What is the role of the practice of architecture and architectural professional in this day and age? How does the built environment reflect and help shape the society we live in? These were just some of the questions posed by speakers and panellists on the first day of the AZA 2012 conference, held at Cape Town City Hall from 13 to 16 September 2012.
- Published on 27 Nov 2012
- Published on 20 Nov 2012
The preparation for Cape Town's year as World Design Capital 2014 has entered its next phase: The board has been announced and are now starting the process of recruiting those who will be responsible for delivering on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the city.
- Published on 06 Dec 2012
The Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, received the World Design Capital 2014 plaque in Helsinki last week, and had this to say:
- Published on 14 Nov 2012
Friday 9 November 2012 saw the official announcement of the voluntary board that will govern the implementation of Cape Town's World Design Capital 2014 programme.
- Published on 19 Oct 2012
Self-taught social designer Stephen Lamb of Touching the Earth Lightly together with artist Andrew Lord created a mesmerising upside-down bamboo forest sprouting mushrooms for the Manila-based Litre of Light Foundation's pavilion at the 9th annual Shanghai Biennale. The pavilion is a prototype of sorts for some of the low-tech, low-cost and more sustainable housing solutions that Touching the Earth Lightly wants to pilot in Cape Town.
- Published on 09 Oct 2012
At TEDxStellenbosch 2011, social impact designer Marika Shioiri-Clark spoke about empathic architecture and her experience working on the Butaro Hospital in Rwanda. One year and an IDEO.org fellowship later, she spoke to TEDxStellenbosch curator Gareth Pearson about sanitation solutions being piloted on the African continent, and what Cape Town can learn from them.