Events

Instawalk – Live Design Build the City (tour 1)

Date: 10/08/2015

Live Design Build the City tour (90 min) Calling all Cape Town Instagrammers! The city is a complicated network of ...

Categories:  *Featured WALKING TOUR

Knobs & Tassels Underground artists ft Black Moon

Date: 10/08/2015 - 31/08/2015

Knobs & Tassels Invest in Individuals. Visit the current Knobs & Tassels exhibition, BLACK MOON featuring the photography of Cathrin ...

Categories:  EXHIBITION

Instawalk: Live Design Paint the City (tour 1)

Date: 11/08/2015

Live Design Paint the City tour (90 min) Calling all Cape Town's Instagrammers! Is public art a mouthpiece for the voiceless or ...

Categories:  *Featured WALKING TOUR

Alberto goes to Muizenberg (homage to Giacometti)

Date: 12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015

Alberto goes to Muizenberg (homage to Giacometti) This series of images by Cape Town-based photographer Patrick McKenna pays tribute to ...

Categories:  EXHIBITION

CCDI DISI pop-up shops

Date: 12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015

CCDI DISI - Design it! Sell it! Pop-ups Join the Open Design makers movement. Support local makers, designers, innovators and ...

Categories:  *Featured DISI POP-UP

Design is for Tomorrow Open Design showcase

Date: 12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015

Design is for Tomorrow Open Design showcase We ask: how can design add value as an agent for social, environmental ...

Categories:  *Featured EXHIBITION

Designing Careers

Date: 12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015

Designing Careers  Introducing high school learners to design as an agent for change and as a career choice. In the daily four-part ...

Categories:  *Featured HIGH SCHOOLS

EDITIONS CPT

Date: 12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015

EDITIONS CPT EDITIONS CPT will showcase a selection of artworks, all part of an edition by contemporary artists that actively ...

Categories:  *Featured EXHIBITION

From Tin to Plastic: toys in early learning

Date: 12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015

Guided tours: 10:40 - 11:00 daily  The Cape Town Museum of Childhood will provide daily guided tours through this wonderful pop-up ...

Categories:  *Featured EXHIBITION

Furniture exhibition by leading designers

Date: 12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015

View some exquisite pieces of furniture beautifully crafted by 12 leading designers including: WiiD Design & Indigenus: 4 items: Slim Soma Planter ...

Categories:  EXHIBITION

Live Design Waterfront Spectacle (tour 1)

Date: 12/08/2015

Live Design Waterfront Spectacle Tour (90 min) Protected precinct or authentic African experience? Join urban designer Kirsten Wilkins for a ...

Categories:  *Featured WALKING TOUR

Maker Stations

Date: 12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015

Maker spaces and workshops, in partnership with Maker Station Mini Maker stations pop up at several venues around Cape Town, ...

Categories:  *Featured Demonstrations MAKER STATION WORKSHOP

Movie Corner

Date: 12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015

INSPIRATIONAL SHORT MOVIES AND VIDEO CLIPS A mix of inspirational sounds and visuals, short movies and clips that celebrate the ...

Categories:  *Featured MOVIES / SHORTS

OD Book Boutique

Date: 12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015

OD Book Boutique A pop-up bookshop open daily during Open Design, offering a well-priced range of local and international books ...

Categories:  *Featured BOOK BOUTIQUE

OD Café

Date: 12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015

OD Café brought to you by Tribe Coffee and Vagabond Where collaboration meets inspiration. Designing the flavour means designing experiences ...

Categories:  *Featured CAFÉ / BAR / RESTAURANT

PingOut

Date: 12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015

PingOut When last did you play ping-pong? Come and refresh your skills at the first PingOut table in Cape Town. ...

Categories:  *Featured PUBLIC ACTIVITY

Tell The World

Date: 12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015

Tell the World  People are the strength of a nation or a continent. In this project, we ask people to ...

Categories:  PUBLIC ACTIVITY

BIRBA Furniture Design Open Shop

Date: 12/08/2015 - 13/08/2015

BIRBA offers custom handmade furniture - choose your wood finish and fabric colour from our extensive option list. All pieces ...

