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!


Vertical Gardening

Would you like to plant something?

Doing Zero

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

What is our history?

The Heritage Project

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

Grandma's got stories.

Enkang' Ang'

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?


Built by Realtyme Kenya, a 3D, VR experience that will act as a companion to the physical event.

A showcase of community projects and online submissions that will live on into the future.



Participate digitally and in person for free!

(click for more information)

📡 SHARE - Social Media Kit

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.

🌆 OPEN - Collaborative Exhibit

Make models that represent the theme


  • Anyone can make a model, as simple as you like.
  • Share your model on social under the #wherewelivemodels
  • Bring your model to NDW2022 to add it to the collaborative installation.
  • Come to the festival and take part in workshops to create a model!