We wish to express our thanks to all the participants of the Design Africa Symposium which turned out to be a very successful and well attended architecture and design event. We estimate 200 people attended.
The Symposium generated intellectual stimulation and intense debate on the future of African Cities, the need to align the teaching and practice of design professions, and to address the specific context and needs of a diverse, developing and urbanising Africa. The motivation to strive for design excellence and relevance was encouraged.
Speakers from South Africa and African countries demonstrated the commonality of challenges, pointing to the need to collaborate more closely and develop a common vision of our profession and for the design futures of our Continent.
We are happy to have initiated such a dialogue in Cape Town, thanks to your participation. We are confident that this forum will continue.
The Design Africa Symposium 2014 was held at the Brundyn+ gallery in the Bo Kaap.