Luyanda Mpahlwa initiated the Design Africa Symposium in partnership with the World Design Capital Cape Town 2014, in order to create discussion among African architects on design visions for African cities of the future.
The themes for the one day symposium where:
1/ Reflections on the UIA,
Panel discussion by Simmy Peerutin, Joe Addo, Thiaan Meyer, Ruben Reddy, and students Lauren Herring, and Uriah Cloete, Moderated by Luyanda Mpahlwa
2/ The African Condition, by Angela Mingas
3/ The African Condition, conversation with Angela Mingas,
Panel discussions by Rashiq Fataar, Edgar Pieterse, Luyanda Maphlwa, Sithabile Mathe, moderated by Joe Addo
4/ Opportunities for Transformation,
Panel discussions by Michael Krause, Ephim Schluger, Mokena Makeka and Ruben Reddy, Moderated by Rashiq Fataar
5/ Education & Knowledge Production,
Panel discussions by Iain Low, Henrie Comrie, Angela Mingas, Michael Krause, and students Lynette Thabo, and Michael de Beer, moderated by Simone le Grange.
6/ Pleneray session; A new paradigm for urbanism in Africa
Panel discussions by Joe Addo, Sithabile Mathe, Rashiq Fataar, Angela Mingas, moderated by Luyanda Mpahlwa