public space

Public space reimagined as the Company’s Gardens gets free WiFi
29 July 2013

Cape Town’s oldest heritage site, the Company’s Garden, dates back to the 1650s, but is now being brought firmly into the future with the introduction of free wireless internet access.

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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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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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Twilight Team Run 2012: Thirty years of team work
20 November 2012

The Twilight Team Run, an event which has seen Capetonians come out in their thousands, is celebrating 30 years of bringing communities together for a good cause.

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Owning the stories in between – Capetonians envision their public spaces
18 September 2012

Twenty years ago, New York’s Times Square was an ill-lit, dangerous, no-go zone. Today it has been dubbed ‘The Crossroads of the World’, receiving 360 000 – 500 000 visitors per day. It is an iconic public space that is a globally recognised tourism attraction.

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Accessing the city: An exploration of Cape Town's public spaces
7 September 2012

An anticipated 800 students and 400 practitioners and academics will be converging on City Hall from 13 to 16 September for the second Architecture ZA Biennial Festival (AZA 2012). How does this affect you?

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Reimagining our public spaces through design, with Tim Tompkins
15 August 2012

During an evening at Trinity, Farzanah Badsha, Creative Cape Town programme manager, Yehuda Raff, coordinator of The Fringe, and Tim Tompkins, president of Times Square Alliance discuss how design help a city reimagine public space. Creative thinking, combined with collaboration, can guide the way for a new kind of urban life: one where private-public partnerships

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Perspectives on Cape Town, with Tim Tompkins
15 August 2012

During an amazing “Turn the Table” tour with Iain Harris of Coffeebeans Routes, Creative Cape Town, The Cape Town Partnership, the City of Cape Town and Tim Tompkins, President of Times Square Alliance had the opportunity to examine the city and its surrounds from a different perspective. The tour visited Langa and Manenberg, and heard

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Creating vibrant public space in Cape Town
27 July 2012

How can we create a more liveable city through the effective design, development and management of our public spaces? This was the question posed at the 2012 Central City Partners Forum, held at the Fugard Theatre on 24 July.

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