
4 March 2015

Over all of the art and design events that have clustered together during February and March in Cape Town, the most prominent universal thread was clear: Africa is rising.

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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 2014
27 May 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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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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