Implementing Creative Methods to Improve Inclusive Sustainable Transport (I-CMiiST) Typically, half of East African cities urban residents walk to work (60% Kampala daily commute trips are on foot) yet infrastructure provision for non-motorised transport remains mainly aspirational. Inclusion of vulnerable communities in the development of streetscape infrastructure to support their journeys is rare; but considering their livelihood and social [...]
Turnup Travel offers around Nairobi and Kenya Turnup.Travel is an inbound and outbound tour operator, a holiday concierge and a production arm that delivers stunning visual content, digital campaigns and stories. Turnup.Travel has a digital marketing arm called Turnup in Motion with a dedicated professional crew of photographers, filmmakers, writers, producers and licensed drone pilots. They also [...]
Kenyan and international creatives uncover design's impact on Culture and Heritage at Nairobi Design Week 2019   The fourth Nairobi Design Week will take place on 17th-23rd March 2019, under the theme Culture & Heritage. NDW19 invites visitors to discover how our heritage has influenced the world we live in today, and how design impacts [...]
SUPPORTING WOMEN'S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT THROUGH DESIGN The Masungula-Mo Krafts Foundation aims to reinforce a resilient community for economic empowerment and social enhancement among vulnerable families in Kibera slums through offering charitable vocational training and entrepreneurial skills. This is a guest post by Masungula-Mo Krafts Foundation. The Masungula-Mo Krafts Foundation was born out of love for women's economic empowerment and the [...]
Three Funds for the three stages of growth   Grow your creative business with HEVA grants Do you own a creative business that works with music, film, fashion or gaming? Apply to one of HEVA’s three funds dedicated to East Africa’s creative industries Click on the images to find out more. CULTURAL HERITAGE SEED FUND [...]
Global Pioneers start-up programme, supporting sustainable business ideas   Global Pioneers is a worldwide programme for young start-ups and founders whose business ideas offer solutions in the fields of sustainability, waste management, waste disposal or recycling. The project is supported by ALBA, one of the biggest waste management and recycling companies.  It disposes of all [...]
THANK YOU FOR MAKING 2018 AN INCREDIBLE YEAR Thank you for your ongoing support, collaboration, partnership, and creativity in 2018. Our theme this year has been Resource & Community, and that's where so much of our focus has gone: towards building and being a better platform for creatives to thrive in East Africa. It's been [...]
MADE IN KENYA: Holiday Gift Guide There's so much great design coming out of Kenya these days that there's no way we could cover everything, but we wanted to inspire you for the holidays and give you some ideas before the new year. Whether for friends, family or yourself, we hope you find something here [...]
DESIGN LAYERS: 3D Printing in Kenya This project seeks to develop capacity within the Kenyan market for 3D printing, by highlighting the benefits of this technology, supporting local 3D printer manufactures and developing ten product case studies. The project culminated in an event at the University of Nairobi to demonstrate the added value of digital [...]
Women's voices at the London Design Biennale Interviews with Somali Architecture, Better Shelter, RefuSHE & Studio INIMadina Scacchi, Somali Architecture Madina Scacchi, is a Somali-Italian architect based in Rome and part of the team behind Somali Architecture. The Somali Architecture project began in 2015 and it was founded by Yusuf Shegow. It began as a [...]