july, 2014


DOD Workshop: Density Syndicate

Event Details

What if we could design our cities to become more integrated and more sustainable? 

Twenty years after democracy, South African cities remain divided, fragmented, inconvenient for the poor and uninspiring. It is uncontested that the current situation is socially, economically and ecologically unsustainable.

The Density Syndicate emerged as a think-tank initiative by the African Centre for Cities (ACC) and International New Town Institute (INTI) with the support of the City of Cape Town and in partnership with VPUU. Its aims is to explore how to achieve densification for three sites in Cape Town, using the combined design intelligence of Dutch and South African designers and urbanists.

During the workshop at Department of Design, an esteemed panel will act as critics for the outcomes and proposals of the initial investigations, with a local audience also present to engage in the discussion. The speculative designs will be included in ACC’s exhibition entitled City Divided | City Desired.

Keynote presentations by Edgar Pieterse & Michelle Provoost will build up to opening the workshop session.

Participation: Limited space available; please enquire to RSVP@departmentofdesign.nl.

Parking: Information may be found here.


(Thursday) 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Department of Design

8 Vrede Street, Gardens 8001 Cape Town, South Africa


Department of Design