Future Cape Town and World Design Capital 2014

FUTURE CAPE TOWN aims to be a year round project using our existing platforms and work including the use of online media, social media, forums, tours, public forums, and exhibitions to promote awareness and dialogue about the power of design as a tool to transform our cities.

Read on to explore opportunities for partnership, sponsorship and collaboration for WDC2014.

Or just say hello



Bold City Conference

Sponsor, support and partner with us on our conferences which will showcase the role of design in transforming cities. Watch highlights of a previous conference here and see images here.


Walking Tour

Our scheduled walking tours are below, but we are open to planning and exploring Cape Town with you and your organisation, group or media agency.

January: Design a liveable city (25 January 2014) – As featured in the official 2014 Cape Town Tourism guide and soon on Monocle TV.

  • Design a liveable city: After 2 decades of democracy what are the ingredients to design a more liveable South African city?
  • Design our city architecture: Architecture as a design tool to plan our future city
  • Design our future: Covering the past and future of the East City
  • Design beyond 2010: How can the urban fabric of Cape Town Stadium, Green Point Park and surrounds be connected


Your City Idea

Two of our research projects designated as official projects. Read about them below

  • Your City Idea: A 2 metre tall installation gathering public input on urban issues. Read more here.

  • Future Spaces: The Future Spaces project seeks to map the lived experience of the city’s people in the city’s spaces now, and as it could be. Using engagement, photography, video, audio and workshops to imagine a different future for public spaces.



We are currently working on an idea for an exhibition which looks at past, present and future designs for Cape Town. See images of our Pop-Up exhibition in 2013 here.


We regularly host social media tweetchats called #CityTalk which frequently reaches in excess of 2 million Twitter users, with hundreds of tweets shared from contributors on every continent.Get in touch to sponsor a #CityTalk, and read more about them here.


Our weekly radio show Metropolist will cover a broad range of city issues and news, with a specific focus on design projects, and WDC2014 projects. Shout if you would like to sponsor the show or have an idea or topic for a show.


With over 100,000 visitors in 2013, our website is a central space for ideas, news and inspiration. Combined with over 30,000 social media followers, we aim to build a democracy around urbanism and design issues. We hope to be reporting on, covering and sharing #WDC2014 projects and events for us.

To sponsor a series or content or to advertise send us an e-mail.

If you’re interested in contributing. Find out how over here.

Say hello. hello@futurecapetown.com

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