Location: Capetown, South Africa
Programme: Change by Design
Project partners: Development Action Group (DAG)
Activities: Learning and Capacity Building
We focused on Cape Town, South Africa in the inner city district of Woodstock, where housing rights and gentrification have become a hugely pertinent issue.
Through a period of intensive fieldwork utilising participatory design tools, we generated strategies which addressed the issue of marginalised groups being priced out of the city centre; a phenomenon which can be seen in urban areas across the globe. The methodology centered on the low-income rental market, assessing tenure and affordability in order to develop an understanding of the range of experiences of citizens and ultimately how they could benefit from regeneration processes.
We worked closely with our local partner, Development Action Group, who brought their unique experience in citizen mobilisation, capacity building, research and advocacy to unpack the opportunities for meaningful change.
For more information about the workshop process, you can read the project blog here.