Your Street Challenge

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Your Street Challenge

The Your Street Challenge invites creative proposals for how an aspect of Cape Town street life can be enhanced through the power of design.


Most every designer will agree: Creativity can enhance the world around us. Now Design Indaba is asking Cape Town designers to really walk the talk, wave your creative magic wand and enhance what is right in front of you: Your Street. And, the four best ideas will be granted R50 000 to be implemented.

What do you drive or walk passed every single day that with just a dash of creative thought could completely transform your, your neighbours, your colleagues or even a humble stranger’s experience of Your Street? Is it a mural that inspires hope or brings together a community? Perhaps an innovative way to fill potholes or a slick solution to securing bicycles? What about a structure to assist your local street vendor or a system of garbage collection that encourages recycling? Not to mention a vegetable garden or a crime protection solution.

The Your Street Challenge, inspired by Design Indaba, is about effecting positive social change in your immediate surroundings and gifting your creative thought leadership in transforming the city. Dream big or small – the deadline for submissions has been extended to the is Wednesday 7 September 2011.

Part of the celebrations of Cape Town being shortlisted for World Design Capital 2014, the Your Street Challenge is guided by the city’s slogan: “Live design. Transform life.” Leading by example, the Your Street Challenge is the ideal opportunity to start thinking about how design can be used to be used to transform lives, right here in your city, in your street.



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