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Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa

October 2019

19-20 OCT ODA Wetopia Community Activations

October 19 - October 20
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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Open Design Afrika (ODA) is very proud to launch the first ODA Wetopia Academy in October 2019. The ODA Wetopia Academy aims to bring “Wetopia” into practice.  The execution and implementation of all “ODA Wetopia Academy” projects are made possible by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The first ODA Wetopia Community Activations will be hosted on 19-20 October 2019 which will also be the start of a yearlong community programme. The G100 citizens from Langa and G100 citizens from Kensington will be the…

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19-20 OCT ‘Waste Washing’_ The realities (and potential) of working with waste

October 19 - October 20
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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This year 'the MAAK' have teamed up with 'Our Workshop' and 'Amy Rusch' for the facilitation of their annual 'Design & Make' program; Follies in the Veld (FITV). This years Follies in the Veld has been themed around 'waste' with Tetra-Pak chosen as the primary building material. Every year participants of the program (starting on the 9th Nov) deep-dive into the world of making while they explore the architectural potential of a different material and site to create a large…

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19-20 OCT AfrikaBurn pendulum and mutant vehicles

October 19 - October 20
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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AfrikaBurn is a transformation invent in the Tankwa desert. It brings 13 000 creatives into a harsh blanc canvas to create. The afrikaburn team and the creators of the pendulum will be present on both days. Mutant vehicle crews will also be showing off there mutants. Come join us and connect with these significant makers!

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19-20 OCT MyWoodSkills Makers Space

October 19 - October 20
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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Come discover how easy it is to build cupboards, We will be demonstrating how to assemble cabinet carcasses, fit drawers, tops and shelves, and how to hang and align doors. And our top cabinet-making students from our recent short course intake will be building a grandfather clock at our stand. Please join the students working on the clock for a few minutes or more, drill a few holes, drive a few screws in, join a panel or two and be…

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19-20 OCT ODA Family Makers Weekend

October 19 @ 09:00 - October 20 @ 17:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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The ODA Family Makers Weekend will be hosted by the Open Design Afrika Festival from 19-20 October at the historical Castle of Good Hope. Expect to find a melting pot of awesome creative, innovative and entrepreneurial experiences dotted across the castle. Make this a family weekend affair at the ODA Family Makers Weekend. The Castle is going to buzz with lots of creative experiences, maker spaces, workshops, exhibits and so much more for young and old to enjoy. Our brilliant…

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19 OCT Disassembly STEAM Workshops

October 19 @ 09:00 - 11:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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R150 – R300

Bring your kids along to this brilliant DISASSEMBLY workshop, brought to you by Maker Station. Learn how to disassemble an appliance and see how it was designed and built. Get up close and personal with its internal components as you learn how to fix or recycle it. Disassembly Workshops Carefull disassembly of suitable E-Waste – Tools supplied Learn about Good and Bad design, Design for obsolescence, Recycling and recyclable materials and processes Basic electronic hardware hacking with STICK-KIT Only 15…

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19-20 OCT Design Your Future with VEGA Workshops

October 19 @ 09:00 - October 20 @ 17:30
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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VEGA is offering a workshop series especially for learners who wants to make a more informed decision about where they want to study after school. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on with the VEGA team, experience the VEGA culture and what options they have on offer to help you set up a great creative future. BOOKINGS: Its is advisable to book your seat before the event but walk-ins are always welcome. Just make sure that you arrive on…

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19-20 OCT CPUT Design Workshops

October 19 @ 09:00 - October 20 @ 17:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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CURRENTLY IN HIGH SCHOOL? DO YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS? Are you an aspiring designer? Are you interested in the field of design but do not have any knowledge about it? Not quite sure what you want to do post matric? Unsure about what field of design you want to go into? You have no idea what design is? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then DON'T HESITATE! Join us at the ODA Family…

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19 OCT Cape Town Repair Café

October 19 @ 09:00 - 12:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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Bring your electrical appliances, electronics, power tools, etc. to your local DIY guy/girl @ Repair Cafe. Here visitors together with the specialist (expert volunteers with repair skills) with tools and materials can repair and teach you (if you are interested) how to repair/maintain your own appliances.

