FUTURE CAPE TOWN | How visualising the newspaper history of a neighbourhood can shed light on the future
What can an archive of news articles tell us about the urban development of a neighbourhood. A student projects asks how mapping media history can unpack the development and social history of an area.
“I use bodies, faces, words and backgrounds that might seem visible or invisible to extend the vision I wish to share.” – Okuhle Magcaba, eNca Online News Writer and Photographer. See what this young mover and shaker from Johannesburg had to say about the city.
An outline of 10 very inspiring architectural documentaries; from recollections of the Eames’ legacy to the highly anticipated film, REM. All come highly recommended.
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.
This week, we interview Papa Omotayo, Architect and Lagos resident for 9 years.
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.
With Future Cape Town
“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.
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.
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.