As the cold mist rolls of the Atlantic, Cape Town’s guerilla gardeners come out to play, transforming every lamppost and fence on Tableview’s beach front into a mini floral kingdom.
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Starting 1 August 2012, Berlin based filmmaker Sam Muirhead will ‘live’ Open Source for a year – that is without proprietary goods, “using and creating only Open Source solutions for every aspect of life, from cutting videos to chopping onions”!
In this ultimate DIY maker experiment, Sam will “be testing just how far the open source idea can go in real life” and giving us a glimpse of the future that Linus Torvalds (founder of Linux) imagined when he said ”The future is open-source everything,”
This Mandela Day Cape Town’s creative community from film makers to designers, gave their 67 minutes to helping transform their communities and build a better world.
Here is Green Renaissance’s Story
“Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life fighting for social justice. We are encouraged to give only 67 minutes of our time, taking responsibility for changing the world into a better place, one small step at a time.
We noticed some broken benches along one of our favorite mountain paths, so the Green Renaissance team decided to use our 67 minutes to repair these. We live in a beautiful city, offering amazing opportunities for us to immerse ourselves in nature – now everyone can enjoy the view. Go Play.”
Design Indaba’s Story
“For Mandela Day 2012 Design Indaba joined creative forces with the Boundless Heart Foundation, Cecile & Boyd’s, Xanita, AM Cargo and architect Y Tsai to gift the community of Blikkiesdorp in Delft, outside Cape Town, with their very own library.”
“Trying to get your message heard? Build an iconic brand?
Welcome to the battlefield.
The story wars are all around us. They are the struggle to be heard in a world of media noise and clamor. Today, most brand messages and mass appeals for causes are drowned out before they even reach us. But a few consistently break through the din, using the only tool that has ever moved minds and changed behavior—great stories.” (Amazon book review)