17 August 2017

Open Design Festival

Part of Cape Town’s ceaseless devotion to the world of design, Open Design holds a yearly festival to celebrate the thriving design scene in Cape Town. The 12-day city-wide festival is positioned as an interactive platform that attracts participants from across diverse demographics and communities.

Taking place from 13 to 25 of August, the Open Design programme engages design practitioners, entrepreneurs, managers, media, educators, students and members of the public to share design, innovation, ideas and inspiration with each other. Their aim is to develop a culture of design as a foundation for future generations of entrepreneurs, change-makers and innovators who use design and innovation to gain and maintain their competitive edge and drive socio-economic change in their communities and cities.

Every day there are a huge selection of events, including presentations from the Sustainability Institute, Southern Guild, one about Virtual Reality in Architecture with an open studios presentation, a Free the Love local market on Harrington Street, an edition of Pecha Kucha and presentations on design careers, to name a few. The events take place mostly at the City Hall, as well as at various venues around the city.

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