Since very very early this morning, Cape Town – my adopted home town – has been calling itself the World Design Capital 2014! Awesome! Well, I think it is – he he. I am not really a design fundi to tell you the truth. I however think this new victory could be good news for South Africa’s Mother City.
This World Design Capital 201 thing will apparently “result in a year-long programme of design-focused events that will see design used for social, economic and cultural transformation.” It seems Cape Town’s bid for the title was based on creating an inclusive city by using design in its urban development plans. So yes: If this title is set to improve Cape Town’s layout, city feel, and urban design while making the city more inclusive and the city centre more lively at night: Great! Well done Cape Town!
Now let’s hope our beloved Table Mountain will be voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World! Haven’t you voted yet in this international competition? Then do so NOW! From today onwards, you have just 16 days and a few hours to cast your vote for Table Mountain!