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Nairobi Design Week 2019: Culture & Heritage

Kenyan and international creatives uncover design’s impact on Culture and Heritage at Nairobi Design Week 2019


The fourth Nairobi Design Week will take place on 17th-23rd March 2019, under the theme Culture & Heritage. NDW19 invites visitors to discover how our heritage has influenced the world we live in today, and how design impacts the culture of the world we will pass on to future generations.


The entire festival schedule can be found here.

The festival will feature workshops, speakers, exhibitors, makers and visitors from across East Afrika and the world, including Ethiopia, Uganda, South Africa, Finland, France, the UK and more.

The 2019 theme will ask questions of the design community such as:


How has Afrikan heritage influenced the world we live in today?

How can culture and heritage influence our future?

How does design impact the culture of our world?

How can we learn from culture to solve problems through design?


The festival acts as a kick off for an entire year of activities based around the theme of Culture & Heritage, which will be announced on the Nairobi Design Week website and social media pages.


This year’s festival is supported by Elite Digital Solutions, Sandstorm Kenya, RefuSHE, Kenyan Originals and the British Council’s ‘East Africa Arts’ Programme under the ‘new Arts new Audiences’ grant, an annual open call for 18-35 year old artists, organisations and collectives from Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, South Sudan, Sudan and Tanzania.


If you’d like us to share a job, funding opportunity or other interesting story with our community of creatives and designers, please contact us.

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