public art

Public power and the art of placemaking
11 June 2015

A compelling lecture by Ukhona Mlandu gives unrivaled insight into the public art debate of the past few months, and why we can’t afford to be disrupted or distracted, writes Lwandile Fikeni. Essential reading, especially if entering the African Centre for Cities public art competition.  

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8 things to do with unwanted statues and monuments
31 March 2015

Rhodes will fall, but what about all the other monuments and statues throughout the country that remind us of South Africa’s painful past? Sibusiso Tshabalala and Nadine Botha found eight creative ways to reconsider history.

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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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Making art in Cape Town
Ambre Nicolson
25 January 2015

Haroon Gunn-Salie, on how Cape Town made him an artist, and how he makes art in Cape Town, as told to Ambre Nicolson in the December 2014 Molo: Picture Imperfect City.

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Picture imperfect perceptions of our city in Molo
8 December 2014

How do we see our city? This is the question we explore in the latest edition of Molo – “Picture Imperfect City” – the Cape Town Partnership’s quarterly storytelling project and free community newspaper.

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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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Street life of Cape Town to be newest attraction of the Big Six
5 November 2014

A new urban attraction in the CBD, The City Walk, will be co-created through multi-level stakeholder engagement, announced the Cape Town Partnership at its AGM on Wednesday 5 November. Unfolding in 2015, it will bring the city’s Big Six tourism attractions (Cape Point, Robben Island, Groot Constantia, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch and the V&A Waterfront) up

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The streets: our place capital
29 October 2014

Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana considers why our streets need to become multipurpose, liveable destinations rather than thoroughfares 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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