11-17 March 2023
It's What We Make It
Join us for conversations with creatives from across Africa and the diaspora.
Ep. 54 Behind The Smile | Melanie Walch
She shares vital knowledge on how oral health impacts our overall wellbeing. From physical to mental wellbeing,
October 2, 2023
Ep.53 Going Global | Ladouce Nadabha
Ladouce tells us what it takes to take your illustrations to a global audience. She answers to questions on skills, tools and platforms.
September 25, 2023
Ep.52 The Bach Project | Peter Holmes à Court
The journey to bringing 19 Grammy Award Winning Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to Nairobi
September 16, 2023
Ep.51 Trusting the Journey | Nyandia Kamawe
We have a chat with Nyandia — a fine arts graduate who's redefining recycling 🍾 and upcycling and turning waste to household items
September 9, 2023
Ep.50 Stop.Motion.Magic | Inkspace Bureau
We explore stop motion filming in Kenya with Inkspace Bureau who are keen on creating pop art for Kenyans.
September 2, 2023
Ep.49 Teaching the Art of Possibility | Brian Omolo
He unravels the delicate balance between artistry and design in his artistic journey.
August 28, 2023
Ep.48 Rethread Africa & KCIC
They turn agricultural waste into biodegradable fabric that returns nutrients to the soil.
August 18, 2023
Ep:47 Peace, Love, Design | Naitiemu Nyanjom
☮️ Peace and Design. Naitiemu Nyanjom explore's peace symbols in East Africa, West Africa and the world.
August 11, 2023
Ep.46 Driven by Design | Jonathan Kasumba
Automotive designer Jonathan Kasumba, shares his mission to bring a unique African identity to the automotive design industry
August 4, 2023
Ep.45 'I Thought You Were Wasting Time' | Rina Waligo
A wander through her time at Nairobi Design, China and her stationery business
July 28, 2023
Ep.44 Augmented and Virtual Reality Empowering Africa | Walid Kilonzi
We engage Walid Kilonzi as he shares captivating experiences from Kenya where extended reality is making a significant impact.
July 21, 2023
Ep.43 The Art of Thriving | Lulu Kitololo
Join us this week on the Afrika Design Podcast as we dive into the mind of Lulu Kitololo
July 14, 2023
Ep.42 Green Building Revolution | George Wekesa
We have a chat with George Wekesa of Build X, on the potential of mass timber as a sustainable construction material and its exploration in Kenya.
July 7, 2023
Ep.41 The Power of Names | Nairobi Design Week 2023
A special segment recorded during the 2023 Nairobi Design Week Festival, community members had the opportunity to share the stories behind their names at the Afrika Design booth.
June 30, 2023
Ep.40 Artistic Fusion | Inatimi 'Nazquiat' Nathus
We take in the Afro Troves collection as Nazuqiat revives lost artifacts into NFT'S as many pieces were acquired illegally and ended up in European collections during colonization
June 23, 2023
Ep.39 Veiled Steps of Success | Maryciana Adema
Maryciana's journey serves as an inspiration for individuals seeking to embrace their multifaceted passions and carve their own paths in the world of fashion.
June 19, 2023
Ep.38 Designing Africa's Future | Hicham Lahlou
Promoting African design globally and advocating for the establishment of design museums on the continent.
June 12, 2023
Ep.37 Design's Transformative Touch | Leanne Munyori
Join us as we explore how even the smallest design choices shape our emotions, behaviors, and well-being.
June 5, 2023
Ep.36 Style and Sisterhood | Neema Walove
We converse on the strong connection between design and psychology as Neema takes us through on how the two disciplines intertwine.
May 30, 2023
Ep.35 Renewed Cultural Wisdom |Sylvia Otsieno
A conversation on preserving cultural practices, empowering local artisans, and passing traditions to future generations.
May 22, 2023
Ep.34 Past Meets Present | Kenneth Kanaabi
This week we catch up with Kenneth and explore his work on integrating ancient and historical knowledge into modern design practices
May 15, 2023
Ep.33 Developing cultural competence | Kungu Labs
Mathews Wakhungu, a cultural and design anthropologist, share’s valuable insights into how cultural anthropology influences our thoughts, actions, and design choices.
May 10, 2023
Ep.32 Legacy Lives On | Manakristo Designs
We delve into some of the most fascinating stories and legends from Ethiopia as well as her journey in giving purpose in restoring the past.
May 3, 2023
Ep.31 Curating culture through empathy | Sharon Zarita
Sharon Zarita takes us through her journey and the making of Sekoya that is supporting emerging craft makers and creative professionals.
April 21, 2023
Afrika Design is a part of the 'Shifting Narratives' program
The podcast seeks to learn and share about every country on the continent. This year we have embarked on sharing stories that may not have been heard before from lesser-known cultures, as Shifting Narratives is all about sharing these kind stories.
April 13, 2023
Afrika Design is a part of 'New Narratives'
The Afrika Design podcast presents a platform for specialists in their field to share insights and stories through a design lens.
January 18, 2023
Ep.30 Make It Circular! feat. Esther Kute
In partnership with What Design Can Do and their 'make it circular' challenge. we discuss examples of design from all over the world
December 20, 2022
Ep.29 Mistakes Make Us | David Ogutu
We discuss the challenges that creatives in Africa face and the possible solutions/steps to elevate freelancers and those in the creative industry
November 11, 2022
Ep.28 Don’t Forget About Yourself | Dillion S. Phiri
We converse with Dillion, a social sculptor and founder of Creative Nestlings, delving into topics of community, self, and creative empowerment
November 4, 2022
Ep.27 Why Afrika With a ’K’ | Mugendi M’Rithaa
We talk about the pivotal role of design thinking in advancing the developmental agenda on the African continent.
