City of Cape Town Hosts Official World Design Capital 2014
Cape Town has now been officially appointed World Design Capital 2014 and it is the first time an African city has earned the title.
In his speech, Icsid President Soon-in Lee noted the significance of the World Design Capital designation: »This is a very exciting time for South Africa and indeed for the African region as a whole. As the world looks to Cape Town over the course of the next few years, many exciting opportunities will be presented to the city to shape and make relevant within its own context. Our aspiration for the city is to continue to provide a platform that will empower Cape Town to be a leading example on the international stage, to encourage designers from diverse backgrounds and communities to share ideas and transform objectives into realities. We have no doubt that Cape Town will bring its own unique vision to the project, making all Capetonians and citizens of this region very proud.«
Find out more about the world design capital 2014: www.capetown2014.co.za