On 15 April, Young Urbanists sat rapt in a beautiful setting (the Lower Cable Car Station) and watched four films that probably cannot be found anywhere online. Their cumulative impact was nearly winding. Two were propaganda reels for High Apartheid, presented in lurid Technicolor to the bombastic strains of a full orchestra.
Rashiq Fataar speaks with Victoria Okoye, the creator of African Urbanism, on the themes that connect her home city Accra and Cape Town.
This week’s Voice of the City is controversial fine artist, watercolourist and writer Laura Windvogel AKA Lady Skollie. She is the creator of the blog Lady $kollie.
Future Cape Town speaks with Alfredo Brillembourg, the Venezuelan architect founder of Urban-Think Tank who talks about the challenges in emergent urbanism and his projects in 2015 .
The International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam calls for projects under the theme THE NEXT ECONOMY. Edgar Pieterse elaborates why this theme provides a fantastic opportunity for African urban designers, architects, landscape architects, academics, artists, planners, cities, universities, companies and social organizations.
Rashiq Fataar speaks with Dele Adeyemo, creative director of Pidgin Perfect about The Power of ZA film project and exhibition and why architecture and city making were on the agenda.
[ May 13, 2015; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Future Cape Town and the YOUNG URBANISTS community invites you to the event ‘Housing and educating the future’ with public lectures by Alfredo Brillembourg of Urban-Think Tank and Luyanda Mpahlwa of DesignSpaceAfrica.
Future Cape Town asks Twitter how the industrial neighbourhood of Paarden Eiland can reinvent itself to contribute to the future of the city.
‘The Lagos Tour’ is a monthly feature from Future Lagos that explores the city using photography and this month we drove around Lagos Island, where the colonial past is still very much present.