World Design Capital 2014
Cape Town has been awarded the title of World Design Capital for 2014.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.
Calling all artists! Submit your best piece and showcase it in Cape Town.
To mark the 20 year anniversary of living in a free and democratic South Africa, the Western Cape Government (WCG) is launching a competition for an exceptional, permanent artwork. Portraits do not qualify and will not be accepted.
The piece must highlight the chosen theme of 20 Years of Freedom and Democracy while incorporating the World Design Capital (WDC) 2014 theme of Live Design, Transform Life. It should depict the extraordinary history and diversity of Cape Town’s community, while still pointing to the city’s aspirations of the future.
The artwork will be installed on the newly established plaza, corner of Dorp and Long streets, within the WCG precinct. The installation space is 9 639 mm x 6 015 mm and is on a pedestal.
What You Can Win
The competition is open to all artists. The Department of the Premier will sponsor the competition in an all-inclusive sum up to R1 million. The construction budget will be up to R900 000 to build and install the artwork. The winning artist or team will receive a monetary award of R100 000.
- Completion and installation: 15 April 2015
- Official unveiling: 27 April 2015
Not an artist? You can stil be part of the action. All you have to do is e-mail your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday 20 November and let us know which finalist you think deserves to have their work on permanent display in the Cape Town CBD.
For more information on other requirements please contact:
Tel: 021 483 4618
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