endorsed | Open Design Festival Cape Town 2016

10 August 2016
21 August 2016
ico-D is pleased to endorse the 2016 edition of the Open Design Cape Town Festival: one the most dynamic and diverse design-focused festivals on the Cape Town calendar, taking place for 12 days in various venues city-wide.



Now in its fourth year, the Open Design Cape Town Festival happening from 10-21 August features two key programme components: a core events programme at Cape Town City Hall, from 10-16 August and a broader city-wide programme from 17-21 August.
Innovation, education and community are the building blocks of a sustainable, inclusive, prosperous society. Design is the unifying thread that links solutions to a better future world. The Open Design Cape Town Festival brings these concepts together, showcasing the role of design and innovation in solving problems and improving lives. Some of its key objectives are: to foster design-literate, active and responsive citizens and socially aware consumers; to promote South African innovation and creativity as a response to shared global challenges, and to show that design is for all communities, not just the elite.
The programme is curated to feature events that are relevant for people from all walks of life that are interested in or simply curious about design, from multi-disciplinary design professionals; to students, learners, educators and parents.
Among others, events comprise talks about design in various sectors: conferences that present innovation in business; exhibitions that showcase design and innovation as a career choice; and open studio tours that offer a behind-the-scenes look at the work of designers, innovators and entrepreneurs. Some of the festival highlights include the opening and closing parties on 10 and 20 August respectively; the Designing Careers Education Programme and exhibition for high school learners on every weekday; as well as a Designing Careers Tertiary Open Day on 13 AugustMost of the Open Design Cape Town Festival events are free to enter, while others are ticketed for particular audiences. 
Find full programme details here, or download the programme poster PDF.
Contact information
For more information about how to participate, contact info@opendesignct.com, or check the toolkit for participation on the Open Design website
For programme and sponsorship details, contact Suné Stassen at sune@opendesignct.com 
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About ico-D Endorsements
Each year, ico-D endorses a select group of international activities that advance our objective to promote the value of design. Endorsed events demonstrate that they enhance the standards of design, ethics and professional practice. For design awards, an ico-D endorsement is recognition that it has been organised to meet international best practice guidelines under ico-D’s policies and best practices – including jury composition, evaluation criteria and intellectual property protection.
Find out how to apply for ico-D Endorsements here.
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