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19-20 OCT Drone flying, coding and building workshop

October 19 @ 09:00 - October 20 @ 17:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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R150

OVERVIEW Inspire Africa will offer drone flying, coding and building workshops three times per day over the two days (19th and 20th October). If you just want to pop around and give it all a try in between workshops you are most welcome. Please see the details of each activity for the workshops further below. We will offer attendees the opportunity to take to the skies with our fun and educational drone technology workshop, guaranteed to excite and entertain. Our…

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19-20 OCT Makers & Shakers 2019 Collection

October 19 @ 09:00 - October 20 @ 17:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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For the first MAKERS & SHAKERS of the "Greater Good" Collection 2019 we wanted to create an opportunity for social entrepreneurs, techies and makers who are purpose driven enterprises - the ones who truly place significance and meaning at the centre of their business. Purpose driven businesses are the future world if we want to be sustainable, develop thriving circular economies and confidently add value to the future world of business, our environments and society at large. These MAKERS &…

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19 OCT SEMINAR 1 & 2: Cape Town as a Democratic Common

October 19 @ 10:00 - 18:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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HOW LOCAL LEGISLATION CAN SUPPORT AND NOURISH PUBLIC PARTICIPATION See Programme and booking details further below.  We believe it important to recognize the City as a Commons. The principal function of the City is to be the common house of the people who live there, the place where social life is built, where the varying needs and interests of different people and groups are discussed and compared and where conflicts are managed – a process that is integral to the…

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19-20 OCT ODA 2019 Makers Market

October 19 @ 10:00 - October 20 @ 17:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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LET'S DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT! THIS IS AN "ACTIVE" MAKERS MARKET The MAKERS MARKET is part of the ODA Family Makers Weekend that will be hosted by the Open Design Afrika Festival from 19-20 October at the historical Castle of Good Hope. Expect to find a melting pot of awesome creative, innovative and entrepreneurial local talents across diverse sectors: from techies to shoemakers, furniture designers and crafters with a number of surprises in between. The Open Design Afrika Makers Market is…

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19 OCT Sensory Workshop

October 19 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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An event every 2 days that begins at 10:00, repeating until October 20, 2019

An event every 2 days that begins at 14:00, repeating until October 20, 2019

Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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Free

Come and join us for a wonderful experience and a "makers" workshop with a difference where you will learn more about the world of natural medicine, holistic health and clean living. Join me in exploring the wonders of 100% pure therapeutic essential oils through inhalation, ingestion (yes, you can ingest these) and topical applications. Keeping our environment safe and free of toxins, chemicals, synthetic fragrances, alcohol and emulsifiers is of great importance and we have a solution! These beautiful oils…

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19-20 OCT Bag & Sewing Workshop for Beginners

October 19 @ 10:00 - October 20 @ 17:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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R100

Join our I Scream & Red makers at the Open Design Afrika Family Makers Weekend where we will be offering basic sewing and bag making workshops all day! We will have one on one sewing workshops where you can create your very own: - tote bags - drawstring backpacks - cushion covers and other simple sewing crafts By using our machines and with the helping guidance of our makers, you can create your next customized bag! Bring along an old…

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19-20 OCT Collaborative Playground Design Workshop

October 19 @ 10:00 - October 20 @ 16:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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Join See Saw Do for a collaborative design workshop! We'll be sketching ideas and building small scale models, working towards co-creating a new, multi-faceted playground for the Zonnebloem Girl's School as well as Holy Cross Primary in District six. Every-buddy welcome!

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19 OCT EcoBrick and EcoBlock Furniture Maker Sessions

October 19 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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An event every day that begins at 13:00, repeating indefinitely

Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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R375

READY FOR LOADS OF FUN? We have evolved and will have Maker Kits available at the festival. This workshop will be a mixture of practical and theoretic steps towards sustaining environmental protection Practical Steps: 1. How to make EcoBricks from plastic waste 2. How to quality check your EcoBricks 3. How to build benches, tables, and standing desk converters using your EcoBricks and machined timber panels Theoretical Steps: 1. Approaches towards sustaining environmental approaches within a developing country 2. Supporting…

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19 OCT LEGO FUN WITH SiX BRICKS

