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We imagined and now we’re showing

We imagined and now we’re showing

  It has come to that time of year again. The time where there is a flurry of activity while students finish up for the year and everyone is getting ready for the festive season ahead (and the well-deserved break that comes with it!) It’s also a time of great excitement for the students from(…)

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Swedish Industrial Design Duo Presents at Special DRAW Session

Swedish Industrial Design Duo Presents at Special DRAW Session

Industrial designer students at CPUT were treated to a free talk at a special DRAW session last week Friday, 7 November, when two Swedish Industrial Designers, Hans Tollin and Ralf Rosenberg, visited the university. The Swedish visitors aimed to increase the connection between Swedish design education and similar educations in South Africa.   The design(…)

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Makers + Thinkers Exhibition: An inside look

Makers + Thinkers Exhibition: An inside look

World Design Capital pulled out all the stops as they carried out the Makers + Thinkers Exhibition at the Green Point Stadium from 15th October until the 19th October 2014.   We had a lot to be proud of with four of our WDC 2014 recognised projects being selected to be featured at the exhibition. The(…)

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CPUT Architectural Technology design-build at the Lighthouse

CPUT Architectural Technology design-build at the Lighthouse

In the first week of November twenty architecture students and their lecturers will be embarking on a Design Build project in Hangberg, Houtbaai.       The Design Build Research Studio of The Department of Architectural Technology and Interior Design at CPUT, in collaboration with activist designer Stephen Lamb of Touching the Earth Lightly, will(…)

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A Journey North with a Tigerfish in Tow

A Journey North with a Tigerfish in Tow

We’ve done some crazy things this year but dragging a large fish behind an overlander bus filled with students and staff all the way to Windhoek and back ranks as one of the strangest! But strange is good because the objective of the trip was to coax stories out of people as we journeyed north(…)

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Meet the Makers with Cape Town Partnership

Meet the Makers with Cape Town Partnership

During #CreativeWeek 2014, join Creative Cape Town for Meet the Makers. Through studio visits, we’ll get a glimpse into the processes, spaces and personalities of local creative practitioners, from animators to designers, to architects to photographers.   RSVP to reserve your spot during a studio visit with some of Cape Town’s leading creatives.   /// Monday, 15 September(…)

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Woolworths drives international industry-relevant fashion education

Woolworths drives international industry-relevant fashion education

Inspired by the quality of fashion education offered in fashion capitals such as London and New York, Woolworths has teamed with leading tertiary design universities to put young South African designers on the map.Woolworths entered into partnership with Kingston University in London and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) in Cape Town last month to(…)

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Open Design & Talk 100: Designing a Better World

Open Design & Talk 100: Designing a Better World

By Lizette Abeli   After a successful first-time exhibition in 2013, it was that time of year again for Open Design Cape Town to take centre stage. Showcasing some of South Africa’s predominant South African talent in the mother city at the Cape Town City Hall, the free design festival took place from 13 to(…)

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THE SOFTWARE IDEATED PLATE exhibition 27 Aug – 1 Sept

THE SOFTWARE IDEATED PLATE exhibition 27 Aug – 1 Sept

Don’t miss the exciting opening of Mr Johann Booyens’ exhibition which takes place on the 27th at the re-furbished CCDI ground floor space at 75 Harrington St at 6 pm and will run until 1 September 2014.   The exhibition theme THE SOFTWARE IDEATED PLATE: towards designing a new relationship of integration between digital technology(…)

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