We are happy to have contributed to a very fruitful debate on African green-blue cities for all. Martin Knuijt was speaker at the first 2022 Creative Exchange (CX) series event, organized by the Craft + Design Institute (CDI) of Cape Town and the Dutch Consulate in South Africa (#cocreateSANL).
The Old Granary Building in Cape Town was the venue for the event themed ‘Water in the City’. Investigating how to create blue-green cities for all in a South African context, the main question at stake was: How may we design better processes, systems and products that can lead to a more water secure future, particularly in a context where almost half of the population lives in the informal city?
During the CX series as part of the #cocreate Design Festival, people are brought together: people from the water sector and the Cape Town design and innovation communities meet to discuss, engage, learn and speak about new ideas.