Cape Town’s bid story

The City of Cape Town's successful bid for World Design Capital 2014 was coordinated by the Cape Town Partnership, in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders and supporters.

Courage to redesign the world

Courage to redesign the world

Design Indaba 2012 has come and gone, but an overarching theme - that design is a powerful tool for transforming lives - remains.

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"Cape Town got 99 problems, but design aint one"

"What does design need to solve for you?" we asked at Design Indaba Expo, encouraging visitors to answer on a post-it note and stick it to the World Design Capital 2014 stand.

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WDC2014 pays homage to the humble pencil

WDC2014 pays homage to the humble pencil

The pen might be mightier than the sword, but they were both first designed by the pencil. Having translated ideas into plans for decades, it is understandable that the pencil has become such an iconic symbol to designers.

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Taking the World Design Capital 2014 to Design Indaba Expo 2012, and beyond

Taking the World Design Capital 2014 to Design Indaba Expo 2012, and beyond

How can Cape Town, and South Africa, ensure that the World Design Capital 2014 transforms lives through design? Design Indaba Expo visitors are being invited to tell the project organisers what needs they have that can be met through design.

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Defining a design legacy for Cape Town

Defining a design legacy for Cape Town

Local designers and design advocates, artists and activists, public and private sector representatives converged on the CTICC on the morning of 28 February 2012 - one full day ahead of Design Indaba 2012.

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Towards 2014: World Design Capital 2014 stakeholder forum

Towards 2014: World Design Capital 2014 stakeholder forum

The City of Cape Town is taking an important step towards shaping the vision for Cape Town as World Design Capital 2014 by hosting a stakeholder forum on 28 February at the CTICC, coinciding with the start of this year's Design Indaba.

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