The culture programme's interest lies in the role of culture in urban regeneration and the contribution that a cultural perspective can make towards social inclusion and inequality. A key challenge of urban planning and development which the programme seeks to address is to ensure that the urban interventions contribute to a vibrant cultural life and an enhanced sense of identity and belonging.
Isandla Institute's Culture programme aims:
- To conceptualise and promote a coherent cultural perspective to urban planning, with particular reference to Cape Town, aimed at enhancing social inclusion and cultural justice and overcoming entrenched racism; and,
- To develop an informed and constructive critique of current cultural programmes and interventions, with particular reference to Cape Town, in relation to the international and local context around culture and urban social change.