"I went and visited a couple of interesting architecture projects outside of Capetown to see how development is going on in post Apartheid South Africa. Design Indaba is hosting a project called 10x10, where 10 architect teams are asked to come up with some interesting visions for the future of sustainable, low environmental impact, low income housing. It's a really interesting project."
- Paul D Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid
Paul D Miller on site with Design Indaba 10x10 Housing project manager Rosemary Lombard. (Photo: Nadine Botha)
Brit Insurance Design Awards is the Design Museum's annual exploration of the most innovative, interesting and forward looking designs produced over the last twelve months from around the world and celebrated in seven categories: Architecture, Transport, Graphics, Interactive, Product, Furniture and Fashion.
The 10x10 Housing project initiated and run by Design Indaba has been nominated by Patrick Burgoyne ofCreative Reviewin the architecture category. The Design Museum will feature the project in the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Exhibition running from 12 February - 14 June 2009 in London.
Without the tireless assistance of Wayba (communications), Ardiela (administration) and Lee (construction supervisor) of the Freedom Park Development Association, the 10x10 Housing project would not be possible. Their diligent and no-nonsense approach ensures that relationships between the Freedom Park community and Design Indaba remain positive, and that everything runs smoothly on the ground - communicating concerns and needs, keeping the beneficiaries' files in order and brokering consensus. Wayba, our community liaison officer - she is the chairperson of the Freedom Park Development Association committee.
Wayba and Ardiela of the Freedom Park Housing Support Centre chat to Mike (Design Indaba project manager), December 2008.