Categories:  Networking

One Stop Design Shop

Date: 12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015

ONE STOP DESIGN SHOP  For 12 days, we offer the best of design education under one roof. The One-Stop Design ...

Categories:  *Featured EXHIBITION TERTIARY DESIGN SCHOOLS

Laid-back live music sessions

Date: 12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015

Join us at City Hall every day between 12:30 and 13:30 for live laid back music sessions. Move your meeting out ...

Categories:  *Featured CAFÉ / BAR / RESTAURANT

Opening Party

Date: 12/08/2015

OFFICIAL Opening of Open Design Cape Town Festival 2015   RSVP 18:00 for 18:30– 23:00 Come party with us! Join us ...

Categories:  *Featured PARTY

The Good Life: world class food truck food

Date: 12/08/2015

OPENING NIGHT! 12 August - Open Design CT Festival! Third edition! We're offering a pinch of deliciousness and a large ...

Categories:  *Featured CAFÉ / BAR / RESTAURANT PARTY

TALK100 Session 1

Date: 13/08/2015

About TALK100   A series of lunchtime talks open to everyone interested in bringing positive change to their communities, cities ...

Categories:  *Featured TALK

Lessons in Transformation_The Speech

Date: 13/08/2015

'Lessons in Transformation_The Speech' is a site-specific performance by Katherine Bull and Warren Editions taking place at the Cape Town ...

Categories:  *Featured TALK

Oh, Hello! Exhibition Opening

Date: 13/08/2015

Alexander’s Band, in partnership with The Drawing Room, is proud to present Oh, Hello! - a group illustration exhibition featuring ...

Categories:  EXHIBITION

Instawalk – Live Design Build the City (tour 2)

Date: 14/08/2015

Live Design Build the City (90 min) Calling all Cape Town Instagrammers! The city is a complicated network of the built ...

Categories:  *Featured WALKING TOUR

Universal Design workshop for professionals

Date: 14/08/2015

BRIGHTMINDS WORKSHOP - Universal Design workshop for professionals Hosted by Universal Design Africa A full-day workshop on using the principles ...

Categories:  *Featured WORKSHOP

TALK100 Session 2

Date: 14/08/2015

About TALK100   A series of lunchtime talks open to everyone interested in bringing positive change to their communities, cities ...

Categories:  *Featured TALK

Past | Present | Future : Exhibition of architectural works

Date: 14/08/2015 - 28/08/2015

A joint open exhibition based on some of the more recent and future projects of Cape Town-based architectural practices GSQUARED Architects ...

Categories:  ARCHITECTURAL OPEN STUDIOS

One Blood

Date: 14/08/2015 - 15/08/2015

Sustainable Brothers & Sisters in collaboration with ACTIVATE Change Drivers and the Creative Academy Stellenbosch are launching a forward thinking ...

Categories:  MUSIC

Studio 7 Symphony

 – EVENT IS CANCELED

Date: 14/08/2015

Studio 7 Symphony

 This musical experience showcases the best in local vocal talent in the country backed by a leading ...

Categories:  *Featured MUSIC PARTY

TEDx Cape Town

Date: 15/08/2015

TEDx Cape Town The balance between freedom and control is a constant tug of war. In all areas of our ...

Categories:  *Featured TALK

Brightminds workshop – Caps under construction (8-12 years)

Date: 15/08/2015

BRIGHTMINDS WORKSHOP - wearables for kids Caps under construction (8-12 years) - for kids who love tech and fashion Wearables are ...

Categories:  *Featured KIDS WORKSHOP Tech WORKSHOP

Design Your City at the Brightminds workshop

Date: 15/08/2015

BRIGHTMINDS WORKSHOP -  Design Your City Teenagers and young adults imagine exciting public spaces for tomorrow. This event is an ...

Categories:  *Featured HIGH SCHOOL WORKSHOP

For Art’s Sake

Date: 15/08/2015 - 16/08/2015

Please visit us at the CCDI Disi pop-up shops Looking forward to sharing our creations with you.

