Design Africa

  • role: supporter
  • what: symposium
  • where: Brundyn+ Gallery, Cape Town
  • when: 11 August 2014
  • Who:  Luyanda Mpahlwa and DesignSpaceAfrica, Angela Mingas (Angola), Joe Addo (Ghana), Sithabile Mathe (Botswana), Edgar Pieterse (African Centre for Cities), Iain Louw (University of Cape Town), Rashiq Fataar (Future Cape Town), Mokena Makeka (Makeka Design Lab), Ruben Reddy (Reddy Architects), Simmy Peerutin (Peerutin Architects), Thiaan Meyer (Meyer & Associates), Michael Krause (VPUU), Ephim Schluger, Henrie Comrie (URBA Architects & Urban Desginers), Simone le Grange, Lauren Herring, Uriah Cloete, Michael de Beer

The Design Africa Symposium was a special event presented by WDC Cape Town 2014 and Luyanda Mpahlwa of DesignSpaceAfrica, with support from PPC Cement. The symposium continued the dialogue from the UIA 2014 25th World Congress on Architecture in Durban, as both WDC 2014 and UIA 2014 offered significant opportunities to bring international attention to South Africa’s design landscape. Under the theme ‘Design Visions for African Cities of the Future’, the symposium took the form of conversations with international and local voices on the contemporary condition of African cities. Featuring a robust line-up of design practitioners from across the African continent and diaspora, the objective was to analyse the urban development challenges facing African cities and to map out possible visions to re-shape African city environments into the future. Future Cape Town supported the event through our website, social media and moderation.