Programme

August 10, 2015

Instawalk – Live Design Build the City (tour 1)

10/08/2015, 09:00 – 10:30

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

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Location: Truth Coffee

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August 11, 2015

Instawalk: Live Design Paint the City (tour 1)

11/08/2015, 09:00 – 10:30

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

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Location: RED HOUSE

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August 12, 2015

Alberto goes to Muizenberg (homage to Giacometti)

12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015, 09:00 – 17:00

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

Categories: EXHIBITION

Location: Watershed, V&A Waterfront

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CCDI DISI pop-up shops

12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015, 09:00 – 17:00

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

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Location: Darling Street, Cape Town City Hall, 2nd Floor

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Design is for Tomorrow Open Design showcase

12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015, 09:00 – 17:00

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

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Location: Watershed, Workshop 17, V&A Waterfront

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Designing Careers

12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015, 09:00 – 12:00

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

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Location: Watershed, V&A Waterfront

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From Tin to Plastic: toys in early learning

12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015, 09:00 – 17:00

From Tin to Plastic - toys in early learning Children learn through play. The Cape Town Museum of Childhood toy exhibition …

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Location: Darling Street, Cape Town City Hall, 2nd Floor

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Live Design Waterfront Spectacle (tour 1)

12/08/2015, 09:00 – 10:30

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

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Location: The Clocktower Building, V&A Waterfront

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Maker Stations

12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015, 09:00 – 17:00

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

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Location: Darling Street, Cape Town City Hall, 2nd Floor

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OD Book Boutique

12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015, 09:00 – 17:00

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

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Location: Darling Street, Cape Town City Hall, 2nd Floor

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OD Café

12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015, 09:00 – 17:00

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

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Location: Darling Street, Cape Town City Hall, 2nd Floor

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One Stop Design Shop

12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015, 09:00 – 17:00

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

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Location: Watershed, Jubilee Hall 2, V&A Waterfront

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PingOut

12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015, 09:00 – 17:00

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

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Location: Watershed, V&A Waterfront

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Short movies and video clips

12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015, 09:00 – 17:00

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

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Location: Watershed, V&A Waterfront

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Warren Editions presents

12/08/2015 - 23/08/2015, 09:00 – 17:00

Print Expo and Workshop Hosted by Cape Town printmakers Warren Editions, this expo showcases highly crafted collectable works from renowned …

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Location: Darling Street, Cape Town City Hall, 2nd Floor

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Opening Party

12/08/2015, 18:00 – 23:00

OFFICIAL Opening of Open Design Cape Town Festival 2015 18:30 – 23:00 Open Design is officially open! Join us as …

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Location: Watershed, Jubilee Hall 1, V&A Waterfront

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The Good Life: world class food truck food

12/08/2015, 18:00 – 23:00

We're offering a pinch of deliciousness and a large dose of food truck indulgence to tickle your tastebuds at the Open …

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Location: Watershed, V&A Waterfront

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August 13, 2015

TALK100 Session 1

13/08/2015, 13:00 – 14:30

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

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Location: Watershed, Jubilee Hall 1, V&A Waterfront

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Oh, Hello!

13/08/2015 - 05/09/2015, 18:00 – 20:00

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

Categories: EXHIBITION

Location: The Drawing Room

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Oh, Hello! Exhibition Opening

13/08/2015, 18:00 – 20:00

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

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Location: The Drawing Room

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August 14, 2015

Instawalk – Live Design Build the City (tour 2)

14/08/2015, 09:00 – 10:30

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

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Location: Truth Coffee

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Universal Design workshop for professionals

14/08/2015, 09:00 – 16:30

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

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Location: 1st floor, Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street

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TALK100 Session 2

14/08/2015, 13:00 – 14:30

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

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Location: Watershed, Jubilee Hall 1, V&A Waterfront

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Studio 7 Symphony

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14/08/2015, 19:30 – 23:30

Studio 7 Symphony

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

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Location: Auditorium, Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street

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August 15, 2015

TEDx Cape Town

15/08/2015, 08:30 – 17:30

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

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Location: Auditorium, Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street

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

15/08/2015, 09:00 – 13:00

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

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Location: 1st floor, Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street

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City Walk

15/08/2015, 09:00 – 16:00

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

Location: Company Gardens

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Design Your City at the Brightminds workshop

15/08/2015, 09:00 – 16:30

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

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Location: 1st floor, Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street

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Live Design Woodstock street art walking (tour 1)

15/08/2015, 09:00 – 10:30

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

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Location: Outside Superette at the Woodstock Exchange

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TALK100 Session 3

15/08/2015, 09:00 – 10:30

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

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Location: Watershed, Jubilee Hall 1, V&A Waterfront

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Universal Design workshop for students

15/08/2015, 09:00 – 16:30

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

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Location: 1st floor, Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street

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Game Industry Day 2015

15/08/2015, 10:00 – 14:30

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

Categories: EXHIBITION

Location: Friends of Design – Academy of Digital Arts

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Pavilion Design 1:50 – Brightminds workshop

