SIT - South Africa - Shelter: Cape Town - Summer

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Examine Cape Town’s built environment, where apartheid’s legacies and burgeoning inequalities have combined to create acute housing challenges and innovative approaches in urban architecture and design. Study in Cape Town, a World Design Capital and site of contrasts and contestations focusing on housing and urban design. Develop a collaborative project with community members focused on a practical hands-on aspect of shelter and urban design. Engage with Capetonians who are passionate about design and its role in creating livable, just cities. Analyze the “right to the city” through an examination of identity, access, belonging, and urban space. Learn from the everyday experiences of Cape Town’s residents through contrasting homestays in a township and the city center.

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