[ March 19, 2014; 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] It is well known that cities are ripe spaces for public art. By utilizing buildings, parks, and other city features as their canvases, artists are given the advantage of constant visibility and interaction with passersby. But what can public art do for a city that art housed by private institutions can not?
As beautiful as it is,Cape Town Stadium sits as an ornamental piece of architecture excluded from everyday living. How do we plan to use the stadium beyond soccer games and how does it become rooted as an anchor in a vibrant hub?
An Urban Renewal Master Plan for each of the 9 selected cities in Osun State. The Governor emphasized and re-emphasized that the type of plans he anticipated for each of these cities are not the types and models of New York, Washington, London or any other Euro-American cities. The plans were to reflect African cities realities and thus have relevance for the lives of the residents of these cities.
[ March 6, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Following on from our previous design tours, join our urban experience this First Thursday, through interesting streets, spaces and buildings, that show how design affects our lives, and how we can lobby for better design.
The City Culture Institute in the city of Gdańsk, Poland has brought its Old City Square (also called The Coal Market Square) to life. Previously used as a parking space or occasionally for fairs or concerts, for ten days the square has been turned into a lively, public space designed for people and their needs.
Thesis Thursday is an architectural series showcasing a selection of dissertations produced by the UCT M.Arch (prof) graduates of 2013. Week 3: Ruvimbo searches for a contemporary African Landscape.
What has been the legacy of Cape Town’s Fan Walk? How have our citizens appropriated it and what potential does it contain to be the beginning of activating our city at a pedestrian level?
The human scale questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our equations.
From the 4th – 6th February 2014, the city of Johannesburg was the proud host of the 5th Biennial C40 Cities Mayor’s Summit on global climate change. The event was a get together of the C40 mayors from the major and smaller cities of the world to address issues of climate change and to exchange ideas.
Gentrification cannot be fought – but it can be bullied into a different shape. A look at where the working class live in Sea Point, and how the resilience they confer on the suburb can be kept and bolstered