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From the desk of Future Cape Town III: Why letting the ideas in, and out, makes sense

On the subway from Brooklyn to Manhattan, Rashiq Fataar is thinking about how important the process of gathering ideas is, giving meaning to these ideas and the power of giving them wings to travel.


FUTURE LAGOS | Interview with Obi Ejimofo: Fusing tech with real estate

Ayo Denton meets Obi, Ejimofo, Managing Director of Nigeria’s most comprehensive online real estate marketplace to talk about the effects of new utopian cities and bringing technology to the real estate market.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Cooke vs Koolhaas: The inaugural Roelof Uytenbogaardt Memorial Lecture

A review of the inaugural Roelof Uytenbogaardt UDISA Memorial Lecture of Julian Cooke by Rebecca Looringh van Beeck.

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From the desk of Future Cape Town: Why we need a weekend getaway

Rashiq Fataar walks the streets of Durban’s CBD and cherishes the break in routine to inspire new questions and ideas about our cities.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Photo Essay: How Warren Papier captures what you are missing

Architect and documentary photograph Warren Papier documents youth culture, street culture and minority movements.


FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Voices of the city: Zahira Asmal

Our voice of the city this week is the managing director of The City and the founder of DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA, Zahira Asmal.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Part 1: How to live and work with water in the future city

Unearthing some guiding principles that will promote a sufficient and respectful engagement of people living with water in the Lagos context.

The architectural potential of plastic waste showcased through the night lighting of the installation.

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Can plastic waste be the answer to low-cost housing?

Building with plastic waste: a public art installation in Cape Town

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | 3 ideas to expand the South African National Art Gallery in Cape Town

Young architects at the University of Cape Town present design concepts for expansion of the South African National Gallery in Cape Town.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | African architecture and the future African city – A review of the Design Africa symposium

The Design Africa Symposium was a compelling day of straight talk about the definition of an inclusive African city,