Category Archives: Creative Cities

SERIOUS FUN

There has been an increasing trend in urban explorations to draw on gaming and play as means to develop alternative visions and uses of city spaces. It is assumed that fun offers a unique way of drawing in different kinds … Continue reading

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SERIOUS FUN | legocity

The African Centre for Cities and dala collaborated with a group of young adults who were part of the Magnet Theatre, and were residents of Khayelitsha and surrounds, to engage in a playful participatory planning session on how they envision … Continue reading

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SERIOUS FUN | food for thought

The African Centre for Cities and dala devised a participatory public performance that engaged with the public’s understanding of food security and nutrition in Cape Town. The game was designed around an installation of shopping trolleys. The installation served both … Continue reading

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SERIOUS FUN | climate for change

The African Centre for Cities and dala devised a game based on work done by researchers at UCT and the City of Cape Town. Their research looks at the contested nature of addressing climate risks along Cape Town’s coastline, particularly … Continue reading

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interface2012 presentation

A project funded by the Goethe Institute, Interface2012 presents 8 months work of 5 artists from 5 different creative disciplines.The artists unearthed unrecognised narratives along a pedestrian corridor which connects the city from the township. With still images,sound and music … Continue reading

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uMuthiMAYCHE

Working in Cato Manor / uMkhumbane this project involved a collaboration with the raw foundation, Sukuma Arts and Culture, maskandi musicians in Cato Manor / uMkhumbane, children who live in the area, and fourth year students from Vega. The project … Continue reading

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+Network Conference on Sustainable Cities

The Plus Network Biennial Conference on Sustainability was hosted by Imagine Durban, and focused on innovative forms of city governance. dala was commissioned to develop a series of creative interventions to reflect the content of the conference. The interventions demonstrated … Continue reading

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