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Cape Town’s Guggenheim? A first look at the Museum of Design, Innovation, Leadership & Art






MoDILA will be the centerpiece of an urban renewal initiative that will locate itself around a design precinct and high impact innovation cluster of technology, innovation art and leadership. Its purpose is to transform the cultural landscape, and act as an education platform of international significance to advance a Pan African project of cultural,entrepreneurial and technological renewal. 

MoDILA is a trust that offers educational programmes that raise awareness,train and inspire the public; and offers an interactive multimedia platform for design, innovation, and entrepreneurship and art studies.

“Whilst architects have retained their traditional strength of cultural and aesthetic, formal considerations, they have lost their numeracy and the ability to demonstrate that architectural intention and performance need not be diametrically opposed concerns. In a nation which is still largely design illiterate, the price that society pays for ill conceived and overly simplified solutions to the built environment has been the production of diminished public environments, and increased isolation of the architect from the public imagination as a trustworthy and responsible practitioner and agent for change.” Mokena Makeka