DESIGN INDABA2014EXPO.16.20

WHEN?
28th February to 2nd March

WHERE?
Cape Town International Conferance Centre

Not to be missed – a big creatives love fest!
Big wigs in Design and Creativity – congregating to share their genius…but it costs a vast penny for Capetonians- a song for the aliens!

Brilliant site to perooze…
http://designindaba.com


It describes what it really took to get the enormously controversial, Cape Town Stadium built, now poised for the 2010 World Cup, that begins in 12 days time

“BUILDING THE CAPE TOWN STADIUM CAME WITH SHOVELS OF GOOD INTENTIONS , A BIG TICKING CLOCK , BACK-ROOM LOBBYING , PUBLIC ARM WRESTLING , HEAVY NEGOTIATION
& COMPROMISE”

Cover Photograph by Soren W ©

The cool simplicity of the stadium’s form belies the fiery trail
it followed into existence. This book describes the process of
its formation by those who have been intimately involved
and brings together the often contradictory views
The stadium belongs to the people of Cape Town – its making
is legendary, its impact still to be felt. It is too early to talk
about the legacy it will leave behind: it has to be lived in and
with and alongside.

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If you click on the images they open up very much larger

Some of those in the book who tell it like it was are:
Dr Henri Comrie, Thomas Moschner, Sigi Naidoo, Roman Hollenstein, Rober Hormes, Richard Smit, Richard Mathieson, Richard Goldschmidt, Ray Gamble, Ray Gamble, Purshoth Chetty, Prof. Fabio Todeschini, Prof. David dewar, Pieter Cronje, Piet Louw, Morne du Plessis, Mike Marsden, Martin Kruger, Mark Behrmann, Marion Sabol, Louis Karol, Leon F Krige, Khalied Jacobs, Ken Webster, Johan Van Papendorp, Jeremy Rose, Ian Sutherland, Henning Rasmuss, Henning Rasmuss, Hein Stander, Gerrit Bastiaanse, Gabs Pather, Dr Roman Hollenstein, Dr Laurine Plntzky, Dennis Foster, Darrtk Pryce-Lewis, Dan Plato, Colin Sindle, Christian Schlogl, Cathrine Slessor, Catherine Slessor, Carolyn Helefenstein, Brian Richardson, Brian Homann, Bev Mitchell, Andrew Fanton, Andre Lambrechts, Amalie Comrie, Allan Twine + the list of all the workers force’s names

Roll Credits………

Point Architects Group with out whom this book would not have happened (They footed the bills)
They are:
Comrie Wilkinson (Cape) Architects & Urban Designers
Jakupa Architects & Urban Designers
Munnik Visser Architects
Paragon Architects

The book is packed with stunning sketches, drawings, photographs & diagrams

Photography by:
Odette Herbert
Terry February
Leon Krige
Esthe Pretorius
Henning Rasmuss
Bruce Sutherland

Design & layout: Erika Koutny
The book layout & design is seriously sophisticated & beautiful – a work of art
Very much an extension of the Stadium in question – not surprising really considering who the editors are! [All intimately involved with the stadium architecture and urban design]

Editorial Team: Bettina Andrag
Henri Comrie, Khalied Jacobs, Gabs Pather, Henning Rasmuss, Ken Webster

It’s bloody marvellous what was accomplished!
And in such a short time & especially given what the book reveals, from the key people involved & the obstacles that had to be resolved behind the scenes
CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!
Ever so well done bokkies
[Dudes – Afrikaans, colloquial South African]

You Can order the book!

Title: Cape Town Stadium – Between The Lines
ISBN: 978-1-920-424-09-1
Published by Griffel Media, Cape Town
Contact them to order
+ 27 (0)21 465 0025
info@griffel.co.za
Cost: R228

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LINK To The Cape Town 2010 World Cup Stadium, dedicated site – featuring Odette Herbert’s photography of over 200 images, taken over 2.5 years

LINKLINKS List – Cape Town 2010 Word Cup Stadium Info – Transport maps, Fan Fest & things
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Photography by Odette Herbert

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If you click on the images they show up larger

LINK DESIGN INDABA 2012 – Cape Town.

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Photography by Odette Herbert

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If you click on the images they show up larger

LINK DESIGN INDABA 2012 – Cape Town.

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INSTAGRAM..

It was created by Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger  (October 2010) an iphone users, only recently has been open to all other android operated phones.

Ones page looks like the image above..people follow each other ..its a very simple sight and limited to what you can do on it BUT it’s made up of mainly right brained folk who love to take photos with their phones and many do pretty crazy things. I get the impression its a bit of a love in and fest!