October 19 @ 10:00 - 11:00
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An event every day that begins at 11:00, repeating indefinitely

Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS WORKSHOP: Especially for parents and teachers who wants to learn how to use Six Bricks as a powerful tool to develop skills in all children. Children also welcome. No previous experience is required, however, bring an open mind, your creativity and expect to have FUN. TWO WORKSHOP SLOTS FOR THIS DAY - 10:00 - 11:00 / 11:00 - 12:00 40 people per slot. First come first serve basis THERE WILL BE GREAT PRIZES AS WELL! IMPORTANCE OF…

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19-20 OCT Calder for Kids

October 19 @ 10:00 - October 20 @ 15:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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R150

FREE / R150 PP - see options further below Inspired by the imagining and works of Alexander Calder we find magic and madness in a variety of maker activities for children to explore and discover. Join us for a variety of immersive STEAM workshops from art provocations to mini engineering projects to exploring the magic of our light table. Come play and make with us! PROGRAMME / WORKSHOP SLOTS: Choose any slots from the following options and book your seat…

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19-20 OCT Calming Kit Maker Space

October 19 @ 10:00 - October 20 @ 17:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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Join our Maker Space to create calming corners for preschool classrooms where children can go to help them self-regulate. We can ensure that children are well supported and thus maximise the benefits of their early learning. These foundations will take them through their school careers and into the job market later in life. These are the critical years of brain development and have a huge impact on their social, emotional and cognitive development. WHAT will you be doing? You will…

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19 OCT Robot Rescue

October 19 @ 12:15 - 13:15
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An event every day that begins at 13:30, repeating indefinitely

An event every day that begins at 14:45, repeating indefinitely

An event every day that begins at 16:00, repeating indefinitely

Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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Robot Rescue hosted by Parklands College 4 WORKSHOP SLOTS FOR THE DAY: 12:15 - 13:15 / 13:30 - 14:30 / 14:45 - 15:45 / 16:00 - 17:00 24 SEATS PER SLOT ONLY! 12 TEAMS! FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS!  THE CHALLENGE FOR THE DAY:  You and your team member will need to save Parkie the penguin from an oil spill heading towards Robben Island by transporting him to the Cape Town Aquarium with your robot that you first need to…

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19 OCT E-Waste art and Stopmotion Animation workshop

October 19 @ 14:00 - October 20 @ 16:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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R150 – R300

Creative E-Waste Art session building props, characters etc. with E-waste parts E-waste stop motion workshop using characters made from e-waste components. Includes a SmartPhone and a Stopmotion Camera stand. Please bring a Smartphone loaded with Stopmotion Studio app - see link on Quicket page Adult & Kid team: R300 Additional kid; R 150 BOOK AT QUICKET 

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20 OCT Science Action workshop

October 20 @ 09:00 - 11:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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R150

Science Action workshop come learn the basics of science and MAKE SLIME :) Shoot bottle rockets and more! Book your tickets at Quicket  

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20 OCT Gear Up Future-Proof Experience

October 20 @ 09:00 - 16:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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TIME TO MEET OUR LIFE SIZE BATTLE BOT! You've read about many of the things we will showcase in the news, seen them in movies and on TV-shows. Now come down and experience them yourself! Our space will be set up with robots including a real life 70kg Battle Bot, 3D printers and computers. Participants will be able to program robots, solder electronics, work with CAD software and see for themselves how close we are to the future. Our space…

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20 OCT Mask Making workshop

October 20 @ 12:00 - 14:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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R150 – R300

COME AND HAVE LOADS OF FUN! Mask making with a difference! This one will include electronics too! We will provide you with all materials, basic electronics, EL-Wire and other components included in your own Maker Kit to build a mask. Adult and Kid team: R300 Additional Child: R150 BOOK YOUR OR YOUR CHILD'S SEAT with QUICKET 

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21 OCT ODA Wetopia Inspiration Day

October 21 @ 09:00 - 18:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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DON'T MISS THIS EXCITING DAY OF INSPIRATION AND SHARING! Are you an active citizen, policymaker, citymaker, social entrepreneur, scientist or anthropologist that is serious about creating change? Are you an aspiring changemaker? Are you a “Wetopian” who believes in the power of collaboration and new alliances to create significant change and transformation and better cities TOGETHER? Make this your special day! Be inspired by our impressive 2019 collection of international and local “INSPIRATORS” & ‘WETOPIANS”! Participate in a day of…

