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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 [...]
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 [...]
This is a guest post by Dicky Hokie Jr. His work has featured before on Nairobi Design Week with the Kenyan Shilling redesign and he is the co-founder of African Stock Photo. With the push by businesses to go digital, companies have quickly turned their sights to mobile apps. Many, unfortunately, with little or no thought [...]
This is a guest post on behalf of Lulu Kitololo Studio. Lulu Kitololo Studio presents Afri-love Fest: a one-day celebration of creativity, on Sunday 18th November. The event will feature a market as well as creative workshops, talks and other experiences, all taking place at the beautiful Ikigai Westlands – a perfect setting for housing all the creations, [...]
Typography Kenya 2018 is a celebration of African typography and visual communication that has evolved over the centuries. The conference is an opportunity for design students, professionals and stakeholders to interact, interrogate and appreciate contemporary Kenyan typography and visual communication. This encompasses text, signs, symbols, icons and colour as applied in various mediums (example 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 [...]
Bata Takes Over the Worlds Fashion Capital On May 27th -29th , Bata hosted their second edition of the Bata Fashion Weekend in europe’s fashion capital, Milan. This transformed the prestigious Palazzo Mezzanotte venue into a fashion centre. True to its global outlook, the fashion weekend was a global experience. Themed as ‘ The Sound [...]