You may not have heard but there’s a City down South, at the very tip of Africa that’s been buzzing with the sound of creative innovation for some time. It’s a really beautiful place like none other, almost laid back and extremely friendly and hospitable. It recently hosted thousands of International visitors as part of the Soccer World Cup and is about to make an even more ambitious Bid to launch itself into the creative psyche of the globe. You guessed it, yes, Cape Town, the place I currently call home.
Creative Cape Town communicates, supports and facilitates the development of the creative and knowledge economy in the Central City of Cape Town.
The WDC2014 Initiative is aimed at getting Cape Town voted as the “World Design Capital 2014″ as a recognition of the advances in use of design to enhance society. Seoul was voted the 2010 World Design Capital and Helsinki for 2012.
What is WDC2014?
This prestigious status is designated biennially by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) to cities that are dedicated to using design for social, cultural and economic development.
Also View some of the Case Studies posted on the official website to see how the vision outlined above is coming to life
Visit the Following 2 Websites which are currently spear heading the initiative to find out more about the why and how of the project.
Cape Town’s World Design Capital 2014 bid concept, “Live Design, Transform Life”, focuses strongly on socially responsive design. – www.capetown2014.co.za
Join the Facebook Page and become part of the effort to get Cape Town recognized on the World Design Stage
Grab your supporter’s badge and be part of the team
Now go out there and slap some design on The Mother City! And don’t forget to share!