is a moment in time
An exploration of how design is infused in our daily lives.
'Where We Live' is an exchange of information that connects our senses and environments.
The Nairobi Design Week 2022 festival was a two day expression (and two week exhibition) of the community's minds, bodies, neighbourhoods, global, and online spaces.
Thank you to all who attended the 7th festival, next one in March 2023!
Carrying on last year's project, we are partnering with Design Manchester & British Council to build an urban farm with the community. Come to the festival to learn, plant and paint.
History / VR /3d printing
Recreated digital versions of Kenyan artifacts located in foreign museums, now made accessible to locals through VR/AR and 3D printing.
The virtual space is explored like a village museum, with user friendly pop ups about the current object.
Project by Brian Njenga
History / VR / Performance Art
Experience the lifestyle of Maasai women and their traditional homes; manyattas, through VR and audio.
A project involving 10+ Kenyan female artists, led by our creative lead , artist; Naitiemu
What if you could feel like a kid again?
Characters inspired by culture, created by Nairobi Design Week, and brought to life by artists in the community.
Submit your Africhibi design for a chance to be part of the first collection!
VR/ 3D worlds
Can we be preserved for 1000 years?
Neurodiversity & Synesthesia
Journey Through The Senses (JTTS), celebrates the vast universe of human sensory perception through the lens of art, performance, science, technology and interactive installations.
Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon in which information meant to stimulate one of your senses stimulates several of your senses.
This collaboration begins a research project that focuses on congenital synaesthesia in an African cultural context (Kenyan indigenous cultures, in particular).
What is the colour of your name?
Architecture / Urban Development
Q/A developers will be showcasing its 88 bedroom apartment complex designed for developing African cities.
The design encourages minimalism, zero waste and a sharing mindset needed to curb the adverse effects of capitalism on climate change.
Audio-film experience in the forest
Architecture / Urban Development
Walk into the forest and experience an immersive audio film series that captures the lives and personal experiences of the young men and women who chose to fight for Kenya’s independence and liberate themselves from British imperialism.
The producer of the film is Victor Ndisya while the executive producers are Mutana Gakuru and Chao Tayiana of African Fiction Academy and African Digital Heritage respectively.
Supported by Alliance Francaise, Eunic Kenya, Switch a roo, Nairobi Design Week and Fiction entertainment.
Urban Fashion & Streetwear
A collection to show off Nairobi as a global city
A simple, widely accepted premise: humans are social creatures, and so cities are the best places, by virtue of scale, magnitude and proximity, to fulfill that instinctual or material need to be close together, and to share ideas, resources etc. To live, basically.
Project by Kaliworks
How can we build careers that we love?
interactive career advice
Products by refugees from 10+ African countries
Mikono’s vision evolved soon after its foundation in 1993, when it was born as a showcasing platform for refugees.
However, the need for workshops and micro-loans for the people involved in the program became evident.
Therefore, Mikono shop project evolved to become not only a showcasing platform, but a vehicle in which refugees could get on to build a path towards self-reliance, accountability and empowerment by having a source of income.
What is your ideal community?
Collective Creative Consciousness
'DESIGNING OUTSIDE FROM WITHIN’
Create a miniature community with amenities that would enhance your human experience currently, as well as years from now while also offering services, spaces, and amenities that would serve you best , beyond your wildest dreams!
It could include anything for example :
Museums, Music Studios, Botanical gardens, Water fountains, Skateparks, Cultural centers, Installations...
We will create by up-cycling waste material. They don't have to be fancy, or aesthetically tasteful. They just need to speak to you and what you crave and desire.
Barter trade and network
Meet, swap and collaborate.
The Swap Lab is about discovering a new way we can share the world with each other. Meeting today’s needs while ensuring that the way we go about meeting those needs meet future needs as well. Making Sustainability Practical.
Switcharoo is about creating a way to build meaningful partnerships and making the resources that dynamic talents within the emerging cultural community need more accessible.
The Collab Lab uses project collaboration as a way to build and create between people within different disciplines, mixing, matching to showcasing their talents.
After all, collaboration turns competitors into investing partners.
Scents and intimacy
Wicks, Wax and Wonders is a candle company that grew from my love of scents and fragrances.
Moments and memories are more vividly experienced through our senses but I believe scent captures a great depth of it. And so W, W, W was created to incorporate scent into our most intimate spaces.
Where we live to me means creating a space that allows you to be as much of your true self as you possibly can be, and I believe scents can help you do that with such ease.
A wafting walk through and to your memories.
Lovingly homemade & fresh donuts just for you.
As knot donuts we understand how the smallest things in this world can make your day better. Therefore we specialize in making the donut experience different.
Our donuts are in form of knots and twists hence our name ‘knot donuts’. They are Knot donuts NOT donuts.
