This Thursday, Friday and Saturday the first edition of the #cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL-2018 takes place in venues across the East City of the Cape Town CBD.

Lectures, Exhibitions, Discussions, Films, Workshops and Installations free to the public will bring this part of the city to life, and bring design and design dialogues to more audiences.

Visit the NEXT18 exhibition, take part in an informal settlement upgrade workshop, watch films about water and waste, or join great designers and thinkers at a full-day conference.

Download the guide here and visit the festival website :

All events are free and do not require a ticket/booking except the main conference. There are a few tickets left here.

The #cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL is a new initiative of The Netherlands Consulate General which aims to celebrate and examine the power of design to tackle current socio-economic and environmental challenges within an African context. In collaboration with The Craft and Design Institute and Future Cape Town , the first edition of the initiative will be hosted under the theme “Beyond the Crisis.”