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August 12, 2014

10 Must-See events at OPEN DESIGN 2014

The second edition of OPEN DESIGN Cape Town kicks off tomorrow until 23 August 2014. It is an annual cross-disciplinary city-wide event. It creates an educational, informative, inclusive, collaborative platform for the people of Cape Town to use design and its numerous disciplines to openly share their design with each other. OPEN DESIGN Cape Town raises awareness of and increases appreciation for design by all. After going through the programme, here are the 10 of events and experiences that I am most looking forward to.

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September 30, 2013

Long Street a chance for an exciting creative exercise

Great design always starts with a great question. Thomas Heatherwick is a UK designer who has worked on everything from the London Olympic cauldron, to the new London Routemaster bus, to a pedestrian bridge across the Thames, to an entire district in Shanghai. The trick, he believes, is finding the right question. To manage the design process, clients…

September 12, 2013

Remembering New York: City and Memory

Earlier this year, one of our writers, Pamela Hellig, who travelled to Auschwitz in Poland, shared an excellent but challenging piece on her experience. She wrote about the challenge of  how people and in fact cities can remember their dark past, and provide the spaces for people to do so. In her piece, this quote really resonated with me:…