public space

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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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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