sees Cape Town host over 460 Transformative Design Projects throughout the year.
The central theme behind the city's successful bid, 'Live Design. Transform Life.' focuses on the role that design can play in social transformation. This theme, sets the tone for the programme of design-inspired events and projects. Under it, 4 other themes have been developed to simplify and clarify the submissions and curation of the proposed projects.
African ideas that speak to the world.
Design that reconnects our city and reconciles our communities.
Sustainable solutions for people and planet.
Inspiring architecture, interiors, food, fashion, jewellery, craft, art and creativity.
'Clusters' serve to categorise the projects and events that make up the programme. Under each cluster are several sub-categories which a particular project may focus on. Use these clusters to filter the projects and information according to your interests.
Design that gives meaning through fashion, arts, culture, sports and recreation:
Design that adds value to the economy through innovation, finance, systems and social entrepreneurship:
Design that focuses on efficiency and resilience related to food, energy, water and the natural environment:
Design that elevates communication, transportation and social cohesion:
Design that shares knowledge through schools, exhibitions and skills development:
Design that improves health, wellness, housing and urban development: