Design Matters In Cape Town

Design Matters In Cape Town
Design Matters In Cape Town

Open Design 2014 Reveals How Design Can Change Lives: 13 – 23 August 2014

Interested in where innovative design ideas come from? How design can improve lives, from street culture to safe and comfortable housing, or how nature can inspire and impact design?

The second annual Open Design Cape Town Festival takes place on 13-23 August 2014, and the 11-day event is set to blow the lid off the notion that design is an elitist pursuit, through a dynamic programme of free and ticketed design-related exhibitions, talks and educational experiences at the Cape Town City Hall.

This year’s theme, Design is for Change, marks South Africa’s two decades of democratic transformation and reflects Cape Town’s commitment to design through the World Design Capital 2014 designation: Live Design. Transform Life.

Open Design Cape Town co-founder and creative director, Y. Tsai, explains: “Design is not just for designers. The aim of Open Design Cape Town is to open up design to everyone and to show how it touches every part of life.

We have deliberately formulated the programme to appeal to everyone, from early learners to seasoned professionals. Through Open Design we want people to change the way they think about and experience design.”

Visitors to the festival will find a range of events taking place within the creative hub that will occupy historic City Hall for 11 days.
The programme is a mix of ticketed and free events, and the Open Design festival is open to everyone. Open Design Cape Town is a collaboration between the City of Cape Town, the Cape Craft and Design Institute and the Cape Town Design Network.

Find out more about these and other events on the Open Design Cape Town website: – you can also like Open Design Cape Town on facebook and follow @opendesignct on Twitter.

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