In March 2012, the Eco Design Initiative’s second annual Sustainable Design Showcase will take place at the Cape Town City Hall. The interactive exhibition will be open to the public at no charge between 9am-6pm from 7-10 March, and again from 12-16 March.

Interactive sessions on the role of design in achieving environmental, social and economic sustainability will be hosted by local and international guest speakers during the first week between 9am and 11.30am. A selection of sustainable designs that have a positive impact on social and environmental challenges in our societies will also be on display.

The Showcase will offer visitors an opportunity to view concepts and prototypes submitted by the ‘Fresh Talent’ finalists in the Eco Design Competition for South Africans under the age of 35. The winner of the competition will be announced on 16 March.

Also on the programme, daily screenings of topical movies and shorts will be shown, amongst them Home (the movie), The End of SuburbiaThe Planet, and An Inconvenient Truth.

One of the highlights, in my opinion, is likely to be the special selection of South African “homegrown” sustainable designs, products and services.  There is so much creative talent in this country and I think we should all be supporting those creatives as much as we can!

For more information on the Eco Design Initiative as well as the Sustainable Design Showcase 2012 visit

Eco Design Showcase 2012 – Event Details:

When:  7-10 March 2012 and 12-16 March 2012.  9am-6pm daily.
Where:  Cape Town City Hall
Cost: Entry is FREE.

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