“..social innovation is as important & maybe more important than,techno-scientific & business innovations..” – Prof. Ezio Manzini
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“Today, social innovation is as important and maybe more important than,techno-scientific and business innovations. Because these social innovations tend to be grass roots efforts developed from the bottom up, the top needs to help cultivate them or risk crushing them. This danger exists because these grass-roots efforts are currently not recognized for their potential in quite the same way as are other, more established types of innovation.” – Prof. Ezio Manzini

Open Design Cape Town Festival
“OPEN DESIGN Cape Town [ODCT] brings together all the design disciplines to remove the exclusive stigma associated with design. The full and varied programme encourages design practitioners, managers, media, educators, students and members of the public to share design concepts with each other – and particularly with young people – to develop and inspire a future generation of designers.” – ODCT

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World Design Capital Cape Town 2014
“WDC2014 sees Cape Town host over 460 Transformative Design Projects throughout the year. The central theme behind the city’s successful bid, ‘Live Design. Transform Life.’ focuses on the role that design can play in social transformation. This theme, sets the tone for the programme of design-inspired events and projects…” – WDC2014

Sponsors :
City of Cape Town
Cape Town Design Network
Cape Craft & Design Institute (CCDI)

#opendesignct #wdcct2014 #design #sustaibabledesign #architecture #capetown #cityhall #africa #southafrica
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Absolutely must see, the resistance, anti apartheid posters, 1st time seen together, ever.
Also they are a celebration to 20 Years of democracy in South Africa and the continued vigilance to protect our constitution (which was also designed just like these posters were) #opendesignct #wdcct

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I was moved standing amongst them – took me right back to that time and when I first landed in South Africa 1984. I recall seeing them.
The collection is part of the, Open Design Festival, in the magnificent Victorian building, the Old City Hall. The building from which Mandela gave his first speech the day he was released from jail and built by the British colonisers at the end of the 18th century.

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As one can see, most of these were designed by artists that ran the risk of being jailed if caught. They had to screen print them with whatever materials they could find.
I will get their names and add them here as soon as I get hold of them.

The Festival ends on Saturday 23rd August
Entrance : Mahala! Free
Parking : Mahala! Free

Open Design Cape Town is really about educating everyone that design is not just posh peoples stuff.
It is not just beautiful expensive things.
It is involved in everything we have around us.
Design as Mr Jobs said, is not just about something looking good, it is how well it works.

phoneography by #odetteherbert

Open Design Cape Town
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World Design Capital Cape Town 2014
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M&G : Posters that designed a democracy

#inspiring #design #style #art #ideas #workshop #education #projects #change #community #getinvolved
#opendesignct #design #wdc2014 #capetown #africa #odct
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An astonishing, massive hanging floor – a complete revamp of what was the Craft Market at the V&A Waterfront. Renamed the Watershed.

The designers of the space, Cape Town based, Wolff Architects. The client, the V&A Waterfront. Those that are constructing it, WHBO.

It is not quite ready yet, scheduled to open in October. The ground floor has been opened up both ends, making it street like, will be a 24 hour walk through area, linking the marvelous Aquarium to the rest of the Waterfront.

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Watershed = A critical point that marks a division or a change of course; a turning point.

#watershed #design #art #CapeTown #TrevynMcGowan #ctwdc2014 #watershed #heinrichwolff #wolffarchitects #V&awaterfront #africa #architecture #UCT #GSB #GraduateSchoolofBusiness #trevynmcgowan #graduateschoolofbusiness #gsb #exhibitions #events #trevynmcgowan
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Art is a selective recreation of reality according to an artist’s metaphysical value judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent their fundamental view of human nature.”
– Marcel Proust

The Brave New World show, is on untill 1st November.
A must see!
7 enormous rooms – about a kilometer of walking, to see the whole exhibition!
Guided tours by the curators will be happening

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“To send light into the darkness of people’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.”
– Robert Schumann –
[1840–1856]

South African National Gallery
EXHIBITION ENDS 1ST NOVEMBER 2014
Operating hours:
Daily from 10am – 5pm  [7 days a week!]
021 481 3970
Location: Government Avenue, Cape Town
Adults : R 30
6-18 years : R15
SA Students and pensioners : R15
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) : R75
Under 5’s enter for free

Sign up to become  Friends of the South African National Gallery
Phone: 021 481 3951
sangfriends@iziko.org.za

#profound #thoughtprovoking #sanationalgallery #iziko #bravenewworld #20yearsofdemoracy #ernestinewhite #williebester #marysibande #thereign #pierrefouché #thekiss #art #fineart #phylosophy #design #sculpture #craftmanship #brilliance #isang #capetown #thoughtprovoking #justice #culture #southafrica #africa #photography #odetteherbert #phone


500+ people came to the opening of this magnificent exhibition at the South African Iziko National Gallery (ISANG). Curated by fine artist, Ernestine White & Andrea Lewis. 7 massive rooms of art, beautifully displayed. The place was packed with a good demographic mix. The evening ‘First Thursday of the month’ art walkabout in Cape Town has really caught on. I’d say, thanks to word of social media!

