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World Design Capital (WDC) is a biannual honour awarded by the International Council for Societies of Industrial Design, to cities across the globe, to show its commitment to using design as a social, cultural and economic development tool.

The theme for WDC 2014 is 'Live Design. Transform Life'. As the winning city, Cape Town will plan, develop and promote a programme of events to run throughout 2014 focusing on using design as a development tool.
For an overview of the City WDC 2014 Projects click here

WDC 2014 themes

Design’s problem-solving capabilities have the potential to improve life – which is why Cape Town’s World Design Capital 2014’s overarching theme is:

Live Design. Transform Life.

The City of Cape Town’s not-for-profit, independent implementing agency, Cape Town Design has identified four sub-categories with which the programme aligns:

  • African Innovation. Global Conversation – African ideas that speak to the world

  • Bridging the Divide – Design that reconnects our city and reconciles our communities

  • Today for Tomorrow – Sustainable solutions for people and planet

  • Beautiful Spaces. Beautiful Things – Inspiring architecture, interiors, food, fashion, jewellery, craft, art and creativity