It’s a whole sub culture? world wide and some of us meet up for an #instameet/#instawalk/#igerscapetown,  take photos, swop notes, have a laugh.

You can only open an account/page on their platform if you have a ‘smart’ phone (android or iphone)
one can only then, download the #instagram app (apps/store)

As you add photos to it from your phone this is what your page will look like..

All images taken by Odette Herbert

instagram handel : odetteherbert
http://instagram.com/odetteherbert

#odetteherbert

Sources & indepth info :

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


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ENTRANCE = FREE = MAHALA! WHAT A GIFT – 2hrs at least to see everything

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Photography by Odette Herbert
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The Exhibition venue, Cape Town’s Town Hall [1905], is the building that, Nelson Mandela, gave his monumental, historic first speech, 4 hrs after he was released from prison (Victor-Verster Prison, Paarl, @ 4:14pm. 11.2.1990 – 64k away)

“Mr Mandela, the deputy-president of the ANC, appeared on the balcony of Cape Town’s City Hall to speak to the 50,000 people assembled outside at 20:00 local time.” [BBC]

Comrades and fellow South Africans, I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all. I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands….
Nelson Mandela

The room he stepped out of, onto the balcony, to be seen by the crowd for the first time, is one of the rooms used in the exhibition
[BBC News footage]

I have deliberately not activated the links to enlarge the small images! So that you will have to go there to see it for yourself! And e x p e r i e n c e the event – And I didn’t want to rob you of the element of surprise – you just have to see how much work has gone into putting an event like this together – I have some images somewhere which I will post when I find them – taken on the day i went to drop off my entry – alas not chosen from the 2500!

The Edwardian Town Hall exudes grandeur, enormous rooms with 5m high ceilings, marble stairs, mosaic & organ pine floors. It was all about showing off colonial power and wealth – sadly it has been neglected & is falling apart.

I could see how much work the Spier team have done to transform the building – repainting the walls and laying out 100 artists work. They have transformed a desperately dingy, sad, old, magnificent & semi-derelict building into an attractive space – that I would love to live in!

Fifa moves in at the end of May for the World Cup – I believe it will be a media centre.

It would be brilliant to have the Town Hall as a permanent cultural centre after Fifa have buzzed off don’t you think?

If you feel the same – Please make a lot of noise about this – the Mayor and especially the deputy Mayor, for starters – he gets the importance of art and culture! (I worked this out as I managed to corner him at a function I was at by default – I told him I thought his bling bling chain, was really kitchy & obviously not gold – which was a heartening thing on an other level!)

There are sooo many artists here in the Western Cape that we are a force to be reckoned with – if we got organised & speak in thousands of voices to local government (they need out votes!)

There is masses of parking in front of the Town Hall

Time you need to see it and absorb it

You will need at least 2 hrs to look at everything and longer if you are going to listen & watch the many mixed media installations [@ thoughtful pace]

30 Mins at quick, look @ pace
It’s open till end? of May & its free so can go back ad nausium

There is food & drink on the first floor if your sugar levels drop and you get dehydrated!
(Next to the winning entries room & live performances?)

Open Hours

From ? till 6pm – 7 days a week?

Live work, Sundays at 10? & 3pm

[I Googled for times as I couldn’t find it on their web site!! Grrrrrr ffs Eish @!*
No wonder most don’t know about the exhibition!!
‘They’ I know must still be reeling from the work involved with putting the show on – but must jack up the info that us, the little people need, to get inside to admire what they have done!

May be, if they had invited all those who entered the competition, to the opening they would have, just by word of mouth, got the information ‘out there’ – THE No 1 advertising method – creates buzz and becomes viral on the internet
All of this irritation – just because of the simple thing of not finding the DAYS & TIMES THEY ARE OPEN!
(Now need to chat with my shrink to see why it makes me so pissed off!)
Wasting my time, for starters….

Apologies
Apologies to the artists whose work I have photographed with out your permission & have used to lure people to the exhibition – I was in photography mode & not able to write down all the names of the images I took – I will return in writing mode & update with your name & work title – you could leave your details as a comment and even write about what you were thinking when you created the work!

If you hold the curser over an image, most have a subjective note that appears on your screen – which you might want to avoid!

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Spier Contemporary 2010 Internet sites

LINK – Website
LINK – twitter
LINK – facebook
LINK – youtube
LINK – Blog – Comments not activated! Therefore no debate

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