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“The exhibition commemorates this major milestone through a selection of works from ISANG’s Permanent Collection, acquired between 1994 and 2014…
The exhibition consists of a broad range of artistic disciplines, placed in conversation with one another to offer multilayered insights into South Africa’s past and present. They serve as an important gauge to assess whether we are upholding the principles of democracy and the Constitution of this country.”  – ISANG

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The Kiss – Pierre Fouché

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Mary Sibande – Reign
“..poking at power relations in post-apartheid South Africa Artists’ alter-ego Sophie transforms from domestic worker into Victorian queen…”
The Gaurdian


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Ubuntu “…literally, “human-ness”, roughly translating to “human kindness.” It is an idea … often translated as “humanity towards others, ” but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean “the belief in a universal bond of sharing, that connects all humanity”  – Wikipedia

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South African National Gallery
Operating hours:
Daily from 10am – 5pm  [7 days a week!]
021 481 3970
Location: Government Avenue, Cape Town
Adults : R 30
6-18 years : R15
SA Students and pensioners : R15
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) : R75
Under 5’s enter for free

#profound #thoughtprovoking #sanationalgallery #iziko #bravenewworld #20yearsofdemoracy #ernestinewhite #williebester #marysibande #thereign #pierrefouché #thekiss #art#fineart #phylosophy #design #sculpture #craftmanship #brilliance #isang #capetown #thoughtprovoking #justice #art #culture #design #southafrica #africa #photography #odetteherbert #phone


Africa remembers…

His voice & m u s i c  brings tears to my eyes even though I have no idea what he is saying! Such is the p o w e r of sound.
M u s i c transcends language and c u l t u r e
A magnificent sound track. 8mins
Makes me wish I’d learnt to play a saxophone!

“Youssou N’Dour ​[jusu nˈduʁ] Senegalese, born 1st October 1959. Singer, percussionist, songwriter, composer, occasional actor, businessman & a politician…” – Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youssou_N’Dour

He will be performing at W OMA D in UK 26 July – A f riend of mine is going so it’s fact!
W OMA D – Youssou N’Dour – Bio
W OMA D, W o r l d of M u s i c, A r t s and D a n c e, is an internationally established Festival bringing together artists from all over the globe. W OMA D continues to present m u s i c that we feel to be of excellence, passion and individuality, regardless of musical genre or geographical origin, to thousands of festival goers everywhere. As an organisation, W OMA D now works in many different ways, but our aims are always the same – at festivals, performance events, through recorded releases and through e d u c a t i o n a l projects, we aim to excite, to inform, and to create a w a r e n e s s  of the worth and potential of a multicultural society.
B r a i n c h i l d of : Peter Gabrie l, Thomas Broom an and Bob Hooto n

Youssou N’Dour the activ ist.
2012 BBC reported “The court also barred S e n e g a l’s best-known m u s i c star Youssou N’Dour – an opponent of Mr Wade – from standing…(for President)
“the court barred Youssou N’Dour from running, saying many of the signatures he had gathered to support his candidacy could not be verified.
The G r a m m y  award-winning musician had announced earlier this month that he would stand.
“The people are fed up with career politicians who almost all enriched themselves with the state’s money,” he said.
The list of candidates who can stand includes three former prime ministers, Idr issa Seck, Mack y Sall and Moustaph a Niasse as well as the main opposition leader Ousman e Tanor Dien g.” – BBC
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-16770305

No new p o s t s since April – If its his official Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youssou-Ndour/89971228242
Was reminded of Youssou N’Dour to day, seeing a v i d e o of him on a S o u t h African friends f/bk feed. Thanks Cecile!

