Shaping a Shared World exhibit opens

Shaping a Shared World exhibit opens

by Lauren Kansley The public is invited to view an exhibition of some of the most innovative design work by students of Aalto University in Finland and CPUT students.   Cape Town took over from Helsinki as World Design Capital in 2014 and the relationship resulted in an on-going collaboration between Aalto and CPUT that(…)

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CPUT’s Ashraf Jamal Co-Authors New Book: 100 Good Ideas

CPUT’s Ashraf Jamal Co-Authors New Book: 100 Good Ideas

The excitement of the upcoming Design Indaba Expo brings with it the anticipation of the sale of the book 100 GOOD IDEAS: Celebrating 20 Years of Democracy. This World Design Capital 2014 recognised project was written by CPUT lecturer Ashraf Jamal and features the story of the vehicle designed for the disabled which was the(…)

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An Industrial Designer in an Engineer’s World

An Industrial Designer in an Engineer’s World

In 2011 I decided that I needed to re-asses what I was doing. I studied for 4 years, I had subsequently worked for 4 years and somehow it seemed as if I had moved even further away from my initial goal as a doe-eyed first year student. When I was a 9 year old “plaasjapie”,(…)

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Co-creating Futures, by Design

Co-creating Futures, by Design

“Co-creating Futures, by Design” 1. What are the origins of your involvement with Icsid and the WDC initiative?   MKM: I can clearly recall my initial involvement with the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) albeit by proxy – that was in April 1999 when I attended the Icsid-endorsed two-week long Water Interdesign workshop hosted by the(…)

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