Categories:  DISI POP-UP

Live Design Woodstock street art walking (tour 1)

Date: 15/08/2015

Live Design Woodstock street art walking tour (90 min) Take two hours to immerse yourself in the open-air galleries of Woodstock and the ...

Categories:  *Featured WALKING TOUR

OD Design for Tomorrow Expo guided tour

Date: 15/08/2015

"Design for Tomorrow" exhibition guided tour for the public Meet at 8:50 upstairs at the Workshop 17 Cafe Design is ...

Categories:  *Featured EXHIBITION GUIDED EXPO TOUR

TALK100 Session 3

Date: 15/08/2015

About TALK100   A series of talks open to everyone interested in bringing positive change to their communities, cities and ...

Categories:  *Featured TALK

Universal Design workshop for students

Date: 15/08/2015

BRIGHTMINDS WORKSHOP -  Universal Design workshop for students Hosted by Universal Design Africa A full-day workshop on using the principles ...

Categories:  *Featured WORKSHOP

City Walk

Date: 15/08/2015

The City Walk is a collaborative community place-making project facilitated by the Cape Town Partnership. Starting in the Company’s Gardens, ...

Categories:  WALKING TOUR

Game Industry Day 2015

Date: 15/08/2015

Get your game on with Friends of Design! After the great success of the first Game Industry Day in December ...

Categories:  EXHIBITION Networking TALK Tech

From Scribbles to Spectacular: How Collaboration Creates Cape Town Carnival

Date: 15/08/2015

Get a peek inside the makings of the Cape Town Carnival and discover some of the varied forms of creative ...

Categories:  Design Thinking TALK WORKSHOP

Pavilion Design 1:50 – Brightminds workshop

Date: 15/08/2015

BRIGHTMINDS WORKSHOP -  Pavilion design 1:50 Workshop for 8-12 year olds who love building stuff. Pavilions are built with different ...

Categories:  *Featured KIDS WORKSHOP

Celebrating Creative Women – SOCIAL POETIC

Date: 15/08/2015

SOCIAL POETIC: MUSIC, AND NOT FOR THE SAKE OF IT Celebrating Creative Women Social Poetics gathers creatives and society under ...

Categories:  *Featured WORKSHOP

TEDx Cape Town after-party

Date: 15/08/2015

TEDx Cape Town after-party Keep the conversation going with great party vibes! Or just chill, connect, network and share your ...

Categories:  *Featured PARTY

Live Design Ride the City – bicycle tour

Date: 16/08/2015

Ride the City (90 min - approx 12 easy kms) Bicycles change lives. Join cycling advocate and urban designer, Kirsten ...

Categories:  *Featured Bicycle Tour

Smart Textiles at the Brightminds workshops

Date: 16/08/2015

A workshop for textiles, fashionistas, coders, CMT's Tech geeks and curious souls - join Jo-Ann Kowalski from Denmark If you are ...

Categories:  *Featured Tech WORKSHOP

For teachers – a 3D design workshop

Date: 16/08/2015

BRIGHTMINDS WORKSHOP Architecture and design workshop for teachers Architects and designers are able imagine what does not yet exist and ...

Categories:  *Featured Teachers Workshop

Laughter Yoga with Teru

Date: 16/08/2015

Simple laughter exercise therapy for all ages. For a happier healthier YOU Laughter Yoga is a way of learning to ...

Categories:  WORKSHOP

Movie Sundays

Date: 16/08/2015

A series of short movies and documentaries chosen to bring you a new perspective on aspects of the digital world and the media.

Categories:  MOVIES / SHORTS

The Fish and the Desert

Date: 16/08/2015

‘We are Water’ and ‘Desert Fish’ are two short and fascinating documentaries that will inspire and uplift you – and ...

Categories:  MOVIES / SHORTS Networking

#cocreateSA in One Extreme Day

Date: 17/08/2015

Help #cocreateSA in One Extreme Day, finding concrete and sustainable solutions to local challenges.

Categories:  *Featured Design Thinking WORKSHOP

Live Design Woodstock lifestyle walking (tour 1)

Date: 17/08/2015

Live Design Woodstock lifestyle walking tour (4 hours) One of Cape Town’s oldest suburbs, Woodstock escaped the trauma of forced removals during apartheid. ...

