Next World Design Capital sought

The organisers of the World Design Capital are on the hunt for the next city to take on the title.

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The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design has launched the application process to find World Design Capital 2016.

The biennial programme aims to help cities promote and develop design projects, including urban design work.

Wonderwater Frozen Lights, for Helsinki World Design Capital 2012
Wonderwater Frozen Lights, for Helsinki World Design Capital 2012

World Design Capital 2012 was Finnish capital Helsinki, which used the accolade to celebrate its national design legacy, as well as promote its contemporary design scene.

World Design Capital for 2014 will be Cape Town in South Africa. The Cape Town organisers say they want to use the city’s design resources to address its Apartheid past and ‘make it a more liveable African city’.

Cape Town - venue for World Design Capital 2014
Cape Town – venue for World Design Capital 2014

Applications for the World Design Capital 2016 title are open until 30 April 2013. More information on the application process can be found at www.worlddesigncapital.com.

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