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Cape Town’s biggest design market? An Interview with Trevyn McGowan

The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is being shaken up by one of the most prolific figures in South African design: Trevyn McGowan. R50 million has been invested into the revamping of the former Blue Shed Craft Market into a new hub of craft, design, and wellness called The Watershed. It is set to becomes Cape Town’s biggest permanent design market with an opening in mid 2014.

Walk & Bus into the Future: A Future Cape Town Walking Tour

[ October 19, 2013; 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. ] On Saturday, 19 October, Future Cape Town welcomes everybody to join us on moving conversation inspired by Cape Town’s existing transport system and its potential.

Cape Town’s struggle with the concept of a Public Realm: 3 recent events which could inspire change

Education belongs in the streets, politics in public parks, commerce in garages, food in parking lots, and relationships on sidewalks.- Kasey Klimes

Cape Town is finding its feet as a city that embraces festivals and life in the public realm. Unfortunately, many markets or events require an organising team and loads of patience to meet the […]

Part 2: Addis Ababa – Losing Merkato. The threat of modern development. #firethebox

In response to our initial post about the Merkato Market yesterday, the following story was shared with us via a comment at our site. Essentially the culture, way of life and authenticity of Addis Ababa is being threatened by something we often hail i.e. modern development. This thesis considers the other side of development, where […]

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Rethinking the Mall? Going up? #FireTheBox

We should make it clear at the outset that we are not a fan of giant shopping malls. At least not in their current form, and with their current symbolism as a product of urban sprawl. As cities, like Cape Town continue to face the challenges of limited and expensive land, should we rethink the […]