Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cape Town. Design Capital of The World. 2014.

Design Capital of The World. 2014.

I Support the WDC2014 bid
Early yesterday morning, Cape Town was announced as 2014 World Design Capital, and Mayor Patricia de Lille was there to accept the title on behalf of Cape Town. Well done to everyone who has been involved and put so much work into the bid.

“It is an honour for me to be addressing you here today as mayor of the first African city to be named a World Design Capital. A city belongs to its people and it must be designed for and with them and their communities. For many years, people have been applying innovative solutions to our challenges. They have been using design to transform various aspects of life. But they have often been working without an overarching social goal in mind.

“The World Design Capital bid process and title have helped to bring different initiatives together and have made us realise that design in all its forms, when added together, creates human and city development,”

“The World Design Capital designation gives cities like Cape Town additional motivation to actively think of transformative design in development plans. We look forward to learning from other cities that are using design as a tool for transformation, including past winners Torino, Seoul and Helsinki and our fellow short-listed cities, Dublin and Bilbao. We are honoured to have been considered with them.” De Lille said.

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