THE

FIRST

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14th-22nd Nov 2015

Design in five themes, in the words of the community.

Themes

1. Environment & Wildlife

2. Education & IT

3. Health & Nutrition

4. Law & Security

5. Transport & Infrastructure

Highlights

VILLAGE MARKET

Launch at DXD Awards

Hosted by UpNairobi magazine at Village Market.

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN)

Human-centred Design

This workshop will focus on the step by step approach to Human Centered Design (HCD) through the 3 steps ‘Hear, Create, Deliver’ to show designers how to apply it in their work. In addition, there will be examples of HCD applied in different organisations and how it enabled them to solve particular design challenges.

Speakers:

Introduction to HCD by Kate Edgar

HCD in healthcare by Sarah Hassanen

HCD Principles by Tosh Juma

Spear Planter for Rural Kenya by Martin Muckle

HCD at Design Without Borders by Elmar Stroomer


Design and Public Sector

The key focus of this workshop is to show how design and the principles of design thinking have a tremendous impact on the public sector.

This workshop aims to show that design is a great tool to be employed by African governments to solve the continental challenges.

A speaker panel consisting of experts from various disciplines under the NDW themes will hold interactive discussions on key issues in the public sector and the role of design and design thinking within public institutions.

Speakers:

Crowdsourcing data for Impact by Elisabeth Resor

Design and Community: Kilimani Rising by Robyn T. Emerson

Design and Community: Urban Spaces by Zahra Kassam

Transforming rural healthcare through solar computers by Felix Tao

Impact of the fashion industry on Kenya’s economy by Ann McCreath

Branding Governments by Caroline Mbabazi

Design Bill by Jeferson Nyakamba

Architecture in Africa by Michael Mathenge


Kilimani Neighbourhood Market

Kilimani is located in the southern part of Westlands constituency. It stretches from Upperhill in the south to bordering Kawangware and Lavington in the north, and from Kileleshwa in the East to Ngong Road in the West. With a population of 43,000, it is a bustling

neighborhood filled with creative energy. At the centre of Savannah Valley it hosts all Kenyan communities as well as Nigerians, Ghanaians, Sudanese, South Sudanese, Somalis, Ethiopians, Chinese,

Japanese, other African nationalities, Europeans, Americans, Latinos – name the nationality, and we will find someone in Kilimani. This diversity is its strength and creates a community, which is hungry for

innovation.

FAFA (Festival for African Fashion & Arts) partners with Nairobi Design Week, Organic Farmers Market, Kilimani Project Foundation,

Lornah Kiplagat and Nairobi City County will bring a unique market to the streets of Kilimani, Nairobi. It will be a carnival affair, filled

with great food, music, art and fashion. The market will take place on Rose Avenue between Lenana Road and Denis Pritt Rd with parking at St George’s Primary on Denis Pritt Rd.


To start the day, legendary LornahSports is organising a

#Kili5km run to encourage a healthy lifestyle and to explore the neighborhood.


All day market shopping will follow, including the Organic Farmer’s Market as well as outstanding design products from Kenya’s finest,

with prices fit for everyone’s pocket. Lunchtime to evening will be a mix of food from around the globe as well as Kenya. Our community is diverse, so we would like to encourage people to try

something new. A variety of young artists and DJ’s will keep everyone entertained throughout, Kwani Trust will also organize a Spoken Word session; the challenge will be how to leave when you are having so much fun!

CREATIVES GARAGE

Design Chill-out

Creatives garage is a broad-spectrum movement for Creatives to network, share ideas, collaborate, learn, gain market accessibility and push boundaries.

It was formed out of past frustrations faced by its founders in the creative industry such as lack of funding, under pricing, lack of talent appreciation, me too-ism syndrome, education and practical

sessions, lack of networking opportunities, undercutting and lack of exposure lead to the realisation of creating a platform that could address these issues.

KnownAfrique has had a long journey of hard work behind the scenes, and will now share that story with the rest of World during the Nairobi Design Week.

KnownAfrique will be launching their flagship product, the Law App. This presents exciting features such as the Law Kit, which is

a simplified reference guide for Kenyan law. Meet the firm that is making the law known at the design chillout,Creatives Garage.


Business of Design

PREATIVES GARAGEAWA254

The key focus of this workshop is to show how design and the principles of design thinking have a tremendous impact on the public sector.

This workshop aims to show that design is a great tool to be employed by African governments to solve the continental challenges.

A speaker panel consisting of experts from various disciplines under the NDW themes will hold interactive discussions on key issues in the public sector and the role of design and design thinking within public institutions.

Speakers:

Crowdsourcing data for Impact by Elisabeth Resor

Design and Community: Kilimani Rising by Robyn T. Emerson

Design and Community: Urban Spaces by Zahra Kassam

Transforming rural healthcare through solar computers by Felix Tao

Impact of the fashion industry on Kenya’s economy by Ann McCreath

Branding Governments by Caroline Mbabazi

Design Bill by Jeferson Nyakamba

Architecture in Africa by Michael Mathenge


PechaKucha at The Foundry

PechaKucha is a network event for creatives, taking place in over 800 cities all over the world. The mission is to inspire, uplift and entertain different audiences. The concept is simple, each creative get to show 20 pictures, talking about each image for 20 seconds. The pictures advance automatically and allow the

presenter to talk along the pictures. This is a way of sharing ideas, thoughts, work, or pretty much anything.


PechaKucha host fun gatherings where creative people can get together and inspire.


You will be introduced to five selected creatives who have prepared pictures specifically for this event, and they are looking forward to sharing their ideas and their work with the audience. In between each presenter there will be a break

which will give you a chance to socialise and network with

other creative minds.


Artisans of Kibera

Our first video series

What did we learn?

One theme is enough

The first edition of the festival celebrated the breadth of design . Focus on one theme to have more opportunities to explore it.

Let great mentors share stories

Invite specialists and experts from the community.

See what works

We experimented and

Partners

Thank you to all those who took part in, supported and celebrated the first festival.

  • What's Good Studios & What's Good Live
  • Vi'enle Photography
  • Village Market
  • Amani Institute
  • UpNairobi
  • PAWA254
  • The Foundry
  • Docubox
  • iHub
  • Designers Inbetween
  • Mumo Education & Orphanage Centre
  • Moringa School
  • City Creation
  • Uber
  • Safaricom
  • Elite Digital Solutions
  • Nairobi City County
  • University of Nairobi
  • Nest.vc
  • Sinapis
  • Myride.ke
  • Kilimani Project Foundation
  • FAFA
  • Organic Farmers Market
  • Lornah Kiplagat Sportswear
  • Matwana Matatu Culture

Festival Credits

Adrian Jankowiak

Creative Director

Rina Waligo

Creative Project Manager

Edwin Openda

Technology Lead

Sofa Kvarnström

PR Assistant

Emmah Kwamboka

Media & Volunteer Co-ordinator

Fredrick Bary

Field Research Assistant

NDW Events Photography

Humphrey Gateri

Vi’enle Photography

Orange Space Photography

Jeffrey M Walcott

NDW Guide Design

Fridah Oyaro

Graphic Design & Animations

Victoria Njirithia

Brigite Marques

Legal Services

Richard Muhereza & Associates

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