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Provenance Auction House

Public lectures at Department of Design

Read here about Department of Design’s exciting series of free public lectures, starting on Wednesday, July 9th at the Provenance Auction House in Gardens.

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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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WATCH: What if Cape Town knocked down its freeways?

What are some ways in which downtown Cape Town can be re-imagined? A few key changes could fundamentally change the way the Cape Town bowl is integrated in with the harbour and sea. WATCH this bold idea to reclaim the harbour.

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What is the legacy of the FIFA World Cup?: A CityTalk Review

What is the legacy of the World Cup on South Africa? We review responses from our participants who participated in last week’s #CityTalk.

Mamelodi Pod, a home and temporary soccer club with solar electricity and rain water harvesting. Image Courtesy of Architecture for a Change

Spotlight South Africa: Three Designs Instilling Dignity & Defeating Stigma

How do you undo centuries of inequality? How do you overturn an inequality so ingrained in a culture that it manifests itself physically – in the architecture of its homes and in the misshapen nature of its cities?

Day 1 of the Arts and Culture Indaba (photo by Bruce Sutherland)

Arts and Culture Indaba a step forward in Cape Town

On 3 and 4 June 2014, the arts and culture community of Cape Town gathered at City Hall to participate in the second annual Arts and Culture Indaba.

Photograph: Allan Baxter/Getty Images

Voices of the City: Interview with Sharon Lewis

This week’s Voices of the City sees us learning more about Sharon Lewis of the Johannesburg Development Agency.

Dawn Jorgensen (photo by Dawn Jorgensen)

Is Cape Town an “African” city? : An interview with South African travel writer Dawn Jorgensen

South African travel writer Dawn Jorgensen sits down with Our Future Cities and shares her perspective on whether Cape Town is an ‘African city.’

Soft Walls by Sydelle Willow Smith (photo by Anna Brown)

An art gallery for all? Signature public art project launches on the Sea Point Promenade

The art54 project that launched in Sea Point last week has opened dialogue between artists and government on the future of public art in Cape Town.

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The emerging role of fashion tourism in Lagos, Nigeria

The fashion industry is a multibillion dollar industry globally and Kenya, Amsterdam, and South Africa have begun to look into this industry for economic gain. Nigeria is following suit.