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 [...]
Are you excited about design? Do you get frustrated with badly designed products? Have you wished you could fix poor user experiences? Do you dream of a career in design and innovation? The Nairobi Design Institute has created a program for a new generation of designers who want to address user experience challenges and big [...]
The demand for low cost leg prosthesis is high in Kenya, yet a satisfactory system has been lacking up to now. Project Circleg closes this gap. By using recycled plastic waste and simple production methods the Circleg can be produced locally and cost-effectively. The modular design ensures excellent customisability and its functionality provides the user [...]
#CityShapers - a month-long social media campaign brings attention to the role of citizens in shaping our cities, where Nairobians take responsibility for managing their public spaces and shaping them. Bringing Nairobians together to transform their city Public Space Network (PSN) has launched #CityShapers - a month-long social media campaign bringing attention to the role [...]
Skeletal walls, scratch-and-sniff wallpaper and flat-pack refugee shelters... this exhibition explores the relationship between design and social needs. Read the full story here: https://t.co/TTNq3wrkGg | #BetterShelter #RefugeesPavilion #LDB18 @Better_Shelter @Refugees pic.twitter.com/9QnHV1GvZC — Thomson Reuters Foundation News (@TRF_Stories) September 5, 2018 The Refugees' Pavilion, a project Nairobi Design Week has created with partners for the London [...]
What Design Can Do in Nairobi to Provide Clean Energy to All Nairobi's Food Problem WHAT DESIGN CAN DO, Nairobi- Fossil fuels are the biggest cause of climate change and are still our primary source of energy. Cities consume over two-thirds of the world’s energy and contribute to more than 70% of global CO2 emissions. [...]
This is the first part in a series describing our partners behind The Refugees' Pavilion, a project Nairobi Design Week created for the London Design Biennale 2018. Helping refugee women achieve economic success through entrepreneurship The RefuSHE story is one of an organisation that provides healing, education, and empowerment for young refugee women and their [...]