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Learn, Play and Do at City Hall

Learn, Play and Do at City Hall

The Open Design Festival City Hall programme is full of things to do, all day, every day from 11 to 16 August. Here’s a snapshot:

Learn

 

VENUE:  Exhibition rooms,  2nd floor, CT City Hall,  Darling Street

11 August – 16 August
Time: 10:00 – 17:00  |  Free entry

What do human settlements in a city of opportunity look like? Supported by University of Basel and the Swiss Embassy.

 

How can we #cocreate2accelerate? Five South African companies. Five Dutch disruptive thinkers. Five challenges. Ten days. See how they #cocreateSA! An initiative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

 

How do you turn sneaker skates into heroes? Comic aficionados, self-taught artists and professional illustrators cast their favourite heroes and enemies on sneaker skates. Sponsored by: Artfarm, SentientGamer.com and Friends of Design – Academy of Digital Arts.

 

How can one designer change millions of lives? A showcase of design-led ideas and opportunities that can improve lives for people in low-income homes. Sponsored by Cape Craft & Design Institute and the Western Province Departments of Human Settlements and Economic Affairs & Tourism.

 

How do you unleash young creative talent? Find out what top tertiary design schools are offering the next generation of designers.

 


 Play

VENUE:  Exhibition rooms, 2nd floor, CT City Hall,  Darling Street

11 August – 16 August
Time: 10:00 – 17:00  |  Free entry

What’s the next big tech thing? Experience the awesome ‘other’ world of augmented reality; and indulge your inner game geek. Sponsored by Friends of Design – Academy of Digital Arts.

 

How can you print yourself in 3D? Scan yourself in 3D, and other useful things to do with 3D scanning tech. Sponsored by Ambient Animation. Please check the demonstration times on our website.

 

14 August – 16 August
Time: 10:00 – 17:00  |  Free entry
What does your virtual world look like? Wander through a virtual world, sponsored by Lightscape VR.


   Do

VENUE:  OD Café & Events space,  2nd floor, CT City Hall, Darling Street

11 August
Time: 13:00 – 14:00  |  Free entry
Are you the next undiscovered Picasso? Doodle for a good cause with good food and good company. This is a follow on event from the Doodle Session that takes place at the Open Design 2016 kick-off party. So save the date for that one, too.

 

VENUE:  Exhibition Rooms,  2nd floor, CT City Hall, Darling Street

13 August – 14 August
Time: 09:00 – 16:00  |  Free entry
How do you gamify life? A 24-hour game jam for game development students challenged to hack ‘a designer’s life’. Brought to you by Friends of Design – Academy of Digital Arts.

 

VENUE: Design Education Wing,  1st floor, CT City Hall, Darling Street
13 August
Time: 09:00 – 17:00  |  Free entry
How can your creative child follow their passion? Workshops and information sessions for high school learners, educators and parents about design career possibilities. Please keep an eye out on our website for more details. This programme will be announced soon.

 

VENUE: Blue Room, 2nd floor, CT City Hall, Darling Street
13 August
Time: 10:00 – 17:00  |  Free entry
What can cardboard do? Make and break anything you want using just cardboard and colourful tape. Brought to you by SeeSawDo.

 

Time: 10:00 – 16:00  |  R250 per ticket for one parent and child team. R120 per additional child. Book soon. Places are limited.
How do you break a toaster? Break an appliance, put it back together or build an entirely new one at the BrightMinds Disassembly Workshop. Open to all ages. Facilitated by Maker Station.

 

14 August
Time: 10:00 – 12:30  |  R80 Single. R60 each for adult accompanied by a child.
If there are no rules, what are the rules? Gamestorm is a fun game with few or no rules. Making a move means making a rule that can change at any time.

 

VENUE: Events Space, 2nd floor, CT City Hall, Darling Street

14 August
Time: 12:00 – 14:00  |  Free entry
How do you hear the unheard? Write your story, even if you’re not a writer, with writer Jana du Plessis

 

15 August
Time: 14:00 – 17:00  |  Free entry
Can you count on a sustainable future? Making the case for design thinking as a tool for creating more numerate citizens. Sponsored by Umalusi in collaboration with Rock City Foundation and IDEA Collective.

See you there!


 

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