We have a range of flavours and we are still growing. Our original vanilla glaze donut being the first donut means it’s automatically a fav! But it goes without saying the rest are equally amazing:)
Some of the other flavors we have are Oreo blondie twist , Oreo crumble, toasted cinnamon sugar, dusted knots , orange chocolate & lotus biscoff.
You are welcome to experience a donut in a different way!
Bamboo craftsmanship, construction, bamboo plantation establishment and the community.
Project by BarryANDStudio
Jewellery & Fashion
Where We Live in jewellery?
Abstract pieces of earrings and rings that are a reflection of the many individuals going about their lives on earth; under the universe (where we live).
The designs are characterized by minimal organic forms inspired by the conventional human stick figure.
Jams without preservatives
Nature's sweet tooth.
They use organic, locally sourced seasonal fruits and no preservatives for year round condiments.
This makes it a sustainable way to produce and consume as it encourages eating habits that are respectful to the environment and the natural cycle of production.
Creative entrepreneurial workshop
starving Thriving artist
A global community blending intensive training with faith-based principles and access to capital.
Entrepreneurs learn how to scale their businesses while also making a social & spiritual impact in their community.
Sinapis provides executive level training based on Acton School of Business's MBA program and blended with real-world insights from leaders who have served in top management firms. This is training designed for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs.
Join a one-time workshop or dive into the rich soil of their intensive Entrepreneur Academy or Aspire Program.
Sinapis will be hosting a workshop on Sunday 10th April. See schedule for full details.
Into the Light photographs
"Into the Light" is a photography project that highlights vulnerable children living with HIV in Loving Hands Safe House, a children home that looks after abandoned and orphaned children.
Through this project we are reflecting their pure and joyful souls and advocating for their basic right to be recognized and given the chance to live out their pain into their light.
These photos showcase different refugee and IDP women throughout the region (ie Ethiopia, Kenya, SSD, and Uganda) in different settings and locations, with the purpose of showcasing a close by reality that many of us is oblivious to,
We would accompany every picture with a short explanation of the reality portrait and the work done by JRS, the organization for whom the photos were taken.
Tie & dye
RefuSHE Tie & Dye Workshop
Join RefuSHE in learning how to make scarves using Tie & Dye techniques.
What would be possible if every refugee girl had the resources to reach her fullest potential?
RefuSHE's founding principle is that every young woman has the right to flourish. Young refugee women deserve the healing space to learn, grow, and ultimately lead. RefuSHE is that space.
Motion design, 3D art and visual effects
A half sane artist
The thoughts that keep us up at night about the nature of all things. The internal ravings of a half sane artist.
I am a motion designer, 3Dartist and visual effects agent.
I have a particular affinity for 3d technicalities and their ability to create worlds and tell stories.
Where we live depicts to me the different scapes of the 21st century, both virtual and real combined. We live in an augmented reality and its only just begun.
The Art Carte
Its the culmination of our experiences as a people that shape our everyday spaces.
Launched in 2020, what began as an Inktober Project at our atelier, with the desire to create unique art on everyday products, has grown to a brand that creates artistic stationery, home decor and soon-to-launch apparel.
Our world is full of bold colours, fresh ideas, unique concepts and quality products featuring our designer's one-of-a-kind hand-drawn illustrations and distinctive color palette that are the Heart of The Art Carte.
With the goal that The Art Carte products should be well-designed, high-quality and accessible, our carefully curated collections will delight individually-minded clients who love the beautiful and the unique; thus offer the ideal Illustrated Living.
It is our passion and purpose to produce quality products that we use ourselves and exceed your expectations.
Women in animation
Personal stories about our women pushing the limits of creativity in animation, life and work will be the highlight of this expression. Using various media through stopmotion and locally available materials, our concepts change the narrative of graphic art and will give new opportunities to those that seek release in Art.
Under Our Skin
Under Our Skin is an International Human Rights Film Festival in Kenya that provides a platform for filmmakers to share various works focussed on human rights.
Through these dialogues, we aim to create an environment that allows communities to safely engage in dialogue about critical issues in a way that is meaningful and potentially impactful.
A film produced by Robin Opondo inspired by the true events of the Kenyan Post-Eection violence that led to the death of a 6 months old Baby Pendo.
IG : leqwoodproductions
If Objects Could Speak
A film directed by Saitabao Kaiyare
Two filmmakers take a Kenyan artifact from a German museum, produce a 3D scan and embark on a journey back to it's roots. The only information about the object is that it entered the museum in 1903. Why don't the museum know more about it?
IG : ifobjectscouldspeak
IG : kaiyare
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
Participate digitally and in person for free!
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We appreciate it when you promote us 😍
While Nairobi Design Week will lead the promotion of the NDW 2022 content, exhibitors, community members and friends of NDW are strongly encouraged
to share content on their organization’s platforms during the week and on the festival
days--and on personal profiles if comfortable doing so. Materials and sample posts
have been provided below.
Make models that represent the theme