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10 Must-See Architecture Documentaries

An outline of 10 very inspiring architectural documentaries; from recollections of the Eames’ legacy to the highly anticipated film, REM. All come highly recommended.

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Department of Design opens in Cape Town

From 8-26 of July, the event Department of Design will be open to the public. Department of Design is envisioned as a space where individuals of every discipline can meet for idea sharing and creative collaboration.

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Voices of the City: Papa Omotayo

This week, we interview Papa Omotayo, Architect and Lagos resident for 9 years.

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Can inspiring spaces spark collaboration?

The Dutch-based architectural firm Droog designs “FLOW”, an interior structure entirely made out of recycled and scrap material including bicycle seats and egg cartons.

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With Future Cape Town

The mural lights up every time a new streetlight is erected. Photo by @makhulu

Bridging communities through design

“Another Light Up” brings awareness of this issue to the CBD, while providing citizens with the opportunity to help. A multi-story piece entitled “The Harvest,” was erected in District Six next to De Waal Drive; Faith47 designed and painted the mural, and ThingKing installed an intricate lighting system on top of the mural’s image.

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‘Johannesburg in Your Pocket’ – A review

Being the first ‘In Your Pocket’ guide outside of Europe reiterates how special this city truly is. It is important to note that the new visitors guide is for everyone as it includes family-friendly entertainment, information about gay Johannesburg, as well as spaces of religious significance.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Future Cape Town Open City Conference reaches 283,000

On 24 August 2013, Future Cape Town hosted its second mini-conference under the theme OPEN CITY at Cape Town City Hall, as part of the Open Design Festival.

Attended by close to 100 delegates, the mini-conference featured speakers presenting projects and ideas which could make Cape Town a more ‘Open’ city, as well as an ‘urban workshop hour’ and panel discussion.

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The Engaged City: Submissions

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THE ENGAGED CITY
Following our experience over the past year with the Your City Idea voting installation, a public engagement project, and our public space research project, Future Spaces, Future Cape Town intends to open the call for submissions for our compendium or report, The Engaged City.
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Media Release: Future Cape Town urges a firm stand and leadership against urban sprawl

On the 2nd of May 2013, Future Cape Town hosted its first Summit on the topic of Urban Sprawl in Cape Town. This mid-morning session took place at the at the Protea Breakwater Lodge Hotel, and hosted a small gathering of local government officials, urban developers and planners, as well as academics. The aim of the Summit, in light of recent developments in the city, was to create a forum to discuss the contentious issue of urban sprawl, and formulate a way to facilitate sustainable spatial urban growth in the City.