public space

More WiFi in public space across Cape Town
21 November 2014

Another significant step towards accessible internet access for unconnected Capetonians has been announced by the City of Cape Town, who will provide public access WiFi outside 61 buildings across the metro by the end of June 2015.

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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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Music, theatre, film, debate: Church Square this First Thursdays
3 November 2014

The fourth in our series of Open City public space activations on Church Square, we have an exciting line-up for First Thursday 6 November.

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Open City Vol 4: Call for participation
13 October 2014

During First Thursdays on 6 November, the Cape Town Partnership again invites you to take ownership of the public space at Church Square.

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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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12 reasons to come to Church Square for First Thursdays
1 September 2014

Following our open call to participate in the Church Square activation during First Thursdays on 4 September, we’re excited to announce the line-up. Festivities are from 6pm to 9pm, and free and open to everyone. See the full First Thursdays programme here and do tweet @ctpartnership #FirstThursdays. The event is also on Facebook, so invite your friends.

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Living democracy. Transforming life.
Jodi Allemeier
6 February 2014

How do cities make people, and how do people make change? Cape Town Partnership programme manager Jodi Allemeier explores some ways to become a more active citizen in the February 2014 editorial of Molo.

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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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