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.