Department of Design

How can designers from two countries come together to tackle local urban issues?

Department of Design was a three-week event held at Cape Town’s Provenance Auction House, comprising workshops, exhibitions and lectures.  As the Dutch contribution to World Design Capital, Cape Town 2014, it served as a laboratory for South African and Dutch designers and companies to co-create solutions to local urban challenges. Future Cape Town played the role of the local partner, operating the building, events and exhibition, co-developing the content for the main programme, and organising communication for the events.