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Cape Town World Design Capital 2014

(Western Cape Government)
Cape Town has been awarded the title of World Design Capital for 2014. The announcement was made just after 06:00 on 26 October 2011 in Taipei, Taiwan.

What is the World Design Capital?
The World Design Capital is an initiative of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID). The title of World Design Capital is aimed at promoting and celebrating cities that have used design as a tool to reinvent themselves and improve social, cultural and economic life. The title is awarded well ahead of time to allow the winning city to plan and promote a year-long programme of World Design Capital-themed events for the designated year.

What is Cape Town's Concept for World Design Capital 2014?
Cape Town's bid concept is "Live Design, Transform Life". The concept places a large focus on socially responsive design. Three broad themes are drawn from this concept namely: Rebuild Cape Town through community cohesion; Reconnect Cape Town through infrastructural enhancement, and Reposition Cape Town for the knowledge economy.

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The content on this page was last updated on 15 March 2014