Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) / Alfredo Brillembourg & Hubert Klumpner
Co-founded in 1998 in Caracas, Venezuela by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert
Klumpner, Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) is an interdisciplinary design practice dedicated
to high-level research and design on a variety of subjects concerned with
contemporary architecture and urbanism.
Theatre4Change / Mandisi Sindo
Founded by South African actor, presenter, writer and director, Mandisi Sindo,
Theatre4Change is a non-profit community theatre group based in Khayelitsha,
From its beginnings in Caracas, VEN, Urban-Think Tank has always been
interested in operating at the peripheries, including where art, architecture, and other
socially engaged disciplines meet. Having worked for four years within Cape Town’s informal settlements, our theatrical production ‘Holy Contract’, a 2016 collaboration with the non-profit group.Theatre4Change staged as part of the Cape Town Fringe Festival, was the result of
real stories that emerged through interactions with residents in the township of Khayelitsha. Our vision for a new theater and arts complex includes a 250-seat multipurpose theater space, a 100-seat performance pavilion, as well as integrated market stalls, offices, and rehearsal rooms. The lightweight, low-cost design seeks to remain sensitive to the surrounding area, while at the same time offering a visible symbol of hope and ambition for the community.