Conversations on Design at JAMMS in #LoveCapeTown
The theme for the day was Conversations on Design and presentations were delivered by Alayne Reesberg, key note speaker and CEO of Cape Town Design 2014; Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism and four of the shortlisted World Design Capital 2014 project representatives including Nicks Harwood for Infestation Design, Rashiq Fataar for Open House Cape Town; Siphiwe Ngwenya , director of Maboneng Township Arts Experience and Bonita Bennett, director of the District Six Museum.
Reesberg gave JAMMS attendees a brief over view of what to expect for WDC 2014, placing emphasis on the fact that this title is an opportunity for all industry players and residents to help with the design economy of Cape Town.
“The World Design Capital 2014 is our chance to transform CapeTown through design that bridges historical divides and builds social and economic inclusion.” said Reesberg
Duminy presented Cape Town Tourism’s plans for 2014 and how members and industry players can be involved in unlocking the stories of the Mother City through the Official Cape Town Visitors’ Guide, media hosting, coffee and connect sessions and the comprehensive Cape Town Toolkit.
There are exciting plans for WDC 2014 afoot. Infestation ‘s Design App will give visitors something more than just the usual wooden giraffe to take home and it will tell our story while the Maboneng Townships Arts Experience focuses on turning homes in townships, namely Gugulethu into art galleries, thereby bringing visitors into the settlements and instilling a sense of pride in the homeowners/gallery owners.
District Six Museum plans on highlighting memorialisation through art and design for a new generation and the Open House initiative will demystify Cape Town’s amazing buildings to the public.
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Cape Town Tourism, FEDHASA Cape, SAACI Western Cape and SATSA Western Cape joined forces in 2007 to bring members of all four organizations quality speakers, exciting visuals, the latest information and a platform to air your trade specific questions, concerns and ideas. This strategic partnership is called JAMMS: Joint Association Members Meeting Sessions and events are held several times a year.