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22 OCT Construction of 3 Dimensional Solids Using 4D Frame

October 22 @ 14:30 - 16:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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The Platonic Solids and the Mathematics of the Soccer Ball The aim of exposing learners to STEAM experiential learning is to help learners to demonstrate links between maths in the classroom and practical problem-solving techniques, to develop deeper skills in creative and critical thinking. The acronym STE(A)M – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts (The “A” for us will be intimately linked with Applications of Mathematics – particularly as it applies to the Arts and Design – also cross-disciplinary links between science…

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22 OCT STEAM Workshop: Have fun with 2D tiling patterns and link Art and Maths

October 22 @ 16:00 - 17:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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Join us for a hands-on 2- dimensional tessellations workshop in which we will explore tiling patterns in man-made designs and nature. Create your own artwork using Escher’s ideas, recycling and a little cut-and-paste. LIMITED SEATS FOR WORKSHOP. Send your RSVP to catherina.steyn@mandela.ac.za /  Mathart@mandela.ac.za MORE ABOUT STEAM EDU DAY: Seats are limited for the morning dialogues so book your seats HERE  Speakers and Inspirators for the morning dialogues and their bios  

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23 OCT Master Class on Resource Efficiency through Industrial Symbiosis

October 23 @ 08:30 - 12:30
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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The purpose of this master class is to create awareness on resource constraint issues that the world is facing today and how tools like Industrial Symbiosis (IS) can improve resource efficiency by ensuring that the maximum value is extracted from a resource (material, energy, water and waste). The class seeks to establish how symbiotic networks just like in nature can be created amongst / between companies allowing the reintegration of secondary materials back into the economy. It will be illustrated…

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23 OCT Master Class on Experiential Learning and Reflection

October 23 @ 08:30 - 12:30
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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The value of processes in unlocking transformative change. This master class aims to provide the opportunity for participants to engage in experiential learning and reflection activities whilst engaging on the value on these key processes in overcoming lock-ins and in building more resilient cities. PROGRAMME Registration:  08:30 to 09:00 Start:  09:00 Tea Break:  10:30 Finish: 12:30 Beverages and snacks will be sold at the ODA Coffee and Book Lounge. Snapscan and card machine available. BOOKINGS: Seats are limited. Please send your RSVP to…

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23 OCT Master class on Adaptive Management

October 23 @ 08:30 - 12:30
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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Climate change, urbanisation, rapid technological change and globalisation increase the volatility and uncertainty about our future. In this master class you will be exposed to the key concepts of adaptive management, a useful competency for leading and managing in a complex world. You will walk away with the practical skills that you can use to manage any project, programme, or organisation you are involved in. PROGRAMME Registration:  08:30 to 09:00 Start:  09:00 Tea Break:  10:30 Finish: 12:30 Beverages and snacks will…

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23 OCT ODA Wetopia Master Classes

October 23 @ 08:30 - 12:30
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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What a fantastic opportunity that does not come around often! Choose one of the following master classes and if you want to make a day of it then you might also be interested in the ODA Wetopia Seminar in the afternoon. CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING MASTER CLASSES!   MASTER CLASS ONE: ON ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT  Host & Facilitation: Western Cape Economic Development Partnership  Click on the below image to book your seats! https://opendesignafrika.org/event/23-oct-master-class-on-adaptive-management/   MASTER CLASS TWO: ON RESOURCE EFFICIENCY…

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23 OCT Design: time of uncertainty democracy

October 23 @ 16:00 - 18:00
Castle of Good Hope, Cnr. of Castle and Darling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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Wetopia Seminar 3: 16.00 - 18.00  Design: time of uncertainty democracy Design uses various methodologies and tools to deal with uncertainty, to transform the unknown in solutions. But perhaps, before seek for possible solutions, we must reflect that the uncertainty is an extraordinary tool in getting rid of certainties. it is not an academic discussion but it is the starting point for rethinking the functioning of the City and reinventing new forms of democracy and and shared administrations. BOOK YOUR…

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