How might we enable the incremental upgrading of informal settlements - improving the comfort and quality of life of over 850 000 people that live in them in the Western Cape?
Running over a 5 year period, the Better Living Challenge is made up of a series of challenges that aim to surface design innovations that support the improvement of the living conditions of low-income communities. The Better Living Challenge 1 ran from 2014 - 2016 and focussed on innovative home improvement products. The Better Living Challenge 2 runs from 2016 - 2018, and will explore ways of supporting incremental upgrading of homes. The Better Living Challenge 2 follows a design approach, a problem-solving process based on understanding users’ needs, co-creating solutions, and bringing together people from diverse disciplines to find new ways of tackling tough problems.
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The second iteration of the Better Living Challenge (BLC) was officially launched on 30 June at an event hosted by the Cape Craft and Design...Read More
One of the first BLC 2 activities began recently with a Design/Build Workshop in collaboration with Craft - the thinking hand design/build school....Read More
The BLC recently undertook an initiative to gather key information which involved trailing small scale builders to gain an understanding of the local...Read More