Director of The City, Zahira Asmal, was invited by the British Council to participate in the Design Connections programme at the London Design Festival. Design Connections offers an inspiring and immersive programme and connects the best design products, people and programmes from across the globe. It provides opportunities for networking, learning and sharing with international counterparts. Zahira represented South Africa within the international delegation, which also welcomed delegates from India, Russia, China, Thailand and Turkey. Zahira shared her experiences and ideas in a blog that was presented on the British Council’s Architecture, Design & Fashion site – Back of the Envelope

Before it All Begins
Day 1: Fusion of Cultures
Day 2: Ideas are Fragile
Day 3: Design of Dreams
Day 4: Young, Hip & Happening
Day 5: Championing Great Design to Improve Lives