Christiaan van Woerden
Bonaire, a small Caribbean island, called ‘Diverse Paradise’, became a region within the Dutch territory on October 10th 2010. Christiaan van Woerden, pediatrician and classical pianist, and visual artist Frouwkje Smit explore the island wherever their classical piano leads them. Their goal: to reveal the changes in a society in transformation.
1000Drawings is an empowerment project that culminates in a one-night-only, massive inner-city art sale to raise funds for a deserving cause. As part of World Design Capital 2014, we have endeavoured to host doodle sessions around the city with the aim of collecting around 5000 doodles for sale on the night.
Be part of the journey which took a young female through all 9 provinces of South Africa; on foot, following a route in the shape of a warped heart. Learn about her reasons and experiences, and what was achieved. This is a journey all South Africans should attempt, not on foot per se.
Festivals are popular. People love to get together, celebrate, let loose and have fun. So what’s a Festival of Action? It’s got all the same fun vibes… there is just an action-based outcome that is set for the group to achieve as a whole by the end of the set time. I’d like to talk about this concept, our finding and the remarkable things that have come out of our Festivals of Action.
The opportunity to represent SA in the Centenary Scott/Amundsen South Pole race was an honour. The unassisted race of 768 kms took 24 days at an average temperature of -45 degrees celcius. Whilst deciding to not race against the other teams as we had learned to ski for the first time only 8 weeks before the start, we still finished 3rd. My talk revolves around ‘purpose, passion and friendship’.
Way too much has already been said about sustainability but what does it all really mean? Are we meant to all go out and become eco-terrorists, foregoing everything or is there more to it? Learn the practical stuff, take the challenge and become a sustainable innovator
Business Bridge is a global charitable initiative seeking to unlock the economic potential of disadvantaged communities by bridging the divide between the “haves” and the “have-nots.”We achieve this by providing high quality, low cost business skills training to underprivileged entrepreneurs taught by skilled business professionals.
Shelley West and Johan Schutte
Shelley West is part of a WDC project, the Street Museum of Design (SMoD), a new platform in the representation of art, encouraging an immediate participation between the public and semi-private realm. The street facing façade of SAOTA, on 109 Hatfield Street, will turn into an interactive and free exhibition, showcasing visual and finely curated content during Cape Town’s year as World Design Capital 2014.
Starting in November 2014, The SHIFT: Caravan – a convoy of modified vehicles will travel the perimeter of South Africa in 100 days, demonstrating how design can positively impact social, environmental and economic conditions, particularly in under-resourced environments. The Caravan includes the Sunshine Cinema, the Shift:Action Hub – a mobile workshop, as well as a Showcase of Solutions, an exhibition highlighting local innovations that have the potential to meet global needs.