S e n e g a l at a glance Bio
West A f r i c a
– in the African Union
Capital and largest city Dakar
14°40′N 17°25′W
Official languages French
Recognised regional languages
Wolof, Soninke, Serer, Fula, Maninka, Jola
Ethnic groups:
43.3% Wolof
23.8% Fula
14.7% Serer
3.7% Jola
3.0% Mandinka
1.1% Soninke
1.0% European / Lebanese
9.4% others
Demonym Senegalese
Government Semi-presidential republic
President Macky Sall
Prime Minister Aminata Touré
Legislature Parliament
U pper h ouse Senate
Lower house Nat ional Ass embly
Independence
from Francea 20 June 1960
Withdrawal from the Mali
Federation 20 August 1960
Area
– Total 196,712[2] km2 (87th)
76,000 sq mi
– Water (%) 2.1
Population
2013 estimate 13,567,338[2] (67th)
2002 census 9,967,299
Density 68.0/km2 (134th)
169.1/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2012 estimate
– Total $26.574 billion
Per capita $2,026[3]
GDP (nominal) 2012 estimate
– Total $13.864 billion
– Per capita $1,057
Gini (2011) 40.3[4]
medium
HDI (2012) Increase 0.470
low · 154th
Currency CFA franc (XOF)
Time zone UTC
Drives on the right
Calling code +221
ISO 3166 code SN
In ternet TLD .sn

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senegal

S u p e r Com puter WOLFRAMALPHAs s t a t findings on Senegal


“Southern Guild was founded in 2008 by
Trevyn & Julian McGowan.   Devoted to
encouraging South African designers &
artists to explore & produce more
challenging work” – Southern Guild

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The main hall, impeccably styled
– no overcrowding of objects in semi
minimalist spaces. Gave me a sense
of relaxation being surrounded by
deeply thought through &
painstakingly crafted things – a
space of peace & tranquillity,
with sea breezes wafting in
through the open doors onto the
veranda, with a spectacular view
of the sea.
I loved the whole event.
Congratulations GUILD team!

                    

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GUILD lighting was superb
designed by Julian McGowan
Photographers heaven on earth!
Eye candy where ever one looked &
everything  beautifully lit – made the
venue look like a stage set – using daylight
lighting. It felt as if photographers had
been kept in mind. Attention to detail
could be felt.

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Photography by Odette Herbert
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Southern Guild Designers

Xandre Kriel
Willowlamp
Tonic design
Silvio Rech & Lesley Carstens
Sibusiso Mthembu
Ronel Jordaan
Porky Hefer
Pieter Mathews
Piers Mansfield-scaddan
Pierre Cronje
Philippe Bousquet
Paco
Okha
Nkhensani Nkosi
Nic Bladen
Mock Mock
Michele Mathison
Michaella Janse Van Vuuren
Michael MacGarry
Lyall Sprong
Laurie Wiid Van Heerden
Koop
John Vogel
Joe Paine
James Mudge
Imiso
House On Fire : Heath Nash : Haldane Martin : Guy Du Toit : Gregor Jenkin : Goet : Givan Lötz : Enrico Daffonchio : Enock Ngwenya : Egg : Dylan Lewis : Dokter & Misses : David Manando : David Krynauw : Daniella Mooney : Conrad Hicks : Conrad Botes : Christina Bryer : Ceramic Matters : Casamento : Bronze Age : Bronwyn Lace : Brett Murray : Astrid Dahl : Ardmore : Angus Taylor : Andile Dyalvane : Anatomy Design : Adam Birch

http://www.southernguild.co.za/artists/

APOLOGIES if your name isn’t with the image of your work.
You’re welcome to email me your details name & which object and I’ll attempt to add it. & twitter instagram handel, email address website fbook etc what ever you want to show up when the cursor is passed over your objects image.
[ hoh321 (at) g mail dot com ]

INTERVIEW WITH Trevyn McGowan @ MOAD
(sabc 2013)

MOAD – Muesum of African Design

http://www.moadjhb.com/

Earlier posts on GUILD 2014

CTGDF2014 – Handspring Puppet Co. War Horses on Show

Cape Town – GUILD Design Fair – Dylan Lewis – South African Artist

Cape Town : Guild Design Fair – Agents of the 3D Revolution

Ola Cape Town! From Sao Paulo at Guild Design Fair – Coletivo Amor De Madre

DNA Shows up in Cape Town at GUILD Design Fair

GUILD – Southern Guild Hall 361 Degree Views

GUILD – Trevyn McGowan’s Guided Tour – Part 01


Cape Town : Design : Art : 2014 World Design Capital : Expo

“…Devoted to encouraging South African designers &
artists to explore & produce more challenging work”
Southern Guild [SG]
SG founders : Trevyn & Julian McGowan 2008

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The main hall, impeccably styled
– no overcrowding of objects in semi
minimalist spaces. Gave me a sense
of relaxation being surrounded by
deeply thought through &
painstakingly crafted things – a
space of peace & tranquillity,
with sea breezes wafting in
through the open doors onto the
veranda, with a spectacular view
of the sea.
I loved the whole event.
Congratulations GUILD team!