Categories:  *Featured WALKING TOUR

Live Design Coffee walk 1

Date: 17/08/2015

Live Design Coffee walk (30 min) This short lunchtime walk offers a double whammy of urban inspiration: fresh coffee and a ...

Categories:  *Featured WALKING TOUR

Live Design Coffee walk 2

Date: 18/08/2015

Live Design Coffee walk (30 min) Grab a coffee and grab a renewed perspective of your city on this short ...

Categories:  *Featured WALKING TOUR

Talk100 Session 4

Date: 18/08/2015

About TALK100   A series of lunchtime talks open to everyone interested in bringing positive change to their communities, cities ...

Categories:  *Featured TALK

Join the authors: Craft Art in South Africa and Contemporary Design Africa

Date: 18/08/2015

Join authors Elbé Coetsee and Tapiwa Matsinde for a discussion about their recent publications Craft Art in South Africa (Jonathan ...

Categories:  BOOK BOUTIQUE

Architectural Open Studios – route 1

Date: 18/08/2015

Architectural Open Studios  Open Design Cape Town presents the third annual Architecture Open Studio sessions, when architects across the city open their studio ...

Categories:  *Featured ARCHITECTURAL OPEN STUDIOS

PechaKucha

Date: 18/08/2015

PechaKucha  #PKCT features entertaining speakers presenting a wide range of topics in a tightly defined format of 20 images displayed for ...

Categories:  *Featured TALK

TALK100 Session 5

Date: 19/08/2015

About TALK100   A series of lunchtime talks open to everyone interested in bringing positive change to their communities, cities ...

Categories:  *Featured TALK

Architectural Open Studios – route 2

Date: 19/08/2015

Architectural Open Studios  Open Design Cape Town presents the third annual Architecture Open Studio sessions, when architects across the city open their studio ...

Categories:  *Featured ARCHITECTURAL OPEN STUDIOS

#TechTalkCPT: Makers and Innovators

Date: 19/08/2015

“We are living in an age of open source, custom-fabricated, DIY product design.  All you need to conquer the world ...

Categories:  TALK Tech

1000 Drawings Doodle Session

Date: 19/08/2015

Doodle the night away in the beautiful setting of the City Hall. This is an official 1000 Drawings doodle session ...

Categories:  Having fun while doodling PUBLIC ACTIVITY WORKSHOP

Live Design Waterfront Spectacle (tour 2)

Date: 20/08/2015

Live Design Waterfront Spectacle Tour (90 min) Protected precinct or authentic African experience? Join urban designer Kirsten Wilkins for a ...

Categories:  *Featured WALKING TOUR

Maker Con Cape Town 2015

Date: 20/08/2015

The Maker movement is providing new insights into local and global manufacturing, design, workforce development, education and even creative culture. ...

Categories:  *Featured Bicycle Tour Conference

Build, draw and learn – pavilion design

Date: 20/08/2015

BRIGHTMINDS WORKSHOP  Build, draw and learn - pavilion design Workshop with a selected Cape Town high school: age group 13 ...

Categories:  *Featured HIGH SCHOOL WORKSHOP

Arup Cities

Date: 20/08/2015

This invitation only event at Arup’s offices will be exploring holistic design in the context of city making and shaping ...

Categories:  Invitation-only event WALKING TOUR

Creative Mornings

Date: 21/08/2015

Creative Mornings  The next in the hugely popular Creative Mornings talk series. Grab a coffee and something to eat, listen ...

Categories:  *Featured TALK

Instawalk – Live Design Paint the City (tour 2)

Date: 21/08/2015

Live Design Paint the City tour (90 min) Calling all Cape Town's Instagrammers! Is public art a mouthpiece for the voiceless or ...

Categories:  *Featured WALKING TOUR

Live Design Woodstock lifestyle walking (tour 2)

Date: 21/08/2015

Live Design Woodstock lifestyle walking tour (4 hours) One of Cape Town’s oldest suburbs, Woodstock escaped the trauma of forced removals during apartheid. ...

