May 21, 2014
World Design Capital Wednesdays: Take a bite out of Cape Town’s Story of Food at the Castle of Good
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
Can you tell that I am obsessed with food this May? Even more so when it’s the focal point of a tasty recognized World Design Capital 2014 project, ‘The Story of Food’ (#WDC461) exhibition, at the historical Castle of Good Hope?
Food is timeless and design centric:
Think that artisan cuisine is a 21st century invention for hipsters only? Think again, my friends.
The way we relate to and get our food today is very different from what it was 50 or more years ago and that evolution was only possible because new technologies in processing and packaging were developed.
This is what the ‘The Story of Food’ exhibition explores; focusing in particular on the trajectory of history through the lens of food and the challenge of providing food for an exploding population along with the impact of the Industrial Revolution, urbanisation, consumerism and globalisation on the storage, packaging and provision of food.
So, what makes the Story of Food worthy of being a WDC project? Well, design, of course!
The exhibition, the brainchild of the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI), looks at the role of design and how it has interacted with key technological moments, societal needs and ecological imperatives.
It’s an eye-opener, folks, leaving you as the viewer informed and aware of the sweeping contribution of design to this vital aspect of life and more conscious of wide-reaching consequences that need design solutions.
The important yummy details:
The statuesque Castle of Good Hope, South Africa's oldest building, plays host to this scrumptious showcase from 12 May to 12 October 2014, open daily from 09h30 to 15h30. Entry fee is R 30.00 for adults and R 15.00 for pensioners, students and children under the age of 16.Visit www.wdccapetown2014.com for more info.
Editor’s Note: This article has been published based on a press release supplied by Jenna van der Merwe for Eclipse Public Relations