                    

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_2014-02-28 07.00.40hohr  _DSC_9193bhohr

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_DSC_9099ahohr  _DSC_9136ahohr

_20140306_195230hohr  _20140306_221115ahohr

GUILD lighting was superb
designed by Julian McGowan
Photographers heaven on earth!
Eye candy where ever one looked &
everything  beautifully lit – made the
venue look like a stage set – using daylight
lighting. It felt as if photographers had
been kept in mind. Attention to detail
could be felt.

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_20140227_224739ahohr _20140227_220216ahohr

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Photography by Odette Herbert
Tap/click on the images to see them larger

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Southern Guild Designers

Xandre Kriel
Willowlamp
Tonic design
Silvio Rech & Lesley Carstens
Sibusiso Mthembu
Ronel Jordaan
Porky Hefer
Pieter Mathews
Piers Mansfield-scaddan
Pierre Cronje
Philippe Bousquet
Paco
Okha
Nkhensani Nkosi
Nic Bladen
Mock Mock
Michele Mathison
Michaella Janse Van Vuuren
Michael MacGarry
Lyall Sprong
Laurie Wiid Van Heerden
Koop
John Vogel
Joe Paine
James Mudge
Imiso
House On Fire : Heath Nash : Haldane Martin : Guy Du Toit : Gregor Jenkin : Goet : Givan Lötz : Enrico Daffonchio : Enock Ngwenya : Egg : Dylan Lewis : Dokter & Misses : David Manando : David Krynauw : Daniella Mooney : Conrad Hicks : Conrad Botes : Christina Bryer : Ceramic Matters : Casamento : Bronze Age : Bronwyn Lace : Brett Murray : Astrid Dahl : Ardmore : Angus Taylor : Andile Dyalvane : Anatomy Design : Adam Birch

Southern Guild website : artists/designers

APOLOGIES if your name isn’t with the image of your work.
You’re welcome to email me your details name & which object and I’ll attempt to add it. & twitter instagram handel, email address website fbook etc what ever you want to show up when the cursor is passed over your objects image.
[ hoh321 (at) g mail dot com ]
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VIDEOINTERVIEW WITH Trevyn McGowan @ MOAD
(sabc 2013)

VIDEO – about MOAD – Muesum of African Design

Earlier posts on GUILD 2014

CTGDF2014 – Handspring Puppet Co. War Horses on Show

Cape Town – GUILD Design Fair – Dylan Lewis – South African Artist

Cape Town : Guild Design Fair – Agents of the 3D Revolution

Ola Cape Town! From Sao Paulo at Guild Design Fair – Coletivo Amor De Madre

DNA Shows up in Cape Town at GUILD Design Fair

GUILD – Southern Guild Hall 361 Degree Views

GUILD – Trevyn McGowan’s Guided Tour – Part 01


Guild Design Fair Cape Town
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DNA : Design Network Africa

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Handspring Puppet Company

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Where are they performing now?
http://www.handspringpuppet.co.za/whats-on-now/

http://www.handspringpuppet.co.za/

Rossana Orlandi – Italy Milano

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http://www.rossanaorlandi.com/<

Maker Library Network

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http://makerlibrarynetwork.org/

Photography by Odette Herbert

MLN what?

The Maker Library Network (MLN) will establish spaces for collaboration and connection, exploring the role of the library as a fundamental space for the exchange of knowledge and ideas…a mentoring platform that connects young creatives in South Africa and the UK. Our librarians are makers who believe collaborating and sharing knowledge enhances imagination and skills…” – British Council
http://makerlibrarynetwork.org/
http://www.britishcouncil.org/organisation/press/maker-libraries-launch-south-africa


The Cape Town Maker Library Network (MLN)

Librarian: Heath Nash

+ 27 (0)21 447 5757
2 Mountain Road Woodstock Cape Town

Still to appear : SOUTHERN GUILD ARTIFACTS : ROSSANA ORLANDI : NACHO CARBONELL :
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#design #art #CapeTown #guild #TrevynMcGowan #handspringpuppetcompany #dna #makersLibraryNetwork #mln




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