The World Design Capital™ (WDC) project is a worldwide city competition, seeking to identify individual cities that have effectively used design to drive innovation across channels of economy, culture and social upliftment.
It originated as an initiative by ICSID (the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design) and the IDA (The International Design Alliance). Cities are selected every second year, seeing Helsinki 2012 and Seoul 2010 as the most recent hosts.
— WDC2014 (@WDC2014) July 3, 2014
Cape Town has successfully won the bid and will host the 2014 event. It will feature Cape Town’s accomplishments in attracting and promoting innovative design, as well highlighting our success in urban revitalisation strategies.
The World Design Capital™ logo and brand design is based on the guidelines set out by ICSID.
World Design Capital Cape Town 2014