Design can do anything, from reshaping the structure of a typical workday to making it easier for women in heels to navigate city pavements, reports Bronwynne Jooste from the Cape Argus, recently back from a three-day visit to World Design Capital 2012 Helsinki. Read on for her observations on what else design can do.
- Published on 12 Jun 2012
- Published on 25 May 2012
How can Africa have enough, for all her residents, forever? Organisers of the Sustain our Africa summit, to be held at the V&A Waterfront from 22 to 28 October 2012, don't claim to have all the answers, but they are gathering together thought leaders from a variety of disciplines - from government and built environment officials through to eco-entrepreneurs and design educators - to start generating some workable, sustainable solutions.
- Published on 24 May 2012
- Published on 22 May 2012
Is it time to radically rethink and redesign food production and the urban ecosystem? Mokena Makeka and Rory Williams recommend that Cape Town gets serious about urban farming; not in the futuristic sense of grand vertical farms, but in the form of realistic low-barrier-to-entry subsistence farming that we can all participate in.
- Published on 07 May 2012
During the bidding phase of Cape Town's World Design Capital 2014 campaign, we often emphasised that the design Cape Town needed was not high-end stuff and pretty objects, but creative problem solving. But what role can beautiful objects play in transforming lives?
- Published on 04 May 2012
Around the time of municipal elections last year, open toilets in the Western Cape and Free State hit the national agenda in a big way - resulting in the formation of a sanitation task team under Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to investigate the situation.