World Design Capital 101

2014-03-07 10:33

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Cape Town is the World Design Capital for 2014 - it's a complex title to hold but one that aims to elevate a city for the inspiring and innovative use of design to connect its communities.

As a myriad events set to transcend all genres will be running over the next couple of months , we've put together this helpful go-to-guide, so you can make the most of it when visiting the World Design Capital.

What does it mean to be a world Design Capital - Here's a rundown of what that title holds for not only the Mother City, but South Africa as a whole.

WDC2014 - Who's who

* Top curators for World Design Capital 2014- Cape Town's honour of being named World Design Capital 2014 received a boost with the acceptance from some of the world's best curators to be part of this prestigious programme.

WDC2014 - Events 

*World Design Capital Pitching sessions

Now the 6th pitching session of the year, this one promises to bring inspiration and collaboration amongst creatives

* Key World Design Capital Signature Event to Check out The World Design Capital has brought along with it some events that are set to take place in and around Cape Town throughout the year. Take a look through a list of these events and plan accordingly.

* Free ways to enjoy the World Design Capital - Good news! Not only does the World Design Programme include some seriously budget-friendly events, some of them are even FREE!

WDC2014 latest news you should know

*World Design Capital site LIVE
A new, easy to use WDC wesbite has been launched. Dubbed the "Design Engine" this slick site has been created with YOU in mind. Searching for projects has been made much easier, and the site also has a beautiful aesthetic about it. Check it out here.

* Enhancing a natural beauty by design

Cape Town is a city that hides behind its natural beauty. While we can’t deny its striking, charming nature, we have to take a deeper look at some of its design aesthetics.

*  World Design Stamps to commemorate Cape Town As World Design Capital

The SA Post Office is celebrating Cape Town being the first city in Africa and the Global South to be given the title of World Design Capital by rolling out a series

Need to know contacts - Are you an innovative thinker?
Finally, if you have an idea or a project that you feel can make a difference in this country, no matter how small, follow the WDC on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with the latest events and initiatives.

Who to follow:

World Design Capital on Twitter: @WDC2014
Future Cape Town: @FutureCapeTown
City of Cape Town: @CityofCT
Cape Town Partnership: @ctpartnership

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