2018

Resource & Community

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AFRIKA DESIGN - SPEAKERS & EXHIBITION AT KNT

The day started with a keynote from Mark Kamau of BRCK and local expert panels moderated by Sandra Chege of British Council Kenya.

The panels featured Chao Taiyana of African Digital Heritage, Emuron Alemu of Ogilvy Africa, Eric Kibe of GOPA and Kamau Wanyoike of Ark Africa.

The day culminated in an international panel featuring Kristen de Valliere of Say hi to, Eugene Kavuma of Kampala Design Week and Adrian Jankowiak of Nairobi Design Week.

MAKER DAY OF IT

Maker day of it is all about showing the process of making, and getting visitors involved in experiencing the journey of creation.

Makers, designers, artists and other creatives were invited to share stories and sell products, with appearances from Lulu Kitololo, Riko Love Crafts, Tira Studio, Love Artisan, Imani Collective, Erregatti, Provisions Kenya, and Tibeb Leather Works from Ethiopia. 

DELEGATES TOUR

2018 was the first time we hosted our Delegates Tour, bringing together design visionaries to discover handpicked highlights from the Nairobi Design Week community. The aim was to give them a behind the scenes look at a variety of creative sectors, connecting ideas and people to inspire further discussions and action. Guests included Juan de Lascurain, inspirational artist from Mexico, Märta Terne, Head of Marketing at Better Shelter, Esther Kute, Product Development Manager at Bata Kenya, and Professor Mugendi M’Rithaa, the former President of the World Design Organisation.

WATCH THE

SPEAKERS

JUAN DE LASCURAIN

Artist (Mexico)

MARTA TERNE

Head of Marketing - Better Shelter

ESTHER KUTE

Former Product Development Manager - Bata, Kenya

ALICE & KATHARINA ELLEKE

Precious Plastic

RESOURCE & COMMUNITY

Our theme this year was all about building our values as a community and organisation.

THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY & PARTNERS!