Cape Town designers: Join the Cape Town Design Network
Posted by Michael Wolf on April 29, 2011
The Cape Town Design Network (CTDN) invites you to subscribe to its mailing list. This will ensure that in future you receive all notices of meetings and any relevant information. Go to www.ctdn.co.za to subscribe or follow their Twitter feed.
Here’s what CTDN has to say in their recent newsletter:
“The Cape Town Design Network grew out of the Creative Cape Town Clusters initiative, started in 2008, which provided a platform for networking between dynamic people in Cape Town’s creative industries, and stimulating innovative partnerships for economic and social development. Cape Town’s design industry is fragmented, with limited contact across disciplinary lines and, since collaboration is a strength in today’s business climate, the local industry will only grow through us openly sharing information, ideas, resources and energy.
With the World Design Capital Bid 2014 in process it becomes even more imperative that designers and innovators engage with each other with a view to making a positive contribution to transforming Cape Town into not only the Design Capital of South Africa, but the World Design Capital 2014. The aim of the Network is to draw professional designers and innovators into a loose association which could form the basis of a future structure to drive specific programmes to benefit design, the design professions, the community and the city, and to provide a unified voice for design and designers.
Currently the network provides stimulating presentations once a month. How it evolves in the future will depend on the views of its participants. With a view to broadening participation in the network in order to benefit from the collective wisdom and inputs of all members of the design and innovation community. Don’t miss out!”