Categories:  *Featured WALKING TOUR

The Maker Faire

Date: 21/08/2015 - 23/08/2015

The Maker Faire – 10:00 – 17:00 Friday 21st - Open to schools and VIPs only Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd ...

Categories:  *Featured Demonstrations Faire TALK WORKSHOP

TALK100 Session 6

Date: 21/08/2015

About TALK100   A series of lunchtime talks open to everyone interested in bringing positive change to their communities, cities ...

Categories:  *Featured TALK

Brightminds workshop: Fashion + e-textiles / electronics for girls (and boys)

Date: 22/08/2015

BRIGHTMINDS WORKSHOP Fashion + e-textiles / electronics for girls (and boys) Fashion is a mirror of society’s culture. As wearable technology becomes ...

Categories:  *Featured KIDS WORKSHOP Tech WORKSHOP

Innovate the Cape at the Brightminds workshop

Date: 22/08/2015

BRIGHTMINDS WORKSHOP Innovate the Cape - fine tuning the finalists!  Innovation is a vital step in moving from aid in ...

Categories:  *Featured HIGH SCHOOL WORKSHOP

Instawalk – Live Design Paint the City (tour 3)

Date: 22/08/2015

Live Design Paint the City tour (90 min) For all the Instagram biggies! Is public art a mouthpiece for the ...

Categories:  *Featured WALKING TOUR

Live Design Woodstock street art walking (tour 2)

Date: 22/08/2015

Live Design Woodstock street art walking tour (90 min) Take two hours to immerse yourself in the open-air galleries of Woodstock and the ...

Categories:  *Featured WALKING TOUR

OD Design for Tomorrow Expo guided tour

Date: 22/08/2015

"Design for Tomorrow" exhibition guided tour for the public Meet at 8:50 upstairs at the Workshop 17 Cafe Design is ...

Categories:  *Featured EXHIBITION GUIDED EXPO TOUR

Workshop for Biology-inspired design in business and technology ecosystems

Date: 22/08/2015

BRIGHTMINDS WORKSHOP A unique workshop with Riaan Conradie from HealthQ and LifeQ This workshop looks at how design inspired by ...

Categories:  *Featured WORKSHOP

“Street Life” for CT Carnival 2016

Date: 22/08/2015

A rapid brainstorming process aimed at visualising "Street Life" for Carnival 2016 Encouraging participants to explore thoughts and associations around ...

Categories:  PUBLIC ACTIVITY WORKSHOP

Cape Town Front-End Developers Workshop

Date: 22/08/2015

We’ll be running a Cape Town Front-End Developers (CTFED) event as part of the Open Design festival, instead of our regular ...

Categories:  WORKSHOP

TALK100 Session 7

Date: 22/08/2015

About TALK100   A series of lunchtime talks open to everyone interested in bringing positive change to their communities, cities ...

Categories:  *Featured TALK

Lessons from IDDS D’Kar 2015 with MIT D’Lab and the University of Botswana

Date: 22/08/2015

What happens when 25 design innovation scholars from around the world combine inter-disciplinary ideas and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ...

Categories:  TALK

Experience Creative Woodstock

Date: 23/08/2015

"Experience Creative Woodstock" is a student film showcasing the creative side of Woodstock, and the surrounding areas. This film was ...

Categories:  MOVIES / SHORTS TERTIARY DESIGN SCHOOLS

Day Before Thursday – Food Market

Date: 23/08/2015

Day Before Thursday celebrates the affair between food, drink and beautiful things. Indulge in delicious food, imbibe hand-selected drinks and shop ...

Categories:  *Featured Food Market

Movie Sundays

Date: 23/08/2015

A series of short movies and documentaries chosen to bring you a new perspective on aspects of the digital world and the media.

Categories:  MOVIES / SHORTS

Open Design Chess Challenge

Date: 23/08/2015

Test your chess skills against the country's chess champions at the first ever Open Design Chess Challenge.   Challenge the masters ...

Categories:  BOARD GAMES PUBLIC ACTIVITY

Wrap Party

Date: 23/08/2015

Wrap Party  The final event in our 12-day festival of design indulgence! Join us for the party of the year ...

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