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/