Better Living Challenge – Hackathon: Ideation Session

Sun 13 2017 @ 14:00 - 17:00
  • Venue:   Cape Town City Hall, 2nd Floor
  • Event Host:   Better Living Challenge & CDI
  • Admission:   FREE
  • Contact: Kelly Arendse,

About the event:

Better Living Challenge- Ideation session

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How to engage communities    I   Unearth innovation   I  Grow our community of innovators in a digital world

OPEN TO ANYONE! Interested in design, innovation, community building or simply a community members or marketing enthusiasts? 

This workshop will comprise of an open co-design session to ideate how this campaign could work, after which the most promising ideas will be taken away for further development. This event is being hosted by Open Design Cape Town Festival 2017.

Join us as we look at how we can engage communities, unearth innovation and grow our community of innovators in a digital world!
This session is open to anyone who is interested – designers, innovators, community members and marketing enthusiasts.


 13:00 – 14:00: Arrival and networking

14:00 – 14:30: Presentation of brief and research

14:30 – 16:30: Co-design session

16:30 – 17:00: Presentation of Concepts

 All materials will be provided.

*Refreshments available at festival coffee shop at own cost.


 About The Better Living Challenge (BLC)

:The Better Living Challenges (BLC – runs over a five year period and incorporates a series of challenges and interventions that aim to surface design innovations that support the improvement of the living conditions of people living in low-income communities and enable the incremental upgrading of homes.

As part of the BLC, the Cape Craft and Design Institute – the implementing agents of the BLC – are partnering with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and Black Wolf Agency to come up with great ideas on how to use the power of social media to surface innovative building/ upgrading ideas from informal builders and residents living in low-income communities across the province.

For more information contact  Kelly Arendse, Project Manager,,

T +27 (0)21 461 1488 

Location: Cape Town City Hall, 2nd Floor
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Corner of Darling and Corporation Street , Cape Town, South Africa, Western Cape