The band-aid approach to the world’s great injustices of poverty and inequality is failing mankind. We need to be critical if we want to move forward. We can change the world one small step at a time. 10 slides will outline the problem facing our planet and 10 slides will offer practical everyday solutions that ordinary citizens can take home.
A (World Design Capital) WDC project that aims to use 100 Bicycles – each with a unique word on the frame – to harness mass awareness about benefits of non-motorised transport, it was the winner of the first WDC pitch session in collaboration with Thundafund. Warren will touch on 20 of these benefits in his talk. #WDC421
Liezel van der Merwe
I choose not to abuse is a series of black & white portraits of women & children of all classes and culture to be released as a video clip for women’s day (09 August). Handprints were placed on various parts of the body and face to illustrate different blows. Abused persons either become abusers or abuse themselves, but you can break the chain.
PharoX2014 is a massive lighthouse on the top of Signal Hill for the WDC2014 and a social initiative where 4,000 LED bulbs raised to light up the structure will go to the Khyalitsha People’s Housing Project to save them 80% electricity for the remaining 25 years of the bulbs life. #WDC378
An organiser of pop-up galleries worldwide, Emmelie stays in a new country for 3 months to find young artists whose art is then taken to the next country she visits. The 7th destination is Cape Town. The concept breaks the international art market wide open for young artists. She will talk about the importance of innovation to meet the challenges the world throws your way.
The Kaospilot is a leadership and entrepreneurship education project based in Aarhus, Denmark and Bern, Switzerland. Johannes will explain why there will be 50 Kaospilots in Cape Town from March to June with the hope of meeting, sharing and relating with Capetonians.
Andy Le May
Electric scooters are sustainable transport. Zero Emission, no noise, no smoke, no oils, virtually no servicing, 5c a km in fuel costs, super efficient in energy usage.These are available here and now and I’d like to share this revolution in our transport future with everyone.
When is something a good idea? As someone who has spent his career in cities from Silicon Valley to Soweto turning ideas into projects and companies that create massive value for people (or that have failed miserably), Christof will introduce effective ways to measure how good an idea is and how to maximize the success ratio of an idea.
The Learning Innovation Design Lab initiative brings together designers, teachers, learners and activists to make technology work for education. The first project looks at video gaming and its potential for learning. Kids get the opportunity to play video games and design their own. #WDC251