September 2, 2022
Ep.26 How Artists Get Spotted | Ifeoma Dike
Ifeoma intensively travels across Africa and the world to identify new talents, underrepresented artists, and spot collecting and investment opportunities.
August 19, 2022
Ep.25 Sensible, Expressive, Unexpected | Fenoson Zafimahova
We discuss the creative process, AI in design, Malagasy culture, and the knowledge locals have about design
August 5, 2022
Ep.24 Afrika - Love Letters | Osmond Tshuma
We also explore the 'Afrika - Love letters' project that celebrates African independence and uniqueness through typography
July 22, 2022
Ep.23 Design For The Human Being | Juliet Kavishe
she walks us through interior and architectural design and the changes that resulted from pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial influence.
July 8, 2022
Ep.22 Indigenous Knowledge In Design | Omagano Kankondi
We examine how different communities approach life, done through a series of boot camps in the informal sector in Namibia
June 24, 2022
Ep.21 We Are Fulfilled | Senetisiwe Ginindza
Our creative tour takes us to Eswatini through the lens of Senetisiwe's poem "Casted Silhouettes".
June 10, 2022
Ep.20 Culture Through Ergonomics | Richie Moalosi
He takes us through the connection between culture and ergonomics in the design of products and services.
May 25, 2022
You're invited to Afrika Design!
We share stories behind the culture of problems, systems and solutions.
January 1, 2022
Ep.19 Into the Forest | Mutana Gakuru
We talk on the making of 'Sounds of Freedom', an audio film series on the personal experiences Kenya's freedom fighters
December 3, 2021
Ep.18 Journey into Textiles | Fungi Dube
Were joined by Fungi on a visual journey through the writing and graphic systems embedded in African textiles under project 'Threads'
November 19, 2021
Ep.17 Unboxing Africa | Gerald Gichuhi
In this conversation, we discuss the foundations of Unboxed Africa and blockchain system for artists that help reduce plagiarism of artworks.
September 21, 2021
Ep.16 Art of Tech | Nyambura M. Waruingi
A talk on disruptive technologies, digital blackness, interdisciplinary processes and inclusivity for women.
August 20, 2021
Ep.15 Being Heard | Samantha Weya
She brings her understanding of risk, insurance and financial security to the creative industry
August 13, 2021
Ep.14 World Class | Guidione Machava
Guidione brings his experience as a Product Designer, Creative Leader, and Community Builder to this episode.
August 6, 2021
Ep.13 Nairobi By Ear | Jesse Itemere
We dive deep into the world of visual design and creativity with Jesse Itemere, the artist behind the striking album artwork of "Nairobi Yetu."
August 5, 2021
Ep.12 Appropriation to appreciate | Batsirai Madzonga
If all designers globally aspire to create the same aesthetic, how can our designs represent the cultures they come from?
August 5, 2021
Ep.11 Positive Actions | Venuste Kubwimana
We engage on the work of ITF that was inspired by Kubwimana troubled youth during the Rwanda Genocide in 1994
March 2, 2021
Ep.10 Baptism by Fire | Bruno Songane
Join us as we chat with Bruno, a project manager at Goodwall, his been at the forefront of empowering global youth through innovative initiatives, including the Better Together Africa program
February 10, 2021
Ep.9 Plastic Direction | Jean Claude Nsabimana
Dive into the world of visual storytelling with Nsabimana Jean Claude, an award-winning artist and advocate using photography, film, and design to amplify the voices of the voiceless.
January 25, 2021
Ep.8 Cups N Pads | Benedicta Uweru
Benedicta tells stories from her childhood to how she has gone to inspire so many at such a young age, the value of design to her work and differences between cups and pads.
January 5, 2021
Ep.7 Afrikan mindset | Phinoshey
Tune in this week as Phinoshey shares his journey on music, stories and relationships that influenced his path, and his plans for the future.
December 1, 2020
Ep.6 Educate Disrupt | Blessing Akpan
This episode is part 1 of a 5 part series, in partnership with Open Design Afrika festival (ODA) is driven to effect systemic change that can benefit the greater good for generations.
October 1, 2020
Ep.5 Have Fun | Don Adero
In this episode we're joined by Don, as he shares his profound journey in the world of storytelling and photography.
September 1, 2020
Ep.4 Hot Talent | Daniel Ampofo
In this episode with Daniel Ampofo, we delve into topics including local & global design mentors
August 20, 2020
Ep.3 Urban Residency | Kashyap, Farhia and Grishon
This week we host 3 young designers on their experience under the urban residency programme organised by Kenya Lighting Industries and Nairobi Design.
May 23, 2020
Ep.2 Uganda’s design future | Eugene Kavuma
In this podcast series, we delve into minds and journey behind the inception of Kampala Design Week – a pioneering event that has sparked a creative revolution in Uganda
May 19, 2020
Ep.1 Making Shoes for Millions | Esther Kute
In our very first podcast episode, we are honored to bring you the incredible story of Esther Kute, a visionary designer whose creations have transcended borders.
May 4, 2020
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