Clinic Project gets the WDC 2014 nod

Exciting news is that the clinic project, at it’s heart about bringing communities together, has been included into the World Design Capital 2014’s programme. A joint submission between CPUT’s Industrial Design department and the UCT Lung Institute sees service design taking front and centre as a way of assessing and managing clinics’ needs. The initiative involving Chapel Street Clinic staff members, CPUT students and lecturers, community members and UCTLI, will see key insights being published into an easy-to-use and broadly implementable toolkit… watch this space as the project continues to evolve and unfold.

About WDC 2014 (from the WDC 2014 website):
Cape Town’s bid to be World Design Capital 2014 forms part of a broader vision to transform Cape Town, through design, into a sustainable, productive African city, bridging historic divides and building social and economic inclusion.

What it means to be included into the official programme (from the WDC 2014 website):
Being a recognised project is an opportunity to put the global spotlight on creativity. With Cape Town a focal point for the international design community in 2014, design-focused projects and events will be hosted in the city throughout the year. Follow this link to see where our Clinic Collaboration Initiative fits into the programme: http://www.wdccapetown2014.com/projects/recognised-projects-for-wdc-2014/

Craft Day a Success

Tulle pom-poms conveyor belt style

Pom-poms galore

Pom-poms galore

A little of the action

A little bit of whimsy goes a long way

A little bit of whimsy goes a long way

 

Oh so pretty...

Oh so pretty…

Saturday 6 July saw a bunch of very committed souls waking up early and heading to the clinic to start adding a little bit of spunk and personality to the space. Bunting was cut out, tulle pom-poms were produced conveyor belt style and vinyl and wall art was started. Here are some pics taken on the day… Mandela Day sees the last of the wall art being completed and over the course of the next few weeks the clinic will continue to transform, so watch this space! Thanks to all those wonderful folk who made it out to help (really so much appreciated) and to everyone at Red and Yellow/Quirk who contributed to the beautiful wall art!!!!!!

The Facelift: Version 1.1

Exterior of clinic, still a way to go but better by leaps and bounds already

Exterior of clinic, still a way to go but better by leaps and bounds already

Foyer, dark and dramatic

Foyer, dark and dramatic

The interior of the clinic is virtually completed from a painting and structural point of view, leaving the completion of the exterior and all the interior decor to take the clinic to the next level.

– Pictures at framers Check: Wessel Snyman Creative thank you for putting your stamp of perfection and class onto Zonnebloem Art Centre’s little artists’ works. I know you’ll make pictures ping off the wall!

– Red and Yellow Design School: Carmen Schaefer and her team of students move in tomorrow to start adding a truly Cape Town feel to the interior of the clinic, from vinyl art to wall murals it’s going to look great

– Appel n’ Ui refurbishers: Get to grips with turning more of the clinic’s beautiful furniture into showstopping masterpieces

Watch this space for more to come as the clinic continues to transform…