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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 [...]
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 [...]
#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 [...]
Celebrating the process of creation Video by Engala Dereje. The final day of Nairobi Design Week 2018 was a celebration of the process of creation, under our festival theme of Resource & Community. Make a Day of it asked exhibitors to not only display and sell their products, but also share stories of how they [...]
Supporting talent and the filmmaking community Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) and Cultural Video Production (CVP), the company behind the The Nrb Bus collective have formed a partnership to deliver photography and video training to youth in Kenya. The partnership aims to support the creation of skilled jobs in the digital media industries in [...]
Afrika Design: Resource and Community Afrika Design brought together the industry and public for a day of discussions and discovery around the festival theme Resource & Community. A morning of speaker panels at the Kenya National Theater was followed by workshops in the sunny Kenya Cultural Centre courtyard. The event took place on Friday 23rd March 2018. [...]
1) Boost your career If you're wondering what to see at Nairobi Design Week 2018, Careers in Design will be the first event of its type in Kenya. It's a day dedicated to connecting talent and opportunities. There will be design job opportunities from Bluesky Innovations, portfolio workshops by ArkAfrica and Orkidstudio as well as guest [...]