#WDC346 Informal Trader Project: My Experience

#WDC346 Informal Trader Project: My Experience

By Louw Roets We were briefed to go to Green Mar­ket Square in Cape Town CBD and ­­­ did not really have any idea WHAT we were looking for, definitely not WHY we were looking for it but we were told HOW to look for the information. This was done in groups in order to(…)

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Focus on students at DDR Conference

Focus on students at DDR Conference

By Lauren Kansley   The annual Design-Development and Research (DDR) conference has extended its deadline for submissions until 7 July 2014.   The international conference is organized by CPUT’s Informatics and Design Faculty and is now in its fourth year. Last year it was hosted in Ghana, and is a recognised World Design Capital 2014(…)

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Hollywood dress success

Hollywood dress success

By Lauren Kansley   A dress designed by a CPUT lecturer has stolen the show at a red carpet screening for a Hollywood blockbuster.   Wearing the stunning beaded and silk creation, model Tanit Phoenix held her own alongside A-listers like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the Maleficent premier in Los Angeles recently.   Fashion Design lecturer Jas Myburgh(…)

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Job Alert: Maker Library Network Co-ordinator

Job Alert: Maker Library Network Co-ordinator

Statement of Requirement Maker Library Network Co-ordinator Duration Until end of April 2015 Location Cape Town Monthly Approx. 12 days a month Fee structure To be proposed by consultant Overview The Maker Library Network (MLN) is a British Council project commissioned as part of Connect ZA, a programme running throughout 2014 & 15 which aims(…)

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#WDC541 MIDA (Made in Democratic Africa) in review

#WDC541 MIDA (Made in Democratic Africa) in review

On 22 May 2014, I was lucky enough to catch a little bit of the MIDA (Made in Democratic Africa) trans-disciplinary workshop taking place at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology from 19 – 23 May 2014. The theme of this workshop was ‘Object and Symbol: A Contemporary African Aesthetic’ and involved three Italian Design(…)

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DOODLE FOR A DIFFERENCE

DOODLE FOR A DIFFERENCE

By LAUREN KANSLEY The majestic backdrop of Table Mountain is enough to inspire anyone to produce great art. Recently a group of 20 second and third year graphic design students at CPUT took part in a drawing event called 1000 Drawings, a World Design Capital Recognised project, which invites anyone to draw anything on an(…)

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Challenging Times, Challenging Tasks and Challenging Ourselves

Challenging Times, Challenging Tasks and Challenging Ourselves

By Alice Scott   It was a busy start of the year for the imaginethat* team with two big events happening in close proximity to each other. It began with the launch of Shaping a Shared World, a collaborative arts, design and technology exhibition between Aalto University in Helsinki and CPUT.  The exhibition, held at(…)

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