15/08/2015, 13:50 – 16:30

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

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Location: 1st floor, Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street

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Celebrating Creative Women – SOCIAL POETIC

15/08/2015, 14:00 – 17:00

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

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Location: Guga S’thebe Arts & Culture Centre, Langa

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TEDx Cape Town after-party

15/08/2015, 18:00 – 23:00

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

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Location: Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street

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August 16, 2015

Live Design Ride the City – bicycle tour

16/08/2015, 09:00 – 10:30

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

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Location: Truth Coffee

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For teachers – an architecture and design workshop

16/08/2015, 10:00 – 13:00

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

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Location: Darling Street, Cape Town City Hall, 2nd Floor

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August 17, 2015

#cocreateSA in One Extreme Day

17/08/2015, 09:00 – 17:00

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

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Location: Watershed, Jubilee Hall 2, V&A Waterfront

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Live Design Woodstock lifestyle walking (tour 1)

17/08/2015, 09:00 – 13:00

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

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Location: Outside Superette at the Woodstock Exchange

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Live Design Coffee walk 1

17/08/2015, 12:30 – 13:00

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

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Location: Motherland Coffee

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August 18, 2015

Live Design Coffee walk 2

18/08/2015, 12:30 – 13:00

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

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Location: Motherland Coffee

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Talk100 Session 4

18/08/2015, 13:00 – 14:30

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

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Location: Watershed, Jubilee Hall 1, V&A Waterfront

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Architectural Open Studios – route 1

18/08/2015, 17:00 – 21:00

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

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Location: KMH Architects, 116 Loop Street, Cape Town

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PechaKucha

18/08/2015, 19:00 – 22:00

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

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Location: Auditorium, Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street

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August 19, 2015

TALK100 Session 5

19/08/2015, 13:00 – 14:30

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

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Location: Watershed, Jubilee Hall 1, V&A Waterfront

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Architectural Open Studios – route 2

19/08/2015, 17:00 – 21:00

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

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Location: DHK Architects, Somerset Road, Cape Town

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#TechTalkCPT: Makers and Innovators

19/08/2015, 18:00 – 21:00

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

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Location: 75 Harrington Street

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1000 Drawings Doodle Session

19/08/2015, 19:30 – 22:00

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

Location: Darling Street, Cape Town City Hall, 2nd Floor

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August 20, 2015

Live Design Waterfront Spectacle (tour 2)

20/08/2015, 09:00 – 10:30

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

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Location: The Clocktower Building, V&A Waterfront

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Maker Con Cape Town 2015

20/08/2015, 09:00 – 17:00

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

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Location: Watershed, Jubilee Hall 1, V&A Waterfront

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Build, draw and learn – pavilion design

20/08/2015, 14:00 – 16:00

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

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Location: Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street

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August 21, 2015

Creative Mornings

21/08/2015, 08:30 – 10:30

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

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Location: Watershed, Jubilee Hall 1, V&A Waterfront

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Instawalk – Live Design Paint the City (tour 2)

21/08/2015, 09:00 – 10:30

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

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Location: RED HOUSE

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Live Design Woodstock lifestyle walking (tour 2)

21/08/2015, 09:00 – 13:00

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

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Location: Outside Superette at the Woodstock Exchange

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The Maker Faire

21/08/2015 - 23/08/2015, 10:00 – 17:00

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

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Location: The Lookout, V&A Waterfront

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TALK100 Session 6

21/08/2015, 13:00 – 14:30

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

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Location: Watershed, Jubilee Hall 1, V&A Waterfront

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August 22, 2015

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

22/08/2015, 09:00 – 15:00

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

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Location: 1st floor, Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street

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Innovate the Cape at the Brightminds workshop

22/08/2015, 09:00 – 15:00

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

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Location: 1st floor, Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street

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Instawalk – Live Design Paint the City (tour 3)

22/08/2015, 09:00 – 10:30

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

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Location: RED HOUSE

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Live Design Woodstock street art walking (tour 2)

22/08/2015, 09:00 – 10:30

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

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Location: Outside Superette at the Woodstock Exchange

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Workshop for Biology-inspired design in business and technology ecosystems

22/08/2015, 09:00 – 12:00

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

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Location: 1st floor, Cape Town City Hall, Darling Street

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Cape Town Front-End Developers Workshop

22/08/2015, 10:00 – 15:00

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

Categories: WORKSHOP

Location: City Hall

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TALK100 Session 7

22/08/2015, 13:00 – 14:30

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

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Location: Watershed, Jubilee Hall 1, V&A Waterfront

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

22/08/2015, 15:00 – 16:30

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

Categories: TALK

Location: Watershed, Jubilee Hall 1, V&A Waterfront

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August 23, 2015

Day Before Thursday – Food Market

23/08/2015, 09:00 – 21:00

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

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Location: Darling Street, Cape Town City Hall, 2nd Floor

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Wrap Party

23/08/2015, 18:00 – 23:00

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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Location: Darling Street, Cape Town City Hall, 2nd Floor

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