MIDA (made in democratic Africa) takes its name from the Frigia emperor who used to convert to gold everything he would touch. We quoted this anecdote to refer to the power of design – when it is not just veneer or look – to change the way we look at things, to convert prejudices and(…)
In the year that Cape Town celebrates its designation as World Design Capital 2014 this conference offers all participants a special opportunity to contribute to current thinking and questioning around design as a catalyst and strategy for social change.
This collaborative project between UCT Lung institute, CPUT’s Design Department and staff of Chapel Street Clinic aims to improve healthcare services at government clinics throughout the Western Cape. The outputs include co designed spaces and a toolkit for further clinic collaborations.
The project designs and constructs a fully functional model-house with alternative and sustainable building materials, using building methods, which are suitable for owner-building and cheaper, with increased energy efficiency and quality than conventional building, for local people to experience.